Sun sHADe Volunteers is ran entirely by Huvadhoo Aid, an NGO based on Hoadedhdhoo island of Huvadhoo Atoll. This not-for-profit set up ensures that the entirety of your fee is spent on the costs of your placement. This means that your entire fee goes back into aiding the community.

Our transparent policy ensures that our volunteers know exactly where their money goes. You will be able to see precisely what your money is being spent on and if you have any questions or issues at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Whats included in the Programme Fee

Accommodation and Meals

Our programme fee includes your accommodation and 3 meals per day for the full length of your stay with sun sHADe Volunteers. Normally your accommodation and meals will be with the host family, but in some cases, things may be different. You may need to stay in a guest house, and food will be served in local cafe' of restaurant.

Domestic Transport

Our programme fee includes travelling inside the country, related to volunteer placement and our recreational tours. If you wish to bear travelling cost we will be happy to arrange other trips for you.


Your accommodation will include all the charges for Utilities such as electricity, water, and other expenses. You will be provided with a local SIM card, you will have to provide your own mobile phone. Our office in Hoandedhdhoo is equipped with broadband mobile internet with WIFI. You will be able to use our office computers to access internet.

Not included in the Programme Fee

International flights and Travel Insurance but there are compulsory

Extra Excursions.

Local shopping

Administration fee

Additional to the programme fee is an administration fee of USD 250. This administration fee includes administrative costs involved processing visa, airport expenses on arrival, application review process as well as office overheads, marketing costs and utilities for our office building.

Program fees

Our activities as an NGO greatly benefit the local community, and when you join our family you too will be able to watch your time and money become invested in the happiness of the local people.

Amount USD
1 Week
Price on request
2 Week
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3 Week
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4 Week
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6 Week
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8 Week
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10 Week
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12 Week
Price on request


10 % discount will be offered on the volunteer fee if you confirm your placement three months in advance and pay. A booking is confirmed once the required documents and the USD 250 administration fee is received. Discounts are also available for longer placements and can be discussed alongside your application.

Refund Policy

The administrative fee of USD 250 is a nonrefundable fee. Once the fee is paid we will start to get you a placement in our network. After the volunteer fee is paid, and for any reason if the volunteer decides to cancel the placement and require refund of volunteer fee the refund will be given as follows:

  • 30 days before the arrival 75% of volunteer fee
  • 15 days before the arrival 50% of volunteer fee
  • 10 days before the arrival 30% of volunteer fee
  • 5 days before the arrival no refund will be awarded

For all the refunds, the bank charges for the refund will be deducted from volunteer fee.