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Trip Code: FJIVBC1
Duration: 2 Weeks - 12 Weeks
From £650 for 2 Weeks + £350 per Week
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Support the local community in Fiji by building, restoring and painting derelict and unsafe buildings and help provide a better quality of life for the community whilst exploring this captivating and exotic country. Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in to this truly rewarding project and see how your hard work can improve the lives of Fijian's for many generations to come!

Cyclone Winston Disaster - Relief & Rebuilding Efforts
On 21st February 2016 Cyclone Winston left a path of devastation on the Fiji islands and its inhabitants. Not a single house could resist the destruction of the local village  in Levuka. We have initiated a rebuilding project to support the local community by sheltering those in need and starting reconstructing what has been lost.

Join us on the project and help support our teams efforts.


Building and Construction in Fiji

Fiji is renowned for it’s lush landscapes, palm fringed beaches and chilled out lifestyle making it the perfect tourist and Gap Year destination, however behind all of it’s exotic charm many communities are struggling to survive in safe and comfortable conditions. In many areas of Fiji thousands of families are living in inadequate accommodation with children attending schools in crumbling and dangerous buildings. Whilst a lot of emphasis is placed on education in developing communities we must not underestimate the importance of safe educational buildings such as schools and libraries to inspire future generations to learn as well as playgrounds and community centres where they can play and thrive.

Your Building and Construction Placement
This rewarding project is based in Suva, on the beautiful island of Viti Luvu where you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of Fijians by providing safe and comfortable homes and community buildings. You will be welcomed into the community by the friendly locals who are well known for their positive and upbeat attitude and who are sure to help you settle in to island life! The focus here is to work alongside locals to provide much needed man-power to building and renovation projects such as schools, libraries and homes. You will also have the chance to help with landscaping in the surrounding area as well as painting local schools and renovating classrooms. This project requires hard work and positive attitude but the sense of achievement upon completing a project is priceless! 

Your Building and Construction Role
Throughout this project you will work alongside the local builders and carpenters, assisting with all levels of building and construction. You will be involved in the project from planning stages to development and finally through to the rewarding moment when it is complete! Because you will have a hands on a proactive role in the project you will be encouraged to bring your own ideas and suggestions to the project and work as a team to make the most of the time and resources available. The basic buildings in Fiji are made using local materials and traditional methods and techniques. These construction techniques are quick and easy to master and you will provided with training and ongoing support from the local builders. Your day to day work will be varied depending on the stage and type of project you are working on but tasks may include mixing cement, building walls, digging fountains, constructing a roof, painting and renovation, and restoring old buildings. 

Your Cultural Immersion Week - 1st Week
To get you in the Fijian swing of things, your first week will consist of our Fiji Cultural Immersion week, which is sure to open your eyes to the amazing Fijian culture and also give you an opportunity to meet the other volunteers who you will share your experience with! This jam-packed week is full of awesome cultural activities, including walking tours of some stunning locations, Fijian cookery and language lessons, and this is a fantastic way to experience some of the delights of Fiji! For more info check out the Extra Info tab!

Download the Fiji Country Info Brochure - Click Here!

Quick Facts

Trip Name
Building & Renovation Project
Trip Code
FJIVBC1
Continent
Australasia
Country
Fiji
Airport
Nadi International Airport (Airport Code: NAN)
Minimum Duration
2 Weeks
Maximum Duration
12 Weeks
Minimum Age
18
Trip Type
Volunteering
Activity
Building & Construction
Cost
From £650 for 2 Weeks + £350 per Week
Deposit
£ 195.00
Preferred Duration
There is no preferred duration but we believe that the longer you can stay the more you will experience and benefit. Please take into account that the first week of your project will be a cultural orientation in Fiji.
Pre-requisites
No prior building experience or qualifications are required. You will need to be healthy and of reasonable fitness as work can be strenuous.
Ideal for
Gap Year and Career Break Holidays in Fiji; Volunteer Building Work Abroad; Construction Volunteering in Fiji; Summer Holiday Travel.
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Arrival Dates

You can arrive on any weekend of the year with our preference being that you arrive at the airport on a Sunday between 06:00 and 18:00 in order to receive a free airport transfer to the accommodation in Suva.

