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Volunteer in Fiji

Overview

Volunteers in Fiji have the chance to join a more recently established program and contribute to constructive and sustainable projects. Projects Abroad’s volunteer work in Fiji supports numerous worthwhile placements which, while they may be challenging, give volunteers in Fiji the opportunity to learn about the real world and themselves while making a useful and positive contribution to a worthy community setting. 

Volunteer in Fiji Projects Abroad Care volunteer hands over a certificate of participation to a boy at the Fiji Holiday School graduation

  • Placement location: Nadi, Pacific Harbour
  • Project lengths: From 1 week
  • Accommodation: Host families, volunteer houses (Conservation volunteers only)
  • Languages spoken: Fijian
  • Local greetings Hello: Bula
    Thankyou: Vinaka
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  • Top places to travel: Mamanuca Islands, Natadola beach, Beqa lagoon

Volunteers in Fiji have the opportunity to get involved in a range of practical and rewarding projects. These include working with children on care, school sports or teaching projects, nutrition projects, and the shark conservation project.

Where we are based in Fiji

Projects Abroad Fiji is based on the largest island, Viti Levu. This island is referred to as the 'mainland' by inhabitants of Fiji's hundreds of smaller islands. Our volunteer projects are located in and around the town of Nadi on the west coast of the island, and the Conservation project is based out of Pacific Harbour on the south coast.

You will be met at the airport by Projects Abroad staff and taken to your new home. Unless you are doing the Conservation project, you will live with a local host family who will provide you the very best that Fijian hospitality has to offer and you will find you rapidly integrate into the local community. Volunteers on the Conservation project will stay in shared villa accommodation in Pacific Harbour.

Many travellers arrive into Nadi's international airport before flying or catching a boat straight on to their choice of island paradise. However, it is the poorer areas of Fiji's villages and towns which are most in need of volunteer help. Unfortunately, very little of Fiji's income from tourism and sugar trade makes it to the people in these poor communities. This is where you can make a real difference as a volunteer.

General Information on Fiji

A group of Projects Abroad volunteers and children in Fiji

The Pacific island archipelago of Fiji is world famous for its perfect white sand beaches and crystal clear calm turquoise waters. However, its rugged emerald green interior with extinct volcanoes and cascading waterfalls is also well worth exploring. Furthermore, the physical perfection of the islands is only half the story. Fiji's relaxed, charming and gracious people will inspire you as much, if not more than the idyllic sunsets.

The population of Fiji is a complex mix of indigenous Fijians, Indo-Fijians and descendants of Chinese traders. There are also other Pacific islanders and the British and European explorers and colonialists. As a volunteer living in Fiji for a longer period of time than most casual tourists you will have the chance to explore the many facets that make up modern Fijian culture. You will gain a greater understanding of the issues affecting Fiji today.

Volunteer Travel and Tourism in Fiji

Volunteers in Fiji are spoilt for choice in terms of travel opportunities, both at the weekends or after finishing your volunteering placement. The island of Viti Levu, where Projects Abroad is based, is well worth exploring at weekends. There are opportunities for trekking in the dramatic highland interior, remote villages and regular colourful festivals. These will introduce you to the music and customs of traditional Fijian life.

Explore a little further afield and join the hunt for the perfect beach. The South West of Viti Levu boasts the best of the island's beaches, with incredible scuba diving at the reefs at Nananu-i-Ra or at the Beqa lagoon. Or take a boat island hopping through the Mamanucas island chain, north west of Nadi for the ultimate in beach relaxation. It would take you months to explore all the islands, but travel through the archipelago has never been more accessible even for those on smaller budgets. So if you have the time, pack a hammock and sarong and head for paradise!

Projects available in Fiji

High School Projects for 16 to 19 year olds available in Fiji

FIXED DATE GROUP TRIPS FOR THOSE AGED 50+ AVAILABLE IN Fiji

Projects

Projects available in Fiji

High School Projects for 16 to 19 year olds available in Fiji

FIXED DATE GROUP TRIPS FOR THOSE AGED 50+ AVAILABLE IN Fiji

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