Nature Conservation Society
Focus: Education and Community.
The "Nature Conservation Society (NCS)" - Sri Lanka was established in August 2005 and officially registered by the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) as a non-profit environmental organisation in Sri Lanka in February 2006.
The NCS wants to help saving the unique nature and creating a healthy environment for the local communities. To overcome the current problems, a fundamental understanding of nature and wildlife conservation on one hand and of human needs on the other hand has to be developed. To care for the environment and the nature means also to care about the people who live in it - because one cannot live without the other and both are influencing the other respectively.
In order to achieve our goals, the Nature Conservation Society (NCS) acts as a "mediator between the nature and the local population and tourists". Our main fields of activity are the following four:
Explanation to the population as well as to visitors concerning the topics endangered nature and animal species, sustainable treatment of natural resources and general nature conservation.
Education by an efficient environmental education programme for young people to increase the environmental awareness as well as by further education of the economically weak and disadvantaged families in rural areas with free lessons in English and computer skills as well as in different handicraft techniques in order to increase their chances to earn more money.
Active preservation by the invention and institution of eco-friendly solution for everyday life as well as by the implementation of activities in the field of nature conservation in cooperation (e.g., the collecting of waste at the beach) with the population, schools and other institutions.
International cooperation by the integration of local and foreign voluntary workers in daily work.
Costs & Benefits
Do you want to work with children while improving your English? Would you like to be a teacher in a foreign country and help people there? Did you always want to get involved with nature and animal protection? Or maybe you are interested in our back office, where you can prove your organisational and business-management skills.
Our volunteering programme offers you the chance to use your individual talents, knowledge and education, according to your individual interests. You can decide yourself which projects you want to support. You can choose between challenges in the fields of teaching, nature conservation, social care, and management. Besides, in most cases tasks of different projects can be combined or you can work for one of our local fellow associations. A full list of our projects can be found on our website.
340 € per month (inc. room, airport transfer, food, drink, washing machine, one excursion)
Volunteers aged 18 years old and over.
Nature Conservation Society
No. 41 Devala Para
12080 Aluthgama, Sri Lanka
Tel:++94 (0) 60 230 5100
Location:Aluthgama, Sri Lanka
Average cost per day: 12 Euros
Focus: Education and Community
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.