Trip Details

This gap year volunteer in Fiji construction project supports the local community by sheltering those in need and helping to reconstruct what was lost during the Cyclone disaster. It’s based in greater Navua, in the Pacific Harbour area, and is a fantastic opportunity to provide tangible benefits and assistance to the local community in general, and schools in particular. Bring out your carpentry skills and participate along with the local community in this construction project.

You will get involved in landscaping the surrounding area, painting local schools, and renovating classrooms. Many of the schools we work with do not have the funding to renovate their classrooms or build libraries and resource centres, and this is where you can help.

In many areas of Fiji, thousands of families live in inadequate accommodation and children attend school in crumbling buildings. Our construction project allows them to move to new, better quality homes and for the children to receive an education in secure, new classrooms. On an average, you will be working around six hours a day on the project.

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

On Monday, you will start planning the project with the coordinator assigned to you. After lunch you will leave to work at the community location. Once your work for the day is complete, you can then return to the centre and attend a feedback meeting. On the rest of the week you’ll be taken to the project and assigned a particular task for the day. This will continue until early evening with a break for lunch.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info

Fiji

Gap year travel in Fiji is great – it is a stunning place and we have a fabulous choice of programs available for adventurous types looking for a real gap year experience.  Our gap year holidays in Fiji include road trips, village experiences, conservation work, construction projects and much more.  Fiji is situated about 1,960 miles from Sydney, Australia in the Pacific Ocean, Fiji consists of 332 islands of which only about 110 are inhabited. The two largest are Viti Levu (4,109 square miles) and Vanua Levu (2,242 square miles). Fiji’s most impressive geographical asset is actually underwater – its hugely diverse range of soft coral with over 5000 varieties.

With a population of less than one million, Fiji has a complex culture with influences from Melanesia, Polynesia, India and Europe which all add to the unique atmosphere you will enjoy during your gap year.

A friendly Fijian welcome and broad smiles await you in this tropical paradise of beautiful beaches, blue lagoons and swaying palm trees when you take the plunge and book your gap year travel to Fiji. Renowned for stunning sunsets, breathtaking waterfalls, awesome surf, and pristine rain forests Fiji enjoys a typical tropical climate with maximum summer temperatures averaging 88°F (31°C).  If you are looking for a gap year holiday in Fiji, turtle or fish conservation work, looking to volunteer in Fiji, do some sports coaching or other work & travel in Fiji check out our latest adventures below or get in touch for more information.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa