Kanma (Mohamed Ahmed)
"I have always aspired to helping my local community and improving the quality of life here in Naifaru in any way I can. Co-founding Atoll Volunteers has been a difficult but truly worthwhile journey and my dream has become a reality. Volunteers bring interesting and valuable experiences and expertise that have been integral in achieving this dream and making island life even more enjoyable."
Nattu (Abdul Raheem Nashid)
"Having the opportunity to express my creativity through Maldives Originals, while helping my local community is something I find very fulfilling. I am excited to continue this work in the future."
"I'd always wanted to work in conservation, but not being from a science background I wasn't sure how. Working as the Volunteer Coordinator for Atoll Volunteers has given me the unique opportunity to make an impact towards our island's developmental and Marine Conservation efforts, through using my previous marketing and administration experience. I absolutely love being a part of this vibrant and welcoming community, exploring the oceans, getting to know our wonderful volunteers, and helping to rehabilitate the turtles, all set in the middle of the real beauty of the Maldives. Dream jobs really do exist! "
"Working with Atoll Volunteers allows me to work closely with marine life whilst experiencing new cultures. The Maldives has amazing marine life which is under threat from both climate change and anthropogenic influences. Seeing the effects of this first hand is shocking, yet motivating, to ensure I help to make a difference on my short stay here."