Volunteering Mauritius! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Mauritius. Culturally rich and scenically unsurpassed, the island nation of Mauritius is the ideal setting for an exotic volunteer experience.
With its tropical landscape and pristine waters, Mauritius seems designed for holiday seekers but there are lots of rewarding and meaningful ways to experience this island too like volunteering to help wildlife and conservation.
Mauritius is located about 2000 kilometers from the east coast of Africa and 6000 kilometers to the west of the Australian city of Perth, Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean. Everyone will fall in love with Mauritius and the way it embodies paradise on earth. There are a limited number of volunteers opportunities all over the country and by applying you will get to:
- Make new friends
- See and help exotic animals
- Experience a luxury destination
- Once you see the beaches you won’t want to leave
- Escape the tourist resorts and do something rewarding
- This is one of the most spectacular places to volunteer in Africa
MAURITIUS FAST FACTS
Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent, east of Madagascar. It includes the main island (also called Mauritius), as well as Rodrigues, Agaléga and St. Brandon. The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues, along with nearby Réunion (a French overseas department), are part of the Mascarene Islands.
The capital and largest city, Port Louis, is located in Mauritius, where most of the population is concentrated. The country spans 2,040 square kilometers (790 sq mi) and has an exclusive economic zone covering 2.3 million square kilometers. Owing to its geographic location and centuries of colonialism, the people of Mauritius are highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language and faith.
It is the only country in Africa where Hinduism is the most practiced religion. The island’s government is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system and Mauritius is highly ranked for economic and political freedom along with being the only African country with full democracy.
Mauritius is also the continent’s only country with “very high” Human Development Index. According to the World Bank, the country is classified as a high-income economy. Mauritius is also ranked as the most competitive, and one of the most developed economies in the African region.
The country is a welfare state. The government provides free universal healthcare, free education up through the tertiary level and free public transportation for students, senior citizens, and the disabled. In 2019, Mauritius was ranked the most peaceful African country by the Global Peace Index.
VOLUNTEERING MAURITIUS OPPORTUNITIES
Go Volunteer Africa offers lots of rewarding and meaningful ways to experience the spectacular island of Mauritius. As a volunteer in Mauritius, you can apply to help wildlife, conservation and social development projects working directly with people.
Mauritius volunteer placements can be joined throughout the year and you can apply today or reserve your future placement through our website. If you are looking to combine experiences, you might also want to volunteer in Madagascar or Seychelles– these are other exotic destinations in Africa.
Volunteering Mauritius – Community Development: Go Volunteer Africa offers a number of community development projects in Mauritius where you can help as a classroom teaching assistant in a local school. Volunteers can also assist with youth empowerment programs at the island. Tasks can include teaching English and IT skills to the island’s children and youth.
Volunteering Mauritius – Medical Care Project: As a volunteer in Mauritius, you will be working alongside the doctors and nurses in departments including General Medicine, Oncology, Cardio, ICU, Radiology, Surgery, Physiotherapy and Neurology.
Volunteering Mauritius – Conservation: Go Volunteer Africa’s conservation projects in Mauritius include helping with beach clean ups, renovating buildings and educating local people and tourists. If you are looking to experience nature at its best then take the time to spend time exploring and helping in the Mauritius’ Black River Gorges National Park. This protected reserve accounts for approximately 2% of the island and volunteer trips through the winding jungle roads will bring such rewards as the Alexandra Waterfall at Chamarel and the amazing Seven Coloured Earths sand dunes.
Volunteering Mauritius – Protect Dolphins & Marine Wildlife: As a volunteer in Mauritius, you can join efforts to protect the island’s dolphin and whale populations. On marine research projects you can work as a marine biology research assistant where you will be involved in data collection as well as monitoring the behavior and population of dolphins, whales and turtles. This role also includes educating the public on conservation and marine mammals as well as helping to change future legislation to ensure cetacean sustainability. Full training will be provided over a two to eight-week involvement with the research project.
Volunteers will usually be based in the island’s capital of Port Louis and these roles would suit those with a responsible and positive nature. There are several other locations where you can join our volunteer programs in Mauritius and more rural villages.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Mauritius will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house which will be your base for volunteering and adventure This airport services numerous international carriers. Mauritius has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer trip orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Mauritius you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing and the adventures.
Any visitor wishing to enter Mauritius must obtain a visa prior to arrival, unless they are eligible for visa-free entry or eligible to obtain a visa on arrival. Under Mauritian law, all visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay (minimum of US$100 per day), confirmed hotel reservation and documents required for their next destination. Business visits may not exceed 120 days within one calendar year and a maximum stay of 180 days in total (tourism and business) is granted within one calendar year. Learn More.
You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return. Buy here Now
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME
Weekends are free for the volunteer to enjoy their time in Mauritius. In your free time you will have ample opportunity to relax at the beaches, watch the marine-life, read or sit around the beach socializing with the others and reflecting on the day’s activities. The island’s beaches are, of course, a major attraction for international visitors and the white sand Grand Baie beach is one of the most beautiful. Île aux Cerfs should not be missed if you get some free time as the beaches on this little island are the best in the world.
PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
Community, Teaching & Social ProjectsWeekly$600Per WeekInclusions & ExclusionsProject Orientation
3 Meals a Day
In-Country SupportApply NowMarine & Wildlife ConservationWeekly$900Per WeekInclusions & ExclusionsProject Orientation
3 Meals a day
In-Country SupportApply NowMedical & Healthcare ProjectWeekly$700Per WeekInclusions & ExclusionsProject Orientation
3 Meals a Day
In-Country SupportApply Now
Program Fee Excludes:
- Personal Expenses
- Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE
Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are planning to start the program in less than 3 months from now (start within 12 weeks from date of application), Fill Volunteer application form. If you are planning to start program more than 3 months from now (start within 13 weeks and above – up to 24 months) or if you are not very certain of the exact start dates- just reserve your placement by filling volunteer reservation form. or Simply Make an inquiry here