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Maldives Island Volunteer Project

1-12 Weeks from

18yrs+ individual - for families no
minimum age

  • Contribute to sea turtle conservation and rehabilitation
  • Work as a student vet one to one with the wildlife vet
  • Gain medical experience working in a local hospital
  • Participate in snorkelling and diving excursions to nearby islands in free time
  • Exceptional family sea turtle volunteering opportunities available

Project Costs

Fish swimming in coral in Maldives

The cost for a 2-week placement is £1595 and 3 weeks is £2170 for the marine conservation project.  For 4 weeks upwards, both the medical & marine programme costs are the same; 4 weeks is £2780 and 6 weeks is £3965. To request prices for longer durations, please email info@workingabroad.com

The above costs include all accommodation and three meals each day, airport pickup and drop off, domestic flights to and from Malé – Naifaru,  1 excursion per week to nearby islands for picnics and snorkelling, access to a 24/7 support hotline, organisation of a visa on your behalf if required, placement and support from our partner organisation in the Maldives and WorkingAbroad Projects, as well as certificate of completion. What is not included is your international travel to and from the Maldives, personal expenses, visa costs, and your own health and travel insurance.

Volunteers can also participate in a range of pre-arranged activities during their time off, including swimming and snorkelling, fishing, island exploration and surfing and diving trips. These activities have an additional cost.

Coral Reef Restoration diving and PADI diving courses as an Add on activity are available as part of the Marine Conservation programme. Please enquire for more details.

Payment Terms

To secure your volunteer placement in the Maldives, please complete and submit the online application form with your application payment of £195. If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, you will be required to pay the final balance 2 months before arrival. Once we have confirmed your place, you will receive an information package on the programme, details on your specific project/position, information on the island, suggested items to bring, how to travel there etc.

Volunteer with sea turtles in the MaldivesProject Dates

Please note that some projects have limited availability during local public and religious holidays and other events, and during certain periods due to the weather. Please see the further information pages in the ‘Project Details’ tab for availability for each specific project.

The dates below are listed just as a guide. You can join this project for 2 weeks or longer all year round (the medical programme requires 4 wks minimum), starting any day of the week. The weekends in the Maldives are Friday and Saturday, making Sunday the first working day of the week.   We would recommend that you book your flight to fly into Malé to arrive in the morning, so that you can catch a same day domestic flight to Naifaru and for your departure, that you book a flight to fly out in the evening. Friday are usually your day off where you are introduced to the island and where you will have an arrival briefing and most Saturdays, you will have an excursion to a nearby uninhabited island although the day can change.

June 15th 2023 June 29th 2023
June 29th 2023 July 13th 2023
July 13th 2023 July 27th 2023
July 27th 2023 August 10th 2023
August 10th 2023 August 24th 2023
August 24th 2023 September 7th 2023
September 7th 2023 September 21st 2023
September 21st 2023 October 5th 2023
October 5th 2023 October 19th 2023
October 19th 2023 November 2nd 2023
November 2nd 2023 November 16th 2023
November 16th 2023 November 30th 2023
November 30th 2023 December 14th 2023
December 14th 2023 December 28th 2023
December 28th 2023 January 11th 2024
January 11th 2024 January 25th 2024
January 25th 2024 February 8th 2024
February 8th 2024 February 22nd 2024
February 22nd 2024 March 7th 2024
Maldives Island Volunteer Project

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