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. Amparai District Vipulananda Rehabilitation Organisation
  4. Anpu Sahotharar Illam
  5. Anpuneri Humanitarian Relief Organization
  6. Arobanam Children Fund
  7. Assist Resettlement & Renaissance
  8. Australian Medical Aid Foundation
  9. Australia – Sri Lanka Council
  10. Batticaloa Underprivileged Development Society
  11. Blossom Trust UK
  12. Blue Magpie Foundation
  13. Brampton Tamil Association
  14. Bridge 2 Sri Lanka
  15. Bridge of Love Trust
  16. Bridging Lanka
  17. Building Blocks
  18. Canada Sri Lanka Life Development Centre
  19. Canadian Tamil Aid
  20. Canadian Tamil Community Trust
  21. Canadian Tamil Congress (Tamil Canadian Walkathon, Develop North East Conference)
  22. Canadian Tamils’ Humanitarian Association
  23. Canadian Tamil Medical Association
  24. Cancer Aid for North and East Sri Lanka
  25. Capokolam
  26. Care for Education
  27. Carnatic Youth Society of Canada
  28. Charity Ball for Hope
  29. Children Aid Rehabilitation and Education Program
  30. Children’s Hunger Relief Fund – UK
  31. Chinmaya Mission Halton Region
  32. Chundukli Trust Fund
  33. Communities Without Boundaries International
  34. Concern Sri Lanka Foundation
  35. Co-operative Initiative of Community-based Organisations UK
  36. Cooperative Society of the Netherland for Humanitarian Activities
  37. Critical Needs Vanni
  38. Deutsch-Tamilische Studierende Bochum
  39. Diaspora Lanka
  40. Diasporic Planner
  41. Dr. Sam Education Centre
  42. Education Development Forum
  43. Educate for Tomorrow
  44. Educate Lanka Foundation
  45. Eekai
  46. European Tamil Health Organization
  47. FARS Chanmugam Trust
  48. Friends Canada International Relief
  49. Friends of Manipay Hospital
  50. Future for Jaffna
  51. Global Health Knowledge Initiative
  52. Glorious Jaffna Foundation
  53. Gnanam Foundation
  54. Grace Girls’ Home
  55. Healing Northern Sri Lanka
  56. Hearts for Humanity
  57. Helping Hands
  58. Helping East Lanka Progress
  59. Hope4Child
  60. Humedica
  61. iEnergy
  62. INCOME Canada
  63. Ideal Hope
  64. Ideas 2 Impact
  65. Innovation Ecosystem North East Sri Lanka
  66. Institute for Regional Development and Governance
  67. International Alert
  68. International Medical Health Organization – Canada
  69. International Medical Health Organization – USA
  70. International Tamil Refugee Assistance Network
  71. Jaffna.io
  72. Jaffna Central College Old Boys & Old Girls Association – UK
  73. Jaffna Medical Faculty Overseas Alumni – UK
  74. Kalvi Connections
  75. Kaluwanchikudy Welfare Association
  76. Karai Welfare Society – UK
  77. Kilinochchi District People Organisation – UK
  78. LankaCorps
  79. Laptops for Ladies
  80. Lebara Foundation
  81. Little Aid
  82. Lotus Caring Hands
  83. Lotus Children Foundation
  84. Loving Mothers
  85. Mahalir Illam
  86. Manitha Neyam Trust
  87. Mannar Welfare Association – UK
  88. MedLanka
  89. Medical Institute of Tamils
  90. Miracle Family Care
  91. Mothers2Mothers
  92. Muthu Nava Ratna Trust
  93. Nainai Manimekalai Welfare Association
  94. National Council of Canadian Tamils (Manvaasanai)
  95. North East Central Tamil Areas Rehabilitation
  96. North-East Emergency Reconstruction Programme
  97. Norwegian Tamil Health Organization
  98. NOW-WOW
  99. Ocean Heart Foundation
  100. Organisation for Rehabilitation of the Handicapped – UK
  101. Oru Paanai
  102. Otthulaippu
  103. Palm Roots
  104. Palmera Projects
  105. Pearl of Hope
  106. Pungudutivu Welfare Association – UK
  107. Punnakai Foundation
  108. Puthiya Velicham
  109. Rachel’s Kids
  110. Rare Charity
  111. Ratnam Foundation
  112. Ray of Hope
  113. Relief and Rehabilitation Network
  114. Resources for Relief
  115. Richmond Hill Rotary Club
  116. Scarborough Twilight Rotary Club
  117. Serendip Children’s Home
  118. Share Foundation
  119. Shylo Foundation
  120. Sivan Arul Illam
  121. Sivayogam
  122. SJC 87 Initiative
  123. SL Volunteers
  124. Social Welfare Organization UK
  125. Society for the Aid of Community Empowerment
  126. South Asian Canadians Humanitarian Association
  127. Sri Kanaga Thurkkai Amman (Hindu) Temple Trust
  128. Sri Lanka Humanitarian Foundation of Canada
  129. Sri Lanka Medical and Dental Association in the UK
  130. Sri Lanka Unites
  131. St. Patrick’s College Jaffna Alumni Association – UK
  132. Standing Committee of Tamil-Speaking People
  133. Sunayra Sri Lanka
  134. Tamil Aid Charity
  135. Tamil Students Initiative
  136. Tamil Engineers Foundation
  137. Tamil Union of Herts
  138. Tea Leaf Trust
  139. Team Empower
  140. TECH Outreach
  141. The Ark
  142. The Dust Project
  143. The Refugees Rehabilitation Organization Ltd
  144. Thenmaradchi Development Association
  145. Thiyahie Charitable Trust
  146. Uinspire Foundation
  147. UK Sri Lanka Trauma Group
  148. UK Tamil Students Union
  149. Uki
  150. Uniterra
  151. Uthawi
  152. Vanni Aid Canada
  153. Vanni Aid Foundation
  154. Vanni Hope
  155. VAROD Canada
  156. Vasantham Vision Trust
  157. Vision of Love
  158. Visions Global Empowerment
  159. Vithu Trust Fund
  160. Volunteer Sri Lanka
  161. Well-Being Sri Lanka
  162. Yarl Aid
  163. Youth Empowering Youth