If you fly into Nausori International Airport (SUV) the transfer time is approx. 30 mins. If you fly into Nadi International Airport (NAN) the transfer time is approx. 4.5 hours. However, air flights to Nadi maybe considerably cheaper.

Visa
British Nationals will not require a visa for the first 90 days of there visit in Fiji. To check your visa requirements you can click here.

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Included

Accommodation
You will be staying in basic but comfortable dorm style accommodation with all the amenities you need.
Food
Three nutritious and balanced meals during the week. Two meals at the weekend.
Airport Pick Up
You will be met at the airport by a Changing Worlds representative and taken to your placement.
Training
Full Project induction and orientation during your first week.
Support
Pre departure help and advice; local in country team; 24 hour emergency support
Equipment and Medical Discounts
Changing Worlds customers will receive 10% off Travel Equipment, Medical Supplies and Vaccinations from Nomad Travel Store.
Excursions and Activities
Entrance fees for a range of excursions are included during your intro week (as per itinerary on Extra Info tab).
Transport
Transport to and from your project sites / tour locations during your induction week is provided by our in-country team. Transport will include public and private: taxi, bus, boat, bicycle. Participants will be expected to walk when travelling short distances.
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Not Included

Flights; Travel Insurance; Visa; Vaccinations; Airport Drop-off; Spending Money.
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Cultural Immersion Week – Your 1st Week
To kick start your Fijian adventure, you first week will be an introduction into all things Fiji! We will help you settle into your new surroundings by showing you around with some local sight-seeing tours, Fijian language and cookery lessons, a spot of Fijian arts and crafts, exploring the stunning natural environment and generally getting up to speed with the Fijian culture and way of life!

Starting with a brief intro in the do’s and don’t’s of Fijian culture, our friendly team will make sure you are clued up with everything you need to know to make sure you have the best experience possible whilst in Fiji. Explore the local area with guided tours around Suva, the Colo-I Forest Park and get to know your fellow volunteers with an awesome welcome party and social activities. This is the ultimate way to get settled into your trip to Fiji! Now kick back, relax and enjoy paradise.

Cultural Immersion Week Itinerary
Sunday - Arrival

Monday
09:00 -11:30 Introduction to Fijian culture, traditions and do’s and don’ts
12:00 Lunch
14:00-16:30 Community survey and Suva City Tour / Visit fresh market / Suva Harbour / Suva town / Cinema
17:30 Dinner

Tuesday
09:00-11:00 Fijian Language Class
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Fijian Souvenir class (Weaving, Carving, Painting)
17:30 Dinner

Wednesday
09:00-11:00 Fijian and Language class
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Cooking Class
17:30 Dinner

Thursday
09:00- 11:30 Visit Suva Museum and Centenary Methodist Historical Church
11:30 Visit Colo-I Forest Park (Picnic Lunch at Colo-I forest park at 12:00)
17:30 Welcome Party

Friday
09:00-11:00 Project Training
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Visit Project Placement
17:30 Dinner

Accommodation
During your time in Fiji with Changing Worlds you will stay in our comfortable volunteer house in Suva. Our house in Suva has shared bedrooms and shared shower and toilet facilities. Participants will stay in their dorm rooms with 4 – 6 other volunteers. The house is well equipped with refrigerators for storing food and bathrooms have hot water and all rooms have wall-fans for keeping cool. 

All participants are required to be environmentally responsible during their stay and use resources such as water paper and electricity with a degree of restraint. 

Travel and Adventure in Fiji
Fiji is made up of 333 stunning tropical islands, and due to the abundance of soft coral diving spots, white sand beaches and a pristine natural environment is clear to see why Fiji is known worldwide for eco-tourism! If you want beaches, friendly people, unbeatable weather and the experience to rival all others, Fiji is the place!
 
