Restoration and Renovation in Sri Lanka
Restoration and Renovation in Sri Lanka
Help restore temples, schools and community centers

Help restore temples, schools and community centers

Volunteer mixing cement in Sri Lanka
Get your hands dirty
Learn renovation skills as you help local communities

Learn renovation skills as you help local communities

Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue
Explore the local sights of Kandy

Explore the local sights of Kandy

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There are many temples, schools, and community centers in and around Kandy that require renovation, restoration, and repair work. Our project works to bring back life to many of them. Your work will include basic renovation, painting and restoration of artwork in and around the temples in the afternoons.

These latest projects are situated in the quiet yet active and vibrant city of Kandy. The projects take you deeper into the rural parts of Sri Lanka away from the noisy and overcrowded cities. Kandy, the nucleus of Sri Lanka's hill country, was originally the main Sri Lankan kingdom. Set around the beautiful Kandy Lake, the town still has many important temples. Sri Lankans as well as tourists make their way to Kandy's temples, offering prayers and flowers. Although most of its palaces and temples were destroyed by invaders in the early part of the 19th century, there are still a large number of historical sites to be discovered.

Apart from restoring broken temples, you will also be involved in various other restoration, reconstruction, and beautification activities in and around Kandy. Activities such as beautification of parks, beautification of schools such as painting the classrooms with educative posters which will make the children return to schools every day with enthusiasm, creating interesting playground activities for growing children, also take part in beautification of the town in many creative ways.


  • To bring back the lost glory of these ancient temples such that more and more people come to visit these forgotten temples and to create an aesthetically educative ambience for children at schools.


Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. About 115 km from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level. Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island. This bustling market town is rich in cultural diversity and has plenty to offer to the tourists from songs dances and handicrafts to ancient temples and adventure activities. Kandy was a royal capital and the last stronghold of the Kandyan kings against foreign powers, holding out against them for about 300 years. The two main Buddhist Chapters are based here and formed the last center of independent Buddhist thought during colonial times.
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Sunday - Arrival
Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) in our pickup window of Sunday 05:00 to 21:00
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Monday - Friday
  • Cleaning the surroundings of the identified sites
  • Painting buildings
  • Engaging in mural work if available
  • Engaging in artwork if the temple makes requests
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Saturday - Departure
Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Take a bus or taxi to the airport (4 hours) for earliest flights Saturday Night
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  • Shared Accomodation
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages
  • Arrival Transfer (included with 2 wk+ trips)
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Departure Transfer
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  • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
  • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
  • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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More Information


  • minimum english levelBasic
  • CRB RequiredOn signup
  • passport copy requiredOn signup
  • resume copy requiredNo

Other Requirements

  • Participants with body tattoos need to cover them and those who have visible piercings must take the ring/studs/etc out while at the placement.
  • Participants below the age of 18 should have parental consent.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance


You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Sri Lankan food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can also eat out at any of the local restaurants.


You will be accommodated in one of our centers which are located 2-4 kilometers away from Kandy center. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Volunteer Construction in Sri Lanka

Price per person$430/week
Minimum Duration1 week