How to run a volunteer service for Sri Lanka’s tsunami victims
Volunteers in Sri Lanka are helping people rebuild their lives following a devastating tsunami in 2015.
We spoke to two of the country’s leading volunteers who are helping to support families and those affected by the disaster.
Ramesh Ranganath, who runs a relief centre in the city of Colombo, said he was very glad that his work was helping people recover.
“I can’t really describe the feeling of helping people,” he said.
“It’s the most uplifting thing you can experience in this country.
You can’t explain it.
We can’t describe it.
It’s such a relief to know people have found their way back to the normal life.”
Ranganath’s centre has been helping families affected by a tsunami that hit the country in 2015, including those who lost their homes, and he said that there was a huge demand for his services in Sri Lankan society.
“A lot of people in the community do not know anything about volunteering,” he told The Irish Sun.
“People are very afraid to ask for help, and I think that’s why it’s so important for us to speak to them.”
Volunteering can be very powerful for people, it can bring happiness, and it can make them better people.
“Volunteers in Sri Lan are known to help with the most difficult cases, Ranganatha said, including helping people get back on their feet.”
Voluntourism and disaster relief is booming in Sri Leks after the devastating tsunami. “
They need a lot of help, they need to go to work, they have to get out of the house, to do the things that they’re used to doing.”
Voluntourism and disaster relief is booming in Sri Leks after the devastating tsunami.
Volunteers are seen in a photo from 2016.
Ranganathan said he saw a lot more volunteers come to the rescue, even in places where he had been unable to help for some time.
“We see a lot [of] people coming in,” he recalled.
“A lot [people] are coming from all over the country, and there are also volunteers from the United States and other places.
It was just so much that I could do and did.
I think a lot has changed for us, we have so many volunteers now, it’s been so much easier to get our volunteers to help.”
Voluntary service ‘very important’ in SriLanka’Ranganatha’s work is supported by a government agency, Sri Lanka Volunteer Services (SLVS), which helps those affected in the aftermath of the disaster by helping them to rebuild their homes.
“Sri Lankans are very grateful to volunteer,” SLVS President, Maneka Parsekar, told The Sun.
“Volunteer work is very important in SriLeks.
People can be affected by disasters or by other disasters, and if they have a job they are happy to volunteer to help others, and to make a difference.”
Voluntarily working as a volunteer is also becoming increasingly popular.
The Sri Lankans for Disaster Relief Association (SLADAR) is an organisation which helps people find a new home, as well as volunteering to help the community rebuild after the disaster, said SLADAR’s co-founder, Kriti Khandro.
“They have a very good and well organised system,” she told The Independent.
“I think it is very beneficial and very popular.”
VoluTak, a Sri Lanka-based company that runs volunteer opportunities in the country for disaster victims, said the work is becoming more popular in the last couple of years.
“As a business, we’re really excited about it,” said Vincenzo Cuniola, VP of business development and marketing at VoluTaks.
“We have a lot to offer our customers.
We do a lot for disaster relief.
The customers are always very enthusiastic, so we’re working very hard.”
Volunty volunteers are helping the government in the hardest hit areasThe most important aspect of volunteering is the way you do it, said Volunty Volunteer Coordinator, Tashi Vyas.
“You have to do it the right way,” he added.
“When you’re volunteering, you don’t need to have a professional background, you can just do it as you go.”
Volusurist Ramesh Pachauri has also been volunteering in Sri Kandy for a long time, and said he had no idea how his volunteer work would impact on the disaster relief efforts in the island nation.
“It’s been a very positive experience,” he confirmed.
“For us, this is an opportunity to work in the most vulnerable areas of the island, which is why we are really proud of this work.”
Volulunteer Pachavi said he has been volunteering for some months now and he has found his niche.
“When we have a disaster, there are many volunteers that we want to get involved with, but for us