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“Thank you for a life-changing experience! Not only was I able to work promoting health in the rural villages, and working with kids in preschools, but I also traveled around Fiji, visiting beaches and watching rugby in the villages …The people were endearing. I think the experience had a greater impact on me than I expected.”
Fiji is a South Pacific nation comprised of 332 islands. About 100 of them are un-inhabited, nature preserves. Fiji is very mountainous and the climate is very moderate. Fiji is known for their hospitality, vibrant coral reefs, and gorgeous beaches. About 25% of the people live below the poverty level. The culture of Fiji is a rich combination of indigenous, Indian, Chinese, and European. English, Fijian, and Hindustani are the official and most commonly spoken languages. Read some of the projects and information below for more information about our Fiji program.
With HELP International, you can volunteer or intern abroad during the summer or during the winter/spring in Mbale, Uganda. We have a year-round program available at Hogar del Niño Orphanage in El Salvador. Individuals join our program from a wide spectrum of academic background, interests, and career goals.
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As a volunteer, you will work on a variety of different projects, varying day-by-day. HELP focuses on projects in education, public health, and business. Potential projects you may work on include:
- Building a well in Sigatoka
- Implementing and evaluating Envirofit stoves in rural villages
- Building homes with Koroipita Village through Habitat for Humanity
- Music classes in the community
- Promoting Women’s Health in local villages with PRISMM
World Health Organization (WHO) – Program Promoter: Interns will live in remote villages for three to four weeks working closely with community leaders to develop the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) program and conduct evaluations.
Save the Children – Pre-school developer: Interns will work with one to four different pre-schools in the villages to strengthen programs, increase attendance and assist local teachers.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) – Microfinance Intern: Interns will work with microfinance clients in western Fiji.
GOLD Foundation – Human Rights Events Coordinator: Interns will work to establish awareness programs in northern Fiji and engage women’s groups to help alleviate poverty.
May 15 - August 15, 2013
Volunteers can spend anywhere from one month to three months in-country, between May 15 to August 15. Dates are flexible. The program cost ranges from $2,950 to $3,750. Program costs include housing, food, program director, training, and other associated costs. Does not include airfare, passport, visa, and additional food and travel expenses. It is totally possible to fundraise your entire program cost. HELP International provides various training, workshops, and resources for fundraising.
To read more details about our Summer Program, visit our volunteer abroad page.