Become part of a village community and work alongside local people on a range of community projects. The projects are focused on improving basic living conditions and aimed at achieving sustainability. This program assists in several critical initiatives including developments to improve access to sufficient fresh water through rainwater harvesting solutions, education of communities in resource management, environmental initiatives, sustainable agriculture practices and assisting in the set up of micro enterprises. The goals and priorities of this program are assessed regularly and set in conjunction with village community consultation and the resources available. In addition we establish water management committees in each village so after a project is completed they are left with the responsibility for ongoing management of the new infrastructure and supply.
The remote village environment and expected working hours required for the volunteer programs is not suitable for children therefore we have a minimum age policy of 16 years.
- Become part of a village community
- Assist villages with the means to live sustainably
- Implement projects to provide villages with fresh drinking water
- Work alongside local villagers
How you'll make a difference
One of our primary goals is to secure a fresh water supply for all 27 villages in this region. This is being accomplished through construction projects and local education. Seasonal rainfall and a lack of natural reservoirs are responsible for drinking water shortages and we aim to implement and promote alternative water sources and income generation initiatives. Our goal is aligned to the World Health Organizations Millennium Development Goal of “all people having access to 5 liters of drinking water per person per day”.
As a volunteer, you'll also be helping to construct vegetable gardens, assisting in introducing diversity in crop planting, and building an awareness of the need for crop rotation. You'll also be assisting in establishing chicken coops in the villages with a view to egg production supplementing the diets of the villagers, and perhaps increasing production with a view to selling eggs to the local resorts. Its about working towards sustainability.
LOCATION: Fiji: Yasawa Islands
DURATION: 1 week to 26 weeks
Note: although volunteer programs are available from 1 week, we strongly suggest you consider at least 2 weeks in the field. The longer you spend volunteering, the more value you add and greater the benefit for communities in the Yasawa Islands.
FROM: $1,596 FJD
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- Pre-departure support
- Discounted Services
- 24 hour emergency phone
- Arrival orientation
- Long term experienced staff
- Safe and basic accommodations (dormitory as standard)
- Welcome meeting
- All meals prepared and provided by resort or village
- Location and cultural orientation
- All necessary project training by experienced staff
- All necessary project equipment and materials
- 24 hour in-country support
- Teamwork and leadership experience
- Transfer to base location
- Construction materials
- Medical and travel insurance
- Visa costs
- Personal kit
- Additional drinks & gratuities
- Extra local excursions
- International and domestic airport taxes
- Pre-post accommodation
The volunteer work is so rewarding and to reward yourself even further, all you have to do is look around you and admire the stunning surroundings of the Yasawas. There are two things you can take for granted in the Yasawas: the amazing scenery and the wonderful, warm people who you'll live and work alongside. Find out about your volunteering accommodation, meals, housekeeping and what you're options are when it come so the weekends.
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You'll be working hard, so surely you deserve a holiday and you simply must explore this wonderful region of Fiji! During your volunteering program, you'll be right in the heart of some of the world's most spectacular islands, ringed by gorgeous coral lagoons and within a stone's throw of the famous Blue Lagoon. So why not add on a holiday pre or post volunteering?
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You are welcome to ask more questions. Please contact us to make an enquiry.