Volunteer in the South Pacific: Fiji and Samoa
Projects Abroad offers a number of volunteer opportunities in the beautiful Southern Pacific islands of Fiji and Samoa. As a Care volunteer in Fiji or a Care volunteer in Samoa, you would work in a kindergarten or care center, helping the busy staff there in whatever way you can. Or as a volunteer Teaching in Fiji or Teaching in Samoa, you will be working in a school teaching conversational English. The students will be eager to learn from you…and learn about you! If you have a background in any other subject you could teach that as well - just let us know when you apply.
The Projects Abroad Fiji office is based in Nadi on the island of Viti Levu. All of our volunteer opportunities are located in and around Nadi and our Conservation project is based out of Pacific Harbor on the south coast. Our office in Samoa is located in the capital, Apia, where our volunteers live and work.
Travel & Tourism in the South Pacific
There are plenty of great destinations to go to in and around Fiji and Samoa while you are volunteering abroad. Weekend trips are regularly organized by Projects Abroad staff and volunteers to enjoy the sun and sea of the South Pacific. Or you could simply take off to swim and relax on one of Fiji's or Samoa’s many small secluded islands.
Many volunteers also like to reserve some time to explore other parts of the South Pacific. You could travel to Vanuatu, travel to Tonga, or travel to Tuvalu. A trip to New Zealand or Australia is also just a short flight away!
If you are looking to do an internships in the South Pacific, please visit our Intern in the South Pacific page.
Volunteering in Orphanages in the South Pacific
Over the years, our volunteers have worked with children at orphanages and residential care homes in the South Pacific. They have done incredible work at these placements, improving living conditions there and creating opportunities for children by supporting their education and care. However, we have decided to move our focus away from orphanages and homes toward community and family-based care. This is because we believe stable family environments are best for the children we work with. Read more about orphanage volunteering and our position on it.
This means that instead of volunteering in orphanages in the South Pacific, volunteers will work in placements like day care centers, kindergartens and schools, or support groups for the elderly and mothers and babies. This will help Projects Abroad build stronger relationships with local communities and – most importantly – help families stay together and flourish.