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. Diaspora Lanka
  32. Diasporic Planner
  33. Education Development Forum
  34. Educate for Tomorrow
  35. Educate Lanka Foundation
  36. Eekai
  37. European Tamil Health Organization
  38. Friends Canada International Relief
  39. Future for Jaffna
  40. Glorious Jaffna Foundation
  41. Gnanam Foundation
  42. Grace Girls’ Home
  43. Healing Northern Sri Lanka
  44. Hearts for Humanity
  45. Helping Hands
  46. Hope4Child
  47. Humedica
  48. iEnergy
  49. INCOME Canada
  50. Ideal Hope
  51. Ideas 2 Impact
  52. Innovation Ecosystem North East Sri Lanka
  53. Institute for Regional Development and Governance
  54. International Alert
  55. International Medical Health Organization – Canada
  56. International Medical Health Organization – USA
  57. International Tamil Refugee Assistance Network
  58. Jaffna.io
  59. Kalvi Connections
  60. Kilinochchi District People Organisation – UK
  61. LankaCorps
  62. Laptops for Ladies
  63. Lebara Foundation
  64. Lotus Caring Hands
  65. Lotus Children Foundation
  66. Loving Mothers
  67. Mahalir Illam
  68. Manitha Neyam Trust
  69. MedLanka
  70. Medical Institute of Tamils
  71. Miracle Family Care
  72. Mothers2Mothers
  73. Muthu Nava Ratna Trust
  74. National Council of Canadian Tamils (Manvaasanai)
  75. North East Central Tamil Areas Rehabilitation
  76. Norwegian Tamil Health Organization
  77. NOW-WOW
  78. Oru Paanai
  79. Otthulaippu
  80. Palm Roots
  81. Palmera Projects
  82. Punnakai Foundation
  83. Puthiya Velicham
  84. Rachel’s Kids
  85. Ray of Hope
  86. Relief and Rehabilitation Network
  87. Richmond Hill Rotary Club
  88. Scarborough Twilight Rotary Club
  89. Serendip Children’s Home
  90. Sivan Arul Illam
  91. SJC 87 Initiative
  92. SL Volunteers
  93. Social Welfare Organization UK
  94. Society for the Aid of Community Empowerment
  95. South Asian Canadians Humanitarian Association
  96. Sri Lanka Humanitarian Foundation of Canada
  97. Sri Lanka Medical and Dental Association in the UK
  98. Sri Lanka Unites
  99. Standing Committee of Tamil-Speaking People
  100. Sunayra Sri Lanka
  101. Tamil Aid Charity
  102. Tamil Students Initiative
  103. Tamil Engineers Foundation
  104. Team Empower
  105. TECH Outreach
  106. The Ark
  107. The Dust Project
  108. Thenmaradchi Development Association
  109. Thiyahie Charitable Trust
  110. Uinspire Foundation
  111. UK Sri Lanka Trauma Group
  112. UK Tamil Students Union
  113. Uki
  114. Uniterra
  115. Uthawi
  116. Vanni Aid Canada
  117. Vanni Aid Foundation
  118. Vanni Hope
  119. VAROD Canada
  120. Vasantham Vision Trust
  121. Visions Global Empowerment
  122. Volunteer Sri Lanka
  123. Youth Empowering Youth