Volunteer in the Maldives


Dates: Year Round Opportunities

Prices: Starting at $1600 USD for a 3 week adventure

Customized Durations Available throughout the Year

Travel beyond the 5 star resorts to the breath-taking remote islands of the Maldives and experience authentic local island life at its best while supporting community development projects. Because of the remote location of the islands there is a lack of human resources to move forward with a variety of community initiatives. You will have an opportunity to assist local NGOs with enabling the local people to work effectively in promoting and advancing the interests of the rural communities to attain basic needs and to create a solid foundation for sustainable development. Your participation in this unique opportunity will assist with poverty alleviation in the community by promoting equity and equality.

There are volunteer opportunities in a variety of different sectors from education, environmental conservation, healthcare, climate change prevention & awareness, grant writing, and various research opportunities. Travel Roots will work with you to coordinate a volunteer program that is suited to your interests and fills a need in the community.

During your stay you will have plenty of time to enjoy the island life and on the weekends you will have time to snorkel or SCUBA dive, try surfing and wake boarding, have private island picnics, go fishing, and relax on the pristine beaches.


  • Enjoy the laid back culture on the island
  • Assist with a variety of community development projects related to education, healthcare, environmental conservation, sustainable tourism, climate change research, marine conservation and more!
  • Travel to uninhabited islands for a picnics and snorkel excursions
  • Opportunities for SCUBA diving, surfing & wake boarding
  • Relax on the pristine beaches

What’s included:

All meals, accommodations, domestic travel, volunteer activities & program development, local sim card, picnics to an uninhabited islands, snorkelling trips, fishing trips, surfing, wake boarding, Travel Roots Group Leader and a local guide.

A sample 3 week itinerary may include:

You will be working from Sunday to Thursday, with Friday and Saturday being your weekend.

Sunday to Thursday volunteer from 9:30am – 2:00pm.

Week 1 :
Sunday – Volunteering and Dhivehi language lesson
Monday – Volunteering and Fishing trip
Tuesday – Volunteering and afternoon snorkeling
Wednesday – Participate in local sports activities
Thursday – Volunteering and Night fishing
Friday – Picnic on an uninhabited island & snorkelling tour
Saturday – Surfing and/or wakeboarding

Week 2:
Sunday to Thursday volunteer from 9:30am – 2:00pm.
Sunday – Island hopping tour to surrounding local communities to meet and learn about other volunteer programs
Monday – Cooking lesson
Tuesday – Afternoon snorkelling
Wednesday – Free Day – Participate in local sports activities
Thursday – International Group Dinner – The volunteers will cook dinner for the local volunteer team
Friday to Saturday – Overnight trip to an uninhabited island

Week 3:
Sunday to Thursday volunteer from 9:30am – 2:00pm.
Activities:Volunteer in Maldives
Sunday – Snorkelling and/or Scuba Diving
Monday – Group BBQ feast
Tuesday – Surfing and/or wakeboarding
Wednesday – Free Day – Participate in local sports activities
Thursday – Dinner at a Luxury Resort
Friday & Saturday will be left open to enjoy a final group activity based on the interests of the group.

Homestay accommodations in a clean, modern home with a private ensuite. Based on double occupancy.

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