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Volunteer in Fiji

Live in an island paradise on International Volunteer HQ’s vibrant Fiji volunteer abroad program. Choose from a range of trusted Fiji volunteer projects, including Teaching, Sports Education, Childcare and Construction and Renovation. Volunteer work in Fiji is based on the Coral Coast of Fiji throughout a variety of communities, volunteering in and around Sigatoka on the south eastern coast of mainland Fiji. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 138,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in Fiji.

Highlights:
  • 4 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from £415 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house

  • Projects based in Sigatoka on the Coral Coast of Fiji

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from £415
Volunteer from 1 - 12 weeks
Ages 17+ and families
Based Sigatoka on the Coral Coast of Fiji
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Discover palm-lined beaches & reefs

Volunteer opportunities in Fiji

Increases access to education

2-3 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £415

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in kindergartens
  • Volunteers aged 17+ and families

Assist in lively kindergartens, bringing an energetic approach to informal lessons and activities, nurturing local children and providing support to local staff.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £477

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in schools in and around Sigatoka
  • Volunteers aged 17+ and families

Assist on maintenance and building tasks in local schools that often can’t pay for their required upkeep. Get your hands dirty and work hard, helping to improve classrooms and facilities for local school children.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £415

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in after-school programs
  • Volunteers aged 17+ and families

Organize and play sport with local school children during class time or on after school programs. Join in yourself, help to develop their fitness and teach teamwork and skills.

Increases access to education

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £415

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in schools and after-school programs
  • Volunteers aged 17+ and families

Volunteer in schools or after school tutorials, helping locals to deliver a better quality education in classes of up to 50 students.

What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

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Ava Buettel
12 Jun 2024

I was guided step by step exceptionally to ensure I was comfortable and prepared for my volunteer project. I was thoroughly informed on what to expect and what was expected from me as a volunteer.

After volunteering, I have gained a new insight on living. I honestly feel so grateful and it was as if volunteering abroad humbled me. Every little stress I had back at home seemed so small while I was volunteering. I have never felt so inspired and loved by a place. From learning the traditional Fijian culture to visiting the beautiful resort islands and beaches in my spare time, it’s been incredible. I will very much miss the beautiful children I had the opportunity to teach and play with for a few weeks, as well as all the wonderful people I met along the way.

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Claudia Rose
23 May 2024

I found that the support and guidance before the trip was extremely helpful and made me feel very well prepared. The local team was extremely helpful and welcoming upon my arrival. I feel as if this project has had a massive impact on me. It has inspired me to pursue my dreams of becoming a teacher and gave me closure on why I am so passionate about choosing that career path.

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Sophie Callander
15 May 2024

I loved every part of my experience with IVHQ and I will definitely do another program in the future. I gained a lot of knowledge about the Fijian culture and gained an amazing life experience.

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Keira Hayidakis
30 Apr 2024

I feel as though I have gained an understanding of Fijian culture, a passion for teaching and an immense feeling of gratitude for the experience. I would advise anyone hesitant of joining to 100% sign up. It was truly the most experience ever with lovely people.

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Olivia Popp
30 Apr 2024

Participating in the Sports Education program in Fiji was the best decision I’ve ever made. I am not joking when I say that was the best two weeks of my entire life so far. Not only the volunteering, cultural and adventure aspect, but also the other volunteers I met will be great friends for life! I miss it already and I can’t wait to do some more volunteering in the future.

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Adriana Assey
30 Apr 2024

I had the unique honor of being welcomed by the people of Fiji as part of the International Volunteer HQ on their Construction and Renovation project. Located in Sigatoka, the project involved various construction-related activities alongside the local community to build and maintain a local school central to the district whose student body has nearly doubled in the past 2 years. The project and its volunteers were involved in physically demanding tasks to construct walkways, shelters, flooring, drains, and roof rehabilitation.

Participating in the program gave me first-hand insight into local construction practices and unique challenges in a largely rural community without the luxuries of mechanical equipment and regulations to which I am accustomed back home in Sydney on tier-one mega projects. Despite the absence of this, the resilience, enthusiasm, and camaraderie of the team were palpable as we worked to deliver new classrooms for the rapidly growing school. I am grateful to have been welcomed by my team and a special thanks to our supervisor, Tunai who supplied the tools (and food) to keep us working to meet the project's goals. Talking with the children during lunchtime about their lessons and life ambitions was a great motivator throughout the project. The occasional compliment on my workmanship from passing students as we worked contributed to the upkeep of good morale through blisters and sunburn!

In addition to construction, I had the opportunity to participate in the village's children's evening sports sessions alongside other international volunteers participating in an ongoing teaching program that coincided with the project. Interacting with the children and other volunteers from all over the world proved sport to be a universal language. Making friends with the children and other volunteers made the experience all the more worthwhile and memorable.

Thank you to our program manager and other supervisors for tending to all the volunteer's queries throughout the program, keeping us fed with delicious pioneer fuel, and making us feel safe in each of our solo adventures.

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Free-time experiences & tours in Fiji

Take your volunteer experience to the next level with IVHQ's affordable activity and tour add-ons in Fiji! Explore your options below and learn how to book them once you've been accepted onto the IVHQ Fiji program.

Fiji Introduction Week
Fiji Introduction Week

The Introduction Week is an awesome way to kickstart your volunteer abroad experience and it covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Fiji.

£91
Fiji Introduction Week
Fiji Introduction Week

The Introduction Week is an awesome way to kickstart your volunteer abroad experience and it covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Fiji.

£91

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