Fiji is a country of over 300 islands. With clear-water beaches, green forest landscapes, and island-lined mountain ranges, it is a destination with vast natural resources. However, climate change and anthropogenic threats are negatively impacting the local biodiversity.
This is a great opportunity to join collaborative efforts to reach long-term sustainable objectives in a variety of GVI run programs. You could assist in community development, education, marine and environmental conservation, or women’s empowerment. Each program measures its impact against the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, and GVI places emphasis on ethical volunteering that empowers all communities, partners, and participants involved.
- Experience life in a country made up of over 300 islands. Gain an understanding of the culture, linguistics, and biodiversity of Fiji.
- Contribute to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, by assisting in a projects’ short, mid, or long-term objective.
- Meet people from other parts of the world, make friends, and connect with local communities.
- Learn valuable skills in conservation, community development, and teaching, working alongside trained field experts.
- Travel to different islands, enjoy traditional Fiji cuisine, beachfronts, and panoramic views from mountain sides.
GVI has a Community Development Internship in Thailand!
This is an opportunity to learn more about Chiang Mai's local Karen hill tribe culture, gaining intercultural communication skills and valuable teaching experience.
Gain hands on experience while assisting in a wide range of projects, such as, but not limited to; water and waste management, education, income generation, health awareness, women’s empowerment, and sustainable agriculture. Partnered with the local communities, you will be immersed in Fijian culture, better understanding local dynamics, while also meeting people from other parts of the world.
Support the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water. As you’ll spend a great deal of time diving and swimming on this project, there is the possibility to meet an array of species on your excursions, such as sharks, whales, sting-rays, an array of fish, and a variety of coral reef colonies. Learn to conduct underwater surveys, enhance your scuba diving skills, and experience a new way of life.
Improve your teaching and facilitation skills, by teaming up with local teachers to improve the learning environment of the schools. You will be contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education. Support children’s linguistic, creative, and motor skill development with lessons in English, art, and sports education.
Learn about the gender dynamics within local communities by supporting equal opportunity initiatives in education, and health and wellbeing. By encouraging the skill development of local women, you are supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality, and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. In turn, you will have an opportunity to learn about Fiji culture and lifestyle.
Assist with marine preservation efforts on Caqalai Island. The program focuses on coral reef recovery research and the conservation of Fiji’s natural resources. Work alongside expert marine biologists and earn your PADI Coral Reef Research Diver certification. This is a submersive experience to better understand the culture of the country while also connecting with fellow international volunteers.