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Overview

Overview

Love Volunteers provides truly meaningful, life-changing volunteering abroad programs in more than 34 developing countries worldwide.

Every year we assist thousands of volunteers from all over the world into short and long term voluntary service positions in the Americas, Asia, Africa, The Middle East and Europe, and now we want you!

With hundreds of eye-opening community-based development programs in fields of Healthcare, Education, Sports, Law, Social Services, Engineering and Architecture, Special Needs, Construction, Environmental Protection and many more, we will have a program to suit your skills, in a place that will truly WOW you!

Become a Love Volunteer and make a REAL difference!

Types
  • Volunteer Abroad
  • Intern Abroad
  • Teach Abroad
Activities
  • Health & Medicine
  • Education & Literacy
  • Alternative Break
  • Children & Youth
  • Internship
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Teach English
  • Ecotourism
  • Animals
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Intern Abroad
  • Environment
  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Arts & Culture
  • Disaster Relief
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Countries
  • Vietnam
  • Mongolia
  • Ethiopia
  • Colombia
  • Morocco
  • Mexico
  • Senegal
  • China
  • Philippines
  • Nicaragua
  • Laos
  • Bolivia
  • Albania
  • Cameroon
  • Honduras
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Rwanda
  • Eastern Europe
  • Romania/Moldova
  • Serbia
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Bangladesh
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Croatia
  • Ghana
  • Malawi
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Cambodia
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Peru
  • Costa Rica
  • Guatemala
  • Panama
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Editorial

Sarah
By Sarah Vandenberg

Director of Partnerships

Sarah has worked in the volunteer travel industry since 2004. She supports all of our partners, and shares stories, trends, and advice for travelers who want to volunteer, intern, or teach abroad.

Founded by a brother-sister team in New Zealand, Love Volunteers is a low-cost international volunteer organization that provides meaningful, life-changing projects in over 35 countries worldwide.

Affordable volunteer trips

Each year, Love Volunteers places thousands of travelers on meaningful volunteer programs lasting from one week all the way up to six months. Placements are available in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean, giving you tons of choices for amazing destinations!

Love Volunteers aims to keep trip prices as low as possible, with some starting from only $199 for your first week abroad. And you’re bound to find the right program for your background and interests, whether you’re a student, taking a gap year, pursuing an international internship, or even if you’re taking a career break or volunteer vacation – a few program types include childcare, community development, medical and healthcare, teaching and education, women’s empowerment, and much more.

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Sri Lanka volunteer programs with Love Volunteers

67 Participant reviews

Marco Sibiriu

2 Sep 2019

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The project was far beyond what I had expected. I spent three weeks in the department of cardiology of Somdech Phra Pinklao Hospital, Bangkok. On the first day I received...Read more

The project was far beyond what I had expected. I spent three weeks in the department of cardiology of Somdech Phra Pinklao Hospital, Bangkok. On the first day I received a thorough schedule of what I was going to see and learn in the next weeks. The best part was the team: they gave me a kind and hearty welcome and everyone was very nice and willing to share with me everything they could about both cardiology and Thai culture. The clinical part of the internship was in English and, as I don't come from an English speaking country, I had to get familiar with a different terminology, which was challenging for the first few days, but at the same time it was most useful thing I got from this internship for my future medical career and it was what I am most thankful for.

Living in such a wonderful and different city like Bangkok is truly a life changing experience. I enthusiastically welcomed every peculiarity of the city and Thai culture, which is often curious. I needed a great open mindness to live this experience, but since diversity and uniqueness are two of the thing I love the most, it wasn't difficult for Bangkok and Thai culture to find a place among my best and beloved memories

Rebecca

30 Jul 2019

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I have just recently returned from Mombasa, Kenya, where I was volunteer teaching through Love Volunteers. This experience has forever changed my life for the better. My contact at Love...Read more

I have just recently returned from Mombasa, Kenya, where I was volunteer teaching through Love Volunteers. This experience has forever changed my life for the better. My contact at Love Volunteers was very helpful and extremely quick to respond to any inquiries. The local partner team in Mombasa were amazing and really added to the overall experience. The staff and the Kenyan people are so lovely and welcoming. I did not encounter any overly stressful situations. And lastly, the students - I was in awe of them more and more each day. I have extensive experience working with youth and have never before witnessed such love, purity, and innocence. I did not hear one complaint while I was there and they are so appreciative of even you just being there with them. They are so respectful of their teachers and are extremely studious. They also all have such wonderful personalities and really are beautiful souls. I whole heartedly recommend taking part in one of these programs. Words really cannot describe it!

Rebecca

30 Jul 2019

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I have just recently returned from Mombasa, Kenya, where I was volunteer teaching through Love Volunteers. This experience has forever changed my life for the better. My contact at Love...Read more

I have just recently returned from Mombasa, Kenya, where I was volunteer teaching through Love Volunteers. This experience has forever changed my life for the better. My contact at Love Volunteers was very helpful and extremely quick to respond to any inquiries. The local partner team in Mombasa were amazing and really added to the overall experience. The staff and the Kenyan people are so lovely and welcoming. I did not encounter any overly stressful situations. And lastly, the students - I was in awe of them more and more each day. I have extensive experience working with youth and have never before witnessed such love, purity, and innocence. I did not hear one complaint while I was there and they are so appreciative of even you just being there with them. They are so respectful of their teachers and are extremely studious. They also all have such wonderful personalities and really are beautiful souls. I whole heartedly recommend taking part in one of these programs. Words really cannot describe it!

Ahmed

3 Jan 2019

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I don’t know where to start from. But in a nutshell, this was the best experience and the best month i’ve ever had in my entire life. I arrived to...Read more

I don’t know where to start from. But in a nutshell, this was the best experience and the best month i’ve ever had in my entire life.
I arrived to Cherkasy on December the first, it was snowing. Too cold and new people, new language, however, i felt home in a very short period. The people here are great and friendly. The local staff in the orphanages are friendly and respectful as well. My coordinator Alexander was absolutely helpful and made it really easy for me to accomplish my volunteering work.
About the kids, nothing can describe how lovely they are, they are so amazing, they participate in every activity i prepare and made me feel really happy. I brought tears to my eye in my last day, whey came and asked me not to cry :(
Also they ask me to come back and made my promise to do so, and i will visit one day.

This month had changes my life, i realised how simple things can do for these kids.
Thanks for every one in Cherkasy, thanks Alexander and thanks Love Volunteers.

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Love Volunteers response

Dear Ahmed, Thank-you for taking the time to share this heartfelt review of our Childcare program in Cherkasy, Ukraine which...Read more

Dear Ahmed, Thank-you for taking the time to share this heartfelt review of our Childcare program in Cherkasy, Ukraine which will be a source of information and inspiration for future volunteers. Your attachment to and passion for the children comes across so strongly and puts the reader into your shoes as you make a tearful departure. We too hope that you are able to return some day and wish you all the very best for your future endeavours. We'd love to have you join us again - volunteers like you are what it's all about! The Team @ Love Volunteers