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.
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.
This first weekend is the only one we organise for you. Think white water rafting, rock sliding & a BBQ under the stars.
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)
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.
£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
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.
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.
|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|
We appreciate it can be a large financial commitment, but remember, fundraising is a great option for volunteers who need a little extra boost. For some tried and tested techniques on how to fundraise, and have a look at our Fundraisers Hall of Fame for some success stories from past volunteers who have done it themselves!