Trip Details

Enjoy your time volunteering and helping underprivileged communities in  Mauritius by helping to complete construction projects for them. These public buildings are fundamental to the village’s development. Their construction and renovation will help improve the living standards of all who live in the area.

This is an ideal project for those who want to literally work at the grass root level within a community. Initially you will help with constructing a public day care centre for toddlers. Those with artistic talents are particularly welcomed since it will include painting animals and marine life. Carpentry will also be involved

The actual location can be found sitting alongside a beautiful stretch of coastline on the Southwest coast of Mauritius and only a two hour drive from the country’s international airport.

Turquoise clear water, powder white sand, palm trees and a huge mountain provide a stunning backdrop to the community. As well as partaking in water activities volunteers in Mauritius can also enjoy hiking through beautiful terrain.

Aims & Objectives

  • To support the local communities by engaging in construction and renovation activities which would aid them to improve their living standards.

 

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

After breakfast (western style) volunteers then report to the local foreman at Le Morne where the task will be renovating an unused house for the community day care centre. This involves spending the morning and afternoon stripping off old paint, putting up fresh colours and carrying out some carpentry work. Tiling and waterproofing will also be needed.

Lunch (and dinner) will be Creole-style. In the afternoon volunteers could find themselves helping to create the community facility’s gardens. This could involve brick laying and masonry tasks. After this dinner will be served and gap year volunteers have the evening to themselves to socialise or explore.

Other tasks whilst volunteering on the Construction and renovation project in Mauritius can be:

  • Using Carpentry that can create a safe structure to nurture a creative playtime for the toddlers as well as providing an element of physical development.
  • Creation of a small garden in the gardens of the daycare centre that will usher colours.
  • Masonry & bricklaying under the local foreman.
  • Creation of storage and enclosed spaces for keeping the items required in the daycare centre.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

The location is perfect, sitting along a beautiful stretch of coastline, on the Southwest coast of Mauritius, only a two-hour drive from the International Airport.

Turquoise clear water, powder white sand, palm trees and a huge mountain behind it. Do you already have an imagination of what this will look like? It will be even better when you are here with forest trails, hikes leading to an incredible panorama very real.

La Gualette is 5km from Le Morne represents one of the most significant global commemorations to the memory of the slave resistance. Not only does the region evidence a rich and remarkable oral history but in 2008 La Morne was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site precisely for this remarkable role.

Accommodation & Food

You will be staying  at our centre which is located in the La Gaulette area yet can vary depending on the project. All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy. There are refrigerators at the accommodation for participant’s convenience. Bathrooms have hot water facilities and all rooms have wall-fans to cool off.

  • Standard Room
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages (Water,Coffee,Tea)
  • Persons per room 4-6
  • Lockable rooms

Food Arrangements
Breakfast is western style and lunch and dinner would be a mix of western and typical Creole style food.

Three meals on weekdays, Two on weekends

Facilities
ATMs, supermarkets, and medical facilities are available within 5km radius from the accommodation.

Sights & Surroundings

  • Le Morne Brabant trail
  • Chamarel Seven Colored Earth
  • Black River George National Park
  • Chamarel Waterfalls

Trip Country Info

Mauritius

Population: 1,348,242 (July 2016)
Capital: Port Louis
Language: Mauritian creole, Bhojpuri, French, English
Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR)
Time zone: MUT (UTC+4)

The beautiful island Mauritius is a famous tropical travel destination lying in the Indian Ocean, about 2000 km away from the southeast coast of the African continent. The country was known by different names throughout the past as it was visited by a number of nations from time to time. And it was only in the year 1638 that the country was inhabited after the establishment of a colony by the Dutch republic. And later, in 1710 the Dutch colony was abandoned and then became a French colony five years later giving the island the name “Isle de France”. The country became a republic in the year 1992 under the commonwealth nations and currently it is the 3rd most attractive tourist destination in the region due to its breathtakingly gorgeous beaches and the tropical forests. And in addition to this, the country owns the world’s third largest coral reef which surrounds the island as well.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa