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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

About the Maldives Volunteer Project

Sea turtle on the beach in MaldivesThe 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

Medical volunteer in the MaldivesWork 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

Maldives Island Volunteer Project

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