Volunteer Mauritius

 

Volunteer Mauritius


Mauritius, with its population of some 1.266 million (2019), is located off the southeast coast of Madagascar within the Indian Ocean and in many respects is a paradise. Its has a buoyant tourist industry and rapidly developing financial and industrial sectors. However these rapid changes have put strains on the traditional way of island life with the UN recently reporting "Pockets of poverty remain, and child abuse and violence against women, sexual exploitation, increasing drug and alcohol dependency among young people and the exclusion of children with disabilities all are cause of concern." Nevertheless Mauritius in 66th place out of 189 countries and territories in 2019 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country placing it firmly in the top half of the global scale and, unless you know where to look, you may never seen the problems.


Most volunteer work in Mauritius focuses on conservation and preservation projects with organisations becoming increasingly concerns at man's impact on the environment. (Remember Mauritius was the only home of the Dodo; a bird which became extinct within 80 years of man's arrival.) Other volunteer work opportunities are available working with some of the island's orphaned children and helping disadvantaged families access education and health care provision.


Please note that many volunteer opportunities in Mauritius have been put on hold because of travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefuly they will be back up and running soon. In the meantime, if you run or know of a volunteer work project in Mauritius let us know by contacting here. We look forward to hearing from you!




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Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

Volunteer Work Mauritius: Mauritian Wildlife Foundation


The MWF is concerned with the conservation of the endangered plants and animals of Mauritius.

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SOS Children's Villages

Volunteer Work Mauritius: SOS Children's Villages Mauritius


Limited volunteer opportunities for the right people working within SOS Children's Villages Mauritius.

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Reef Conservation

Volunteer Work Mauritius: Reef Conservation


Make a genuine contribution to Reef Conservation's work and marine conservation in Mauritius.

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Alumno Astralis

Volunteer Work Mauritius: Alumno Astralis


Short and medium term volunteering with dolphins, tortoises or coral reef conservation work.

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Protection of Animals Welfare Society

Volunteer Work Mauritius: Protection of Animals Welfare Society


Volunteer with PAWS, the Protection of Animals Welfare Society, & improve animal welfare in Mauritius.

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Learning Enterprises

Volunteer Work Mauritius: Learning Enterprises


Volunteer work teaching English in one of four rural villages on the west coast of this beautiful island!

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Natucate

Volunteer Work Mauritius: Natucate


Daily activities revolve around marine, bird, tortoise and fruit bat conservation, including monitoring, data collection and storage, cleaning and maintenance work as well as community work and environmental education.

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YUVA

Volunteer Work Mauritius: YUVA


This is a wonderful opportunity to share your cultural background and knowledge with YUVA’s beneficiaries in Mauritius.

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Mauritius Profile

Mauritius Profile


Find out more about Mauritius its people and what daily life is like there in our Mauritius profile pages.

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