What words would you use to describe your experience in Sri Lanka?
Is it very different to being at home?
“Very different! The culture is very different, the people are very different, I think that’s why I like it.”
What is the VoluntEars organisation like?
“It’s been great, the people who run it are very nice and we’ve done so much I can’t even remember it all!”
Is there anything you would tell other people who are thinking of joining?
“Join today because it’s brilliant! It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
How do you think you benefitted from the experience?
“It’s changed my way of thinking and seeing things.”
What did you learn?
“Learnt about culture, religion and about Sri Lankan life. Also picked up local sign language.”
"I had the opportunity to help fellow D/deaf people"
“The best thing I’ve done in years”
“Valuable, memorable, fun, productive, amazing!”
“A specialised organisation that guarantees the right support - all my worries vanished”
“Working with turtles was the best thing!”
“Enlightening, rewarding, motivating, amazing”
“I grew in confidence and enjoyed helping people”
"I really enjoyed designing and painting the wall mural in one of the classrooms. It was a fantastic experience."
"An enriching and fulfilling experience with an opportunity to embrace Sri Lanka's way of life and culture"
"It's changed my way of thinking and seeing things. Join today because it's brilliant! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity"
"There was an equal balance of work, group activities and sightseeing"
“I knew this was a perfect opportunity”
“I made new friends and was able to use my sign language skills”
“I can’t fault VoluntEars - they run everything smoothly from beginning to end”