MARINE RESEARCH & CONSERVATION
Make a difference to the marine life on and around some of the world’s most colourful reefs. Includes accommodation, meals, and transfers.
1 week (7 nights) blocks (5 days voluntourism work)
MIN. GROUP SIZE
Minimum of 10 people per group
Vessel transfers included in the package with South Sea Cruises on the Yasawa Flyer
Korovou Eco-Tour Resort or Mantaray Island Resort
Dorm or single, double, triple, and quad share bures
PICK UP/DROP OFF
Coach pick up and drop off are included in the package from/to most Denarau, Nadi, and Wailoaloa hotels/resorts and Nadi International Airport
Voluntourism work takes place Monday to Friday with the weekends left free to roam and explore the Yasawa Islands.
Rise and shine to another beautiful day in Fiji's Yasawa Islands. Tuck in to a hearty breakfast with your fellow volunteers before getting ready to depart.
Depart base camp in a longboat bound for a local school to spend the day helping the children of the Yasawa region
Lunch will be provided and served by the villagers where your school is located or will be sent with you, packed by your base camp resort.
Your longboat will arrive to transfer you back to base camp where there will be enough time for a swim, a shower, and some time to relax and unwind before dinner.
Dinner is served in the resort's dining area which is a great time to connect with your fellow volunteers as well as other resort guests. A social, fun atmosphere in which to share your days' experiences.
A DAY IN
Arrival, local and cultural orientation
Long-term experienced staff
Transfers from/to Port Denarau with South Sea Cruises
Accommodation at either Mantaray Island Resort or Korovu Eco-Tour Resort for the selected package duration (price dependent on which resort and room type is selected)
All meals (prepared and provided by resort or village) – included in the cost for Korovou Eco-Tour Resort Packages and additional compulsory meal plan rates for Mantaray Island Resort
All necessary project training by experienced staff, equipment, and materials
24-hour in-country support
STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW
All prices are per person. Double/twin/triple/quad rates are per person, booking and sharing the same room/bure and there is a minimum group size of 10 people.
As most voluntourists choose to stay and travel around Fiji for a period before or after their voluntourism program, they should all enter the country on a 'Visitor/Tourist Visa' which can be obtained for a period of up to 3 months. There is currently no specific visa for volunteers in Fiji and as volunteering is NOT considered work under Fiji's immigration requirements, you do not need a work visa.
Itineraries can be custom-built to include your choice of volunteer categories.
If for whatever reason the hotels/resorts included in this package are unavailable at the time of booking, then an alternative hotel/resort of the same standard will be provided.
The compulsory donation amount that is added to your package rate helps to purchase and source materials to support Vinaka Fiji. These include tools, equipment, agricultural suppliers like seedlings and chicks, materials for construction, water tanks, school books, and learning aids.
Bed linen is provided however you will need to bring all other linen including towels and toiletries. A laundry service is available for a small fee.
To participate in the Children, Schools, and Education package you must have a Police Clearance Check or 'Working with Children' check from your country of residence. Copies must be provided along with your completed Registration Form at least two weeks prior to commencement on the program
Marine Research & Education Packages
Prices are per person, per week (7 days) & are in Fijian Dollars and include local taxes.
The minimum group size is 10 people for this package.
Two Base Camp resorts to choose from; Korovou Eco-Tour Resort or Mantaray Island Resort with multiple room types and sharing options available.