October 7-13 2018
Date: October 7-13, 2018
Includes 3 meals daily (2 on weekends)
Transportation to projects and airport pickup (Airport pickup is available from SUV only.)
From our partners in fiji:
Our very own Sports Academy was created keeping these factors in mind and was designed in such away that your interest in sports and the enthusiasm to share your knowledge and energy could come and spend meaningful time in the playground. Children from the nearby community come after school hours and are grouped in teams. So, along with a local coach, you can impart your training to these budding sportsmen, give them workouts and at the end of the session enjoy some refreshments with them.
We hope someday these young sportsmen will proudly represent their country on an international field.
Sports in a child’s life is of great importance for his/her physical development and will affect their future.We encourage you to be creative and propose different sports-related activities depending on the students’ ages, likes and interests.
Learn a sport or teach one if you chose to work on the Fiji Teaching or Sports Coaching project in Suva, you'll soon see that education is a crucial part of achieving sustainable development.
By teaching in these communities, you can make a real difference to the lives of young people growing up in Fiji, and learn about life in Fiji as a teacher. Sports education plays a crucial role in the lives of the young Fijians, with Rugby being the most popular sport. The program activities could be either one or all the activities such as teach sports rules, teach basics of games, show examples of sports, organize sport related activities, play sports with children, teach respect and fairness in sports.
In the afternoons, volunteers have their choice of activities - either continued teaching, lesson planing, or helping with physical education and extracurricular sports. The sports component of the project can be unstructured in comparison to western standards, but volunteers have flexibility to teach their choice of sports/activities with limited equipment available. The children are very energetic, so volunteers should love the company of children and understand their behavior, while being comfortable with enforcing discipline. It is important to note that as this project is based in schools, availability is based on the local school schedule. Because certain school related events could impact the schedule of this project, flexibility is necessary from our volunteers. Volunteers will have the support of local staff and do not need to qualified or experienced teachers or coaches to participate.
Trip Info and FAQ's
Shared dormitory type rooms can be expected. Typical occupancy is 4-6 volunteers by gender. WiFi will be available at the volunteer lodging location, and SIM cards for unlocked mobile devices can be purchased upon arrival in Fiji. Hot showers are available, however there are no laundry facilities on site. Beds will have mosquito protection, and bedrooms will have a fan for comfort. The closest medical facility is 5 minutes by car. ATM's and groceries are available within a few minutes walk from our accommodations.
You must have a VISA. The address to use for the VISA application will be provided. Travel insurance is required. We can make recommendations on what coverage to get. Further details and instructions will be sent via e-mail after registration.
A "western" breakfast is served daily, and dinner is local cuisine. Typical dishes include chow mein (Fiji style stir fried noodles and vegetables), starches can include cassava, taro, sweet potato, breadfruit and rice, stews, soups and curries. If you have any dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know during your application process and we can make alternative arrangements for you.
With all of our trips you will have access to a social media group to connect with fellow volunteers, an extensive packing list, and what to expect packets. You will also have 24 hour support from our staff before you leave to help you answer any questions you have before you go. While you are there you will also have a English speaking coordinator available at all times.
We require a $275.00 non-refundable deposit upon registration. Please see the Legal Policies page for information about deposits. Please do not sign up and register yourself or anyone else unless you are prepared to pay your deposit. You may also choose to pay your trip in full upon sign up. You are welcome to register others as well but please make sure you have their information ready to be filled out on a separate form on the website. We cannot hold a space for someone for you. The demand for this trip has been overwhelming and we look forward to sharing this exciting opportunity with you.
Airline Vigilantes does not provide any airfare and you are responsible for non-rev or confirmed tickets.
Please see our FAQ page for more.
Typical volunteer day
Breakfast at Volunteer Lodging - 08:30
Transportation to volunteer site - 09:00
Lunch - 12:00
PM Volunteering - 14:00
Dinner at Volunteer Lodging - 17:30
Lights Out - 23:30