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Community Development in Fiji

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Strengths

  • Promoting the importance of preventive health measures
  • Working alongside the local community to contribute to long term sustainable development
  • Developing workshops for adults on topics of interest including IT skills and monitoring skills
  • Meeting other volunteers from all over the world

Program description

Depending on the community needs and project direction, you will join a passionate team of staff and volunteers in a range of activities and experiences which might include: participating in fresh water management, education enrichment, environmental monitoring and mapping, income generation, waste management, health awareness, women’s empowerment and sustainable agriculture practice.

 

There are five core focuses of the expedition: WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene), health and nutrition, income generation, education enrichment and empowerment, and environmental management & protection.

 

On weekends you can enjoy island hopping between stunning remote island locations with beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery, participating in activities such as scuba diving, dolphin watching, hiking to waterfalls, snorkeling, traditional ceremonies, and Fijian language lessons.

 

Fiji’s many charms provide a wealth of opportunity for the traveler, world class dive sites, tropical beaches, island hopping and snorkeling are some of the most popular ways for volunteers to take it all in. Fiji’s famous culture, warmth and hospitality will make every adventure a pleasure. For more information on your time off project, see the Free Time section above. 

The team rises bright and early to prep for the day ahead. You will review current projects and then head to the project site with your team to start work. Project work generally runs Monday to Friday with weekends providing time to relax and explore the local area (diving, road or boat trips, visiting the surrounding villages, fishing, etc).  

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Where is your project

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Included in the price

  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Airport pick-up
  • Construction materials
  • Accommodation
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • Location orientation
  • Transfer to base location
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)

Not included in the price

  • Flights
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Personal spendings
  • Extra local excursions

Your accommodation

Our base is located in a busy seaside village, as a participant you will become fully immmersed in the Fijian culture.

You will stay in a dormitory with a shared kitchen and a living kitchen where you can relax with the other volonteers.

Activities

Additional information

Are you looking to pursue a career in social development? Why not upgrade to a career internship.

The career upgrade offers you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by working with partner orginisations in multiple locations. This combination of having a virtual experience  on top of on the ground experience are qualities that are highly sought after by employers.  

 

Do you have an independent research topic to complete? Why not upgrade to an research internship.

Gain valuable experience and collect data for a dissertation or thesis. This program offers virtual check ins with a research supervisor who has extensive experience and credentials in this sector. As a research intern, your main focus will be collecting or analyzing data and writing a paper. 

JOB GUARANTEE: for both the Career & Research internship, we offer a job guarantee for those who join for a minimum of 6 months with a 50% cash back guarantee (terms and conditions apply).

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Conditions

- Up to date CV/ resume

- Copy of return flight itinerary

- Police clearance

- Basic level of English; understanding and speaking

- Acceptance subject to availability of position

Payment
A deposit of 300 € must be paid 7 days after sending your reservation and then the balance must be sent to us no more than 12 weeks before the start of your project.
For stays in less than 12 weeks: the full amount must be paid to confirm the reservation. 

Cancellation

A 50% deposit is required for booking. Balance payment is due 4 weeks prior to departure. In case of cancellation before start date, all fees will be refunded, except the deposit. In case of cancellation after start date, there will be no refund.

Other

Founded in 1998, our partner organistion run award winning programs in 21 locations, in 13 countries around the world, each manned by their own staff and aligned to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or UN SDGs as well as the objectives of local partners. 

As an organisation, their aim is to constantly develop an understanding of ethical best practice. In so doing, they aim to provide an exemplary industry standard for other education institutions, international development organisations, and social enterprises. Their Badge of Ethics stands for the drive to always do good, better. 

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Community Development in Fiji
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