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.
Why Volunteer with FOG?
The Foundation of Goodness (FoG) has a robust, flexible volunteer program that has been welcoming volunteers from around the world for 20 years. We offer a flexible, impact based programme that best fits our beneficiaries and volunteers. What we hope to achieve through the volunteer programme is the sharing of knowledge and skills with rural Sri Lankans and the enrichment of our volunteers through the work they do at the Foundation.
Location! Location! Location!
Your volunteer time will be spent against the backdrop of the stunning South Coast of Sri Lanka at our flagship centre in Seenigama. The sun, sand and sea is our backyard! We are located close to some key landmarks, such as the Galle Fort, which is a colonial fort and harbor that was built by the Portuguese. There are so many other things for you to experience in the South Coast, from strolling along secluded beaches, visiting Buddhist temples, enjoying the local cuisine at the various cafes and restaurants and taking part in water sports & other local activities.
Who is it for?
We welcome applications for our volunteering programmes from all.
Our customised or skills-based volunteering programmes are suitable for individuals ( eg: students, professionals, tourists, retired individuals and etc. ) and groups (clubs, corporate groups, seniors who are retired, university/high school/middle school students and etc.)
What do you gain through volunteering with FoG?
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
When you volunteer at FoG, you will primarily interact with our beneficiaries from rural communities in Sri Lanka, whose first language is either Sinhala or Tamil. Working in this environment will enable you to learn a brand new language, in order to effectively interact with the people whose lives you will be touching.
EXPLORE A NEW COUNTRY
Dubbed by Lonely Planet as the Best Travel Destination of 2019, Sri Lanka offers a myriad of exciting and breathtakingly beautiful locations for you to explore. The Foundation of Goodness Flagship Centre is located in Seenigama, on the South Coast of Sri Lanka. The sun, sand and sea is our backyard!
MAKE NEW FRIENDS
Make lifelong friends with the people that you will be working with. Meet like-minded young people, with similar interests in travelling and social justice, who will renew your faith in humanity. One of our favourite aspects of the Volunteer Programme is that we have regular volunteers who join us on an annual basis. These amazing relationships that we build with our volunteer family, has enriched not only the Foundation but the volunteers’ lives as well.
GAIN INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Add value to your CV through volunteer experience with FoG. Accumulate invaluable experience engaging in social work in a developing Asian Country, with a well-established and widely recognised NGO. All our volunteers receive a certificate detailing their work at the end of their time with the Foundation.
A VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS
Over the past 20 years the FoG has had the privilege to work with volunteers from around the world. We offer customised or skills-based volunteering programmes and our experienced staff will ensure that each programme is catered to the needs of the individual and group.
We have an extensive range of rural community empowerment activities that you can choose to be a part of. Volunteering at FoG will give you the opportunity to bring much-needed skills to areas as diverse as sport, health, education, children’s wellbeing and more, directly benefitting people in the area who are disadvantaged by poverty and lack of opportunities.