Projects in Fiji
Experience the unique culture, customs and way of life of the South Pacific islands.
Make lifelong friendships and shared memories on a challenging team project, whilst developing unique skills, boosting your confidence and making a real contribution.
Our projects offer you the opportunity to actually join a traditional village, become a member of a Fijian family and work as a team to contribute to youth, sports, health or building initiatives – on behalf of the Fijian Ministry of Health, Fijian Ministry of Youth & Sports and other local partners.
Whether you are looking to enhance your university studies or embark upon a meaningful gap year adventure, our projects in Fiji provide a life-changing experience that enhances your personal and professional development.
- Meaningful team volunteer project & placements in the Fiji Islands.
- In partnership with Fijian Government.
- Complete cultural immersion in a rural village.
- Live with a traditional Fijian family.
- Work on Youth, Build, Sport, Mental Health, Public Health & Leadership initiatives.
- Choose from a 2-month, 1-month or 16-day project.
- Develop employability skills, meet like-minded people and make a contribution.
- The project includes; food, accommodation, 24/7 in-country support, weekend adventures, domestic travel, charity donation.
- University scholarships & bursaries available – Learn More Here.
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Projects in Fiji
Biweekly on a Wednesday’s 4pm [GMT] / [11am EST] (Register Here)
Biweekly on Thursday’s 2pm [FJT ] / 12pm [AEST] (Register Here)
Our projects are based in rural parts of Fiji, a world away from the usual crowds and tourists. The villages and communities you’ll have the privilege of living in are accessible only by Chiefly invitation, which means you can sample a way of life that few people will ever be fortunate enough to see!
Arriving in your Fijian village is the most exciting day of the expedition. Each team visits a different community to complete the project objectives, as requested by the Fijian Government and Provincial Councils. The communities are so incredibly excited about your arrival that the entire village will gather to greet you from the bus and welcome you into their community. By the time you depart from your project, you will feel like you have a second home, a newfound family and a long long list of friends. You’ll be welcomed into the community with the famous Fijian warmth and kindness that is greater than you could imagine.
Our advice is that you immerse yourself in every aspect of Fijian life, embracing and seeing the culture and country through the eyes of the local people. You’ll need to take an active interest in Fijian customs, culture, values and traditions. If you do all this and you throw yourself wholeheartedly into the Fijian village experience, you’ll get so much back and make so many amazing lifelong memories.
Locally led aims & initiatives.
Go where only we can take you.
Teams of up to 28 participants.
Targeted sustainable development.
Facilitating Fijian Government objectives.
Our projects promote the Fiji National Development Plan and UN Sustainable Development Goals. They offer you the opportunity to support and work In partnership with the Fijian Government and over 70 organisations.
The TP project was the most memorable trip of my life. The village experience is something that you cannot put into words. I found the hospitality and warmth of the Fijian community just breathtaking, and they truly accept you in as family. Think Pacific’s work with the village’s and the locals creates bonds that is passed down to the volunteers. We as volunteers are brought into the community and instantly feel at home, the communication before project between the team and the village causes the diffusion of tension and allows us to feel a part of our Fijian families instantly. Although looking into project I had the fear of moving into a home with strangers, this was never a concern once we entered the village. The kindness and love that your families give you, alongside the support of your leaders made me feel so safe in our little village. The community that you are apart of, with all the volunteers is one that sticks with you for life. The follow up contact that we have with Think Pacific and the support network provided allows us volunteers to stay connected with our village and creates a home away from home in Fiji. Choosing this Think Pacific trip was the best decision I made, and there is no doubt when I say that I will be returning to Fiji soon.
I spent one month volunteering in the Tailevu province. It was by far the most incredible, inspiring and rewarding experience of my life! I was very nervous leading up to the project but as soon as I met my team leaders and the rest of the volunteers, any sort of doubt went away instantly. Living with a Fijian family in its most true form was undoubtedly one of the project highlights. Having the chance to live and learn a totally unique culture from the people themselves is an experience that cannot be achieved anywhere else except for Fiji. I now understand what past volunteers meant when they said your Fijian family become much more than hosts, they truly are my second family!
The most incredible experience of my life, thrown into the deep end and fully experiencing a culture like no other was one of the most eye opening thing I’ve ever been able to do! The support from signing up all the way through to the final day of project was unbelievable! Wouldn’t change a thing about my experience other than I’d have stayed for longer! The project tests you in ways you can’t imagine before, putting you out of so many comfort zones but you’ll leave with a completely new outlook on your life at home and wanting more experiences of this nature! Think Pacific really go the extra mile to make your experience one of a kind! Best month of my life! I’d go back in a heartbeat and the friendships I made will last a lifetime! Vinaka Think Pacific!
