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Maldives Island Volunteer Project

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Maldives - Asia & M East
Town/City Naifaru
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 19/02/2016
Company Name WorkingAbroad Projects
Contact Name Aaron Jangaard
Telephone 01273 479 047
Email volunteer@workingabroad.com
Website Further Details / Applications
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Volunteers are needed to join various projects within the beautiful tropical island of Naifaru, the capital of the Lhaviyani Atoll, in the Maldives. These projects are aimed at conserving the natural environment of the island and promoting social upliftment and cultural exchange.  Projects include:  Teaching,  Sports Coaching, Marine conservation, Community Development and Medical programmes.

You can join for 2 weeks up to 12 weeks all year round and we have places all throughout 2013 and 2014 available.

Individuals, groups and students all welcome.

The Project

The 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 from all over the Island, to improve life for the local inhabitants. The Maldives has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year round and a great deal of sunshine. The weather is determined largely by the monsoon seasons.

We are offering 5 different types of programmes:

- Sports Programmes
- Teaching Programmes
- Marine Conservation Programmes
- Community Development Programmes
- Medical Programmes

Sports Programmes:

Volunteer on sports coaching programmes. Work alongside the local community, other volunteers and local staff. Help both children and adults to improve their fitness, community involvement and self esteem. Volunteers are needed for the following positions; General Sports instructors (where you will be involved in coaching a range of sports), Volleyball instructors, Football Instructors, Group Fitness/Zumba Instructors, Athletics Instructors and Swimming Instructors.

For Further information on the sports coaching programmes, please click here.

Community Programmes:

Volunteer on community development programmes. Contribute to the improvement of the local environment. Work alongside local communities to develop new events and projects. Help troubled youth, and assist local NGOs to raise valuable funding. Volunteers are needed for the following projects; Botany and Gardening, Youth Counsellors, Community Organisers, Eco-Waste Managers.

For Further information on the community development programmes, please click here.

Marine Conservation Programmes:

Volunteer on Marine conservation projects. Help to protect and rehabilitate endangered sea turtle populations and conserve and repair local coral reefs. Volunteers are needed for Sea Turtle Conservation projects.

For Further information on the Marine Conservation programmes, please click here.

Teaching Programmes:

Volunteer to teach children and young people. Help local inhabitants to learn new skills and improve their job prospects, and share your knowledge and skills. Volunteers are needed for the following positions; Art Teachers, Music teachers, Computer instructors, Teaching Assistants and Pre-school teachers.

For Further information on the teaching programmes, please click here.

Medical Programmes:

Volunteer on medical projects. Work in a local hospital alongside expert staff, treating patients and contributing to healthcare provision 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 both Medical Placements, Midwife Positions and Nursing Placements.

For Further information on the medical programmes, please click here.


Additional details

For more information regarding this opportunity, please visit the main project page here, or contact Aaron here. The application form can be found here, though it is advised that applicants express interest before applying, in order to discuss personal situations.

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