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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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. Blue Magpie Foundation
  8. Brampton Tamil Association
  9. Bridge 2 Sri Lanka
  10. Bridging Lanka
  11. Canada Sri Lanka Life Development Centre
  12. Canadian Tamil Aid
  13. Canadian Tamil Congress (Tamil Canadian Walkathon, Develop North East Conference)
  14. Canadian Tamils’ Humanitarian Association
  15. Canadian Tamil Medical Association
  16. Cancer Aid for North and East Sri Lanka
  17. Capokolam
  18. Carnatic Youth Society of Canada
  19. Charity Ball for Hope
  20. Children Aid Rehabilitation and Education Program
  21. Children’s Hunger Relief Fund – UK
  22. Chinmaya Mission Halton Region
  23. Communities Without Boundaries International
  24. Co-operative Initiative of Community-based Organisations UK
  25. Cooperative Society of the Netherland for Humanitarian Activities
  26. Diaspora Lanka
  27. Diasporic Planner
  28. Educate for Tomorrow
  29. Educate Lanka Foundation
  30. Eekai
  31. European Tamil Health Organization
  32. Friends Canada International Relief
  33. Future for Jaffna
  34. Glorious Jaffna Foundation
  35. Gnanam Foundation
  36. Grace Girls’ Home
  37. Healing Northern Sri Lanka
  38. Hearts for Humanity
  39. Hope4Child
  40. Humedica
  41. Ideal Hope
  42. Ideas 2 Impact
  43. Innovation Ecosystem North East Sri Lanka
  44. Institute for Regional Development and Governance
  45. International Alert
  46. International Medical Health Organization – Canada
  47. International Medical Health Organization – USA
  48. International Tamil Refugee Assistance Network
  50. Kalvi Connections
  51. Kilinochchi District People Organisation – UK
  52. LankaCorps
  53. Laptops for Ladies
  54. Lebara Foundation
  55. Lotus Children Foundation
  56. Loving Mothers
  57. Mahalir Illam
  58. Manitha Neyam Trust
  59. Medical Institute of Tamils
  60. Miracle Family Care
  61. Mothers2Mothers
  62. Muthu Nava Ratna Trust
  63. National Council of Canadian Tamils (Manvaasanai)
  64. North East Central Tamil Areas Rehabilitation
  65. Norwegian Tamil Health Organization
  66. NOW-WOW
  67. Oru Paanai
  68. Otthulaippu
  69. Palm Roots
  70. Palmera Projects
  71. Rachel’s Kids
  72. Ray of Hope
  73. Relief and Rehabilitation Network
  74. Richmond Hill Rotary Club
  75. Serendip Children’s Home
  76. Sivan Arul Illam
  77. SJC 87 Initiative
  78. SL Volunteers
  79. Social Welfare Organization UK
  80. Society for the Aid of Community Empowerment
  81. South Asian Canadians Humanitarian Association
  82. Sri Lanka Humanitarian Foundation of Canada
  83. Sri Lanka Medical and Dental Association in the UK
  84. Sri Lanka Unites
  85. Sunayra Sri Lanka
  86. Tamil Students Initiative
  87. Tamil Engineers Foundation
  88. Team Empower
  89. TECH Outreach
  90. The Ark
  91. Thenmaradchi Development Association
  92. Thiyahie Charitable Trust
  93. Uki
  94. Uniterra
  95. Uthawi
  96. Vanni Aid Canada
  97. Vanni Aid Foundation
  98. Vanni Hope
  99. VAROD Canada
  100. Vasantham Vision Trust
  101. Visions Global Empowerment
  102. Youth Empowering Youth