Come join us in Fiji this year and help to provide remote villages with access to fresh water, restore local school equipment and teach English to primary school children.
In the first week you will living in a 'homestay' in a traditional Fijian village. After being welcomed with a ceremonial bowl of Kava you will be working with the villagers constructing rain water catchment tanks so that the villagers have access to fresh, clean and running water. You will also be helping out in the local school teaching English through basic lessons and games and also restoring the school equipment and buildings. Furthermore, you will be helping to run basic workshops demonstrating proper hygiene techniques.
In the second week you will be off on an incredible tropical island hopping adventure! Imagine sailing to your own private island to relax in a hammock on the beach or to be as active as you want! Swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, volleyball, fishing and more! All you have to worry about is catching the boat to the next island and the next little piece of paradise in the South Pacific.....
A Volunteer Eco Students Abroad program allows you the opportunity to make a difference and enjoy incredible moments in some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the world.
Sample program: Fiji Islands Explored
||Flight to Fiji.
Transport by coach to our hostel where you can spend the evening 'acclimatising' over dinner and getting to know your fellow volunteers. Overnight at hostel.
||Breakfast at hostel and then coach to our village where you will be introduced to your host family. After settling in to your home stay we will be properly introduced to the village in a traditional welcoming ceremony. Sunday is a traditional day of church and rest for Fijian people and no work can be undertaken. Have some fun – we have no plans for you this afternoon.
||You will begin your volunteer work on day 3. You will be split into groups to undertake the following: working with children in the village school teaching English and basic sanitation, renovating and revitalising the facilities with fresh coats of paint, installing new play equipment and the construction and installation of bathrooms and water catchments.
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am – Begin Volunteer work
10:00am – Light refreshments
12:30pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Continue volunteer work
4:00pm – Finish
4:30pm – Free time & Activities:
7:00pm – Dinner
8:00pm – Activities and free time
Coach to the port of Denarau. Cruise to Safe Landing Resort on boat ride full of sun, and sea. Spend the days on the beach, in the hammock, playing volleyball, kayaking or snorkeling - fun and games at night.
||Cruise to Korovou Island Resort- Long live Island Life! Swim in the pool, hang by the bar, get a game of volleyball going, hammocks and crab racing.
Spend the morning snorkelling with the manta rays or at the coral gardens with the reef sharks! Trek to honeymoon beach or just relax by the pool for the day.
||Cruise to Bounty Island in the Mamanuca Island group. Experience snorkelling among the most beautiful reefs in Fiji.
||Go scuba diving (extra cost). Sea turtle conservation and island walk. Transfer to Nadi Bay Backpackers for a traditional final night of festivities to farewell the team!
||Free time in morning for shopping/souvenirs. Transfer to Nadi International airport for flight home or continuation of your travels.
- All meals,except dinner on day 13.
- All accommodation.
- All volunteer materials and local builders/assistants.
- Unlimited drinking water - when necessary.
- All in country transportation.
- All activities except where indicated as optional.
||Information Pack (PDF)
A downloadable information pack about the Marine Conservation Supplementary Program in PDF format.