Suva
Suva is one of Fiji's most popular locations for travel, and being located on the south east coast of Viti Levu and is an incredible place to explore during your free time. Suva is the capital of Fiji and the largest and most cosmopolitan cities in the country, with approximately 86000 inhabitants, the town represents the true meaning of multicultural with a wide range of European, Indian, Asian and Fijian residents and cuisines. Make sure to take a trip to the Fiji Museum in Suva to discover more about this incredible country.
 
There are so many opportunities to explore Fiji and the wide range of amazing activities during your stay, from diving the epic reefs, to swimming with tiger sharks, hiking the many mountains, to soaking up the sun on one of Fiji’s blissful beaches. You will have every weekend free and there will be plenty to keep you entertained, so prepare to be blown away by this dazzling country!

Building and Renovation: Example Itinerary
Monday- Friday
9:00-11:30 Construction and Renovation (Local School/Community)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 – 16:00 Construction and Renovation (Local School/Community)
17:30 Dinner
20:00 Evaluation of the first day

Saturday and Sunday 
Free time 

CRB/ DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Check
Participants must complete a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, or provide a valid CRB certificate in order to be eligible for this trip. Changing Worlds has a partnership with a third party organisation that processes all CRB / DBS checks and disclosures on behalf of the Changing Worlds team. The process is extremely straight forward, making all aspects of the check as easy for the applicant as possible. Changing Worlds can provide this service for you at an additional cost of £30. For more information on the application process please take a look at the relevant Add On tab. 

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The stunning island nation of Fiji is located in the South Pacific Ocean and is home to some of the most breathtaking beaches and coastal areas in the world. Regularly noted for being a beach lovers paradise, combined with the party atmosphere and laid back Fijian way of life, you simply will not want to leave!

Made up of 333 islands scattered beautifully across the pacific, all encased by majestic white sand beaches, whether you are here for adventure, tranquility or culture, Fiji has it all. Soak up some sun, swim with sharks, meet the friendly locals, or hop from island to island, whatever you plan to do in Fiji there is one thing that is guaranteed, the trip of a lifetime!


Quick Facts
Name
Republic of Fiji
Location
South Pacific / Australasia
Bordering Countries
No bordering countries. Fiji is an island nation.
Capital City
Suva
Government
Parliamentary republic
Population
860,000
Language
English, Fijian, Hindi
Currency
Fijian dollar (FJD)
Name
Republic of Fiji
Poverty
Currently 35% of Fijians live below the poverty line.
Main Exports
Sugar, garments, gold, timber, fish, molasses, mineral water and coconut oil.
Climate
Fiji has a warm, tropical climate. High temperatures average between 31°C (88°F) to 26°C (79°F) range year round. March to November bring dry weather and the rainy season runs from December to April.
Time Zone
UTC/GMT +13
Flag
Fiji flag

Fun Facts
• To celebrate the New Year, villagers join the traditional game called Veicaqe Moli or “kick the orange.”
• Fiji is made up of 333 islands and over 500 islets.
• The last act of cannibalism in Fiji occurred in 1867. Watch out!

Travel Highlights
• Fiji’s islands have some spectacular dive sites, with stunning underwater landscapes and numerous tropical fish.
• Island Hopping - Discover deserted beaches and tiny atolls, and visit traditional villages as you travel from island to island.
• Fiji’s superb surfing is one of the country’s best kept secrets. Make sure you give it a go during your stay!
• Rainforest and mountain trekking is the best way to discover the raw beauty of Fiji's landscape and wildlife.
• Visit Pacific Harbour on Viti Levu and experience the best of Fiji's adventure activities.

