Volunteer Testimonials

Stories shared by Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka’s International and Local volunteers on their experience volunteering to construct homes for families in need across Sri Lanka.






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Read about their life-changing experiences volunteering with Habitat.

Emma Tallon (Australia)

Emma Tallon made her first trip to Sri Lanka in November 2018. She was volunteering with Habitat for Humanity through her organization – Morgans. Emma and her team of 10 were able to raise just under $50,000 to support Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka. Although Emma was...

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George Clarke (Canada)

George Clarke has been involved with Habitat for Humanity for almost ten years now; and he made his first trip to Sri Lanka in April 2019. George led a team of 12 members; some of who had been on GV trips before and some were first time Habitat Volunteers. Their build...

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Jessie McDermott (Australia)

Jessie hopped on a 12-hour flight from Australia to Sri Lanka with uncertainty and hope about her Global Village experience. What she didn’t know at that time was the journey to Sri Lanka would shape the way she would later view the world and volunteering forever....

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Gabrielle Chisholm (Australia)

In November 2018, Gabrielle travelled to Batticaloa, Sri Lanka with her niece Jessie as a part of a Global Village volunteer team from Australia. It was their first time in Sri Lanka and they had both been excited for what the island and the Habitat experience had in...

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Sally Shields (Canada)

Sally Sheilds partnered with Habitat for Humanity the first time when she received an invitation from her friend Darryll in November 2018. Sally joined up with ten other people across Canada and came to Sri Lanka for a home build. Sally and her husband thought this a...

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Jennifer Lemke (Netherlands)

Sri Lanka was always close to my heart. It was very fulfilling to be able to help the communities rebuild after the Tsunami disaster. I was happy my team chose Sri Lanka as our destination for this year's trip. I'm so happy to be back in this beautiful country....

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Gulzaar Ahmed (Sri Lanka)

Gulzaar Ahmed - TIMUN Director/Co-Founder (Sri Lanka) Model United Nations has always been a platform for young leaders to excel and rediscover their true potential. But the ever-rising question of how these students can be true agents of change by directly involving...

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Mandini Gunasekara (Sri Lanka)

Mandini Gunasekara- Fulbright Commission (Sri Lanka)I volunteered at two events hosted by Habitat Sri Lanka so far. The first being Board, Family and Friends Build 2019 on the 15th of January, and the second being the Youth Rebuild 2019 on the 11th of March, both of...

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Aysha Rifam (Sri Lanka)

Aysha Rifam -lImah International Girls School (Sri Lanka) “Knowledge is of no use if it’s not put into action” and Habitat for Humanity did just that. It taught us unity, equality and most importantly respect. Working with my team was a wonderful experience and memory...

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Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with families and communities, to eliminate sub-standard housing.