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Social work with children in schools in Sri Lanka

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Do you enjoy working with children? Do you enjoy letting off steam or trying out a game or two? Or would you like to teach English and help the children build an important foundation for their future lives? Then our school project is just right for you.

  • Your areas of responsibility are incredibly wide-ranging and you have a lot of freedom in implementing your ideas as well as real experience and a lot of practical relevance
  • The culture, helpfulness and friendliness of the people
  • The location of the accommodation is a dream, with just a 3-minute walk to the beach and lots of cute cafés, there is everything your heart desires here
Buche jetzt dein Projekt

From 1,200.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


Seize this opportunity to support teachers and shape break and leisure activities! Whether you’re playing educational games with younger children, working intensively with small groups, or teaching English to teenagers, you can showcase your creativity and contribute your own ideas. The school leadership and English teachers are receptive to new input and will support you. Take initiative and assist in creating an engaging learning environment!


We make sure that you can start your adventure abroad without any worries. Both we – your contact persons at Jamso Trainee – and our local supervisors are always there for you to support you in all matters.

  • Placement in a selected project
  • Help with finding cheap flights (our partner travel agency will be happy to advise you and help you find the best flight at a good price)
  • Provision of information material about the project and Sri Lanka
  • Support also during the project period
  • Information and help with taking out travel insurance
  • Contacting the local supervisors (we will let your local contacts know when you arrive and pass on any important information or special requests you may have)
  • Airport transfer from and to the airport (let our driver pick you up from the airport on Sundays and bring you back on Monday after the end of the project)
  • Accommodation in the volunteer house (Spend your free time with other travelers and explore the area together)
  • 2 meals a day (indulge yourself and get to know African cuisine better. Drinking water, tea and coffee are also available at all times)
  • English-speaking support on site with an orientation day
  • Work clothes (you will receive printed T-shirts, a flowing jacket and a cap so that you also look like part of the team)
  • Organized weekly shopping trips where food can be purchased
  • One surf lesson per week (if you would like to do more water sports, you can easily book additional lessons)
  • Donation to the NPO
  • Certificate about your time in the project

Living arrangements

In our volunteer accommodation you can choose between a twin or quadruple room. The price includes 2 meals a day, there is also a kitchen to share, equipped with a fridge where you can store your food and a gas stove. Mirissa Beach is just a 3-minute walk away, as are the nearest supermarket, bus stop, ATM and countless restaurants. The project is also within walking distance. The famous Coconut Treehill and Parrot Island are just a short walk away and a popular sunset spot. Mirissa is the best-known starting point for snorkeling with dolphins or whale watching. You can spot blue whales, sperm whales, whale sharks and sometimes even orcas. Sea turtles can also be spotted at the nearby Turtle Spot and baby turtles find their way into the water for the first time almost every day under the supervision of the Coast Guard. The bus system in Sri Lanka works reliably and excellently at any time of day or night. A bus runs along the entire south coast every 10 minutes and you can practically get on and off as you please – and for less than 40 cents.

Accommodation: Volunteer accommodation (shared room)
Meals: 2 typical meals

Typical day in a project

You will be able to decide exactly what your tasks will be. If you want to teach yourself, you will be told when you are in which year group. In general, it is important to know that lessons are more flexible and, especially in the lower levels, not as strictly timed, freer and more active than in Germany.

This is what a typical day might look like:

07:00 Breakfast at the accommodation
07:20 Start walking to school
07:30 Gathering of all students in the courtyard and short Buddhist prayer
08:00 Start of lessons
10:30 Break
13:30 End of lessons
14:00 Lunch
15:00 Free time at leisure
19:30 Dinner

Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Sri Lanka - Country information

Ayubowan and welcome to Sri Lanka, the jewel of the Indian Ocean! The enchanting island really makes every volunteer's heart beat faster. Explore the breathtaking landscape, from tea plantations and rice fields to national parks and beautiful beaches. Visit one of the countless impressive Buddhist temples or enjoy a fresh coconut under the palm trees. Try the delicious Sri Lankan cuisine or cook together with your local supervisors. Volunteering offers you the opportunity to gain deep insights into the culture and way of life of a country that other travelers may not see at first glance. Come and experience for yourself how diverse, warm and welcoming Sri Lanka is!

Official language

Singhalesisch and Tamilisch




65.610 km²


22,16 million (2021)


Rupie (LKR)

Telephone code




All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Sri Lanka all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

We recommend that you have a good command of English.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for Sri Lanka, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
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