Volunteers wanted to work in Sri Lanka
Occasionally limited places are available for those who are interested in becoming volunteers. Volunteers from all walks of life, of all ages can offer their services for periods as short as a few weeks to months to help with the various requirements of these projects. Free accommodation and transport from Colombo to the orphanages is available for such volunteers. You have to find the necessary funds to for your flight and other incidental expenses.
Not only will you be visiting one of most beautiful Islands in the world with miles of palm fringed beeches and year round sunshine, you will also have the satisfaction of having helped a truly worthy cause. If you are retired or desire a break between school terms or work, why not give it a try. It may turn out to be an experience of a life time.
Whilst every endeavour would be made to ensure your safety, the Church or this campaign cannot be held responsible for your safety.
We advice all volunteers to be fully aware of the security situation.
Email from one of the Volunteers. September 2011
I am sorry I didn’t respond earlier, but I just started studying and it has been pretty busy. Yes I spent around four weeks in St. Andrews and would have stayed longer if I could have. The people (kids, teachers and of course Rev. Rohaan) were very welcoming and nice. I got to help teaching at the pre School and at the disabled day care and spent the afternoons with the kids in the orphanage. We either just talked (which I am sure was great for the kids to acutally use the english they learned at school) or played cricket and other games. I had a room, which was very comfortable and they prepared very delicious sri lankan food for me every day.
It was very sad to leave after the four weeks and I am still in contact with Rev. Rohaan and some of the teachers. Unfortunately most of the kids don’t have an Internet access so they can’t sent e-mails.
But if I can, I will definitely return for a visit in the near future. It was a very special time, not just any vaccation. I acutally got to experience the east sri lankan culuture and way of living. They are such kind and special people, even though they have suffered so much in the past.
I am actually planig to do a little presentation of my experiences in Sri Lanka for my friends and family and I am trying to raise some money for christmas to support St. Andrews. If you would like to see that presentation I will sent it to you, but I don’t know yet when I will find the time.
Sadly I don’t have many photographs anymore, I lost one of my camera cards on the way back to Germany and lost all of the pics I had taken at St. Andrews. Rev. Rohaan took some of me and the kids at a youth camp and he sent them to me when I told him about my lost. I will include them in my presentation.