Volunteer Construction Fiji

Support local communities by bringing your creativity and physical labour to build new structures for children and local communities to improve the quality of life for Fijian locals in Suva or Pacific Harbour!

Volunteer Construction Fiji Projects

Project Type

Specialty Placement | Volunteer Center shared rooms, Construction & renovation, school rebuilding, cyclone rebuilding

Duration

1 Weeks+

Start Dates

Weekly starting Monday’s

Location

Suva or Pacific Harbour

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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)

Volunteer Construction Fiji Overview

Work along side local tradesman and help to refurbish worn down community structures or build new structures.    No specialist skills are required, however tradespeople of all types (carpentry, plumbing, building, laborers, electricians etc) are in high demand!     

Developing infrastructure for the local community is an amazing way to give back to the Fiji locals directly benefiting them and improving their quality of life.  Volunteers will mainly assist in renovating parks, playgrounds, classrooms, kindergartens and other community centers with some supervision and assistance of local tradesmen

Schedule

On Monday, you will start planning the project with the coordinator assigned to you,after having breakfast. Once you plan the project and receive the relevant information, you can have lunch and then leave to work at the community location on your volunteer construction project. Once your work for the day is complete, you can then return to the center and attend a meeting where you can provide feedback regarding the first day at your placement.

From Tuesday to Friday, your day will begin a bit early. You will be taken to the project site and assigned with particular tasks for the day. A coordinator support will be around you during the project. Then, in the afternoon after lunch, you will work at the community location where you will continue to do with construction and renovation activities.

***The program can be changed depending on the school’s plans and activities as well as weather and local conditions.***

** The placement will run at the local school or communities, program can be changed, depending on the school location and commitment. The working time will be around 6 hours a day**

Locations

Choose between Suva or Pacific Harbour.  

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 providing an additional view to observe the authentic Fiji lifestyle.  

Pacific Harbour is about 1 hour from Suva and is known as the adventure capital of Fiji with a beautiful coast line and heaps of activities from 4 wheel drive tours, shark feeding, surfing, rivers & waterfalls, golf etc and is home to the famous Bega lagoon and bega fire walkers.  

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. For couples or those wanting more privacy, private rooms in the volunteer house are available for an additional US$100 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. Bottled water is readily available in Fiji and volunteers should budget approximately US$4 per day. There is also filtered water available. 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. 

Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas upon arrival at the airport

  • 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.

  • If you state ‘Holiday as the main purpose of your stay, you’ll be granted a 30 day visa at no cost.
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