These videos and blogs are directly related to any questions you might have at this stage. Whether you're on the team already, or considering joining us at a later date, these resources are here to give you a flavour of what it's like to work with us in Sri Lanka.
+ When do placements run?
Our placements in Sri Lanka run year round and we have teams that depart each month. Placements tend to reach capacity early, so we recommend applying 6 - 8 months in advance to avoid disappointment and also to give you time to fundraise for your placement fees.
+ What do SLV.Global placements involve?
+ What's it like living and working abroad?
+ What are the mental health services like in Sri Lanka?
+ What's it like on projects?
+ What training does SLV.Global provide?
Your whole first week is dedicated to training and to making sure you're as prepared as possible to work sensitively and effectively in a new culture.
How do volunteers overcome the language barrier?
+ Where do volunteers live?
During the working week you'll be living with other volunteers in a local family's home. This is your chance to get fully immersed in an exciting new culture.
+ How do volunteers travel in Sri Lanka?
+ What do volunteers do on their weekends in Sri Lanka?
+ What's the Jungle Break like?
+ How much spending money do volunteers need when volunteering in Sri Lanka?
+ How do volunteers contact home in Sri Lanka?
+ What should volunteers wear while in Sri Lanka?
+ Can volunteers have tattoos and piercings when volunteering in Sri Lanka?
+ What are some packing essentials?
+ What support do volunteers receive pre-departure?
+ Will this experience count towards volunteers' University course?
+ How can the SLV.Global Placement help volunteers in their future psychology career?
We've seen previous volunteers go on to do incredible things! From obtaining a post as an Educational Assistant Psychologist to getting a place on the Clinical Doctorate you can read all about how their SLV.Global placement helped them to reach their goals.
+ Is fundraising recommended to help cover placement fees?
Absolutely! Most of our volunteers choose to fundraise or get some help from their universities to cover their placement fees. Check out our blog for more info and advice.
+ How do you set up a fundraising page?
Great question! We find that fundraising pages are a great way to get the word out that you'll be doing some incredble work abroad. You can find out more about how to get that page set up and what makes a page more effective here.
+ What's it like being a Peer Mentor or Coordinator?
Alongside our Foundation and Advanced placements, we also recruit Peer Mentors to join us for 12-weeks at reduced fees.