For many, the Maldives is a dream holiday destination, with pristine white beaches, blue skies and all inclusive luxury. However, the real Maldives is still very much a developing country. We lack resources, infrastructure and opportunities, particularly for our youth. But what we lack in opportunities, we make up for with our community spirit. Our community is vibrant and warm, and we care for each other as one big family, and we will welcome you with open arms into our lives.
By contributing to our community development programme, volunteers have the unique opportunity to use your unique set of skills and expertise to make a difference to a community that will truly benefit from your time and effort. This program will give you free reign to create new ideas and design new projects.
Fully integrate yourself with the community and work with both local & international volunteers. Make a real difference to the lives of our people using your international skills and experience. It’s not all work and no play, weekly excursions snorkelling, visiting uninhabited islands, camping, BBQs etc. offer some much-needed rest time.
Pre-arrival: – 24/7 support from our volunteer coordinator – Pre-arrival information about your programme, organization and environment – VISA application on your behalf so it is ready for you on arrival (Only needed if you are staying for more than 30 days.) – We book local accommodation and organize airport pickup
During: – In-country transportation between Male and Naifaru either via ferry or speedboat – Accommodation on Naifaru – 3 meals a day – 1 excursion/week – 24/7 support from our volunteer coordinator
Post-departure: – In-country transportation from Naifaru to Male either via ferry or speedboat – Certificate of competency – Lifetime of memories – Discount of 20% if you decide to come again
What’s Not Included
• Flights • Travel insurance • $200 administration fee • $30 international bank transfer fee • Boat from the airport to the mainland in Male ($1) • Taxi to the speedboat to Naifaru (approx. $4) • Accommodation in Male (approx. $55-65 per night)
Volunteers will have a lot of free reign to develop new ideas and propose projects for improving our community. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work closely with other international volunteers and local Naifaru Juvenile volunteers We offer a range of different placements, but also welcome any ideas you may have. Placements include: eco-waste management, youth counselling, botany and gardening, construction, grant writer and community organiser.
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