Fiji – Inspire Kindergartners

This destination plans to open in November 2022, schedule a call to find out more or check out our Programs Open Now page.

 

Join a volunteer adventure in tropical Fiji to help teach kindergartners English language skills!

 

Program Highlights:

  • Live in Sigatoka, a tropical area along the Coral Coast
  • Inspire kindergartners with confidence and teach them basic English
  • Have afternoons and weekends free to explore other area of Fiji
  • Give back to a community that has a shortage of teachers
  • You can enhance your Fiji experience by adding our “Culture Week in Sigatoka” for an additional cost.

 

Your schedule at a glance (Minimum two-week commitment):

Arrival Day, Sunday: Arrive at Nadi International Airport (NAN) or Nausori International Airport (SUV). A team member will be waiting to pick you up for transfer to Sigatoka.

Days 1- 7, Monday- Sunday: Immerse yourself into the culture of Sigatoka while getting acquainted with fellow volunteers. Embark on journeys to local markets, attend weaving, cooking and language classes and enjoy an authentic kava ceremony!

Days 8-12, Monday-Friday: Rewarding volunteer work at a local kindergarten.

Days 13-14, Saturday-Sunday: Saturday is departure day for volunteers staying only one week. Free days for volunteers extending.

Remaining Weeks: The remaining weeks will follow the schedule of volunteering Monday-Friday and having weekends free. Departures are on a Saturday.

 

Location icon Location of the Project: Sigatoka, Fiji

Project length Project length: Minimum 2 weeks – Maximum 8 weeks

Arrival Airport Arrival Airport: Nadi International Airport (NAN) or Nausori International Airport (SUV)

Volunteer Work Volunteer Work: Child care

Age Age: 18-45

Number of Volunteers Number of Volunteers: Up to 10 international volunteers

 

What’s Included

Accommodations Accommodations: Shared dorm-style rooms

Food Food: Three meals are provided during the week and two on the weekends

Airport Transfers Airport Transfers: Airport pickup is provided on arrival day

Support Support: Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.

 

What’s not Included

Flights, visas (if required), travel health insurance, international and domestic airport taxes, weekend meals, airport drop off, personal expenses

Sigatoka is most well-known for being a part of Fiji’s Coral Coast – a beautiful area on the west side of Fiji lined with beachside resorts and hotels. Sand dunes are also nearby, as well as the Kulukulu village and Kula Eco Park, making this a lively tourist destination. This area is also known as Fiji’s adventure capital, since there are thrilling activities to join such as four-wheeling adventures, surfing beaches and even the chance to feed sharks!

Fiji’s residents are extremely multicultural, with an increasing number of Indo-Fijian, Australians and New Zealanders. Aside from the locals, the capital frequently hosts a number of Asian sailors on leave and university students from around the Pacific.

 

There is a deep appreciation for the international volunteers who come to assist teachers in kindergarten classrooms. As a volunteer, you will be placed at one of the many kindergartens in need of assistance, to help care for the children, alleviating the daily pressures on the teacher.

Your duties as a volunteer may include:

  • Teaching basic English
  • Planning activities to help with English skills
  • Playing games with the children
  • Organizing dynamic, age appropriate activities
  • Developing students’ conversational skills

 

A typical day: You can expect to volunteer around five hours per day, Monday to Friday. Your days will begin at 9:00 AM with English lessons and recreational activities. After lunch, you will help with lesson planning for the next day. Weekends are free.

 

Holidays: During some holidays, the children will be out of school and the project will not be running as scheduled. During this time, volunteers will be primarily involved in cleaning tasks, renovations and leading the Kid’s Club.

 

Please Note: It is not possible to book any dates which overlap with the full school closure. Two weeks before examinations, some of the schools may not have regular classes, as the students will be busy with revision. The volunteers will then be responsible for helping with revision or join in the renovation and cleaning project.

Internet icon Internet: WiFi is available at the center.

Laundry icon Laundry: Laundry service is provided for a small additional fee.

Accommodations icon Accommodations: You will stay in a shared dorm-style room at a center in Sigatoka with four to six, single-gender volunteers per room. There are refrigerators at the accommodation for your convenience and the closest supermarket is just a five-minute walk away.

Food icon Food: Three meals a day are provided during the week and two meals a day are provided on the weekends. Breakfast is Western-style and lunch and dinner are typically Fijian-style and on occasion Indian or Western. There is also a local supermarket, a five-minute walk from the center where you can purchase snacks and additional food items.

 

Please take note of this project’s minimum requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Desire to work with children
  • Basic English language skills
  • Police clearance

Optional Extras (additional fee)
If you choose to stay in Sigatoka for the weekend, the center offers a variety of activities and destinations, including:

  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • 4×4 tours
  • Sigatoka Sand Dunes
  • Shark feedings
  • Kila Eco Adventure Park rope courses and swings
  • Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course

 

If you are interested in a specific excursion, please ask the local coordinators upon arrival. Fiji is a great island with many interesting tourist sites. Your coordinator can give you helpful information and suggestions when you arrive.

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