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Where is Fiji
Fiji is located to the northeast of New Zealand in the beautiful South Pacific Ocean. This collection of dispersed islands are simply stunning. The scattered group of 333 individual islands are like something straight out of a beach bum's dream, with white sand beaches stretching for miles upon miles, fringed with lush green palms. The variety of landscapes in Fiji will astonish even the most experienced of travellers, from 1000 meter high mountains, untouched beaches and fascinating tropical rainforests, these dazzling islands have something for all travellers.

Fiji’s Climate
The Fijian islands enjoy the best of the South Sea tropical climate, with both "Summer" and "Winter" providing beautiful weather with temperatures reaching 35°C. The weather is generally hot all year round, however due to the tropical climate, Fiji has a rainy season which runs from December through to February, coinciding with the hottest months of the year. 

As Fiji is located in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are reversed compared to north of the Equator, with "Summer" occurring between November and February, and "Winter" between April and September where temperatures are only slightly cooler, however the only notable difference is the onset of the rainy season during the summer.

Language in Fiji
Fiji is home to tree official languages: English, Fijian and Hindi. English is widely spoken in all areas of the country, and is a remnant of the British colonial rule of the islands. English was Fiji's official language before the 1997 constitution which recognised Fijian and Hindi as also widely spoken as either first or second languages along with English. Fijian is mainly spoken by the indigenous Fijians who make up some 54% of the population, and further 37% of the population of the country are of Indian descent and have brought a local variant of the Hindi languages known as Fijian Hindi.

The People of Fiji
The Fijian people are world renowned for being some of the friendliest in the world, welcoming you into their country and communities with open arms. By respecting their customs and embracing the Fijian way of life you will soon make new friends and add another dimension to your Fijian adventure. Be prepared to shake hands and answer lots of questions about your life back at home, as the Fijian people are love to find out more about the country's visitors.

Fiji has a population of less than 860,00 people, with many living on the country's largest islands Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. This means that communities are small and close knit. Prepare yourself for "Fiji Time" as you will find the Fijian people do not have the same ideals regarding time frames and deadlines and like to get things done in their own time.

Travel in Fiji
 Fiji is made up of 333 stunning tropical islands, and due to the abundance of soft coral diving spots, white sand beaches and a pristine natural environment is clear to see why Fiji is known worldwide for eco-tourism, and attracts travellers from all walks of life throughout the year! 

Suva
Suva is one of Fiji's most popular locations for travel, and being located on the south east coast of one of the country's largest islands Viti Levu, it is easy to get to and an incredible place to explore during your free time. Suva is the capital of Fiji and the largest and most cosmopolitan cities in the country, with approximately 86000 inhabitants, the town represents the true meaning of multicultural with a wide range of European, Indian, Asian and Fijian residents and cuisines. Make sure to take a trip to the Fiji Museum in Suva to discover more about this incredible country.

There are so many opportunities to capture the real Fiji during your stay, from diving the epic reefs, to swimming with tiger sharks, hiking the many mountains, to soaking up the sun on one of Fiji’s blissful beaches. There will be plenty to keep you entertained during your stay here, so make sure you head out with an open mind and prepared to be blown away!

Gap Years and Career Breaks in Fiji
Visit Fiji during your gap year career break or summer holiday, and experience exactly why it is known for being one of the most desirable destinations in the world. From the pristine landscapes, to some of the world’s friendliest and welcoming people, Fiji will not disappoint and the laid back lifestyle and peaceful pace of life will leave you wanting more!

Some people find the concept of paying to volunteer a bit strange. The truth is you don’t actually pay for your volunteer placement. That part is free. Your money goes on all the other benefits around it.
 
Project Assessment
Before you see a placement on our website, a lot of background work has gone on. We have met with local organisations, vetted in-country staff, conducted rigorous safety assessments and thoroughly evaluated the benefits of the placement, both for you and the community. Only then do you get to see the placement on our website and book your place, safe in the knowledge that it is well-structured and beneficial to the local community.
 
