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