Volunteer in Mauritius
Volunteering Program in Mauritius
Volunteer in Mauritius with GapXperience including a teaching or construction volunteer project, or a combination of both, in La Gualette, only 5 km from Le Morne, set in a beautiful location along a beautiful stretch of coastline, on the southwest coast of Mauritius.
Location: La Gualette, Mauritius
Start Dates 2019 : 7 January, 4 February, 4 March, 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 5 August, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December
Arrival: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
About the Program in Mauritius
Doing a volunteer program in Mauritius provides a unique & worthwhile experience and is a great way to gain new experiences and skill sets while learning about the local culture and people.
You need to arrive on the Sunday before the start date of the program at MRU – Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on Sunday. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation. You can join the program from 2 to 4 weeks. Departure day is Saturday of your last week.
The location of the projects is in La Gualette in Mauritius. The location is perfect, sitting along a beautiful stretch of coastline, on the southwest coast of Mauritius.
The minimum duration of the program is 2 weeks. You can start your program with the culture week but this is not compulsory.
There are several volunteer projects available and you can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects!
These projects are available :
- Culture Week
Accommodation & Melas
You will stay in a single gender shared room together with other participants.
There are 3 meals included from Monday to Friday and 2 meals per day on weekends.
- Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate.
- You need to have your own travel insurance in order to join the program.
- As this is a cross-cultural program it is important to be flexible and open to local customs and traditions.
Participants must have a clean criminal background check and give it to the coordinator on arrival, click here for details
La Gualette, Mauritius
About the Volunteer Projects in Mauritius
There are different projects available. You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project you want to join and you can also combine different projects and create your own volunteer program!
Visit this mesmerizing location and immerse in the culture of Mauritius! This week will ensure that you get the most out of your stay by learning about the local culture and customs. In the second week you will start volunteering at your project.
At this destination participants from all over the world will be a welcome option for supplementing children’s education with Basic English.
The underprivileged local communities will be able to complete constructing some public buildings with a little assistance by the participants of this project.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.
Are the program fees subject to change?
When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.
What is the average age of participants?
We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.
What is the support like overseas?
We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.
Can I also join my friend or family member?
Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.
Can I participate for a short period?
Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.
How well should my English be?
Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.
Is travel insurance mandatory?
Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.
Will I be picked up from the airport?
Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.
Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?
Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.
Are your programs suitable for an internship?
yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.
Can I combine different countries?
Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.
Can I still travel around after the program?
Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.
Will other volunteers be present on the project?
The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.
Do I have to reserve my flight myself?
Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.
What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?
In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.
When can I register?
The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.
Prices of the Program in Mauritius
Prices in Pounds
690 Pounds per week
Prices in US$
990 US$ per week
Prices in Euro
795 Euro per week
What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 5% international banking fee
Why Book with GapXperience
How to Book your Program
Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.
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