Help Choosing Your Placement
If you are not sure which placement or country to choose, our hugely informative Travel Advisors are here to help. They are a friendly bunch, have all travelled extensively and can offer lots of advice on choosing the right placement for you. This makes the task of deciding to volunteer in a foreign country much less intimidating, and far more exciting.
 
Pre-departure Advice
Once you have booked your placement, you will be assigned a dedicated Travel Advisor to offer essential pre-departure advice on vaccinations, visas, kit lists and more. They will also be on call to answer those important last minute questions like “how many pairs of socks do I need?” and “can I take my mobile phone with me?”
 
Help with Flights and Insurance
We do not include flights and travel insurance in our placement fee. This avoids us having to pass on unnecessary admin charges to you. It also gives you flexibility to plan any further travel before or after your volunteer placement. We do, however, offer lots of help on this through our leading flights and insurance partners, providing you with an easy booking facility and the best prices around.
 
Airport Pick-Up
Landing in a foreign country for the first time can be daunting. This is why we ensure our in-country staff are there to meet you on arrival. There’s nothing like seeing a friendly face when you walk out of a new airport. And once we have given you a warm welcome, the in-country staff will take you back to your accommodation where you can meet the rest of the team and other volunteers.
 
Arrival Orientation
We will take you through a local orientation and placement induction on arrival. This will introduce you to any useful amenities and local customs, and it will also show you how to stay safe while volunteering abroad. Our team also have lots of handy travel tips and advice if you are thinking of exploring the country in your spare time.
 
Accommodation and Food
Accommodation is included in all of our placements. Our volunteer houses, family home-stays and shared residences are comfortable and very sociable places to live while overseas. In some destinations, you may be able to upgrade to alternative accommodation. Just contact us for details. We endeavour to supply food on all of our placements, however in some cases this is not always possible. In many cases you will receive at least 1 meal a day, please see the project summary for further details.  
 
In-Country Staff
Your safety and enjoyment is extremely important to us. That’s why we have dedicated in-country teams to look after you throughout your placement. Our staff live nearby, can be reached 24-hours a day and will check-in with you throughout your placement to ensure everything is running smoothly, and you are happy in your new environment.
 
24-Hour Emergency Support
In addition to our in-country staff, you will benefit from our international support network. You will be given emergency contact details before you leave which you can call in the event of a crisis. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 
Ongoing Project Support
For every volunteer who travels with us, we make a donation to support the work you do in-country. This donation funds future initiatives in the countries and supports the local community, ensuring that those living in disadvantaged communities also have opportunities to develop.
 
Recruiting More Volunteers
In order to provide a reliable flow of volunteers to our placements overseas, we have to spend a chunk of money on recruiting people like you. Our projects simply wouldn’t survive if we didn’t. It costs to maintain a website, an office, phone lines and a team of dedicated Travel Advisors to answer all your questions!  
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There are quite a few things to consider and to organise before you travel to your chosen destination to take part in your placement, trip or tour. 

Flights and insurance are not included on your placement which means you will have to arrange them before you leave. But don't panic this can be simpler than you may think! To make life much easier for you, we offer a free, personal booking service through our chosen flights and insurance partner – STA Travel. They will guide you every step of the way. If you would like to talk with one of our STA Travel advisors to get a quote then either call them on +44 (0)333 321 3102 or email changingworlds@statravel.co.uk

In many cases your chosen destination country will have requirements with with regards to visas, which will depend on the purpose of your visit, and there will be recommended and required vaccinations to make sure you are protected against any possible health issues that you may face in specific areas. Changing Worlds is here to help and we are on hand to provide you with advice on visas and vaccinations.


Flights
Booking your flights is an essential part of your trip. That's why we have teamed-up with STA Travel. This means that once you have reserved your place on your chosen placement, trip or tour, you will have a dedicated booking agent on hand to talk through your plans. 

Travelling after your project? Need a round-the-world ticket? Not a problem. Your booking agent will work with you to find the most suitable and flexible flights possible. And remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the better the price will be.
 
