Program Name: Community Development - Volunteer Abroad in the Maldives
Organization: Volunteer Maldives
About Volunteer Maldives: We offer a wide variety of projects which almost anybody can participate in! No matter whether you are skilled or unskilled, young or old, have experience or no experience at all – We will find the perfect project right for you! The best thing is, no matter what project you choose – you will always be just a few steps away from the ocean! Visit uninhabited islands and white powdery beaches in your spare time, help the communities in need and make a difference.
Each volunteer has an opportunity to become a part of Maldives community. The local people of Maldives are very welcoming and will make you feel like at home. If you want to take a family member, or a friend to volunteer abroad with you – you are more than welcome to do so!
Highlights: Volunteers are needed to help build, paint, renovate and improve existing buildings and structures. Volunteers also work on buildings parks and creating playgrounds for the children. There are a variety of projects that volunteers can get involved in on small farms. Encouraging the growth of fresh produce, preserving it, land use, waste management and efficient use of resources are among such projects. You can also teach English to the locals, both written and conversational or simply taking the activity you love most (i.e. your hobby) and teaching it to the locals. If you have anything to share, we are waiting for you here!
Requirements and Qualifications: Volunteers passion, want to help, and excitement!
Experience: None if doing a non qualified placement
Languages: Good level of English. We also have placements for volunteers with other language skills such as French, Spanish, German and Italian - teaching the youth’s basic conversational skills in either one of these languages
Age: 18 (Contact us if you are under 18 to learn about our special Teen programs)
Cost: contact us
- Volunteer pre departure support
- Volunteer Abroad placement
- Volunteer Maldives in-country support and assistance
- Housing and meals
- Transport to/from the island to Male international airport
- Volunteer Maldives T-shirt
- Local sim card with small credit to get you started
Cost not included:
- In-country personal expenses
- Travel insurance (whilst not included it is compulsory for all volunteers to have prior to travelling)
Living Specifications: accommodation could be home stay with a local family, shared room with another volunteer in a volunteer house, or shared room in local guest house
Other Volunteer Maldives programs:
Medical Volunteer Abroad
Sports and Youth Development
Teach Abroad Project