Kindergarten Volunteering Suva

Encourage children to learn and grow creatively. Be embraced by and become an important part of the local community.

Kindergarten Volunteering Suva, Fiji

Program Fees

Whats Included

  • Arrival  airport transfer
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Daily ground transportation (to/from project)
  • Training & supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • Certificate of Completion 

Whats Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airfares & visa fees
  • Additional tours, souvenirs, spending money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

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Background Information

This project gives you the chance to encourage children to learn and grow creatively. Apart from teaching them language and communication skills, you have a unique opportunity to spend time teaching the local children.  You will be embraced by and become an important part of the local community.  Help the children grow their confidence and learn better English.

Police check and working with children checks are required

Project Overview

Due to the shortage of educational personnel, the main objective of this program is to assist teachers in class (4 to 7 year olds) with activities and share ideas about the lesson plan.

Program Activities

  • Teach basic English
  • Plan activities for the understanding of English
  • Playing games with the children
  • Organize dynamic age appropriate activities
  • Develop students conversation skills
  • Help children relate to the English language

The volunteers work on achieving the goals set out in the Kindergarten Plan, including running educational games and group activities, providing emotional support, and helping to improve the quality of life for those living in deprived communities.  Volunteers with an open mind, an optimistic attitude who are curious to discover a new culture will fit best with this project.

Location

Suva, the largest city in Fiji is located in the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu and is a harbor city built on a peninsula reaching out into the sea.  As the commercial hub of Fiji it’s not as touristy as the Nadi area and therefore you’re able to observe the authentic fiji lifestyle.  

Please note this project also operates in Sigatoka (Adventure Capital of Fiji) if desired. 

Accommodation

Accommodation is in a dedicated house for volunteers with shared bedrooms 3-6 persons per room (single gender rooms) and private bathroom per room.    Living with other volunteers in a dormitory-style house is heaps of fun and a great way to meet like minded travellers. The volunteer houses are in close proximity to a basic supermarkets, ATM, fresh fruit and vegetable stands, petrol stations and bus stop.

The houses can accommodate up to 20 volunteers at a time. The bathrooms are shared with western style toilets and hot showers. The accommodation is equipped with free Wi-Fi which volunteers are able to use.  Laundry services are available for a small fee.   Bed linen, fans and mosquito protection are all provided.   We recommend volunteers bring their own towel.  The rooms are lockable and there are also safety deposit boxes available. 

For couples or those wanting more privacy, private rooms in the volunteer house are available for an additional US$140 per week, subject to availability.

Meals

Meals are served at the volunteer house 3 times per day during the week; breakfast and dinner only are served during the weekends. There is also filtered water available at the volunteer center.  Bottled water is readily available in Fiji.  If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply for the program so we can make arrangements for you.  You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy. 

Sights & Surroundings

  • Sigatoka (1.5 hours drive)
  • Fiji Museum: This museum offers a great journey into Fiji’s historical and cultural evolution
  • Suva Municipal Market.
  • Oceana Center for Arts and Culture:Arts center at the University of the South Pacific which hosts regular live music, dance and theater, art shows and other cultural events

Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas upon arrival at the airport.  We recommend all participants to inform immigration they are a tourist (not volunteer).   We provide further information in our project welcome pack and can step you through any details necessary. 

  • If you state ‘Holiday as the main purpose of your stay, you’ll be granted a 90 day visa upon entry at no cost.  
  • If you state ‘Volunteering’ as the main reason for your stay, a “14 day stay” will be stamped on your Passport.  You’ll then need to apply for an extension and pay a fee.   You’ll then need the following;

          1. A supporting letter – our ground operators will provide.
          2. A copy of return flight ticket- from the participant
          3. 190 FJD extension fees- to be be paid by the participant

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