A holistic rural community development model seeking to bridge the gap between the urban and rural communities via 10 empowerment divisions across 300+ villages island-wide reaching over 28,000 beneficiaries annually, free of cost.

Volunteer Accommodation

All US Dollar rates will be calculated as per the exchange rate at the time of payment.

Volunteers are required to cover all their own expenses, including flights, health/accidental insurance, transport, accommodation and food.  FoG has several accommodation options to suit different budgets.

Please note that in lieu of a volunteer placement fee it is mandatory for all volunteers to stay at the Foundation of Goodness accommodation centres as part of the volunteer experience offered by us and as we cannot take responsibility for your safety at external premises.

NOTE: In case of cancellation, you will be liable for a fee of 15% of the total amount.

All prices are subject to change and availability based on tour groups/ prior bookings.

SEENIGAMA VILLAGE – LAHIRU VILLA

Individual rooms on bed and breakfast (B/B) basis per person, per day

The villa is located at the MCC Centre of Excellence and has five comfortable ensuite a/c rooms with a swimming pool and a communal lounge with satellite TV and a DVD player.  There is also a washing machine available.

Individual rooms on bed and breakfast (B/B) basis per day.

Triple room – USD 60/-

Double room – USD 45/-

Single room – USD 35/-

Lunch and dinner on request: USD 5/- per meal.

  • Please note that volunteers are NOT permitted to cook in the Villa kitchen.

 

SEENIGAMA VILLAGE – SPORTS ACADEMY

Dormitory style/ shared rooms – per person, per day

For larger groups and individuals looking for a lower cost alternative, FoG can offer hostel style accommodation based in the Sports Centre.  The accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen, including a washing machine, for guests to use and there is a communal area with WiFi & Satellite TV and we also provide sheets and towels.

Dormitory style/ shared rooms – per person, per day.

Room only – USD 15/-

Room with breakfast – USD 20/-

Lunch & dinner could be arranged at the Centre on request at USD 6/- pp per meal

Volunteers are also allowed to prepare their own meals.

 

RATHGAMA VILLAGE HEARTBEAT EMPOWERMENT CENTRE

PLEASE NOTE that this centre is NOT located at the Seenigama premises

Dormitory style/ shared room – per person, per day

The centre consists of a community centre, English teaching, Women’s empowerment, library, computer lab, and a playground for young children.

It also offers comfortable volunteer accommodation for two people at the premises which is set in very rural surroundings, isolated but amongst the resettlement of Tsunami victims who are extremely friendly and hospitable.

Room only – USD 15/-

Meals: You would either have to bring in the provisions yourself or get the accommodation centre staff to get them on your behalf for which monies will have to be given by you. Receipts will be produced for all purchases. You could travel to the nearby town or Hikkaduwa Resort (10 to 15 km approx.) where a variety of food will be available. Recommended for two people rather than an individual.

 

UDUMULLA VILLAGE HEARTBEAT EMPOWERMENT CENTRE

PLEASE NOTE that this centre is NOT located at the Seenigama premises

Dormitory style/ shared rooms – per person, per day

The first Village Heartbeat opened in 2007 in Udumulla (approx. 2 km further towards Hikkaduwa from Seenigama), a small and poverty-stricken rural village near Hikkaduwa.

The volunteer cottage which is situated within the Centre is a beautiful spot by the river but is kind of isolated with limited activities and people present only during the daytime.  There will only be the watchman for company during other times who is not quite conversant in English.  Guests do find this location a bit too lonely and opt for other accommodation.  We generally recommend for at least two people to stay together.

Room only – USD 15/-

You can either purchase the provisions from the Hikkaduwa town (which is about a 20 minutes’ walk or Rs. 100 for a Tuk-Tuk from the VHE centre) and prepare it yourself or eat at a roadside restaurant where the food is reasonably priced. Recommended for a group of two or more volunteers rather than an individual.

ERAVUR VILLAGE  HEARTBEAT EMPOWERMENT CENTRE – BATTICALOA

PLEASE NOTE this Centre is located in Batticaloa (Eastern Sri Lanka)

Shared rooms – per person, per day

The fifth Village Heartbeat opened in 2016 and has a library, a computer training centre, English & Sinhala classes and volunteer expertise oriented programmes which form the core of the village.

Eravur is a quiet rural village and can be a little cut off from the urban bustle, with the nearest large town situated 125 kilometres away in Batticaloa.

This Centre can only accommodate 4 volunteers.

ROOM ONLY

Shared rooms – per person, per day.

Double room with attached bathroom – USD 25/-

Double room without attached bathroom – USD 15/-

Meals could be arranged at the centre on request but the volunteers would either have to bring in the provisions themselves or get the accommodation centre staff to get them on their behalf for which monies will have to be given to the staff by the volunteers. Receipts will be produced for all purchases.

 

THIRUKKOVIL VILLAGEHEHARTBEAT EMPOWERMENT CENTRE – BATTICALOA

PLEASE NOTE this Centre is located in Ampara (Eastern Sri Lanka)

Shared rooms – per person, per day

The sixth Village Heartbeat opened in 2016 and has a library, a computer training centre, English & Sinhala classes, volunteer expertise oriented programmes which form the core of the village.

Thirukkovil is a quiet rural village and can be a little cut off from the urban bustle, with the nearest large town situated 12 kilometres away in Arugambay.

This Centre can only accommodate 2 volunteers.

ROOM ONLY

Shared rooms – per person, per day. 

Double room – USD 20/-

Meals could be arranged at the centre on request but the volunteers would either have to bring in the provisions themselves or get the accommodation centre staff to get them on their behalf for which monies will have to be given to the staff by the volunteers. Receipts will be produced for all purchases.

MATHGAL VILLAGE HEARTBEAT EMPOWERMENT CENTRE – JAFFNA

PLEASE NOTE this Centre is located in Jaffna (Northern Sri Lanka)

Shared rooms per person, per day

The seventh Village Heartbeat was opened in 2017 and has a library, a computer training centre, English & Sinhala classes, volunteer expertise oriented programmes which form the core of the village.

Mathagal is a quiet rural village situated by the beach and can be a little cut off from the urban bustle. The nearest large city is the Jaffna Town situated 24 kilometres away.

ROOM ONLY

Single room on bed and breakfast (B/B) basis per day.

Single room – US D 20/-

Meals could be arranged at the centre on request. Receipts will be produced for all purchases.

This Centre can only accommodate 2 volunteers.

 

 

MURUKANDY VILLAGE HEARTBEAT EMPOWERMENT CENTRE – KILINOCHCHI

Single room on bed and breakfast (B/B) basis per day.

Single room – USD 15/-

Meals could be arranged at the centre on request. Receipts will be produced for all purchases.

NOTE: In case of cancellation, you will be liable for a fee of 15% of the total amount.

All prices are subject to change and availability based on tour groups/ prior bookings.