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Maldives Island Volunteer Project

2-12 Weeks from

minimum age

  • Contribute to sea turtle conservation and rehabilitation
  • Explore the scenic beaches and marine biodiversity of the Maldives
  • Get involved with the local community on Naifaru island
  • Participate in snorkelling excursions to nearby islands during weekends

Project Costs

Fish swimming in coral in Maldives

The cost for a 2-week placement is £1095 for all environmental community development projects and £1305 for all marine conservation projects. For medical projects, a 3-week placement costs £1720.

Please note these are the minimum available durations for each project type, to request prices for longer durations, please email aaron@workingabroad.com

The above costs include all accommodation and three meals each day, airport pickup and drop off and boat transfers to and from Malé to Naifaru, weekly excursions to nearby islands for picnics and snorkeling (1 per week each Saturday), access to a 24/7 support hotline, organisation of a visa on your behalf if required (If you are coming as a medical volunteer or coming for over 30 days you will need to provide colour scans of certain documents to us upon confirmation of your booking), placement and support from our partner organisation in the Maldives and WorkingAbroad Projects. What is not included is your flights and travel to and from the Maldives, hotel stays in Male if required (approx $50 per night), personal expenses, police check (if required) 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 snorkeling, fishing, island exploration and surfing and diving trips. These activities may have an additional cost.

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.

Project Dates

Sea turtle at rehabilitation centre in MaldivesPlease 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, starting on any Thursday. The weekends in the Maldives are Friday and Saturday, making Sunday the first working day of the week. There is boat transportation from the Capital (Malé) to Naifaru island on Thursdays around 9 AM. So we recommend that all volunteers fly into Malé on Wednesday beforehand, spend a night in a hotel (where we can arrange a discount booking for volunteers) and then travel to Naifaru on Thursday morning. Friday will be a day off where you are introduced to the island and where you will have an arrival briefing and on Saturday, you will have an excursion to a nearby uninhabited island and your first working day will be Sunday.

Start End Availability
May 7th 2020 May 21st 2020
May 14th 2020 May 28th 2020
May 28th 2020 June 11th 2020
June 11th 2020 June 25th 2020
June 25th 2020 July 9th 2020
July 9th 2020 July 23rd 2020
July 23rd 2020 August 6th 2020
August 6th 2020 August 20th 2020
August 20th 2020 September 3rd 2020
September 3rd 2020 September 17th 2020
September 17th 2020 October 1st 2020
October 1st 2020 October 15th 2020
October 15th 2020 October 29th 2020
October 29th 2020 November 12th 2020
November 12th 2020 November 26th 2020
November 26th 2020 December 10th 2020
December 10th 2020 December 24th 2020
December 24th 2020 January 7th 2021
January 7th 2021 January 21st 2021
January 21st 2021 February 4th 2021
February 4th 2021 February 18th 2021
February 18th 2021 March 4th 2021
March 4th 2021 March 18th 2021
March 18th 2021 April 1st 2021
April 1st 2021 April 15th 2021
April 15th 2021 April 29th 2021
April 29th 2021 May 13th 2021
May 13th 2021 May 27th 2021
May 27th 2021 June 10th 2021
June 10th 2021 June 24th 2021
June 24th 2021 July 8th 2021
July 8th 2021 July 22nd 2021
July 22nd 2021 August 5th 2021
August 5th 2021 August 19th 2021
August 12th 2021 August 26th 2021
Maldives Island Volunteer Project

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