Sri Lanka

Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka

Program Category:

Medical and Healthcare

The Teaching Hospital Karapitiya (THK) is the largest tertiary care centre in the southern province and it was established in 1982. THK is the main training facility for the Faculty of Medicine. It consists of 1624 beds and 54 wards and several other units. The vision of Teaching Hospital Karapitiya is to provide health care services of the highest quality and be open 24 hours. Medical students are allowed to get training in every unit EXCEPT Gynecology unit.

This program is designed for

This placement is suitable for medical students who wish to study & share their love and compassion with the sick patients in different units. Also to work in number of units & learning from experienced doctors and nurses by shadowing you will be able to gain valuable experience.Its an eye-opening experience.

Volunteer Responsibilities

As a healthcare volunteer at a local clinic, you will observe the work of doctors or other members of the staff, you will help them according to your Spanish level, your skills in the medical field and the availability of patients. Participants on our programs provide hands-on help, tackling real-world problems with healthcare in Guatemala. You will help taking blood pressure, temperature, weight and more. During your hands-on learning experience, we encourage you to be proactive.

Program Specifications

Program Cost

Registration Fee:  US $249

1 Week Program Fee:



Extra Per Week:



Program Duration

2-week minimum

Program Availability

All year

Language Skills

Sinhalese language not required

Volunteer Hours

4 to 6 hours a day



Program Formats




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Ways To Join


Group Volunteering

What is included in My program fee?


We always provide comfortable accommodation suitable to the program module and location. Typically, that might mean a home stay or during your selected program. All rooms always include WiFi.

In-Country Orientation

From the time you arrive in the country, we will make sure your trip runs smoothly. We show you the best places to eat, banks, point of interests, and are there for all questions.


Your experience includes a weekly meal plan of hearty and healthy local fare. The plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday.

Weekends are free for making your own culinary explorations

Monetary donation

A monetary donation goes directly to the project where you will be volunteering. This money is used to help the project purchase material they need on a daily basis, meals or pay other expenses they have.


You always learn and enjoy more when you are relaxed. That’s why we build in a weekly selection of activities, excursions, events and outings into our tours, language courses, volunteer service. From Salsa, to hiking a active volcano!


Certification (if requested) of completion of the volunteer program, perfect for inclusion in your resume.

Airport pickup

Airport pick up in private shuttle to your accommodation.

Mentorship & SUPPORT

Adventure worry-free, knowing you are supported by VAGT 24/7. Your VAGT expert helps you choose the right program for your needs and prepares you for the journey ahead. We even offer the peace of mind of a comprehensive medical, cancellation and interruption insurance plan. 

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