Volunteer Work Mauritius

Mauritius, with its population of some 1,266 million (2021), is located off the southeast coast of Madagascar within the Indian Ocean. It's mountainous interior includes the Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife. In many respects Mauritius is a paradise with 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 63th place out of 191 countries and territories in 2021 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 were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic which led to the permanent closure of some volunteer opportunities and restrictions on others. Hopefully things are now beginning to return to normal. If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Mauritius let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Work Mauritius

Volunteer Mauritius

Volunteer Mauritius

Volunteer Mauritius

Volunteer Mauritius


Marine Research

Volunteer Work Mauritius: Mauritius Marine Research Project

Assist a research team monitor the impact of change on the island’s cetacean population.
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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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Volunteer Work Mauritius: Natucate

Daily volunteer activities revolve around marine, bird, tortoise and fruit bat conservation in Mauritius.
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Volunteer Work Mauritius

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