Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) and Sri Lanka Eco Tours get many inquiries from the guests to Sri Lanka and the well-wishers on how they could involve in Volunteer Programmes while travelling or working as an intern in Sri Lanka. In response to their request SLEF has now developed a Voluntourism Programme on the guidelines provided by Volun Tourism Organization. VolunTourism is Defined as 'The conscious, seamlessly integrated combination of voluntary service to a destination and the best, traditional elements of travel — arts, culture, geography, history and recreation — in that destination'
Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF) is the pioneer national ecotourism organization in Sri Lanka established in 1998, with a vision to make Sri Lanka as one of the most sought after ecotourism destinations in the world and to build up a professional ecotourism network, which serves as a model for ecotourism in the Asia and Pacific Region. SLEF is proud to mention that during past 15 (fifteen) years, it has achieved most of its Objectives and Goals in marching towards a sustainable tourism fabric in Sri Lanka. During past years, SLEF took all possible steps in promoting Sri Lanka Ecotourism in the world ecotourism map. In appreciation of the services contributed to Sri Lanka Tourism, SLEF has been awarded by Sri Lanka Tourism for the 'Outstanding Contribution to Tourism' and the 'Best Initiative for Research and Training of Ecotourism in Sri Lanka' in two consecutive years, 2010, and 2011. Palitha Gurusinghe, President of SLEF is a Board Member of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), the larges t and the oldest international ecotourism society in the world based in USA. SLEF is also a Professional Member of Ecotourism Australia and the Head of South Asia of the Region Initiative (TRI)
In response to the inquires receiving the SLEF in association with its business partner, Sri Lanka Eco Tours, now made arrangements to offer Voluntourism opportunities to the guests visiting Sri Lanka. SLEF is a leader of a well coordinated 'Net Work' with Community Based Tourism and other social organizations of Sri Lanka Let's arrange an unforgettable Voluntourism Experience in Sri Lanka which will directly benefit the local community and widen the horizons of the visitors as well. Contact SLEF indicating your interests and the Travel Itinerary in Sri Lanka enabling us to make a tailor-made Voluntourism programme.
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