KSTCP is proud to host international volunteers who assist with the operation of the project and/or undertake local community development projects. In return, volunteers gain valuable experience participating in local projects - learning about turtles, turtle conservation, the local community, Sri Lanka and plenty more besides! Placements with the project commence from one week to twelve week duration.
Volunteers are based in Kosgoda at homestay accommodation with Dudley and his family. Here volunteers live, learn and work together (and play!); all to a warm welcome and hospitality from the Pereras and a table full of home-cooked food.
See the link to the right for some first-hand accounts by some of our volunteers. For those returning volunteers, please do add your experiences to the guestbook.
Volunteering at the KSTCP is a very hands-on experience involving beach conservation work, maintenance of the turtle hatchery, turtle feeding (and cleaning!) and even taking tours round the project for locals and tourists! There's a lot to learn about turtles and Sri Lanka but it's not something you will forget quickly.
Volunteers have free time at the weekend. With this free time volunteers can visit places of interest such as Kandy, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Anuradhapura, Ella, Nuwara Eliya, Mirissa, Galle and Yala. Such tours can be arranged with local guides via the Project.