Volunteer Experience | Community Development

Fiji: Construction and Renovation

Suva or Pacific Harbour, Fiji


Location: Coral Coast, Fiji

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 6 months commitment

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: €650 Euros per week – see Costs section for more details

Includes: all food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations


  • Contribute to the local Fijian community
  • Help provide better living conditions, schools and kindergartens
  • Opportunities for creative and decorative construction work
  • Gain hands-on experience of community construction work and outreach
  • Enjoy and explore the beautiful Fiji islands
Costs Explained


The goal of this project is to support the local community by providing shelter for those in need and rebuilt what has been lost in the recent cyclone disaster.. You will develop infrastructure for the local community and school children and participate in renovating or building parks, playgrounds, classrooms, kindergartens and more.

This is a wonderful opportunity to keep active and fit and to use your creative and construction skills. You may also participate in a landscaping project in addition to construction, join in painting schools and renovating classrooms. The construction project provides tangible assistance to the local community and allows thousands of families who life in inadequate accommodations to move to better quality homes. Children who attend school in crumbling buildings can receive education in secure, new classrooms. Your efforts will contribute to the growth and development of the local community.

This project aims at relieving the communities from some of the stress and pressure under which they live, making a difference to the local community by providing better living conditions. The project involves hard physical and manual labor including laying bricks, painting, laying tiles, doing carpentry and landscaping/gardening. In Suva, the project has a more artistic, fun and creative side where participants renovate or create drawings, paint in several kindergartens and primary schools.

Daily Life

During your first day volunteering, you will start planning the project together with the coordinator assigned to you. When you have received all relevant information and have finished planning the project, you will have lunch and head over to the community location. After the working day is done, you will return to the center and attend a meeting where you will provide feedback about your first day.

The following days, prepare for an start early as you go to the project site each morning, where you will start your assigned tasks for the day. During the whole project you will be supported by a project coordinator. After lunch, you will work at the community location focusing on construction and renovation. The working time is around 6 hours a day.

Depending on the school’s plans and activities and the weather and local conditions, the program may change.

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Travel & Accom.

Participants stay in shared bedrooms with attached bathrooms at our dorm-style House Centre. All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to contribute to keeping the accommodation neat and tidy. There are refrigerators at the accommodation for your convenience. The bathrooms have hot water and all rooms have wall-fans for cooling off. There is Wi-fi available; however, the quality and speed might be much less than you are used to.

During your trip, three meals per day are served on Monday to Friday and two meals per day on the weekends. Breakfast is western style and lunch and dinner are typical Fijian meals.

Within a 5-10 minutes radius from the house centre you can find many ATMs, a local supermarket and a local shop where you buy a SIM card for your mobile phone. There are multiple health and medical centres within a 20 minutes car ride radius from the center.

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  • Minimum age 18.
  • Good physical fitness
  • Basic English language skills.
  • Minimum 2 weeks commitment
  • CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
  • Necessary vaccinations, flight & visas.
  • Full travel & medical insurance – full assistance provided in arranging everything you will need if you choose our Premium Support
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€650 Euros per week

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit, minimum 2 weeks booking

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.

Private rooms are available for an additional €100 per week.

What’s not included:

Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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