A trip to the Maldives is usually synonymous with resorts and relaxation and evokes pleasant sensations of a distant paradise of white sand, turquoise waters and untouched coral reefs. But one can discover these islands not only as a tourist but also as a volunteer, through volunteer projects promoted by the local NGOs. This will allow you to stay away from mass tourism and perhaps, by living close to a fishing village, it will be surprising to come into contact with locals’ everyday life and discover their traditions.
Volunteer opportunities in the Maldives mostly take place at a slow pace and alternate moments of commitment, hard work and effort with sensational excursions and snorkelling trips: the coral reef here is incredible, rich in colourful corals and shoals of many varieties of fish. Volunteering in the Maldives can be a wonderful and rewarding discovery!
How to use this page.
To make the most of this page, start by selecting the announcement that catches your interest. It’s crucial to check the date of publication, as some opportunities in the Maldives may have already expired. If the announcement is still valid, scroll down to the end of the volunteer project description to find the ‘contact details’ section. You’ll find various free ways to connect with the hosts, such as their website, email, phone numbers, and application form. Use these resources to send a message to the host/organization and wait patiently for their reply.
Volunteering opportunities in the Maldives… for independent travellers!
Some of these opportunities are free (you receivefree food and accommodation in exchange for voluntary work). Others require a daily/monthly contribution fee for food and accommodation. Remember that many areas in South Asia are still developing and volunteering can’t always be a ‘free’ thing.
Our website, Voluntouring, is not a touristic agency and is not taking any agency intermediation fees from the organizations listed below. For this reason, all of your money will go directly to support the NGOs and your stay in the Maldives. This is also why you will find that the fees for the volunteering experiences, when/if requested, are generally much lower than usual.
Volunteering opportunities in the Maldives 🇲🇻
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