Trip Details

All volunteer projects in Fiji begin with an Introduction week packed full of exciting adventures, cultural excursions and interactions.
Want to work with a dedicated team in the gorgeous landscape of Fiji and make a significant difference to the community? During the Renovation and Construction project you’ll get hands-on experience whilst helping some of the poorest communities. Whether it’s building a cultural centre, playground or library you’ll transform the environment in which they live and create a legacy that lasts. You don’t need any previous experience – just lots of energy, a desire to help and a commitment to building a community.

Your TRU Experience

You’ll gain the satisfaction of helping others and knowing that your efforts are making a difference. Along the way, you’ll learn new skills, grow in confidence, have a greater understanding of a different culture, and invaluable personal and professional development. By travelling to one of the most stunning places in the world, you’ll stand out from all the other CVs potential employers and universities might see.

You’ll leave behind a building and a community but you’ll take-away memories that will stay with you forever and skills you won’t gain anywhere else.

Trip Itinerary

You and your team will travel to the selected project site and begin to clean and prepare the work area. Your supervisor will ensure that you know where things have to go and what you have to do.

Don’t worry if you’ve never done this sort of work before – you’ll be taught new skills and your safety will be ensured at all times. Together with your fellow volunteers and the foreman you will bring your project plan to life.

During your stay you will be involved in a variety of tasks, including:

  • Laying bricks
  • Laying tiles
  • Landscaping
  • Painting
  • Carpentry
  • Heavy lifting
  • Debris clearing

The information provided gives you a flavour of the work you will be doing, although there might be some changes. The work you’ll do will depend on what the community needs and the time of the year. So be prepared for any type of work – but one thing you can be sure of is, you’ll be doing worthwhile work that will make a huge difference to communities who need your help.

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