Maldives Island Project

Volunteers are needed to join various projects within the beautiful tropical island of Naifaru, the capital of the Lhaviyani Atoll,  in the Maldives. These projects are aimed at conserving the natural environment of the island and promoting social upliftment and cultural exchange. Volunteer projects include Teaching, Sports Coaching, Marine Conservation, Community Outreach and Medical programmes.

The project is based on Naifaru, an Island in the Northern part of the Maldives. With a population of just over 5,000, Naifaru is the fifth most populated island in the Maldives. Naifaru is a bustling little community, but is not without problems, and this programme aims to bring together various community and environmental projects from all over the Island, to improve life for the local inhabitants. The Maldives has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year round and a great deal of sunshine.

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What to Expect?

Volunteers should be aged 18+, physically fit, speak English, and have a strong motivation to volunteer and experience a new culture. Volunteers do not need any specific qualifications, however a background and interest in areas relevant to the projects e.g. medical, teaching is beneficial. Volunteers should be self motivated, adaptable and flexible and willing to live and work in a tropical environment.

Accommodation will be provided for all volunteers and varies depending on the chosen project. Volunteers will stay in either a shared volunteer house, a local guesthouse or an apartment. Accommodation on the island is simple and clean, with modern comforts such as ceiling fans, separate bathrooms, a big-screen TV with an abundance of international channels, DVD player, Wi-fi Internet access, a kitchen and common area. The standard room is a three-person shared room with its own bathroom.

  • Program ID: # 1796
  • duration:
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
  • location:
    Naifaru Island Naifaru
    0° 35' 45.5928" S, 73° 14' 15.396" E
  • Fitness level:
    Light Impact
    Moderately Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    Male (MLE)
  • Costs From:
    $1000 to $1500
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Community Development Projects
    Environmental & Wildlife Programs
    Teach Overseas
    Women's & Youth Programs
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