Fundraising & Community Building Supporter

founded in 2014
Sun sHADe Volunteers Maldives
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Coordinator | Imad
Coordinator | Imad
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Improve community knowledge on important matters
Work with locals to ensure all programs will benefit the community long term
Spend time with locals and gain exciting knowledge and memories
Gain a unique opportunity to aid our community in developmental projects
Enhance the overall attitude of the community and increase the quality of life of locals
Work with locals to ensure all programs run by the organisation benefit the local community. Spend time with locals and gain exciting knowledge and memories! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Fundraising and community building are noble tasks. If you are passionate about writing, this is a chance for you to prove yourself. This volunteering opportunity will let you gain knowledge and experience in writing proposals.

Your main tasks will be to write proposals to different agencies like UNDP, World Bank and UNODC. It will emphasize on getting foreign aid from foreign countries. This activity will help strengthen the education and various other sectors of our community. You will be able to work closely with different administrative members, youth, children and teachers. We provide a wide range of projects for the development of our community and our main goal is to make our community stronger. Through awareness and education we can accomplish our goals. This will help you gain knowledge about our future goals and our needs.

Grant and fundraising proposals have been crucial to receive funds from international donors. This has helped us conduct projects for our community. We have used the funds to raise our standards and make the community a better place to live in.

Volunteer Role and Responsibilities

  Coordinate programs in the organization

  Write proposals for a variety of different programs

Meet with local stakeholders to address pressing matters

Carry out presentations at local stakeholders such as schools and health care centers to target a variety of community members

Typical day

Volunteers with the role of grant writer will follow a similar itinerary to the one below

Saturday – arrival in Male international airport

Sunday – Orientation and island tour covering topics such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behavior and food.

Monday-Sunday – Volunteer work: Writing proposals and carrying out meetings and presentations to support the community. 

Breakfast – 7:30-9:00am

Lunch – 12:30pm (Saturday-Thursday) 1:30pm (Friday)

Working hours on placement – approx. 6 hours a day.

Dinner – 7:30pm 

Free-time activities

We organize one excursion per week, normally on a Saturday but the day may vary depending on weather/availability. These can include snorkelling trips, night fishing trips, BBQs and visits to uninhabited islands.

During your free time on the island, we encourage volunteers to get in the sea as much as possible and take photos of the marine life and islands. We have a wonderful little community here and there is some fantastic sights and scenery to take in as you walk around our island.

During weekend, volunteers get chance to visit uninhabited islands, snorkeling and other excursions depending on time availability. There are many uninhabited islands, beautiful beaches around in Huvadhoo Atoll


Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Education Requirements
in relevant field at At least Second year of University/Diploma in any relevant field level
Required Documents
CV, Educational Certificates, Passport Copy and visa applicant information form
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Having experience in fundraising programmes is preferred
Highly proficient in spoken and written English
Writing skills as well as persuasive skills
Passionate and open-minded personality
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Sun sHADe Volunteers Maldives

Pre Arrival

24 hour support from our volunteer coordinator

Pre-arrival information about your program, organization and environment

We organize airport transfers when you land in Male


In-country transportation from local airport to the island via speedboat

Accommodation on Hoandedhdhoo

3 meals a day

1 excursion/week

24/7 support from our volunteer coordinator


In-country transportation from the island to the local airport via speedboat

Certificate of competency

Lifetime of memories

Airport Pickup at Male International Airport

Airport transfers are included in the cost of the program. At Male international airport you will either be taken to the domestic flight terminal or if necessary, to stay overnight in Male, taxi fare to and from the hotel will be paid for. However, if you require an overnight stay in Male you must stay on your own in a hotel which we can help arrange upon request, but you will be charged extra for your stay. You will be taken by speedboat from the local airport to the island and from the island to the airport on departure. 


Campus accommodation based on rooms of three to six-person occupancy. Volunteers need to share a room (same sex only) and the rooms are air conditioned and big enough to accommodate three or six volunteers if necessary. All rooms have a shared en suite with hot water available, and rooms are cleaned.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages
Breakfast will be provided every day in a local café. Lunch and dinner will also be provided at the local café as per itinerary and menu agreed. If individual meals sum greater than USD 7, then you will be required to pay the extra amount

When visiting Maldives, it is best to stick with bottled water as this is safer and when in doubt, always ask. As the islands are an Islamic nation, the population does not drink alcohol, however, it is available in most resorts. Locals instead prefer to fresh juice, tea, coffee
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Male International Airport (MLE) in Male. We assist you to find cheap flights to Maldives.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Maldives provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Maldives you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Maldives.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Through out of the year

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
12 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
12 weeks (min. stay)
13 weeks
14 weeks
15 weeks
19 weeks
27 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$250 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Sun sHADe Volunteers Maldives will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Sun sHADe Volunteers Maldives during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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