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Volunteer in Fiji with Projects Abroad

  • Placement location: Nadi, Pacific Harbour
  • Project lengths: From 1 week
  • Accommodation: Host families, volunteer houses (Conservation volunteers only)
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  • Top places to travel: Mamanuca Islands, Natadola beach, Beqa lagoon

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Map of Fiji A beautiful beach in Fiji

Volunteer in Fiji with Projects Abroad and help local communities living on this stunning Pacific island archipelago of Fiji. There are lots of projects to choose from, such as caring for underprivileged children in kindergartens and special needs centres. You can also teach English or help to save the sharks on our Conservation Project.

Volunteering in Fiji is open to anyone with a passion for helping others. Our voluntary projects are a world away from the luxury tourist resorts which form many people's perceptions of the islands. Volunteering here gives you the chance to live and work alongside local people. You will discover the real Fiji while having the experience of a lifetime!

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. Volunteers on the Conservation Project 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 communities. This is where you can make a real difference as a volunteer.

General Information on Volunteering in Fiji

Volunteers enjoying a perfect evening 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 in Fiji, you will have the chance to explore the many facets that make up modern Fijian culture. You'll gain a greater understanding of the issues affecting Fiji today.

Volunteer Travel and Tourism in Fiji

While volunteering in Fiji, you 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 Specials for 15 to 18 year olds available in Fiji

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