Volunteer experience in Mauritius with a visit to the tropical wonder of Le Morne

voluntariado isla mauricio oceanoMauritius is a tropical island located in the southern Indian Ocean, about 900 kilometers east of Madagascar. Under the official name of the Republic of Mauritius, Mauritius Island is also simply known as Mauritius or Beach Island. It’s a piece of volcanic paradise with white sand, turquoise waters, surrounded by coral reefs, and a tropical climate.

The Le Morne Brabant Peninsula is located in the south of Mauritius Island, in the wildest area of ​​this pearl of the Indian Ocean. It is distinguished by a single basalt rock considered one of the most imposing views in Mauritius. The summit covers an area of ​​more than 12 hectares and on its facade, there are numerous caves surrounded by a lagoon.

Declared a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site since July 2008, Le Morne Brabant is one of the most beautiful mountains in Mauritius. It has an altitude of 556 meters and is located in the southwest of the island. It played a fundamental role in the life of the peninsula in the 19th century, after the abolition of slavery. There’s nothing better than combining history and nature during your international volunteer experience. Keep reading to find out all the details.

Visit Le Morne during an international volunteer program

voluntariado isla mauricio playaA bit of history

History tells that throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Le Morne mountain was used as a refuge by escaped slaves, called Cimarrones (les marrons in French). Protected by the lush and rugged terrain of the mountain, the cimarrones created authentic settlements along it, both in caves and on its summit.

When slavery was abolished in 1835, authorities climbed Le Morne to bring them the news and confirm their freedom. However, terrified and unable to understand what they were trying to communicate, many slaves committed suicide by jumping off the cliff. To this day, the mountain represents the suffering of those thousands of slaves who inhabited Mauritius Island, which is why the island came to be known as “la République de les Marrons”.

Ascending to the top of Le Morne

If you like panoramic and impressive views, the ascent to this emblematic mountain is one of the most beautiful routes in Mauritius. The hike usually takes about two or three hours and it’s recommended to start early to avoid the heat, as well as to go accompanied by a guide. The starting point is practically on the beach and then you’ll find a trail that begins to climb through an area of dense vegetation. Immediately, extraordinary views of the coral reef framed by a scene of pointed mountains begin to appear.

voluntariado isla mauricio marFurther on, you reach a gate that must be crossed to make the final part to climb to the top of Le Morne Brabant along a rougher trail to a cross. Once at the top, you’ll be able to appreciate a spectacular view of the southwest area of Mauritius, where you can also see the famous underwater waterfalls, an optical illusion that occurs in this area. Therefore, climbing Le

Morne Brabant is a must-do activity during your volunteer experience in Mauritius.
If you’re not a hiking fanatic, another alternative to enjoy the landscape of Le Morne is to do it by helicopter. Flying over the area will take you no more than 20 minutes and you’ll be able to enjoy one of the most exciting experiences of your stay in Mauritius.

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Our volunteers will be able to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

What does volunteering focused on university practices involve?

At Cooperating Volunteers, we make agreements with different universities to validate university credits with the aim of traveling in a more responsible and economical way.

The specialties we work with are extensive: medical volunteering, nursing, education, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, engineering, architecture…

The practices can be carried out in our designated destinations for this purpose, as well as in Spain.

If you choose an international destination, it’s a unique way to live an unforgettable and enriching experience, as you will have the opportunity to continue your education in another country, with a completely different culture.

Stepping out of our comfort zone and being part of the various projects at the destination will allow us to grow both personally and professionally, creating a more extensive curriculum.

And we are fully convinced that this experience will accompany you throughout your life.

You will be able to visit hospitals, schools, centers, orphanages, and participate directly and actively in the daily lives of all those people at the destination, always accompanied by other professionals willing to collaborate hand in hand with you and guide you in daily tasks.

If your university is not part of the agreement with Cooperating Volunteers, you can contact cristina@cooperatingvolunteers.com so that we can get in touch and make this experience a reality. 


