Play School Teacher

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founded in 2014
Sun sHADe Volunteers Maldives
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Coordinator | Imad
Coordinator | Imad
Teachers are welcome in our community to spread knowledge and become a beacon of light for our children This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

This teaching program takes place on the beautiful island of Hoadedhoo in Gaaf Dhaal Atoll or South Huvadhooo Atoll of Maldives. The school is located in one of the rural islands of the country which lacks government support for play school. Our school administration, teachers and parents work together as a team to educate our young children. We are always in need of qualified teachers. We want to make sure that our young generation (3-4 years) receives the quality education they deserve. 

Join one of the nonprofit schools that is trying to improve the future of children by providing a foundation for learning especially English, so that students can take the first step in continuing their education and potentially earning enough to support their families. The approach to education at this project is not all chalkboards and red marks; the curriculum is built upon fun and positive interactions that naturally encourage active language learning.  The school holds over a small number of students aged between 3-4 years old.


Upon arrival to project site, you will be taken to a hostel and next day morning after your breakfast local café, you will go on a guided tour around the island, where you will see the island and be introduced to the culture. You will have an orientation and project briefing during your first evening on the island.


Volunteer Work and Contribution

You will discover how to lead and control a classroom as you teach various levels of English. The support team will be with you every step of the way and you will be given plenty of time and support to prepare for your classes and make them your own.  There is no need to feel daunted by all those beaming faces as they are eager to learn from you.  Teachers are well - respected and admired, so expect the kids, their parents and locals to go out of their way to ensure that you are happy and enjoying your stay. 


Your main tasks at the project will be to establish a basic level of English amongst the children, create a fun atmosphere for learning and work with the community to support their efforts in re-development and sustainability. 


Tasks may include:

  • Preparing classes and activities
  • Creating extra-curricular activities and workshops such as drama lessons or football games
  • Assisting the local teachers in their community duties
  • Micro-development projects throughout the school and its grounds

  • Passion for working with children
  • Creativity
  • Friendly personality
  • Experience in teaching kids
  • Creativity
  • Playful personality
  • Open-mindedness
Your gain, our goal

We will guarantee you a lifetime experience of interning and you will be able to gain knowledge and have fun at the same time. You will gain a unique opportunity to aid our community in developmental projects. Your expertise and skill will enhance the community and the working environment. Excitement and experience, all in one place!

By helping in building our community you will become part of our family. You will receive our warmest gratitude and gain experience of the lifetime.

Typical day

All teaching material will be provided by our staff and the administration will cooperate in every manner. Through interactive lessons, you can educate these children with different topics related to the real world. This will be a mind building activity and it will help them grow faster and stronger. Also you will assist teachers in the classroom and help them to create lesson plans. This placement is ideal for those who either plan to become teachers in later life and want to experience something different first or who simply want to make an impact on the lives of children.

Free-time activities

You will enjoy the ultimate island fun!

We will make sure that full care and support is given to you by our members. Volunteers have chance to visit uninhabited islands, enjoy night fishing, BBQ and snorkeling

Don’t miss out the experience of your lifetime.

You will never regret it!

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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)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Education, Teaching, Science and any other social science or art field at At least Diploma or High school diploma level
Required Documents
CV and Certificate and Passport copy
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Passion for working with children
Friendly personality
Experience in teaching kids
Playful personality
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 09:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Sun sHADe Volunteers Maldives
All meals, accommodations, domestic travel, volunteer activities & program development, local sim card, Wifi/internet, picnics on uninhabited islands, snorkeling trips, fishing trips, surfing, Group Leader and a local guide.
Airport Pickup at Male International Airport
Our official will receive you at Male International Airport and will take you to a hotel in Male' where you will be transited overnight. Next day local you will fly to the atoll where you volunteer. You will be received by our officials in the local airport too.

Hostel or Home-stay accommodations in a clean, modern home with a private en-suite. Based on double or triple occupancy. Rooms are big enough to accommodate three or four volunteers and have attached toilet/bathroom attached with the room. Most of the rooms are air-conditioned rooms.

Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages
Maldives is almost 99% sea, so it is not surprising that fish (mainly tuna) is the most important staple of the Maldivian diet. The cuisine found in the island nation is a mix of Arabic, Indian, Sri Lankan and Oriental influences. The ninety tourist resorts scattered throughout the islands host diverse international menus as well as traditional Maldivian dishes. Eating in Malé affords tourists the best opportunity to try real, local food and visitors should make sure to eat in the cafés, known locally as hotau.

Coconuts are a major part of many dishes in Maldives and can be served in grated form, as milk or as coconut oil which is used to deep fry foods. Favourite fish include skipjack tuna, little tunney, yellowfin tuna, frigate tuna, bigeye scad, wahoo and mahi-mahi.

Rice: While an essential part of a local meal, it is not grown here and must be imported.

Popular dishes include:

Garudhiya: a fish broth served with rice, lime, chili and onions.

Mas huni: shredded smoked fish with grated coconuts and onions. This is considered the most popular breakfast food in the country.

Fihunu mas: barbecued fish that has been basted with chili.

Hedhikaa is the local word for snacks in the islands and some of the favorites are:
• bajiya: pastry that is stuffed with fish, coconuts and onion.
• gulha: pastry balls that are stuffed with smoked fish.
• keemia: deep fried fish rolls.
• kulhi boakiba: a spicy fish cake.
• masroshi: mas huni that has been wrapped in roshi bread and is then baked.
• thelui mas: fried fish cooked with chili and garlic.

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 drink sai or tea. Raa is a traditional drink and is a toddy that has been tapped from palm trees. It is sometimes left to ferment.

Volunteers, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided at a local café. We will cater volunteers with special dietary requirements like vegetarians.
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

Our official will receive you at Male International Airport and will take you to a hotel in Male where you will be transited overnight. Next day local you will fly to the atoll where you volunteer. You will be received by our officials in the local airport too.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 30 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 2,600
6 weeks
$ 3,800
7 weeks
$ 4,400
11 weeks
$ 6,746
12 weeks
$ 7,600
19 weeks
$ 11,485
30 weeks (max. stay)
$ 18,100
Average fees
$ 627 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. 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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