About the Maldives Volunteer Project
The volunteer 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, to improve life for the local inhabitants and wildlife.
We are offering 3 different types of programme:
- Marine Conservation Volunteering
- Environmental Community Volunteering
- Medical Volunteering
Environmental Community Volunteering Programmes
Contribute to the protection of the local environment. Work alongside local communities to develop new events and projects. Volunteers are needed for the following projects; Botany and Gardening, Beach Cleanup and Eco-Waste Management volunteers.
For further information on the community development programmes, please click here.
Marine Conservation Volunteering Programmes
Help to protect and rehabilitate endangered sea turtle populations, conserve and repair local coral reefs, conduct marine life surveys & support community awareness programmes. Volunteer with Sea Turtles and work on the projects that conserve these wonderful creatures.
For further information on the Marine Conservation programmes, please click here.
Medical Volunteering Programmes
Work in a local hospital alongside expert staff, treating patients and contributing to healthcare on the island. Improve and develop your own healthcare skills and experience. This project is ideal for those looking to pursue a career in medicine or healthcare. Volunteers are needed to join Medical Placements, Midwife Positions and Nursing Placements.
For further information on the medical programmes, please click here.
“For close to 20 years, we have worked with the local people here in the Maldives to promote community development and marine conservation. No other volunteer placement in the Maldives has such close involvement with the local community. We aim to show volunteers the beauty of this country and its incredible oceans, as well as the warmth and hospitality of the Maldivian people, and in return volunteers help us to protect the beautiful creatures found here.” – Quote from the Project Coordinator