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Swimming Instructor in the Maldives!

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Atoll Volunteers

Posted on: July 6, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

Are you an experienced swimmer with a passion for teaching and does working with youth and children in a local community on a remote tropical island sound appealing?

If so, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to gain a truly extraordinary experience working with our local island community in helping to improve the swimming skills of our islands women and children.

Programme outline: The aim of this programme is to improve women and children's swimming skills and general safety awareness connected with ocean swimming through regular swimming lessons aided by Atoll Volunteers. As our volunteer swimming instructor you will also help with coaching lessons. By joining this programme you will work closely with several organisations in the community as well as teachers, school administration staff, parents and Atoll Volunteers staff as well as other volunteers.

As our swimming instructor your tasks will range from planning and implementing swimming lessons with the local school and the parents to developing coaching plans for promising swimmers.

Program history: We have previously had great success with this programme which has helped equip many of the island's young with a better skillset as well as a greater understanding of how to act in and around the sea. For instance, previous projects have successfully helped establish designated outdoor swimming areas for teaching swimming lessons, which was something that was lacking in the past. Before the programme started there were no curricular swimming lessons and no facilities for teaching. Our community has benefitted greatly from this programme and we hope that you will help us to continue the great work we're doing!

What do we require from you?

As our swimming instructor volunteer all we ask is that; - You are enthusiastic about swimming lessons and/or sea safety awareness building. - You have an open mind towards working with people from different cultures. - You can be flexible and that you are willing to help our other volunteers with other projects when your other duties are done. - You are willing to commit yourself to helping our community!

What's in it for you? Join our team and you will gain an opportunity to develop your teaching skills, gain experience in planning and coordinating curricula, not to mention the chance to work in and around the beautiful waters of the Maldives!

As a swimming instructor for Atoll Volunteers you will be guaranteed an experience of a lifetime whilst at the same time being able to give something to our community that will make a lasting difference.

Apart from the programme-related skills you gain, you will also get to participate in our social activities, which include snorkeling, visiting remote uninhabited islands, BBQ's on the beach and much, much more!

Join our team of intercultural, friendly and 100 % committed volunteers and we guarantee you that you will never forget nor be forgotten by the friends you made in Naifaru, Maldives!

Program fees

3 weeks - $1,200.00 4 weeks - $1,600.00 6 weeks - $2,300.00 8 weeks - $2,950.00 10 weeks - $3,550.00 12 weeks - $4,200.00

  • All fees are shown in USD and are exclusive of the administration fee of $200.00.

How to apply

To inquire about this opportunity, please contact:

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NRC Naifaru, Naifaru, Maale, Maldives

Time Commitment

Less than 3 months
Time commitment
A lot (10+ hours/week)
Times of day
Days of week
Flexible schedule