Volunteer in fiji
About the volunteer program in Sigatoka, Fiji
In Fiji we have different Volunteering Programs available in Sigatoka including teaching English, kindergarten, sports, construction & health care projects. There is also the Fiji Road Trip. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs. Sigatoka is an amazing location in Fiji located on the south east coast with beautiful views!
Join the best volunteer trips in Fiji with various volunteer abroad opportunities including teaching English at a school, be a teacher at a kindergarten, community activities, and construction projects for short term 2 weeks up to long term or on a gap year for young people, students, couples and adults international volunteers who want to help to make a difference and give their free time and effort to local children and people with ethical volunteering work programs in developing countries with legitimate development organisations overseas in summer and throughout the year with no qualifications required from 17 years old.
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Fiji Program Summary
Location: Sigatoka, Fiji
Start Dates : Every Monday all year-round
Duration: 2-8 weeks
Arrival: Nausori International Airport (SUV) or Nausori International Airport (SUV)
Age: From 17 years old
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- Responsible Projects – Our volunteer projects are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs.
- Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local partner’s team who will provide you with assistance. Checkout our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
- Participant Safety – Safety is a top priority for us, with trustworthy projects, partners and coordinators that have been fully trained to deal with safety issues.
- Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program.
- Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore and travel and create great travel experiences.
- Self Development – We see volunteering as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills.
Program Info & Location
Doing a volunteer program in Fiji provides a unique & worthwhile experience and is a great way to gain new experiences and skillsets while learning about the local culture and people.
Join our volunteer programs in beautiful Fiji. The program in Fiji is based in and around Sigatoka. You can join the program from 2 weeks up to 8 weeks.
The minimum duration of the program is 2 weeks. You can start your program with the culture week but this is not compulsory.
There are different projects available from a short term 2 weeks program up to 8 weeks and you can combine different projects if you want.
Throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our the team of local coordinators of our partner who will provide you with assistance and help you with anything that you may need. The coordinators will provide support in all aspects of your projects starting from arrival to departure.
On the Monday of your first week, there is an orientation day, to get you settled into the local culture. There will be an introduction to Fiji and the different project, a Sigatoka City Tour and a Kava Ceremony which is a traditional Fijian welcome ceremony.
You need to arrive on Sunday before the start date of the program between 6 am and 6 pm.
There are two options for flying into Fiji :
Arriving at Nausori International Airport (SUV)
When you arrive at Nausori International Airport (SUV), you will be met in the arrivals area and you will be taken to the volunteer accommodation.
Arriving at Nadi International Airport (NAN)
When you arrive at Nadi International Airport (NAN), you will be met in the arrivals area and you will then go by bus to reach Suva bus stand which will take about 4 hours. At Suva bus stand, you will be met by the second pick-up staff who will take you to the accommodation.
Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.
Accommodation and Meals
There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend.
Participants share a room together with other participants in single-gender rooms in volunteer accommodation.
Requirements to Join
- Participants need to be minimum of 17 years to join
- Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
- You need to have your own travel insurance, including health and 3rd party liability coverage
- Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details
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Projects in Fiji
There are different projects available and you can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project you want to join and you can also combine different projects and create your own volunteer program. This program is for a minimum of 2 weeks.
For info on the location and accommodation in Fiji click here.
Here are the projects in Fiji :
Sigatoka Introduction Week
This introduction week is a wonderful introduction to the local culture, it is a highly recommended program but it is not compulsory.
Sigatoka Kindergarten Teaching
Teach Basic English as a volunteer to the kids for an amazing experience in Fiji.
Sigatoka Teaching Program
In this project, you can teach children of various age groups to make a worthwhile contribution to their lives.
Sigatoka Sports Education
Join this sports project where you will organize recreational and sports activities for the children.
Sigatoka Construction and Renovation
Help as a volunteer in this construction & renovation project helping local communities.
Sigatoka Healthcare Project
Help to educate the local Fijians with hygiene in the Healthcare Education Project.
Fiji Road Trip
Join the Fiji Road Trip for an amazing experience traveling around this amazing country!
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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.
Are the program fees subject to change?
When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.
What is the average age of participants?
We have participants of different ages. Most are between 17 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older. The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.
What is the support like overseas?
We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.
Can I also join my friend or family member?
Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.
Can I participate for a short period?
Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.
How well should my English be?
Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.
Is travel insurance mandatory?
Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.
Will I be picked up from the airport?
Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.
Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?
Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.
Are your programs suitable for an internship?
yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.
Can I combine different countries?
Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.
Can I still travel around after the program?
Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.
Will other volunteers be present on the project?
The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.
Do I have to reserve my flight myself?
Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.
What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?
In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.
When can I register?
The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.
Prices of the Program in Fiji
Prices in Pounds
2 weeks : 775 Pounds
3 weeks : 1035 Pounds
4 weeks : 1295 Pounds
+1 week : 245 Pounds
Prices in US$
2 weeks : 945 US$
3 weeks : 1255 US$
4 weeks : 1575 US$
+1 week : 295 US$
Prices in Euro
2 weeks : 835 Euro
3 weeks : 1115 Euro
4 weeks : 1395 Euro
+1 week : 250 Euro
The Fiji Road Trip costs 1735 Pounds/2095 US$/1875 Euro
There is an extra cost of 40 Pounds/50 US$/40 Euro per week for the construction and healhcare projects
What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses