Fiji: Volunteer Care Work with Children
- Placement locations: Nadi
- Types of care projects: Kindergartens, care homes for the elderly and special needs schools
- Age: 0 – 16, elderly
- Number of people cared for: Varied
- Role: Volunteers work on achieving the goals set out in the Care Management Plan, including running educational games and group activities, providing emotional support, and helping improve the quality of life for those living with disabilities.
- Accommodation: From two weeks
- Length of placement: From two weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Volunteering on a Care project in Fiji is an ideal way to get involved with the local community of this fascinating island. Whether you are on a gap year, summer placement, or career break we will arrange a great project for you. Volunteers with specific qualifications and experience are welcome, though you don’t need either to join us as a Care volunteer. All we ask is that you bring energy, passion, and commitment to the placement.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Fiji Care Management Plan.
Our Care placements are based in and around Nadi and Lautoka on the west coast of Viti Levu. Most volunteers work at kindergartens, though there are also opportunities to volunteer in centers for children with special needs, and care homes for the elderly. Please let us know if you have a preference on your application so we can place you according to your skills and interest.
This project is available for less than a month if you don't have time to join us for a month or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for shorter durations for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone participating for a longer period.
We also offer Care placements in more traditional Fijian villages. Please see the Community Village Project page for more information on village Care options.
I think my main highlight would be when one of the children wrote his name all on his own. The reason it stays in my memory is because this young boy was behind in all areas compared to the other children. I spent a lot of one on one time helping the child with reading and writing and you really feel a sense of accomplishment when the child achieves something they never thought they would. Read more...
If you have qualifications or experience in this field then we can make use of your skills volunteering abroad as a professional in Fiji. If you are a high school student and first-time traveler you may want to consider our High School Special programs in Fiji.