A GROUP of volunteers is in the Yasawa Group to carry out three community projects.
The volunteers from Global Vision International (GVI) are based at the Sunrise Lagoon Resort on Nanuya Lailai.
A member of GVI, Jacqueline Wigglesworth said the three projects were partly funded by the Yasawa Trust.
Ms Wigglesworth said the GVI was helping out village schools in Yasawa on education.
She said GVI members were also installing 10,000 litre rainwater harvesting tanks in villages to ensure villagers had fresh water available in the dry season.
She said the volunteers were involved in a diving project where they were helping villagers create a marine protected area by carrying out underwater surveys.
"I'm involved in all three projects which are all going very well," she said.
Sunrise Lagoon Resort owner Poasa Naivalu said it was a blessing for Yasawa villagers to have GVI volunteers on the island.
Mr Naivalu said the volunteers were carrying out community projects that would benefit Yasawa villagers.
Global Vision International is the parent organisation for GVI and the The Academy for Internships Abroad and acts as both the oversight and guiding organisation for both groups.
Through its offices in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia along with an extensive partner network, GVI sends more than 3000 participants annually to more than 40 countries worldwide.
According to www.gviworld.com, GVI has successfully placed more than 10,000 individuals on overseas programs over the past 10 years.