Construction & Renovation in Fiji (Pacific Harbour)

Pacific Harbour, Fiji

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15 people
7 days
Code: 513
Building and Construction, Volunteering Abroad
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We have initiated the construction project to support the local community by sheltering those in need and start reconstructing of what has been lost during the cyclone disaster. This project is based in greater Navua, Pacific Harbour area, and is a fantastic opportunity to provide tangible benefits and assistance to the local community in general, and schools in particular. Bring out your carpentry skills and participate along with the local community in the construction project.

In addition to the basic project, you may also take part with landscaping the surrounding area, painting local schools, and renovating classrooms. Many of the schools we work with do not have the funding to renovate their classrooms or build libraries and resource centres, and this is where you can participate. In the past, we even built a library for village school. In many areas of Fiji, thousands of families live in inadequate accommodation and children attend school in crumbling buildings. Our construction project allows them to move to new, better quality homes and for the children to receive an education in secure, new classrooms. On an average, you will be working for about 6 hours in a day on the project.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives

It aims to build and renovate buildings that are essential for the growth and development of the local community.


On Monday, you will start planning the project with the coordinator assigned to you,after having breakfast. Once you plan the project and receive the relevant information, you can have lunch and then leave to work at the community location. Once your work for the day is complete, you can then return to the center and attend a meeting where you can provide feedback regarding the first day at your placement.

Tuesday to Friday

Your day will begin a bit early. You will be taken to our project site and assigned with particular tasks for the day. A coordinator support will be around you during the project. Then, in the afternoon after lunch, you will work at the community location where you will continue to do with construction and renovation activities.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

Due to the active nature of this program, a decent level of fitness is required.

Due to the active nature of this program, a decent level of fitness is required.

Additional Equipment

No additional requirements.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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