STA Travel is also one of the world’s largest flight providers specialising in adventure travel and can therefore offer some of the cheapest prices around. They have over 700 branches worldwide, which makes them easy to contact wherever you are in the world. They also hold an ATOL licence through the Civil Aviation Authority, meaning you can book in confidence, secure in the knowledge that your flights are fully protected.
 
Note: If you choose to book your tickets through another flight provider, you must ensure that they hold a full ATOL licence.
 
Why are flights not included?
By not including flights in our placements, trips and tours, it avoids us having to pass on unnecessary admin charges to you. This keeps the cost of your trip lower and also means you have the freedom to search around for the lowest fares and most flexible tickets that fit your travel plans. It also means you can benefit from the expertise of our preferred partner – STA Travel.
 
Insurance
We take the safety of our travellers very seriously. You must therefore book adequate travel insurance before you come away with us – you simply won’t be able to participate in your placement, trip or tour if you don’t. Although policies vary, your insurance must include emergency medical expenses, personal accident cover, and repatriation. We also recommend that you book baggage, personal liability and cancellation cover.
 
To help you navigate through this confusing world of insurance, we have partnered with STA Travel to offer you a specialist insurance service. Your personal advisor will find out exactly what you’re planning to do, from scuba diving to jumping out of planes, and tailor a policy specific to your requirements. In addition to this personal service, some of the other benefits of booking with STA Travel are as follows:
 
• Access to a network of over 700 branches in over 40 countries worldwide
• Advice and assistance over the phone from a travel help facility, available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year
• Access to a 24-hour multilingual emergency telephone number for medical help, hospital treatment and/or repatriation
• A choice of 3 levels of cover to suit your needs – budget, standard and premier
• A range of durations, from 4 days up to a maximum of 24 months
• A simple extension service that gives you the flexibility to extend your 4-week volunteer project while in-country (up to 24 months!)
• Cover for over 100 adventure sports and adrenalin activities, including black water rafting, bungee jumping, elephant trekking, heli-skiing, kite surfing, scuba diving, shark cage diving and sky diving
• Peace of mind – STA Travel is an Appointed Representative of Towergate Underwriting Group Limited and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
 
Note: You must provide us with details of your travel insurance before you leave as you will not be permitted to participate on your placement, trip or tour if you do not have adequate cover. It is also advisable to book your cover as early as possible to make sure you are insured for cancellation of your trip due to illness, serious accident or any other insurable reason.
 
Why is insurance not included?
Each of our volunteer’s plans are different, and while STA Travel can provide adequate cover for the vast majority of our travellers, there may be some activities or destinations that cannot be covered by STA Travel. It is therefore important to give you the freedom to choose the insurance that covers your plans and that you feel comfortable with. It also saves us from having to pass on extra admin costs to you.

Visas 
Different destination countries have different visa requirements depending on things such as your length of stay and your reasons for entering the country, and whether you will be gaining paid work during your time in the country. Changing Worlds will supply you with any advice you need with regards to the visas you require for your chosen destination, and we will make information available to you to assist with your application.

It is important that you check your visa requirements well in advance of your travel date, as with many tourist and working holiday visas you will need to submit an application to the relevant consulate, embassy or high commission before your travel date. In some cases entry to your destination country will be granted at immigration on arrival without having to apply for a visa before the departure date for your travels.

With all visa applications it is important that you have sufficient space available in your passport for the relevant visas required for your travels, and that your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned date of return.

Vaccination
At least 6 – 8 weeks before your chosen travel date you should visit your local GP or Nomad Travel Clinic to discuss your vaccination and medication requirements. Your medical professional will be able to advise you of any recommended and required vaccinations for your chosen destination(s).You should inform your doctor of all of your destination countries, and what activities you plan on doing, and in which regions you plan to stay while you are there, as different regions and activities have different health risks in some countries.

