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