Passatge Madoz, 6


Location: Batticaloa

Dates: June onwards (Flexible)

Duration: 8-12 weeks


Street Child is looking for individuals with some experience in fundraising who hope to continue their professional development by undertaking an international volunteering role in Sri Lanka.

Street Child is a charity dedicated to empowering some of the most vulnerable children in the world by giving them the chance to go to school and giving their families the sustainable means to keep them there.

We have identified that education quality, child protection, and resilience some of Sri Lanka’s main development issues, particularly in marginalised communities. Street Child is currently seeking to expand and advance a series of projects in Sri Lanka which work with the most marginalised so that every child’s rights are realised and the barriers to education, protection, and development are removed. This placement is a unique opportunity to make a critical contribution to an organisation that is setting up and scaling its efforts within various communities Sri Lanka.


Street Child offers placements for 8 to 12 weeks, supporting work in our country office in Batticaloa as well as in the field where we collaborate with local partner organisations. Working alongside the local  team, your key responsibilities will include but are not limited to –

●      Building relationships, liaising and working in collaboration with local partners and stakeholders

●      Mapping of alignment of local and international donor opportunities and programmatic priorities

●      Writing bids to donor organisations in coordination with a team of researchers who will be collecting data in field and producing reports to support bid-writing

●      Exploring and setting up alternative sources of funding

●      Liaising with Street Child UK on funding opportunities and proposal development


●      Culturally responsive and respectful

●      A degree in a relevant field with a strong academic record

●      Some experience in working in proposal development or fundraising

●      Flexible, adaptable and able to thrive in a start-up environment

●      Ability to adapt and align with organisational objectives and ways of working

●      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

●      Professional and diligent in presentation and conduct

●      Independent and capable of proactive work plan management

●      Thoughtful, resourceful, reflective, and eager to learn

●      Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector


Successful applicants must be prepared to live and work in austere conditions, and to travel independently to urban, rural and remote project sites. The applicant must be able to manage his or her work plan and report regularly to the team on progress, and will be considered a valued member of the team.

A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant, for which support will be provided by Street Child UK staff. Flights and food are at the applicant’s own expense. Accommodation will be provided by Street Child at a fixed cost, and will require sharing rooms with another volunteer of any gender. A detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for interview.

Whilst this is initially a voluntary role, for applicants with relevant experience who have the ability to add strategic value, there is potential to attain a more permanent position with the organisation.


  • Housing Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


Please send your cover letter and CV to outlining your experience, interest in the placement and availability.