Some destination countries will require you to produce a certificate of vaccination in order to enter the country, so be sure that you understand any vaccination requirements for your chosen destination, so that you do not have any issues when passing through customs.

Above all you should make sure you are well prepared for your travels, so that you have the best experience possible whilst overseas!
Speak To Us
If you have any questions or would like some more information, simply contact one of our friendly Travel Advisors. You can give us a call, request a call back or drop us an email and they will be able to answer any questions you might have.

Book Your Place
Once you have decided to travel with us, you can secure your place by paying a small deposit. You will then be able to pay the rest of your placement fee in easy-to-manage instalments.

Welcome Pack
Once we have received your deposit, we will send you a welcome email confirming your booking. This will contain your personal login details for your Travel Centre – an online account full of useful information about your destination, you chosen project and all the things you need to do before you depart.

Personal Information
We will ask you to provide some key information to help us create the best overseas experience for you, such as medical and dietary requirements, any previous language lessons you have done, and what you’re hoping to get out of your time abroad. We may also ask you to complete a police background check.

Flights and Insurance
You will need to book your flights and travel insurance before you leave, and then provide us with these details. We do not include flights and insurance in the project fee (to avoid passing on extra admin costs to you) but our partners will help you find the best options around.

Visas 
Next you will need to get your visa for your trip. British citizens do not require visas unless they are planning to work before or after the course, in which case a Working Holiday Visa will be required. We will also provide you with lots of information to make obtaining your visa very straightforward.
 
Final Payment
We will ask you for your final payment 90 days before your scheduled departure date. Once paid, you will be ready to pack your bags, grab your passport and get on the plane!   
1) Are meals included in this trip? 
Food is an important, so we include meals for the duration of this trip. On Weekdays our team will provide 3 meals per day and on weekends 2 meals per day (Brunch/ Dinner). 

2) What accommodation and support is provided?
Accommodation is provided in our comfortable volunteer houses (shared rooms of 2-4 people) or at a local home-stay, staying with a local family, and in some cases at the project site. You will be provided with a 24/7 emergency number for each respective country on arrival, and you will have the dedicated support from English speaking staff on site. Our in-country team also operates formal helpdesk during working hours for any feedback and questions from our participants.

3) Can a participant book a private room? 
On the whole, the accommodation we provide is twin or four shared, however we do offer those looking for a bit more privacy the opportunity to guarantee their own single room for an extra fee per week (dependant on availability – ask us for details). Just let us know in the comments section of your booking and we will try to make it happen for you! 

4) What ages are allowed on the trip? 
We recommend that those taking part in this trip should be 18+ year olds. 

5) When do trip activities take place? 
The general schedules for this trip runs from Monday to Friday (unless otherwise stated that some weekend work is available) with evenings during the week, and weekends free for travel, excursions and activities. This trip is available all year but please take note that schedule adjustments may occur on certain dates throughout the year, due to the constant evolution of the projects and circumstances beyond our control.

6) When can a participant arrive? 
As part of our in-country service we endeavour to provide an airport pick-up for all participants. A participant should arrive at their arrival airport between 6.00am and 6.00pm on Sunday of their trip start date, and will be met in the airport arrivals by a member of our in-country team or transfer service. We suggest arranging your flight to arrive plenty earlier than 6.00pm to allow for flight delays and baggage collection.

For those participants arriving outside of these times, extra transport can be arranged at an additional cost. Please contact us in this case so we can make arrangements.

7) How are participants transported? 
Trip participants should expect to be transferred from the airport to their trip location by public transport (Taxi or Coach). Depending on your chosen trip, trip related transport can vary between minibus, open air cars, boats, and even bicycles. 

8) What level of interactivity is required for this trip? 
We require our participants to be socially active whilst taking part in your trip! This trip incorporates lots of inter-action with the local people and culture, involves some local travel, and our volunteer projects will need you to use initiative the ability to think on your feet. In all cases, our in-country coordinators will be there to guide you and provide 24hr support to ensure everything is running smoothly.   
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By quoting 'CW1000' you will be entitled to a 10% discount on travel gear and vaccinations, both online and in-store.

