Volunteer in Sri Lanka

Be part of a team

Teams of volunteers regularly visit Ocean Stars projects and preschools in Sri Lanka every October. Volunteers are active in the classroom for a morning session as well as visiting children in their homes after lunch. Here they witness the living conditions of these very poor families in rural communities around the country.

Independent volunteers

'Independent volunteers' visit throughout the year and volunteer in the Mahadeva Children's Home as well as Preschools.

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Volunteer with Ocean Stars and make a difference to every child and adult you meet.

What we offer:

  • A life changing experience
  • To make friendships for life
  • Learn a new language
  • To work in challenging circumstances.
  • Have patience, determination and a willingness to share your skills.
  • To work with children in preschools in remote villages.
  • To be a global citizen.

If you would like to volunteer with Ocean Stars please request a Volunteer Pack now.

Volunteer Enquiry

Volunteering at the deaf link project in Sri Lanka

Volunteer Feedback

"I was impressed with the care of Ocean Stars for volunteers and the staff.  Despite not making any pre-visit meetings, I was supplied with all I needed.  I don't think any preparation would have been enough anyway!  I admire the way Ocean Stars look to develop their staff and are moving into the area of empowerment, particularly for women.  I really hope the charity can continue to do this in gentle and effective ways (eg the sewing machine project).

Overall, it was a very moving visit.  I struggled to hold in tears on numerous occasions as I saw the difference being made in small ways.  Lives really are being changed as a result of the work."

2015 Volunteer


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"The work of Ocean Stars really is life changing. Ocean Stars positively impacts a number of children's lives and their families. I was unaware of quite how many communities they reach out to and how far they are. The most remote villages are given opportunities of a life time. This could be seen in the children's smiles everyday. The children and teachers were so happy to learn from us."

Amy 2016 Volunteer

School volunteers on their trip to Sri Lanka

"The trip was both fun and rewarding. Dilanee and her fellow trustees have something to be incredibly proud of. What a life changing and incredible charity. I am so grateful for the opportunity and will never forget it!"  Amy 2016

Volunteer Enquiry

"I see my time working with Ocean Stars Trust as a time to give as much as I can to others as I really enjoy forgetting my own (menial) worries and putting the work of the charity and the people we help first.

But on returning I find the trip teaches me a lot about myself and the things I enjoy and the person I want to be.I love working in a team of like-minded individuals and I just love working hard in the schools just to see how happy this makes the children.

I mainly just hope I am able to contribute by spreading a bit of happiness and hope to others during the trip.

2015 Volunteer