Rainwater Harvesting and Water Security

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founded in 1998
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High­lights

Complete and optional online course in Community Development offered in partnership with University of Richmond in the United States
Contribute to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal goal #6, clean water & sanitation.
Work alongside local organizations such as the Ministry of Youth and Sports to achieve local community goals.
Host WASH workshop in schools to educate and encourage personal hygiene practices
Installing hand washing stations and rainwater harvesting systems
Travel to Fiji to contribute to critical rainwater harvesting initiatives which ensure water security in the Dawasamu District. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples

Travel to Fiji and experience the Fijian culture as a participant on this program based in Silana village in Dawasamu, Fiji.


This program works on initiatives which contribute directly to the United Nations SDG's, goal #6, clean water and sanitation. 


As a participant, you could participate in various activities depending on the needs of the community at that time. Some initiatives you could expect to get involved in include: installation of waste management and rainwater harvesting systems; assessing and enhancing sustainable agriculture by building veggie gardens and interacting with villagers through educational workshops. 


You may also be involved in activities around health & nutrition and educational empowerment. 


This program includes an optional Community Development online course which must be completed in order to obtain a certificate offered in partnership with the University of Richmond in the United States.


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

The career upgrade offers you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by working with partner organizations 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).


Get in touch for more information!

Typical day

Participants are expected to remain flexible as project work changes based on weather as well as needs of our project partners.

Estimated Schedule:

  • 8-10am: Work with Community

  • 12pm: Lunch

  • 1pm - 4pm: Work with Community

  • 6pm: Dinner

  • 9pm: Bed Time

Free-time activities

By participating in this program, you are not only offered an opportunity to work toward conserving ecosystems but also the opportunity to see local sites! Our dedicated field staff are the best resource when researching local trips, they have compiled this list of activities.


These side trips are not included in the program fee but are highly recommended:

  • Dawasamu Surrounds

  • Levuka (old historical town)

  • Suva (capital of Fiji) 

  • Diving 

  • Dawasamu Dolphins

The possibilities are endless!


Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No skills required. All training is provided online 8 weeks prior to program start date.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by GVI

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 24-hour emergency phone
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Access to Alumni Services and Discounts
  • Airport pick-up (unless otherwise stated)
  • All necessary project equipment and materials
  • All necessary project training by experienced staff
  • Location orientation
  • Long term experienced staff
  • Meals while on project (except on work placements for long term internships)
  • Safe and basic accommodations (usually shared)
  • Welcome meeting

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • Flights
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Police or background check
  • Visa costs (where necessary)

Airport Pickup at Nausori Airport
Airport pick up is provided within a specified time period.
Accommodation

Located in a busy seaside village, experience some of the most spectacular sunsets and sunrises! Become fully immersed in the Fijian culture! 


You will be living with the other volunteers in shared (same gender) accommodation. There is rain water available for cooking, drinking, and washing. Careful water conservation is necessary, and water may be rationed during droughts.



Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
Food is very basic, and most volunteers will prepare their own breakfasts, usually toast and cereals, and packed lunches to eat at the project site. You will be split into teams to prepare the evening meal on a rotational basis, which is loads of fun, but also encourages team building. All dietary requirements will be catered for accordingly.
Internet Access
Limited 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 Nausori Airport (SUV) in Suva. 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

2021

  • 26 Jun 2021
  • 24 Jul 2021
  • 21 Aug 2021
  • 18 Sep 2021
  • 16 Oct 2021
  • 13 Nov 2021
  • 11 Dec 2021


2022

  • 08 Jan 2022
  • 05 Feb 2022
  • 05 Mar 2022
  • 02 Apr 2022
  • 30 Apr 2022
  • 28 May 2022
  • 25 Jun 2022
  • 23 Jul 2022
  • 20 Aug 2022
  • 17 Sep 2022
  • 15 Oct 2022
  • 12 Nov 2022

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens January 2022. Apply Now!

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$2,312
1 week (max. stay)
$2,312
Average fees
$2,312 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. GVI 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 GVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Rainwater Harvesting and Water Security

Travel to Fiji to contribute to critical rainwater harvesting initiatives which ensure water security in the Dawasamu District.

$1895/week

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