Visit their website to take advantage of this great offer and service here: www.nomadtravel.co.uk 


 

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Testimonials
  • ''I used this opportunity to gain work experience, and getting a new perspective of a health care service in a Third World country made me realise how much we take for granted in the UK.''
    Magalee Nahas , Medical & Health, Ghana
     
  • ''It was great fun working alongside the locals and we shared lots of laughs and stories. It also felt great to know we were leaving something behind that the community really needed.''
    Andy Hoyle , Building & Construction, Ghana
     
  • ''Ghana is a fantastic country and the people are so welcoming and warm, especially the Ghanaian staff. What makes the placement is being part of a team who all have the same viewpoint to help others.''
    Lisa Paige , Building & Construction, Ghana
     
  • “Great people, great experience and there is some great sport to be played in Ghana. Something I'll never forget.”
    Matt Pheasant , Sports, Ghana
     
  • “I have had a fantastic time out in Ghana and what they are trying to acheive out there is truly incredible. I hope to able to do something like this again.”
    Dale Bradley , Sports, Ghana
     
  • “It was fascinating to associate and live with a number of different cultures. The experience of helping other who lived an extensively sheltered and innocent life was invaluable.”
    David Holmes , Sports, India
     
  • "The most amazing experience i've ever had. From the coaching to the social side, the staff and people were amazing both within the organisation and also within the schools."
    Charlotte Williams , Sports, South Africa
     
  • "A demanding, thrilling, incredible insight into this beautiful and stunning country and to top it off: an entirely rewarding project that makes you appreciate everything."
    Ross Green , Sports, South Africa
     
  • "This was the best way to spend my gap year! Sun, sea, sand and sport all whilst coaching amazing kids. This was one of the best experiences I have ever had and I would jump at the chance to do it again."
    Rosie Wells , Sports, St Lucia
     
  • "My overall experience was fantastic, I enjoyed all aspects of this trip and there is never a dull moment in St Lucia! "
    Sam Evans , Sports, St Lucia
     
  • "This experience was unforgettable, I have met people that I will stay friends with for many years to come and completely fell in love with Argentina!"
    Jamie Henderson , Languages, Argentina
     
  • "I was so surprised how quickly I picked up the language! The school was great and really supportive throughout the learning process and it was amazing to practice what I had learnt in real life situations."
    Melissa Cutler , Languages, Argentina
     
  • Not only did I have tons of fun I've also gained a qualification that means I can continue my travels around the world whilst getting paid to teach English!
    Helen Turner , Teaching, Argentina
     
  • This was probably the most worthwhile experience I have ever had. The organisation and staff at the school were amazing and really supported me throughout the whole process. I wish I could go back!
    Tom Mitchell , Teaching, Argentina
     
  • ''It was an ideal opportunity for me to combine travelling with my passion for sport.''
    James Hairsine , Sports, Ghana
     
  • “This was a fantastic opportunity to gain some experience in sports psychology, which has really helped with the psychology element of my sports studies degree.”
    Anthony Gibson , Sports, Ghana
     
  • "What a great way to get hands on experience in the field of finance and economics! I feel like I have acquired many skills that will stay with me for years to come!"
    Jenny Allen , Business & Law, Kenya
     
  • "This was such a sustainable way to support the community in Kenya, and I would love to return to continue helping out."
    Paul Taylor , Business & Law, Kenya
     
  • "I had such an amazing gap year! this project was challenging but completely worth it."
    Francesca Le Poideven , Business & Law, Kenya
     
  • "Lake Nakuru National Park is just incredible. The game rangers were so friendly and helpful, going out of their way to make sure I had an amazing time during my placement. I would love to do it all over again!"
    Maria Rossi , Wildlife & Conservation, Kenya
     

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