Volunteer in Fiji
About the volunteer program in Fiji
In Fiji we have 6 Volunteering Programs available in Sigatoka including teaching English, kindergarten, sports, construction & health care projects. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs.
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.
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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 18 years old
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- Experienced and Trusted Organization – Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leaders for Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world, having placed thousands of participants abroad.
- Most Affordable Prices – Our fees are the some of the most affordable for quality volunteer travel that you will find with just one low fixed fee without additional registration or application fees.
- 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 skill sets 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.
About the Location
Fiji is located in the tropics, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean between Polynesia and Melanesia. The closest islands are Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu. Fiji is located west of the day line in the same time zone as New Zealand, it is therefore one of the first areas a new day begins. The majority of Fiji’s islands were formed through volcanic activity starting about 150 million years ago. Viti Levu is fairly mountainous, inland you will find mountains reaching heights of 1,5- 2 km, covered by thick layer of jungle. The smaller islands are often islets, in other words coral formation that just stick out above sea level. Most of the islands are surrounded by coral reefs and turquoise lagoons. Fiji has some of the best dive sites in the world. Fiji is known for its tropical weather and is perhaps one of the best in the world.
Sigatoka is one and half hour drive from Nadi and is Fiji’s adventure capital. The location is perfect, sitting along a beautiful stretch of coastline, on the Southeast coast of Viti Levu, and a three hour drive from Suva. The area lives up to its reputation as a spot for adrenaline junkies, offering a wide variety of activities to get your heart racing, from surfing and shark feeding to four-wheel-drive tours. For a more laid-back experience try a round of golf on the championship course, or enjoy a spot of fishing. Offering lush rainforests, rivers and waterfalls at your back door and a beach looking across to Beqa Island which is world famous for fire walking.
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 any thing that you may need. The coordinators will provide support in all aspects of your projects starting from arrival to departure.
On your first day you will start your program with an introduction to the area, accommodation, facilities and a cultural introduction.
You need to arrive on the Sunday before the start date of the program between 6 am and 6 pm.
There are two options for flying into Fiji :
Arriving to Nausori International Airport (SUV)
When you arrive at Nausori International Airport (SUV), you will be met by a staff 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 by a staff 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 18 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
“Fiji was great, an amazing experience!”Harry Kenworthy
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.
Here are the projects in Fiji :
Sigatoka Introduction Week
Travel to this wonderful Island country of Fiji, embrace the beautiful beaches and warm people full of love and hospitality!
Sigatoka Kindergarten Teaching
Visit this beautiful island country to teach Basic English, arts and craft to tiny toddlers. Bring lots of creativity along with you and make some great friends!
Sigatoka Teaching Program
Visit this beautiful Island town of Sigatoka in Fiji, and teach children of various age groups to make a worthwhile contribution to their lives.
Sigatoka Sports Education
This new and proactive project is designed to create a relationship between children and you through recreational activities.
Sigatoka Construction and Renovation
A great project to keep you active, fit, and creative. Bring all your creative elegance to renew and build beautiful structures for children and local communities.
Sigatoka Healthcare Project
If you are interested in educating the local Fijians with simple hygiene techniques, you are welcome to join Sigatoka Healthcare Education Project.
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 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). 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 Euro
2 weeks : 825 Euro
3 weeks : 1075 Euro
4 weeks : 1415 Euro
+1 week : 295 Euro
* the construction projects costs 40 Euro extra per week
There is NO registration, application or administration fee with us!
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
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How to Book your Program
Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.