Volunteer in the beautiful island nation of Fiji. Help community members to implement important livelihood strategies and protect the environment for future generations in the traditional coastal villages of the Dawasamu District of Fiji. Assist with key infrastructure construction projects, set up community based income-generation initiatives, volunteer in local kindergartens and schools, and work on studies that inform important environmental management decisions on this exciting and varied expedition project.
Project Focus: Community Development
Project Partner: GVI
Travel Style: Basic
Make your home among the luscious forests and mountainous backdrop of the Dawasamu District on the east coast of Viti Levu Island.
You will be working alongside local people on a range of community development initiatives at one of our two bases in the Tailevu Province of Fiji.
As a hands-on member of this expedition team you will be involved with a diverse variety of key initiatives involving such themes as fresh water management, education enrichment, environmental monitoring and mapping, income generation, waste management, health awareness, women’s empowerment and sustainable agriculture practice.
The dramatic Fijian landscape is defined by sweeping volcanic hillsides, dense jungle, fresh water waterfalls, extensive beaches and colorful coral reefs. In this picturesque environment you will set to work helping community members to develop important infrastructure for future generations.
Please note, this program offers durations up to 24 weeks. Speak to your Country Expert for more details of extending your stay in-country
Directly participating in the construction and installation of rainwater harvesting systems, building vegetable gardens, volunteering in local kindergartens and schools, helping rural communities set up income generating projects, interacting with villagers and making lifelong friends, visit idyllic traditional Fijian villages and be immersed in the Fijian way of life. On weekends or pre/post your volunteer work 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, cave swimming and Fijian language lessons.