Island Teaching & School Development

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High­lights

This Island lies in the outer regions of the Mamanuca Islands, approximately 1 hour fast ferry from the mainland.
You’ll have full access to and will take part in one of the few traditional Fijian island villages left in this region.
Help staff at a local school, situated on a remote island, with stunning views all around
Teach from kindergarten to grade 6, teaching English, or even maths, geography and sports
Experience in depth the authentic Fijian Island way of living.
A truly unique, raw and exclusive local Fijian experience! This Island lies in the outer regions of the Mamanuca Islands, approximately 1 hour fast ferry from mainland. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 17+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+
Teaching in Fiji – Background Information

This is an incredible placement where you can experience in depth the authentic Fijian Island way of living. After presentation of your offering (Kava ceremony) you will be welcomed into the community to live as an honored guest. 

The location

This island paradise has extensive views over fringing coral reefs and green-blue tropical seas. It’s a medium sized island (approx 10km in diameter) with cliffs and rolling hills for amazing hikes with views out to surrounding islands where for island hopping or snorkelling. With approx 800 native Fijian inhabitants (some of whom have never seen a car!) Many inhabitant’s work on the local tourist islands. The village’s main source of incomes is handicrafts, pottery and shells, with the local people otherwise relying on subsistence farming and fishing.

The school

The placement is centred around the local public school where approx 100 students from kindergarten through to grade 6 come to learn each day. The school receives very minimal government funding and there are substantial needs in all areas of educational assistance, school resources, community development, infrastructure and vocational support.  

Volunteer work

The volunteers tasks are varied and acceptance into the program will be based on individual applications. Volunteers will need to be self sufficient and competent enough to see areas of opportunity and to assist as appropriate. This is a challenging and raw experience where you can truly make a positive impact and likely gain an appreciation for the simple things in life.  

The role of volunteers will involve working with the remote island school teachers and coordinators to design fun and interactive lessons which enable alternative teaching methods and intercultural learning. As the Fijian school curriculum is very standard, having volunteers provides new ways of viewing the world which benefits the kids by providing alternative ways of thinking. 

Who we are looking for

Volunteers need only to bring a positive attitude and willingness to experience the true Fijian culture.   

You must be willing to go with the flow. There are many customs which are ingrained within the Fijian culture that you will not change overnight.  Volunteers need to be open and accepting of the culture, beliefs and operational systems with a view to help by providing alternative ways of thinking in a constructive non critical way. 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

As you will be living within the school compound which is literally on the beach on a small island setting with an approx 3km perimeter coastline, your life will be centered around the school activities and daily rituals associated. 

Wake-up with roosters crowing at 5am. Help in early morning chores and excercise, feeding the boarding students. 

Preparing lessons for the day.Teaching a lesson or two. Maybe maths, english, sports, geography, you'll be surprised how much insight you can offer! The students here are very sheltered from the outside world and take so much away from your involvement in their lives even for a short period of time.  

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

You are located on a proper Fijian remote island in the manamunca island range.  Island hopping to local tourist resort islands is the most likely past time for volunteers in this region. This is truly a unique placement as foreigners are not allowed to visit the island without express consent from the island chief. As part of the volunteer arrival you must bring Yaqona (Cava) as an offering to the chief. 

Island hopping, snorkeling, surfing, boating, craft making & hiking as the island is mountainous are all options involved. 

Watersport
Zwemmen
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Wandelen
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)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Opleidingsvereisten
op High School 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
What’s included in the above Fees?

  • The Application Fee is included in the above pricing (US$275) 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.
  • Please note there is an additional cost for ferry transfers not included in the above pricing.  You'll pay the local rates which work out to approx US$50 return for the fast ferry or local boat which we'll provide for you.
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Nadi International Airport

Arrivals on Saturday and Sundays are preferred.  Pick up from Nadi International Airport

Accomodatie

You will live within the large gated school compound where individual family residences exist for the school staff and their families. You’ll normally be provided your own room or sharing with another volunteer. Bedding is usually a mattress on the floor. It’s clean and comfortable, but no frills. The houses are light and airy right next to the ocean but very basic, with normally a living area, sleeping area, kitchen and adjoining bathroom.  

Electricity is a luxury on the island and small solar lamps are used for the evenings. This means, tv’s radio’s, fridges etc are limited.  You’ll be able to charge your laptop or mobile device no problem.  You’ll also have a safe place to store your belongings. 

Please note – Many things that we take for granted in our homes are not available on the island and living conditions are very basic. Borehole water is used for washing and toilets and rainwater is used for cooking and drinking. Toilets are western style and waterseal. They need to be filled with a bucket of water to fill the cisten before flushing.

Gastfamilie Slaapkamer (Enkel) Slaapkamer (Dubbel)
Eten & Drank

Fresh fruits and vegetables can be quite scarce on the island so it’s recommended to bring a small offering of rice, flour or long lasting vegetables (ie. cabbage) with you along with some snacks for yourself if desired. You will have plenty to eat, but the variety of options will be less than other home stay placements.

Breakfast would normally consist of tea with homemade pancakes, bread and fruit if available. The pancakes are very similar to donuts and very yummy!

Lunch and dinner would mostly consist of fresh fish, chicken, lamb or tinned food. This placement will be difficult for vegetarians who do not eat fish.

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

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Gegevens over jouw aankomst

This project is available all year round. Preferred arrival dates are Saturday or Sunday, however we can be flexible. 

Included in the cost is an arrival airport transfer from Nadi airport to the marina if heading to the islands directly. In most cases however, you’ll stay with a home stay in Nadi or Lautoka for 1 or 2 nights before making your way to the island.

We can arrange return transfers to/from the marina for US$50 if booked in advance. Just ask while making the booking. Otherwise you can take a bus or a tax will cost approx US$10-15 from Nadi.  

There are 2 ferry trips to/from the island daily departing from Port Denerau each day;

  • Departing Ferrys – 9:15am and 3:00pm
  • Returning Ferrys – 10:15am and 4:00pm

As a volunteer through IVI, you will obtain a large subsidy on the cost of the Ferrys.  The IVI country manager will assist you in the necessary paperwork…

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$1.120
6 weken
$1.395
8 weken
$1.665
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$2.270
Gemiddelde kosten
$235 /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?

Island Teaching & School Development

A truly unique, raw and exclusive local Fijian experience! This Island lies in the outer regions of the Mamanuca Islands, approximately 1 hour fast ferry from mainland.

$235/week

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