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Wildcrafted Volunteering

Fiji

Fairtrade Volunteer Teaching Fiji

A really immersive, grassroots volunteer teacher experience based on a remote island deep in the Northern Fijian Division.
From: £2390
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Key Activities Include:
  • 6.5 weeks of teaching English or/and computer skills.

  • 6 weekends of free time with inclusive island-based activities.

  • 1 two-tank dive, weaving, yoga, shark snorkel, sea kayaking, jungle hike, kava ceremonies, rugby, village activities.

  • Village life. Absorb authentic, Fijian rural life in a local village.

  • 4 days desert island holiday.

On our final night all the group came to our house with dishes to share. There were no men so the women were really relaxed and open! We all joked and laughed about lady things for hours. At this point I felt truly a part of
Chloe Croudance, June 2017 June 1, 2017
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Where we will take you

Route Map

Airport
Landmarks Visited On This Trip
Brief Itinerary
  • 2 nights acclimatisation on arrvial in a local, beachside, surf lodge.
  • 6.5 weeks of teaching.
  • 6 weekends of freetime and all inclusive island-based activities.
  • 4 days on a desert island.
Taste Of The Island

Locally cooked dishes made by the village you will stay with including:
Dalo and cassava
Bele, a local spinach;
Fresh fish cooked in coconut milk;
Roast chicken
earth oven roasts, 'lovo'
Crab,
Lobster
And even Octopus!

You will also eat some western dishes on your trip. All food is generally not spicy and portions are big!

Prices And Availability
  • Start Date
    Price
    Availability
  • 01/06/2019
    £2390
    Available
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Included/Excluded
Included:
  • Authentic Fijian homestay.
  • Two tank dive or Discover scuba certificate.
  • Locally guided, jungle hike.
  • Self guided reef kayaking.
  • Self guided reef snorkelling.
  • Yoga (on availability).
  • Management of your £200 donation.
  • Domestic travel.
  • Orientation and briefing.
  • 24 hour dedicated host at your village.
  • Airport collection and return.
  • Five days at the end of the trip to unwind and discover the beauty of Fiji.
  • Three hearty meals per day.
  • 24 hour on island support from the Director, Kirsty.
  • General liability insurance.
Excluded:
  • International airfare - between £850-1200.
  • Visa ($180/£70).
  • Snacks.
  • Vaccinations.
  • Extra activities and transport for them.
  • If not arriving on the arrival or departure date, airport transfers.
  • Beginners surfing lessons.
Accommodation Details

The dormatory at the beginning of the trip is 4/6 bed with private toilet.

We have sourced a wonderful little village lodge with 2/3 beds per room and a communal kitchen. This is shared with the odd walker/tourist who come through the National Park.

Lavena accom island spirit fiji

Lavena accom island spirit fiji

Lavena Lodge Island Spirit Fiji

Homestays

All our Fijian homestays are hand chosen by the founder of Island Spirit. Most rooms are comfortable, private doubles. The village is incredibly basic and houses simple in design.

Toilets and showers are private but often have doors with a twisty nail in the wood as a lock!

Showers can be bucket too if there is a drought which often happens at this time of year.

Activities
  • Teaching English and/or Computing during the day
  • See our detailed itinerary and PDF for more information
Detailed Itinerary

 

Please see the attached PDF for more details.

 

Example weekly schedule:

Monday:

English Geography | Continents | Create a world map | Singing.

Tuesday:

Maths | Colouring by numbers | Dominoes | Connect Four | Singing.

Wednesday:

Science | Space, Earth/Sun/Moon | Model | Draw | Explain | Singing.

Thursday:

Science | Ocean Wildlife |How to protect our oceans | Reef safety, tides | Singing.

Friday:

Physical Education | Football | Rounders | Obsticle course | Games | Singing.

Extras:

Art | Create underwater scenes | Theatre/drama | Create own sea creatures.

 

Weekends:

Included activities including:

  • Waterfall, coastal or tribal hikes.
  • Two tank dive/
  • Snorkelling, fishing and surfing trips with local guides for the island you’re staying on.
  • Church is usually compulsory on Sunday unless you specifically suggest otherwise.
  • Drink kava.
  • Weaving workshops
  • Reef fishing.
Helpful Information

 

Your assistance provides respite for the teachers and time to dedicate to needy children while you teach classes.

Your knowledge and teaching style is fresh and new and regardless of how good you think you are, you are bringing A LOT to the table.

Remember, you are lucky to be educated in the west and your skills are definitely transferable.