What's Included in Your Placement Fees? 

Homestay Accommodation and Meals
Volunteers live with local families whose homes can accommodate anywhere from 6-20 volunteers. You'll share a room with your fellow team members and your homestay family will provide breakfast and traditional Sri Lankan dinner during the working week. 

Our incredible team will be there to support you the whole time and are on call 24/7.

In-Country Training
Your first week is all about training you up to work responsibly at your projects. This includes workshops and talks that take place in your first 3-5 days. 

Jungle Weekend
This first weekend is the only one we organise for you. Think white water rafting, rock sliding & a BBQ under the stars.

Visa Extensions
All volunteers staying over 30 days will need to extend their visa to a Residence Visa. We will apply and pay on your behalf and the cost is covered by us.

From the airport to your homestay, to SLV.Global organised workshops and to the Jungle Weekend! 

 What's not Included?

Approximately £450 - £750 (depending on country of origin)

Entry Visa
The cost of the Entry Visa is £45 You'll apply for this yourself directly from the Sri Lankan High Commission. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after your return date. 

Travel Insurance
£30 - £70

DBS or equivalent


Please check with your doctor about recommended jabs and remember to mention that you'll be working in a medical environment. 

Daily Buses/Tuk Tuks
Volunteers fund their own transport to and from projects roughly 50p - £2 a day

Spending Money

Weekends are spent exploring the island and out of the homestay. You can "live like a local" for £65 per week all in or live it up for upwards of £85 per week. The choice is yours. 


Step 1: Placement Acceptance Fee:

After your interview, if awarded a place on our team, a non-refundable Placement Acceptance Fee is required to secure your place, which is payable within a week of your placement offer. Your full Placement Fee is due 8 weeks before departure. 

Step 2: Placement Fees:

Due 8 weeks before your placement start date
Placement Fees 4 Weeks 5 Weeks 6 Weeks 8 Weeks 10 Weeks 12 Weeks
Mental Health Placement £1,000 £1,300 £1,400 £1,500 £1,600 -
Level One Mental Health Placement £1,000 £1,300 £1,400 £1,500 - -
Graduate Mental Health Placement - - - - - £1,700


Did you know you can fundraise for your placement? Have a look at our Fundraisers Hall of Fame for some inspiration from past volunteers who have successfully raised the funds!