• Mental Health Placement - Sri Lanka Colombo
  • SLV in Colombo, , Sri Lanka
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  • 1 month ago

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Company Description

SLV is a graduate led volunteer organisation in Sri Lanka. SLV provides degree-specific volunteer placements in Sri Lanka. Our placements abroad offer people the change to gain work experience in teaching English, coaching sports, working with children and with people with special needs, and working in the mental health sector.

What makes SLV different to other volunteer organisations?

We’re focused on being ethical and sustainable and our projects are sourced by and run alongside the Sri Lankan national team members
• We are not a tour operator: We are invested in every step of your placement. From the application process to sweating it out on the local bus. The people you speak to in London are the people you’ll see in Sri Lanka.
• We don’t support “voluntourism” We focus on making a positive impact in the local community. Our focus is on the benefit to the service users, not on a holiday experience.
• We provide training: We want to make sure you feel as... prepared as you can be, so we aim to provide comprehensive training in the first week.
• We want you to live local: you’ll live with a local family, take local transport and essentially live like a local for the duration of your placement. We want you to break out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in a totally new culture.

Job Description

Recruiting passionate, committed volunteers looking for hands-on Psychology work experience in Sri Lanka.

The Mental Health Placement is suited to those seeking hands-on experience in the sector. SLV Projects include:

• Working in a variety of clinical and communal setting with people with mental illness

• English teaching 16-25 year olds

• English teaching to children

• Working with individuals with special needs

All volunteers are required to undergo a series of in-country training sessions run by local NGO’s and charity workers, such as basic teaching English, working with children and people with special needs. The cost of our placements varies, please see our website for the latest prices.

Psychology students and graduates will benefit most from this placement as it comprises of teaching, working with children and those with special needs and also spending time in a clinical environment. You are required to work full time during the week, but you have all weekends off to travel the beautiful country of Sri Lanka.

Duration: 4 - 12 Weeks in Sri Lanka

Check out our Facebook page to find out what are team are up to in Sri Lanka right now:


Additional Information

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