Volunteer in Vanuatu

About the Volunteering program in Vanuatu

Volunteer Program in Vanuatu with GapXperience! We have 3 volunteer projects available including teaching English, construction and marine conservation projects. You will start the program with the culture week. This program will bring the participant closer to the kind and friendly people of Vanuatu whilst making a difference. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs!

Vanuatu Program Summary

Location: Port Vila & Pélé Island, Vanuatu
Arrival: Bauerfield International Airport (VLI)
Duration: 2-4 weeks
Start Dates 2020 : Start every Monday
Age: From 18 years old

Why Join with GapXperience ?
  • 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 abroad are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs of the local people.
  • Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local coordinators who will provide you with assistance. Checkout our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
  • Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program abroad and make life-long friends during your trip.
  • Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore the local area and travel around and create some 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

Doing a volunteer program in Vanuatu provides a unique & worthwhile experience and is a great way to gain new experiences and skill sets while learning about the local local culture and people. In Vanuatu you can volunteer in a variety of projects. You can also combine different projects at no extra cost!

You need to arrive on the Sunday before the start date of the program at Bauerfield International Airport (VLI) Port Vila on Sunday. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation. You can join the program from 2 to 4 weeks.

About the Location

Port Vila is the harborside capital and main hub of Vanuatu, on Efate island. Its small downtown is home to colorful market stalls selling produce and local handicrafts. The town is a base for diving and trips to Mele Cascades, a multi-tiered waterfall with rock pools in a rainforest.

Pélé Island, sometimes spelled Pele in English, is a volcanic island located 11,2 miles north of the island of Éfaté in the Shefa Province of the Republic of Vanuatu.

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation – You will stay in a single gender shared room together with other participants.

Meals – There are 3 meals included from Monday to Friday and 2 meals per day on weekends.

Coordinator Support

Throughout your stay in Vanuatu, 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.

Volunteer Projects

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 several volunteer projects available and you can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects!

Arrival Details

You need to arrive on the Sunday before the start date of the program at Bauerfield International Airport (VLI) from 08.00 until 20.00. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation. 

Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.

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
  • Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details

Reviews GapXperience

“I had an amazing time with GapXperience. I was happy with the whole experience and would love to go back there in the future.”
Jennifer Stroud

“I had such an amazing time volunteering. This was truly a life changing experience, which I cannot wait to do again. Thank you!”
Ben Mattress

Projects in Vanuatu

There are different volunteering projects available which can be combined. You can build your own program on the application form where you can choose which project(s) you want to join and build your own program in Vanuatu!

Here are all the projects in Vanuatu :

Culture Week

Immerse in the local culture of Vanuatu by exploring many exciting locations, and spending your time learning about the unique traditions.

For full details click here

Teaching Project

Support the underprivileged communities in Vanuatu and by a making a change in the lives of small children!

For full details click here

Construction Project

Actively support the community development in Vanuatu by engaging in our reconstruction and renovation project!

For full details click here

Marine Conservation

Support conserving the sea life in Vanuatu by taking part in our Marine Conservation program where you will be able to spend some quality time by the beach!

For full details click here

Prices of the Program in Vanuatu

Prices in Pounds
2 weeks : 830 Pounds
3 weeks : 1095 Pounds
4 weeks : 1360 Pounds

Prices in US$
2 weeks : 1045 US$
3 weeks : 1395 US$
4 weeks : 1735 US$

Prices in Euro
2 weeks : 915 Euro
3 weeks : 1215 Euro
4 weeks : 1515 Euro

* If joining the culture week or the marine conservation then there is an extra charge of £90/US$120/€105
** There is an extra charge of £30/US$40/€35 per week for the construction project

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, a 5% international banking fee is charged at the time of payment

Why book with GapXperience

Lowest & Affordable Prices

Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.

Book Together with Friend

Book the program together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £35/US$45/€40.

Discount Returning Customers

Many of our customers join us again and they get a discount on their program of £35/US$45/€40.

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!

Application Form
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 different currencies: £145, US$175 or €150.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.

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