Location: Suva or Pacific Harbour, Fiji
Duration: min. 2 weeks placement
Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday
Cost: £260 GBP 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
- Share your passion for sports with young people
- Volunteer to teach sports education and support a healthy educational development
- Teach rules of the games and good sportsmanship
- Enjoy and explore the beautiful Fiji island paradise
We also offer Paid Teach Abroad placements with TEFL training.
Fiji is an archipelago in the South Pacific whose 333 beautiful islands are famous for their blue lagoons and sandy beaches. When the first settlers, the “Lapita” people, arrived three and a half thousand years ago, they lay the foundation of a complex cultural network and a unique identity which differentiates Fiji from its neighbors. Today’s inhabitants of Fiji - Indians, Europeans, Chinese and other Pacific islanders, live together peacefully and preserve their culture and identity. The two major islands - Viti Levu and Vanua Levu are home to the majority of the country’s population, which leaves the rest of Fiji less densely populated.
Suva, located on the southeast coast of Viti Levu, is the capital of the country and its most cosmopolitan city. A harbour city built on the peninsula, Suva has approximately 86,000 inhabitants of European, Indian, Asian and Fijian background. With a unique combination of nature and culture, Suva is a great place to enjoy fresh flora and perfect beaches as well as to explore Fijian arts, rituals and festivals.
Fiji’s adventure capital, Pacific Harbor, is located less than an hour drive from Suva and sits along a beautiful stretch of coastline on the Southeast coast of Viti Levu. The area has a well-earned reputation among adrenaline lovers for its wide variety of activities including surfing, shark feeding and four-wheel-drive tours. More laid-back activities are also available for those who enjoy golf or fishing. Pacific Harbour’s offers lush rainforests, rivers and waterfalls and a pristine 2 km beach looking across Beqa Island with its famous lagoon and fire walkers.
The goal of this project, which takes place in both Suva and Pacific Harbour is to coach children in various sports and create an impact on their physical and psychological health. Sport has an important role in the development of young children, with great potential to affect their future.Through recreational activities, you are encouraged to build a relationship with the children and create a fun and action-filled program. Make a difference in the lives of young people growing up in Fiji, learn about life as a teacher and contribute to education’s role in achieving sustainable development.
Your first week will be an introductory experience to the island, this is compulsory for all trips to Fiji, and is the best way to get to know the people, culture and nature before starting your volunteer experience.
Depending on your previous skills and experience, you might take part in all or parts of the program activities, such as teaching sports rules and the basics of different games, showing examples of sports, organizing sports-related activities, playing with the children and teaching respect and fair play.
You will have an opportunity to teach education-based concepts to different age groups and different levels. You are encouraged to be as creative as possible in the way you share your knowledge and express your interest and enthusiasm about sports. The children in the nearby community come after school hours and are grouped in teams. Together with a local coach, you will train and work with these young sportsmen, who might one day represent their country on an international level! After the workouts, there is time to enjoy some refreshments together with your students.
Your daily schedule includes teaching and coaching during morning sports classes at the local school. After lunch you will teach and coach in the Sport Academy in the village. The day will end with delicious dinner and time to relax at the centre and spend time with your fellow volunteers.
Travel & Accom.
During your program you will stay in our centre located in the greater Pacific Harbour area. The dorm-style bedrooms at the house are shared and single-gender, with access to hot-shower bathrooms. The rooms have wall fans for cooling and there are refrigerators at the centre for the participants to use. There is wi-fi available; however, the speed and quality may not be always at the highest level.
All participants are expected to be environmentally conscious and to use all resources mindfully especially water, paper and electricity. Every participant is responsible for cleaning up after themselves and contributing to keeping the accommodations neat and tidy.
There are three meals served on weekdays and two meals on the weekends. Breakfast is western style while lunch and dinner are typical Fijian meals. Tea, coffee and water is available at all times.
Within a 5-10 minutes radius from the centre you can find many ATMs, a local supermarket and a local shop where you buy a SIM card for your mobile phone. Suva is about an hour away by car and Navua is only 10 minutes away.
- Minimum age 18.
- A keen interest in sports education and willingness to teach different kinds of sports.
- Physical fitness and an open mind to work with the local coach.
- Basic English language skills.
- Minimum 2 weeks commitment (Includes Introductory week)
- Necessary vaccinations, flight & visas.
- Full travel & medical insurance - full assistance provided in arranging everything you will need if you choose our Premium Support Upgrade
£260 GBP per week (Introduction week is £300)
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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit
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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