Volunteer and help conserve the turtle population of Sri Lanka.

Volunteering Solutions

Sea Turtle Conservation in Sri Lanka

: Volunteering Solutions

Where: Kosgoda, Sri, Lanka

Focus: Turtle monitoring and rehabilitation

When: All year round (set start dates)

Duration: 1-8 weeks

Suitability: 17+

Cost: 1 week from USD 390 – EUR 355 – GBP 316 | Application fee not included.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Help bury the sea turtle eggs in order to rescue them from the poachers.
  • Conduct daily checks on the eggs to check their hatching time and help the emerging baby turtles.
  • Help conserve the turtle population.
  • Take care of cleaning, feeding and helping the turtles in whatever way possible.
  • Help wash the sea turtle tanks and refill them with sea water.
  • Help prepare the food fed to the turtles.
  • Hand feed the turtles, as the hatchery has several turtles with injuries.
  • Patrol the beach once a day to look for any pieces of fishing nets, which cause a large number of deaths in sea turtles and other requested information on the data sheet.
  • Patrol the beach at night for nesting turtles as part of this research.
  • Receive a conservation certification on request after completion of the project.

The Base

Accommodation: Basic but comfortable house in a small, coastal town.

Sleeping: Shared, same-sex rooms.

Food: 3 meals a day on weekdays.

Working week: Monday to Friday with weekends free to explore.

Support: Orientation session on arrival, 24-hour in-country volunteer support.

Transport: Airport pick up and drop off,


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