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