English and Sports Teaching

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founded in 1989
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Punti Salienti

Experience the Fijian way of life in a rural community.
Empower children and communities through education and creative lessons.
Meet likeminded individuals and lifelong friends in fun and exciting scenarios.
Explore the numerous stunning locations in Fiji
Feel the powerful impact your presence has on the local community and embrace local activities.
Empower local children by bringing education and awareness to local communities where socioeconomic issues prevent a strong public school curriculum. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singoli
Coppie
Gruppi
50+

In Fiji, the public school curriculum is quite limited with socio-economic issues and geographical distribution of ethnic groups providing very limited variety of other cultures and experiences.   Most locals on Fiji can’t afford to travel, and in the villages there is little chance of contact with the outside world. The young population are in much need of assistance to broaden their awareness.

Volunteers experience life in both rural and urban areas, which is quite different from the average journey followed by a tourist. Volunteer teachers enable students to form relationships with someone from another culture, and the teachers can learn different teaching methods and techniques.

Mainly, volunteers assist the regular schoolteacher. So volunteers do not need to have any teaching background.  However qualified teachers are very much in need and encouraged to apply.   The volunteer will teach and educate through various sports to different age groups of children in different levels. The participants are free to be creative.

Teaching volunteers may choose to focus on the Physical Education, Music, and Arts and Crafts or expertise of volunteer. You will teach primary school students. As a teaching assistant, you will follow a customized timetable. If you have artistic skills, you have the opportunity to teach music or arts and crafts. You will be spending part of your day in a formal teaching setting and, therefore, you will have to follow the Fijian Ministry of Education’s formal dress code.

Typical day

Volunteers will help teach and educate primary school children of different ages at different academic and physical levels.  Tasks may include but are not limited to;

  • Planning lessons
  • Doing crafts
  • Computer class
  • Conversation
  • English language teaching
  • Level exams
  • Dynamic activities
  • Teaching sports rules
  • Teaching basics of games
  • Organize sport related activities
  • Play sports with children
  • Teach respect and fairness in sports.
Work is separated into morning and afternoon and is punctuated by lunch supplied in between. Volunteers have Saturday and Sunday to themselves to explore the local area.

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.

Swimming
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking

Requisiti

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
Volunteers with teaching qualifications have the opportunity to take on more responsibility in the program, planning classes for and taking classes independently.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì from 09:00 - 15:00

Servizi inclusi

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

Programs begin every Monday, and volunteers are required to arrive the day prior, for orientation before the project. Your accommodation on the Sunday is included in the program fees.

A free airport pickup is included when arriving to either Nadi International Airport (NAN) or Nausori International Airport (SUV). You must arrive between 06:00 to 18:00 on either the Saturday or Sunday. If arriving during the pickup times on the Saturday, we charge US$50 for the extra night’s accommodation.

If arriving outside the pickup times on Sunday, you can book a private transfer for US$50.

If arriving during the week, or outside the pickup times on Saturday, we charge US$50 for any extra night’s accommodation before your program, and another US$50 fee for a private transfer.

Alternatively, if arriving early you could wait at the arrival’s terminal for the pickup time, book accommodation at the airport and meet us during the pickup times or make your own way to the project (we will advise on how to do this).

From Nadi International Airport to your accommodation by road (taxi or bus) it takes 1 hour & 30 minutes. From Nausori International Airport the journey time is around 4 hours.

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. 

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 Figi.
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 Figi provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Figi you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Figi.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Volunteer programs run weekly beginning Monday so it is recommended for volunteers to arrive the weekend before their placement begins.

* Please be aware, this project only runs in school term times. The dates for 2023 are as follows:

Term 1: 6th February – 5th May

Term 2: 22nd May – 25th August

Term 3: 11th September – 8th December

Availability
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Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1.370
8 weeks
$2.670
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3.850
Average fees
$332 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. Involvement Volunteers IVI vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
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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English and Sports Teaching

Empower local children by bringing education and awareness to local communities where socioeconomic issues prevent a strong public school curriculum.

$332/week

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