Corporate volunteering consists of tailored programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills.

It is proven that teamwork directly impacts productivity. 

Collective effort surpasses individual capabilities, promotes diversity of skills, stimulates creativity, and facilitates problem-solving in the face of various challenges.

Therefore, it not only maximizes efficiency but also enriches the work environment.

We conduct corporate volunteering programs that consist of customized programs for your company, designed to develop teamwork skills, improve performance, and foster unity among employees.

We tailor projects to the corporate identity and size of the company, and we can adjust them to any destination and time of the year.

The advantages of corporate volunteering include:

  • Improving communication.
  • Group unity.
  • Cultural integration in different situations.
  • Employee training.
  • Increased Corporate Social Responsibility.

The future is aligned with a more responsible society, and participating in social projects positions our company among the list of revolutionary businesses that want to be part of the change.

If you resonate with this message, corporate volunteering is a unique experience both individually and collectively, and at Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the process to make it a unique journey.


Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. 

Spending quality time with family and being able to disconnect from our hectic routines is not only enriching but also necessary.

Sometimes we forget to communicate, connect, and dedicate time to each other. Each one of us lives focused on our jobs, schools… And it’s necessary to find the opportunity to pause and take care of ourselves.

Quality time spent with family strengthens emotional bonds, promotes communication, and contributes to the emotional well-being of its members. And of course, it creates lifelong positive memories.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we suggest moving away from those ‘more superficial’ trips (which can also be fantastic), but we invite you to live this experience to bring out our most empathetic and humanitarian side.

Family volunteering gives us the opportunity to be part of a positive impact, promoting values of solidarity and social responsibility.

There are many families who choose to experience these trips focused on cooperation and direct involvement with different communities around the world, where living conditions are very different and sometimes entirely precarious.

Projects are tailored to different ages, allowing us to work together.

An incredible way to fill our suitcase with memories, learning, and knowledge.

And although stepping out of our comfort zone often feels daunting, we assure you firsthand that it’s worth it.

At Cooperating Volunteers, we accompany you throughout the entire experience, from start to finish, to make it unforgettable.


At Cooperating Volunteers, we believe it’s never too late for anything, especially for volunteering and living a unique and unforgettable experience.

There are many people, increasingly so, who opt for responsible travel that involves social work.

Accustomed to organized and mostly touristic trips, at Cooperating Volunteers, we want to advocate for a more enriching experience, one that transforms us from within and allows us to be part of the change the world needs to see.

We can adapt both the destination and the duration of our projects to fit your needs.

It’s an opportunity full of emotions that allows us to significantly contribute to different communities and their evolution. And you can participate in different areas such as education, social support, or assistance in different centers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Sense of purpose: Provides a sense of purpose by contributing your skills and experiences to meaningful causes.
  • Emotional well-being: Reduces feelings of isolation and establishes social connections.
  • Personal development: It’s continuous learning, skill development, and discovering new activities while keeping the mind-body active.
  • Physical health: Keeping active.
  • Stress reduction: The act of helping others reduces stress and contributes to mental health.

Living this experience will undoubtedly be a before and after. 


A volunteering initiative with leadership and impact through the educational action program.

When we talk about social volunteering, we refer to all those actions and activities carried out altruistically, selflessly, and with the aim of addressing multiple problems and needs of different communities, always focused on education and self-sufficiency.

Education is essential because it provides the tools and knowledge necessary for personal, social, and economic development.

Our goal is to create self-sufficient communities and provide opportunities for the future personal development of each member. The message is not to ‘give’, but to accompany in the process of training for self-managed provision.

At Cooperating Volunteers, many of our destinations and projects embrace this type of volunteering. Some of our projects include: community programs, education, women’s empowerment…

And although they are completely different from each other, they share a single objective: progress towards a society that can embrace us all in the same way.

If you are someone who is restless, who needs to see a change in the future, volunteering is an experience tailor-made for you.