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Volunteering in Colombo and around Colombo

a few members have asked about volunteering opportunities. if you know of any organisations in need of support, please add to this thread.
I have collated some here to get people started:

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contact Cath Liyange here directly on internations Colombo community

Shining Light
contact Jane Slocombe (Internations member) to support this charity helping children

contact UN Volunteers (Stuart at UNV – Stuart. Protected content for connections to local organisations taking on volunteers – areas of work: youth empowerment, disability, mental health; advocacy work with local journalists

conatct Ruth (an IN colombo member) for legal aid work and support
Ruth Unstead-Joss
LEV Programme Co-ordinator
Legal Empowerment Volunteers (LEV) is a VOICE project implemented by the Legal Aid Commission of Sri Lanka with UNV and VSO: Protected content

join the google expat list – details on the IN expat q&a page here on the forum - and post a request for volunteering opportunities

join International Expatriate Association
meet every first tuesday of the month at Ponte restaurant, Hilton
there are support gropus for orphanages in Galle
you can get their contact details here on teh expat q&a page on IN

cheers, and happy volunteering :)