In Country - Volunteering and Visiting , whats the difference ?

Dogstar volunteers are exceptional people with a relevant professional qualification donating their time  and skillset to help further our work in transforming animal welfare in Sri Lanka. Volunteers work alongside our Sri Lanka team on pre arranged ( non tourist ) visas with work permits , for a minimum period of 14 days but ideally between 1 to 6 months.

Visitors ( or guests ) are compassionate individuals travelling in Sri Lanka with an interest in seeing how Dogstar’s animal welfare work is making a difference to the lives of dogs and cats and finding out how they can support us when they return home. Guests can also be current supporters who would like to see the impact of their donations first hand. Guests can visit for a few hours or multiple times during their stay.