As new government directive over the last couple of couples, each island has to have a Youth Development program, which usually always includes the provision of sports! There is a very young Maldivian population now, and with many of the work available mainly on the tourist islands, there is a definite need to develop the youth and inspire them to take on new ideas and initiatives within their own home islands – particularly the ladies…. They still mainly take on more traditional roles within families, whilst the men of the family go to work on the resorts.

This can cause inevitable strain though, as many tourist island employees only get to take a months’ leave once a year. To develop and train new skills and encourage team building is a valuable part of learning, and the youngsters on the island are always very receptive to new ideas and programs that will enhance their development.

Some Volunteer placements will be within the schools, as PE teachers and have established programs to follow. Other placements will be working with NGO’s on the island, who will put ideas together – but volunteers will also need to be proactive and have a flexible approach – sometimes the islanders are too shy and don’t want to ask too much of their volunteers so you’ll need to be proactive!

Duration of project

TEACHING, TEACHING ASSISTANT, PRE-SCHOOL SPORT

4 Weeks

6 Weeks

8 Weeks

10 Weeks

12 Weeks

$ 1600

$ 2100

$ 2600

$ 3100

$ 3400

MEDICAL

4 Weeks

6 Weeks

8 Weeks

10 Weeks

12 Weeks

$ 1800

$ 2300

$ 2800

$ 3300

$ 3600

MARINE / CONSERVATION

4 Weeks

6 Weeks

8 Weeks

10 Weeks

12 Weeks

$ 1800

$ 2300

$ 2800

$ 3300

$ 3600

Testimonials

Jose’ Pedro

Country : Maldives
Summer 2012 we were delighted to welcome Pedro and Jose from Portugal! Avid footie fans and coaches, the pair brought great fun, expertise and humour to the small island community of Lhohi!

A month on the island gave the lads ample time to impart their skills on the local youth, and culminated in a great tournament at the end of their stay.

Jose and Pedro were a wonderful inspiration – Maldivian kids and adults alike a great football fans, but having such volunteers to teach some special tricks and skills is a real bonus for the children and keeps them actively involved in sports and fitness as a whole which can be a challenge on these small islands!

“As far as I am concerned this was a life changing experience. It has helped me grow and experience life through new perspectives; I still maintain contact with the people I met so that I won’t forget the ones who helped me to be a better person. As for the islanders, I can only hope it has helped them in a way I intended. At least came home with a sense of ‘job well done “ -Jose’ Pedro

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