This section offers a few sources to serve as a starting point for those interested in learning more about Sri Lanka and the practical aspects of volunteering there.

These resources are not meant to be exhaustive and we encourage all applicants to conduct their own research before deciding whether or not to apply for one of the current opportunities.

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DIASPORA HUB

There are also a number of other diaspora initiatives that may be of interest to anyone looking to engage in Sri Lanka through the lens of sustainable community development.

The links below are provided for informational purposes only and not as endorsement.

  1. Abuse Never Becomes Us
  2. Achieve Real Change
  3. Anpuneri Humanitarian Relief Organization
  4. Australian Medical Aid Foundation
  5. Australia – Sri Lanka Council
  6. Batticaloa Underprivileged Development Society
  7. Blossom Trust UK
  8. Blue Magpie Foundation
  9. Brampton Tamil Association
  10. Bridge 2 Sri Lanka
  11. Bridging Lanka
  12. Building Blocks
  13. Canada Sri Lanka Life Development Centre
  14. Canadian Tamil Aid
  15. Canadian Tamil Community Trust
  16. Canadian Tamil Congress (Tamil Canadian Walkathon, Develop North East Conference)
  17. Canadian Tamils’ Humanitarian Association
  18. Canadian Tamil Medical Association
  19. Cancer Aid for North and East Sri Lanka
  20. Capokolam
  21. Care for Education
  22. Carnatic Youth Society of Canada
  23. Charity Ball for Hope
  24. Children Aid Rehabilitation and Education Program
  25. Children’s Hunger Relief Fund – UK
  26. Chinmaya Mission Halton Region
  27. Communities Without Boundaries International
  28. Co-operative Initiative of Community-based Organisations UK
  29. Cooperative Society of the Netherland for Humanitarian Activities
  30. Critical Needs Vanni
  31. Deutsch-Tamilische Studierende Bochum
  32. Diaspora Lanka
  33. Diasporic Planner
  34. Education Development Forum
  35. Educate for Tomorrow
  36. Educate Lanka Foundation
  37. Eekai
  38. European Tamil Health Organization
  39. Friends Canada International Relief
  40. Future for Jaffna
  41. Glorious Jaffna Foundation
  42. Gnanam Foundation
  43. Grace Girls’ Home
  44. Healing Northern Sri Lanka
  45. Hearts for Humanity
  46. Helping Hands
  47. Hope4Child
  48. Humedica
  49. iEnergy
  50. INCOME Canada
  51. Ideal Hope
  52. Ideas 2 Impact
  53. Innovation Ecosystem North East Sri Lanka
  54. Institute for Regional Development and Governance
  55. International Alert
  56. International Medical Health Organization – Canada
  57. International Medical Health Organization – USA
  58. International Tamil Refugee Assistance Network
  59. Jaffna.io
  60. Kalvi Connections
  61. Karai Welfare Society – UK
  62. Kilinochchi District People Organisation – UK
  63. LankaCorps
  64. Laptops for Ladies
  65. Lebara Foundation
  66. Lotus Caring Hands
  67. Lotus Children Foundation
  68. Loving Mothers
  69. Mahalir Illam
  70. Manitha Neyam Trust
  71. MedLanka
  72. Medical Institute of Tamils
  73. Miracle Family Care
  74. Mothers2Mothers
  75. Muthu Nava Ratna Trust
  76. National Council of Canadian Tamils (Manvaasanai)
  77. North East Central Tamil Areas Rehabilitation
  78. North-East Emergency Reconstruction Programme
  79. Norwegian Tamil Health Organization
  80. NOW-WOW
  81. Oru Paanai
  82. Otthulaippu
  83. Palm Roots
  84. Palmera Projects
  85. Punnakai Foundation
  86. Puthiya Velicham
  87. Rachel’s Kids
  88. Ratnam Foundation
  89. Ray of Hope
  90. Relief and Rehabilitation Network
  91. Richmond Hill Rotary Club
  92. Scarborough Twilight Rotary Club
  93. Serendip Children’s Home
  94. Shylo Foundation
  95. Sivan Arul Illam
  96. SJC 87 Initiative
  97. SL Volunteers
  98. Social Welfare Organization UK
  99. Society for the Aid of Community Empowerment
  100. South Asian Canadians Humanitarian Association
  101. Sri Kanaga Thurkkai Amman (Hindu) Temple Trust
  102. Sri Lanka Humanitarian Foundation of Canada
  103. Sri Lanka Medical and Dental Association in the UK
  104. Sri Lanka Unites
  105. Standing Committee of Tamil-Speaking People
  106. Sunayra Sri Lanka
  107. Tamil Aid Charity
  108. Tamil Students Initiative
  109. Tamil Engineers Foundation
  110. Tamil Union of Herts
  111. Team Empower
  112. TECH Outreach
  113. The Ark
  114. The Dust Project
  115. The Refugees Rehabilitation Organization Ltd
  116. Thenmaradchi Development Association
  117. Thiyahie Charitable Trust
  118. Uinspire Foundation
  119. UK Sri Lanka Trauma Group
  120. UK Tamil Students Union
  121. Uki
  122. Uniterra
  123. Uthawi
  124. Vanni Aid Canada
  125. Vanni Aid Foundation
  126. Vanni Hope
  127. VAROD Canada
  128. Vasantham Vision Trust
  129. Visions Global Empowerment
  130. Volunteer Sri Lanka
  131. Youth Empowering Youth