Farm Paper town, Sri Lanka

7 reviews7

Volunteer Opportunity in a Horse Ranch

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Help a sustainable project
3 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
High demand host
This host has received 5 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with nature
6 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
5 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 15

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers


$15/day - minimum stay 14 days (Non AC shared accommodation). $25/day - minimum stay 14 days (Air Conditioned private accommodation). *High-speed internet with external antenna and data top up at your own cost. *Breakfast, lunch, Dinner included *Laundry (once a week)

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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
2 weeks

The Experience

This volunteer slot has opportunities in the following areas for you to contribute your expertise and experience: 1. Horse training 2. Trail Riding 3. Exercise/work riding 4. Hospitality/staff training. 5. Social Media promotion 6. Grooming 7. Hay/grass harvest and collect. 8. Stable Maintenance 9. Conduct informal coaching to improve quality and efficiency.

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  • Beginner English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Over 19 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers
  • Be from outside Sri Lanka

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 6 Get in touch with nature
  • 5 Developing environmental awareness
  • 4 Meeting locals
  • 4 Learning about sustainability
  • 3 Immersing in the local culture
  • 2 Developing social awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 3 3. Good health and well-being
  • 3 15. Life on land
  • 1 6. Clean water and sanitation



Alfie is a really lovely,helpful and warmhearted, person! The range is a quite place in the middle of nowhere and perfect to get in real touch with the nature and the locals. I love it to sit at the terrace in the evening with Alfie, with a warm herbal tea and talk about the world, or just listen to the sounds of nature. I really would recommend this host to everyone who loves the nature. Thanks to you Alfie🌞

8 days ago

Alfie replied

It was our pleasure hosting Lea!
Lea has an attitude that is poised to make her successful in any endeavor she undertakes and it certainly benefited us for her positive attitude and grateful trait is energizing!
Lea, you are a life member here and are welcome to call it your second home. We wish you wellness and best wishes in your endeavors!

United States


I stayed at Vonfidel the farm for 2 months, and the experience was truly life changing. His property is absolutely gorgeous! Alfie is so kind and helpful. The food that we ate was not only delicious, but healthy and extremely medicinal. Alfie has a vast knowledge base on the plants and their health benefits! I learned so much about permaculture and sustainable living. This truly is my home away from home. I had the ability to travel around, meet locals, learn the languages and make friendships that will last a life time. He truly knows how to show you an incredible time. I will be coming back 💜

4 months ago

Alfie replied

Having you was an honor and I enjoyed my role as a host in your case and I wish every host gets to have a volunteer of your caliber at least once in their tenure! Wish you the best and you are always welcome here at the ranch 🙏⭐



He was very kind from the beginning to the end. This place has a lot of nature and animals. We lived a very fulfilling life every day. They also sometimes guide you to local tourist spots. They also serve delicious local food every day, and you can also experience Sri Lankan culture.

5 months ago

Alfie replied

Thank you for the kind words, Mizuki 🙏



The farm is full of positive vibes, very calm place to reconnect with true nature, the project is very interesting. Alfie is a very knowledgeable man and can teach you a lot about sustainability and permaculture. We had a lot of fun talks at dinners. At the time I was there there was only 1 horse to ride, and he was very well trained. I was riding either early morning or late afternoon because of the heat. Food is healthy and delicious. Wifi isn't free, I paid 8$ for 20GB and it was still not working well. Overall I would recommend this place!

5 months ago

Alfie replied

Thank you for the kind words Monika. The wifi works well if you open your window or sit in the patio. As a signature riding outfit our clients complain when wifi is inside the room so we have it just outside the door. Since our walks are double-brick and roofing zinc aluminum with ceiling added wifi does not penetrate well and I hope you understand this. In the patio you get 70MB speed.

United Kingdom


Alfie has a wonderful the farm! It's very relaxing in a beautiful area. He is an excellent host with a lot of knowledge and wisdom to learn from. His horses are well kept and lovely to ride and interact with. The staff are really friendly and kind which made the experience really wholesome. The food was delicious and really healthy. It is a wonderful place and I learnt a lot, I would love to come and visit again in the future, thankyou Alfie :)

6 months ago

Alfie replied

Thank you for the kind words Rosanna. It was a pleasure hosting you and we will be excited to have you. Am glad you improved your balance, seat and confidence on the ride. Be in touch and see you many times! Best wishes!

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