Hydroponic Garden Food Security

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Assist IVI in this world first initiative to sow seeds of health, community, creativity, business opportunity and food sustainability for developing communities in Fiji. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 17+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+
Background Information

Hydroponic gardening can produce up to 9 times the yield of standard gardening while using 85% less water!  

This technology can truly change lives in impoverished communities providing food security and new sources of income.  

IVI are donating a state of the art 1000 plant Hydroponic Vertical Farm to an impoverished community in Fiji.  We need help from volunteers to set-up and maintain the farm as well as funding to help support micro-business opportunities for the woman of the commune.  These communities consist of some of the most vulnerable populations in the region with food security and financial hardship a daily struggle.  

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Project Aims

We will help end the cycle of poverty in this region by helping to solve the following issues:  

1) Lack of sufficient land for conventional farming

2) Lack of access to the water needed for conventional farming

3) Severe economic hardship & reliance on government funding to provide basic food requirements

4) Lack of access to fresh vegetables and lack of diet variation contributing to malnutrition, obesity and non-communicable disease.

5) Lack of purpose and community connection exacerbating social issues

About the Project

The project takes place in a housing commission with 124 flats that are rented out for $5FJD p/week to women and children. Many of the woman sheltering here are escaping domestic violence, or unemployment due to injury, disability, childcare commitments, old age and other social factors.   These people are greatly affected by illness, scarcity and depression.   The little support provided by the government is quickly spent on food, thus food security is the single biggest issue facing these communities.

The hydroponic gardens provide a low cost, sustainable strategy increasing dietary diversity and the introduction of micro nutrient rich foods. The benefit of hydroponic versus soil based systems is profound, requiring up to 85% less water & producing up to 900% higher yields per square meter of space.


Dagelijkse activiteiten

Role of the volunteer
Your role will be to help support the daily running of the hydroponic farm including the services necessary to enable the local woman to sell the produce at the local markets for economic opportunity.   You will be working alongside the commune residents and administration staff.  You do not need to bring any special equipment and volunteers with experience in gardening or interest are preferred. 

Project Tasks

Establishing hydroponic vertical gardening systems within community housing Fiji will involve the following but not limited to;

  • Hydroponic system research and development
  • Local hydroponic supply sourcing agreements
  • Land and water management
  • Construction of facility
  • Assistance with handling of hydroponic merchandise
  • Installation of hydroponic systems
  • Training for the local community
  • Establishing a product support & maintenance process
  • Establishing operational funding agreements
  • Establishing a community distribution agreement
  • Benefits realization plan and monitoring
  • Public relations campaigning
  • Local business opportunity coaching and training
  • On-going care and maintenance of the facility 

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

You are located close to Nadi (20 min) which is the gateway to the islands for island hoping and water actitives or to the coral coast for beach and adventure tourism options.

Watersport
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Wandelen
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je ten minste 17 jaar te zijn op de startdatum van het programma.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 08:30 - 12:30

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Involvement Volunteers IVI
  • Above prices includes all program and application fees
  • The Application Fee is included in the above fees and is a one off fee per volunteer and covers multiple placements and countries at the time of booking.  This fee covers all the administration such as inspection costs, marketing, and overheads to ensure a safe, high quality and unforgettable experience for every single volunteer abroad.
  • The Program Fee goes straight to our in country management teams to cover arrival airport transfers, on the ground coordination, orientation, accommodation and meals, in-country 24/7 volunteer support, project donations and related administration costs such as local permits etc. This ensures that our presence as volunteers has a positive and sustainable impact to the local people.
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Nadi International Airport

Arrivals on weekends are preferred, however we are flexible with alternative dates where necessary. 

Accomodatie

Enjoy living like a Fiji local. You’ll have your own single or twin share room staying with another volunteer within private, clean and safe western style homes. You will have a place to store your personal belongings, a private bathroom and toilet (where possible – not all placements include this), a fan and single mattress or double/queen if sharing with your partner. Some home stays have self contained flats separate from the main residence. You can choose this option if desired. Internet is usually not included with most volunteers purchasing a temporary 3G plan for their own device.  Enjoy integrating into a local Fijian way of life. You’ll have the support and care of living with a real Fijian family. We have a dedicated team on the ground and a network of host families and ground operators in various parts of the country.


Eten & Drank
Meals

Meals are included and served at the host family for breakfast and dinner with lunch on site.  A typical day may consist of (subject to variation):

  • Breakfast – cereal, bread, butter etc, tea, coffee, milo.  Volunteers can make their own eggs should they wish.
  • Lunch – Volunteers to prepare their own sandwich. Tuna, cold meat, salad, eggs.   Some prefer to take left over dinner from the night before for lunch.
  • Dinner – Cooked meal (eg. stews, soups, curries, fish, roast vegetables, taro, sweet potato, bread, rice etc.
Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Nadi International Airport (NAN) in Nadi. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Fiji.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Fiji biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Fiji dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Fiji.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Arrivals on Saturdays or Sundays are preferred however we are flexible.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
1 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
1 week (min. verblijf)
$620
2 weken
$820
3 weken
$950
4 weken
$1.120
8 weken
$1.670
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$2.270
Gemiddelde kosten
$405 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Involvement Volunteers IVI zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Involvement Volunteers IVI gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Involvement Volunteers IVI jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Involvement Volunteers IVI

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

Hydroponic Garden Food Security

Assist IVI in this world first initiative to sow seeds of health, community, creativity, business opportunity and food sustainability for developing communities in Fiji.

$405/week

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