From my initial meeting about the potential trip I was already exited. I met some of the most amazing people whilst on project and created bonds that will last a lifetime! Throughout my time in Fiji I learnt so much about myself and developed my confidence, organisational skills and just had an awesome time whilst doing so! I love actually living with a Fijian family and getting an authentic experience on their culture and lifestyle, which is something that you are unlikely to have on a normal tourist holiday! The month away pushed my boundaries and I am so happy and proud that I have completed it with such amazing memories and lifelong stories! I can not recommend this experience enough! Absolutely incredible! If you are ever in doubt just do it!
The country of Fiji itself is so beautiful and spending time in the village on project is even more so. The families are amazing and take you in as one of their own. You get to experience their ways of living, including their culture, their food, you can experience church services with them too which is probably one of the most amazing experiences in the whole project. The children are lovely and are so excited to have you there with them that they get stuck into activities with you too. My time in the village was definitely something I will never forget, as you can see how what you do on project will change the lives of the children for the better. The support of group leaders really help you feel comfortable and can get involved in project knowing they are there if you need anything at all. This really was an eye opening experience!
I had such an amazing experience in project with Think Pacific! It was the best thing I could have done on my university experience and so happy I have done it!! There is so much support and guidance before and during the project to make sure that you are prepared for village life.
I didn’t want to leave my village and I have the most incredible time! I couldn’t have asked for anything to have been changed. Although the time in Fiji can be exhausting it is definitely worth every second!!! The children make the experience so worthwhile and every single one of the villagers are so grateful for the volunteers coming into their village to support. This experience has opened my eyes to the way people live and has made me appreciate the everyday things we have at home.
No matter which project you join, you will be directly supporting aims set out in the Fiji National Development Plan, through our formal partnerships with organisations such as;
- Fijian Ministry of Health
- Fijian Ministry of Youth & Sports
- Fiji National Sports Commission
- University of The South Pacific
- Youth Champs 4 Mental Health
- Diabetes Fiji
- Alliance For Future Generations
We’re proud to be partnered with over 70 Fijian organisations.
Join a team of up to 28 like-minded young people and instantly become part of a new group of friends as you share in something special together. The bonds you make will last a lifetime.
Our projects are certainly no holiday. They’re a real challenge. We believe that a bigger challenge means bigger rewards. You’ll come home with more confidence, new leadership skills and a greater global understanding.
Our projects are supported with 24/7 care. From our passionate and dedicated Project Leaders, who guide your project each day, to our management team in Fiji and the UK, you’ll receive unrivalled care and support as a participant both pre-departure and on project.
Every project is a learning journey, which connects you sensitively and authentically with Fijian culture, customs and local life. You’ll learn to live ‘like a Fijian’, adopting the Fijian lifestyle and the Kaiviti culture as if it were your own.
Supporting aims set out in the Fiji National Development Plan means you can contribute directly towards UN Sustainable Development Goals. Collaborating on the implementation of grassroots initiatives, on behalf of our partners in Fiji, will ensure you arrive home feeling incredibly proud of how you have spent your time abroad.
So many of our participants state their experiences in Fiji are ‘life changing’ and that they met people they’ll stay in touch with forever. You’ll broaden your horizons, create precious unique memories and forever be proud that you accomplished something so special, in a destination so remote and so beautiful.
We pride ourselves on the delivery of a safe, structured and personally supported experience.
Your expedition fee includes your food, accommodation, in-country travel, resort briefings, R&R, weekend activities, emergency support and your expedition leader team living alongside you 24/7. Expeditions also fund the work of the Think Pacific Foundation (Fijian charity FJ 989) enabling us to support thousands of youths annually to ensure sustainability of the aims.
£195 GBP / $345 AUD
This secures your place in the team and gives you access to our Global Skills Programme, an online course to give you the foundations of success before departing for Fiji. It also provides personal support from your project co-ordinator, full access to our pre-departure resources, live online preparation webinars and your expedition t-shirt. Your registration fee is additional to your project fees.
Students can apply for scholarships and bursaries to join our projects in Fiji.
To find out if there’s funding available at your university or in your area, download our funding guide. Click here to learn more.
16 Day = £1400 GBP / $2550 AUD
1 Month = £1950 GBP / $3500 AUD
2 Month = £3100 GBP / $5600 AUD
Our philosophy is to provide a high quality and exceptionally well structured volunteer project. Our expeditions are packed full of adventure and cultural insight, whilst having safety and support at their core. Click ‘What’s Included’ below to learn more.
Your travel costs are not included in the project fees. We support you every step of the way to book return flights, personal travel insurance and we process your visa when in Fiji. Please see the approximate costs below within ‘What’s Not Included’.
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