Make your home among the luscious forests and mountainous backdrop of the Dawasamu District on the east coast of Viti Levu Island or the picturesque island of Caqalai.
You will be working alongside local people on a range of community development initiatives at one of our two bases in the Tailevu or Lomaiviti Province of Fiji.
As a hands-on member of this expedition team you will be involved with a diverse variety of key initiatives involving themes such as fresh water management, education enrichment, environmental monitoring and mapping, income generation, waste management, health awareness, women’s empowerment and sustainable agriculture practice.
The dramatic Fijian landscape is defined by sweeping volcanic hillsides, dense jungle, fresh water waterfalls, extensive beaches and colorful coral reefs. In this picturesque environment you will set to work helping community members to develop important infrastructure for future generations. Please note, this program offers durations up to 24 weeks. Speak to your Country Expert for more details of extending your stay in-country.
Depending on the community needs and project direction, involvement in a range of activities and experiences which might include: Directly participating in the construction and installation of rainwater harvesting systems, building vegetable gardens, volunteering in local kindergartens and schools, helping rural communities set up income generating projects, interacting with villagers and making lifelong friends, visit idyllic traditional Fijian villages and be immersed in the Fijian way of life. On weekends or pre/post your volunteer work you can enjoy island hopping between stunning remote island locations with beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery, participating in activities such as scuba diving, dolphin watching, hiking to waterfalls, snorkeling, traditional ceremonies, and Fijian language lessons.
I just recently returned home from the education project in Fiji. I knew that this was going to be an adventure that I would never forget but what I didn't know was how it would change my life. Before I left for Fiji I didn't really know what I wanted to do with my life, now I have a strong sense of direction. I firmly stand behind GVI and everything it stands for, thank you for this life changing opportunity. I WILL be involved with GVI for many years to come!