How do you think you benefited from the experience?
“I feel it was an experience of a lifetime. I had the opportunity to visit many places and observe the Sri Lankan culture, food and living. Volunteering and meeting the school children was an overwhelming experience and renovating the dining room as a group was good fun!”
What did you learn?
“I learned a lot in terms of culture, religion, the main attractions and the lifestyle of Sri Lankans. It was very different in comparison to the UK.”
What did you like about the VoluntEars programme?
“It was a good mixture of volunteering and sightseeing. The Turtle Project and visiting the Elephant orphanage was a great experience.”
What did VoluntEars do well?
“VoluntEars made sure the work in the school, which was the aim, was carried out in time and well.”
"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”