UKSLTG is actively recruiting volunteers and has a wide range of opportunities for professionals interested in volunteering in Sri Lanka. Volunteers work through our partner organisation Samutthana who are active in promoting mental health awareness, skills training, policy development, reconciliation and conflict resolution throughout the island of Sri Lanka.  We do not do any direct clinical work as our aim is capacity building; helping to enhance and develop the skills of the Sri Lankan people who have an interest in Mental Health in order to increase their confidence and ensure sustainability with the projects we work with.

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about volunteering please also feel free to email us at info@uksrilankatrauma.org

The Volunteer Pathway

Step 1: CV and expression of interest

If you are interested in volunteering in Sri Lanka please contact us at info@uksrilankatrauma.org with your CV and an expression of interest.

Step 2: Interview

Once an individual has provided UKSLTG with an expression of interest and their CV, we will then arrange an interview with two members of the executive committee. This will be an opportunity to consider the potential volunteer’s areas of interest and the skills and expertise they can offer, along with finding out more about the projects and opportunities UKSLTG has to offer.

Step 3: Organising your placement in Sri Lanka

Once accepted as a volunteer UKSLTG will help arrange a visa and provide support on practicalities, such as booking flights, accommodation, fundraising etc. We will also arrange a UK based supervisor who will support you throughout your volunteering, beginning with your preparations in the UK.

Step 4: Voluntary Placement in Sri Lanka

Throughout your time in Sri Lanka a member of the UKSLTG will continue to provide supervision and support via Skype and email. Whilst in Sri Lanka, the staff at Samutthana will liaise with the UKSLTG to arrange your induction and support you throughout your placement.

Step 5: Returning from Sri Lanka

Once you return to the UK your UK supervisor will also be available for debrief and to help you reflect on and share your experiences with the UKSLTG.