Dawasamu, Fiji

Volunteer in Dawasamu

Find adventure – and purpose – among the tropical jungles and coral reefs of Fiji.

Our programs here in the Dawasamu District on Viti Levu, remote and known for its proximity to Moon Reef and its resident pod of Spinner Dolphins. Based in the villages of Silana and Natalei, this is a perfect location to experience true Fijian life, in an amazing region defined by dense jungle, volcanic mountainsides and the tribal culture of Tailevu Province.

Critical science

Critical science

You'll contribute to vital conservation research targeted at protecting the earth's most valuable ecosystems.
Ethical engagement

Ethical engagement

Using the UN's SDGs as a framework, we've made a commitment to positive, constructive and sustainable impact.
Beautiful adventures

Beautiful adventures

You'll spend your days exploring some of the world's most breathtaking, exhilarating and remote wildernesses.

Dawasamu volunteer projects

Overview

The people of Dawasamu depend on both the land and sea for subsistence. Their lives are inextricably linked to the environment and their natural resources. The village way of life that has existed for generations is still present and villages are still headed by chiefs and run by village headmen. This is a great opportunity to get to know the tribal culture and to slow down and surround yourself with the sites and history of the district.

You can also take the chance to go snorkelling and experience the rainbow of corals and sea-life. You might even see a black-and-white-banded sea snake! Or keep your feet dry and read a book or go for a walk along the tidal line at low tide, and see what seashore life you can spot.

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New and Exclusive: GVI Experiences

A locally curated selection of extra activities are now included across our programs.

Learn to cook iTaukei food

Make a traditional drink from kava root

Learn indigenous plant medicine

Hike to the top of Tova Peak

Fish with iTaukei women

Weave a traditional mat

Visit Vatu-i-Ra Conservation Park

Boat to Leleuvia Island