As part of service integrated learning Volunteering Journeys has some interesting and quality driven programs for Community development (such as teaching), Pre-Med, Marine Conservation and Animal Conservation opportunities. These are all Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential Programs that you can find on the Overseas section of the DofE website.
Volunteering Journeys customizes programs to give students relevant real world exposure in their field of interest and which would be relevant to their needs and interests. Their projects and operations involve working with professionals and partnering with industry leaders as well as communities that deserve support.
Program teams are all local with relevant work experience which means volunteers always get support. All projects involve cultural learning and development.
1. Teaching - Help to impart a crucial life skill with children and young adults who are desperate to learn, grow and develop. You will help in local schools. Ideal for first time and experienced volunteers as well.
2. Sea Turtles Program - Do you want to boast about super fun volunteer work?! Well this is your chance. Work with sea turtles, helping to conserve the turtle population in Sri Lanka. You live right on the beach and help a local hatchery and even look after sick and disabled turtles. No prior experience is needed!
3. Medical Programs- The public healthcare system in Asia is different. Whether you’re taking a career break or looking to advance your vocation, our medical elective program will give you the chance to do meaningful work in a developing country. You can work in busy hospitals and work along side medical experts. We can provide placements in any medical area.
4. Sports Coaching in Sri Lanka
Are you super active? Then help an amazing local sports facility with sports coaching for community children who were affected by the Tsunami. Help with cricket, volleyball and swimming classes. You may just meet real sporting celebrities as this facility is supported by the Sri Lankan cricket team!
Check out the website for more information.