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Teaching Assistant for Local Children

Agency | GoEco

Teach the local youth valuable skills and knowledge; helping them to create sustainable opportunities for their futures.

Fiji is a country with an extensive history of unrest, but despite its socio-economic, political, and cultural struggles in the past, has now emerged as a stable and well-established country with a lot to offer. It is a compilation of 332 paradise-like islands surrounded by warm, tropical water and beautiful coral reefs. Volunteers will be placed in Dawasamu, which is a region on the mainland island of Viti Levu, in Fiji


About the Project
Education is one of the most fundamental and crucial ways to make an impact on a struggling community. To empower the young generation on the island to grow and develop intellectually and physically would ultimately be giving their community the necessary basics to thrive in the world. This program aims to give the people of Fiji the tools to create a sustainable and rewarding life for themselves and their community on their island. 

Volunteer Work and Contribution
On this project, you will be working with young children from all over the island at the local government-funded school. English is the official language of the school, but is often not the language spoken at home, resulting in a lack of confidence in their English language skills. 

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Typical day

As a volunteer, you will have multiple purposes in the school

  • Assist the teachers with their work load in planning and executing lessons and giving direct guidance to students in academic subjects such as English, Math, and Science. 
  • Give the students practice and experience conversing with a native English speaker in order to boost their confidence and get them speaking more. 
  • Prepare activities and lessons in Physical Education, Music, and Art – subjects which are included in the required curriculum but are often overlooked. 
Volunteers will be working Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Weekends and evenings you will have off for lesson planning, chores, social activities, or exploring the area.

Program 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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Travel and medical insurance
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Ability to work in a team
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at GoEco are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

During the weekends, you will be able to travel and explore around the area. Many participants enjoy travelling to other islands in the area for a quick day trip, relaxing at luxurious resorts in the area, and exploring the water with scuba diving. After the program is over, there are even more recommended places to visit, attainable after a day or two of travelling. These include travelling to Taveuni (known as the “garden of Fiji”) or visiting the capital city of Suva. 

Please note: Water taxis are available to transport you to your desired tourist destinations around the island for around $30 USD round trip. Exploration of the nearby area by foot is always encouraged. 

Water Sports
Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Contact & Reservation
$565
/week
$565
/week
4 - 12
weeks
4 - 12
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Included in the fees are the accommodation, the food in form of 3 meals per day, our local in-country team and 24 hour emergency support as well as project-related transportation and an airport pickup. 

Furthermore, a comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage is included. You will also receive a pre-departure kit with the full project details as well as all necessary training and introductions provided upon arrival.

Airport Pickup at Nadi International

Pickup can be arranged after 8:30 pm the day before starting date. Drop off at Nadi International Airport after the program end date provided.

Accommodation

Located on the beach, volunteers will stay in basic dorm style huts for 5 - 10 volunteers (mixed sex). Bathrooms are shared with flush toilets and showers, running water is pumped from a well and is not heated. Electricty is powered by a generator and runs for a few hours each evening. 

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

3 meals a day are provided. Volunteers take turns cooking for everybody. Food is mostly vegetarian, with fish or meat available about once a week. Breakfast includes porridge, pancakes, or fruit; lunch usually includes pasta and vegetables; and dinner might include lentils, pasta, vegetables, beans or rice.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
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Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$2,890.00
6 weeks
$3,390.00
8 weeks
$3,890.00
10 weeks
$4,390.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$4,890.00
Average fees
$565.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Dawasamu/Fiji between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. GoEco will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Fiji

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Find out the best time to volunteer in Fiji and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Fiji.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Fiji.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Nadi International (NAN) in Nadi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Fiji.
Travel Insurance
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Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Fiji you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Fiji.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Fiji while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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