Volunteer Coordinator

Atoll Volunteers
January 7, 2020
Naifaru, Maldives
Job Type
Closing date
7th February 2020


The daily management of Atoll Volunteers is done by our resident Volunteer Coordinator. The work is varied and includes different tasks such as organising individual volunteer placements, volunteer activities, community events, web-management (our website, social media, listings, etc.), conflict resolution, short-and long-term planning of our different projects, writing grant proposal and progress reports to international donor agencies like the UNDP, World Bank, UNODC and much more! Though you will work closely with many of the local volunteers that work for our NGO, ensuring that our organisation runs smoothly and effectively is your responsibility. We expect a disciplined person who can manage his/her time responsibly and keep a healthy balance between work and fun.

We attract volunteers from all over the world and from different backgrounds and you will interact with them on a daily basis and have to ensure that they have a good and meaningful stay with us. We do what we can to engage our volunteers in social activities on a daily basis, including on our days off. As Volunteer Coordinator, you will arrange weekly boat trips to neighbouring islands to enjoy the sun, swim, snorkel, fish or just kick back and relax, and you will join in on these yourself!

You will never forget your time in Naifaru. There are constantly things going on everywhere around you, and everywhere you are met with open arms and a friendly face. Don’t just take our word for it; take the time to wander down one of the many intricate side alleys and experience first-hand how there is a very
special atmosphere, unlike any you will find anywhere in the world. Guaranteed!

We could go on about the splendors of living in a friendly, remote island community in the Indian Ocean, but really, it has to be experienced to get the true feeling of island life!


  • Recruitment of international volunteers, including but not limited to: posting on websites, developing content, contacting organisations and increasing Atoll Volunteers’ online presence.
  • Answering queries from prospective international volunteers regarding volunteering in the Maldives.
  • Managing international volunteers’ stay in the Maldives and ensuring current volunteers’ wellbeing.
  • Assist in administrative duties of Atoll Volunteers.
  • Maintaining our activity on social media such as Facebook and
  • Develop marketing materials to create new relationships with partner organisations.
  • Welcoming and briefing new volunteers.
  • Performing on-going evaluation of our volunteer programmes.
  • Composing reports and grant proposals for agencies such as the UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC and World Bank.
  • Managing volunteer bookings, invoicing, and accounts.
  • Coordinating and organising events for the community, such as anti-drug campaigns, women empowerment activities and youth development programmes.
  • Promoting and running our shop, Maldives Originals, which showcases handmade crafts from local people on our island.


  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Experience with working with volunteers (not mandatory).
  • Ability to effectively communicate, in writing and verbally, and relay complicated information in a user-friendly manner.
  • Experience with effectively using social media and on-line campaigning in a professional setting.
  • Experience with working with HR or the NGO sector is a plus.
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to work independently and under time pressure.
  • A strong interest in development issues such as human rights, gender equality and youth development.
  • Interest in marine conservation and working with sea turtles is a plus
  • Competent swimmer with snorkeling experience
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or professional degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 6 month commitment, with the opportunity to extend to 9 months.

The position is unpaid but comes with accommodation, food and domestic transport in the Maldives.

To apply:  Email your CV and cover letter to coordinator@atollvolunteers.com

Application deadline: February 7th, 2020

Start date: March 2020

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