Local Construction and Renovation Fiji

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High­lights

Create unforgettable bonds with Fijian locals.
Experience the wonderful local Fijian culture
Physically see the worthwhile contriution you are making to local communities
Meet incredible likeminded volunteers and form lifelong friends
Visit stunning locations around the islands in your free time
Support local communities by bringing your creativity and physical labour to build new structures for children and local communities to improve their quality of life. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

This program can vary and include construction & renovation, school rebuilding and cyclone rebuilding.  Work along side local tradesman and help to refurbish worn down community structures or build new structures. No specialist skills are required, however tradespeople of all types (carpentry, plumbing, building, laborers, electricians etc) are in high demand!  

In many areas of Fiji, thousands of families live in inadequate accommodation and children attend school in crumbling buildings. Our construction project allows them to move to new, better quality homes and for the children to receive an education in secure, new classrooms. Through the help from international volunteers, we help local groups to re-build and beautify community structures providing positive energy and vibrancy for the locals.    

Developing infrastructure for the local community is an amazing way to give back to the Fiji locals directly benefiting them and improving their quality of life.  Volunteers will mainly assist in renovating parks, playgrounds, classrooms, kindergartens and other community centres with some supervision and assistance of local tradesmen.

Typical day

On an average, you will be working for about 6 hours in a day on the project.  On Monday, you will start planning the project with the coordinator assigned to you,after having breakfast. Once you plan the project and receive the relevant information, you can have lunch and then leave to work at the community location on your volunteer construction project. Once your work for the day is complete, you can then return to the center and attend a meeting where you can provide feedback regarding the first day at your placement.

From Tuesday to Friday, your day will begin a bit early. You will be taken to the project site and assigned with particular tasks for the day. A coordinator support will be around you during the project. Then, in the afternoon after lunch, you will work at the community location where you will continue to do with construction and renovation activities.

***The program can be changed depending on the school’s plans and activities as well as weather and local conditions.***

** The placement will run at the local school or communities, program can be changed, depending on the school location.*

Free-time activities

Fiji's landscape is incredible and in their free time volunteers are encouraged to explore beaches and go snorkeling or scuba diving,  visit the sand dunes, or mountains and rivers at Kila Eco Adventure Park. Going into main towns and shopping for souvenirs and interacting with locals is an incredible experience, you'll find in Fiji there's always a voice singing! Volunteers also have unique opportunities to participate in Kava ceremonies that are integral to the Fijian culture.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers with trade skills are in high demand on the island and are encouraged to apply.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI
Whats Included

  • Arrival  airport transfer
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Daily ground transportation (to/from project)
  • Training & supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • Certificate of Completion 
Airport Pickup at Nadi International Airport
Our friendly driver will pick you up from the airport and take you to your accommodation to ensure a positive welcome experience to the program. Please ensure to keep your volunteer manager up to date with your travel information.
Accommodation

Accommodation is in a dedicated house for volunteers with shared bedrooms 3-6 persons per room (single gender rooms) and private bathroom per room.    Living with other volunteers in a dormitory-style house is heaps of fun and a great way to meet like minded travellers. The volunteer houses are in close proximity to a basic supermarkets, ATM, fresh fruit and vegetable stands, petrol stations and bus stop.

The houses can accommodate up to 20 volunteers at a time. The bathrooms are shared with western style toilets and hot showers. The accommodation is equipped with free Wi-Fi which volunteers are able to use.  Laundry services are available for a small fee.   Bed linen, fans and mosquito protection are all provided.   We recommend volunteers bring their own towel.  The rooms are lockable and there are also safety deposit boxes available. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy. 

For couples or those wanting more privacy, private rooms in the volunteer house are available for an additional US$140 per week, subject to availability.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
Meals are served at the volunteer house 3 times per day during the week; breakfast and dinner only are served during the weekends. There is also filtered water available at the volunteer center.  Bottled water is readily available in Fiji.  If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply for the program so we can make arrangements for you.  
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Nadi International Airport (NAN) in Nadi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Fiji.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Fiji provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Fiji you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Fiji.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This program runs weekly starting on the Monday, volunteers are recommended to arrive the weekend before.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$ 620
2 weeks
$ 888
3 weeks
$ 1,156
4 weeks
$ 1,425
6 weeks
$ 1,961
8 weeks
$ 2,497
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,570
Average fees
$ 459 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Involvement Volunteers IVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Involvement Volunteers IVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Local Construction and Renovation Fiji

Support local communities by bringing your creativity and physical labour to build new structures for children and local communities to improve their quality of life.

$459/week

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