University of Liverpool

Volunteer in the Fiji Islands
In Partnership with the Fijian Government

With Funding Available from the University of Liverpool

Are you looking to make the most of your university summer?

Volunteer in Fiji and experience the unique culture, customs and way of life in the South Pacific islands.

Make lifelong friendships and shared memories on a challenging project, whilst gaining extraordinary global experience, developing unique skills and making a real contribution.

Whether you are looking to enhance your university degree or embark on a meaningful adventure – join a team and work alongside rural Fijian youth groups and communities on local initiatives which are achieving groundbreaking results.

At a Glance...
  • Award-winning volunteer projects in the South Pacific, since 2009.
  • Meaningful 1-month team expeditions for students in the Fiji Islands.
  • In Partnership with Fijian Government.
  • Complete cultural immersion in rural village. Live with a traditional Fijian family.
  • Work on Youth, Build, Sport, Health, Conservation or Leadership initiatives.
  • Develop employability skills, meet like-minded people and contribution to sustainable development.
  • Project includes; food, accommodation, 24/7 in-country support, weekend activities, domestic travel & charity donation.
  • Project Dates: June, July or August 2023
  • Project Costs: £2,145 (Flights not included).
  • Funding available of £3,022 for x50 eligible University of Liverpool students (See Details Below)
  • Students who meet one of one of the University’s Widening Participation criteria will be prioritised for subsidised projects and Turing funding.
Apply Here - (Limited Funding Available)

Join a Discovery Session 🌴👇

Tues, 7th Nov – 10am – 4pm, Global Opportunities Fair, Mountford Hall, University of Liverpool, 
Thurs, 9th Nov, 12pm – 1pm, Presentation, Roblat Lecture Theatre in the Chadwick Building, University of Liverpool, 
Weds 29th Nov, 12pm – 1pm, Presentation, Building 502 – Lecture Theatre 1, University of Liverpool, 
Open Online Session, Every Monday at 5pm, (Register Here)
University Funding Information
University of Liverpool students who meet one of the Widening Participation flags will be eligible for funding from the university. The funding will come from the university and also the UK Government’s Turing Scheme.
  • Only widening participation students will be eligible for any funding. Students who meet one of one of the University’s Widening Participation criteria will be prioritised for subsidised projects and Turing funding. For summer 2024 projects we have 55 places (Fiji projects only).
  • The programme fee is £2,145. Students will be required to fundraise or contribute 50% of the programme fee (£1,072.50), upon completion of this the University of Liverpool will provide a grant for the remaining 50% of the programme fee (£1072.50), this will be sent directly to Think Pacific by the University of Liverpool.
  • Students will also be entitled to Turing Funding, this aims to help cover the cost of living and flights. The grant provides £490 towards cost of living and £1360 towards travel. The total grant from Turing is £1,950 and is paid in two instalments. 80% 6 weeks before departure and 20% upon completion of the project.
  • If students do not manage to fundraise or contribute the 50% of the project fee, they will then not be eligible for the funding from the University of Liverpool or the Turing Scheme.
  • Non-widening participation students are eligible to apply to Think Pacific as an independent student but will not receive any funding from either the University of Liverpool or Turing Scheme.
  • For any questions relating to the funding please email

Application Process

  1. Apply to Think Pacific
  2. Interviews will be arranged with the Think Pacific team to reserve a project date
  3. Eligibility checked and confirmed with UoL (fortnightly basis)
  4. Eligibility for funding confirmed to students
Apply Here
Student Testimonials...
University of Liverpool
Choose Your Project in Fiji? 🇫🇯
Explore Our 1-Month Student Expeditions

Become a member of a Fijian family and work within a team whilst contributing to sustainable development initiatives that support the achievement of the Fiji National Development Plan.

Our projects in Fiji are truly unique. They take place in rural communities which are a world away from the usual crowds and the average volunteer projects. The villages in Fiji are only accessible upon invitation by the chief only, which means you can sample a way of life that few people will ever be fortunate enough to see.

Community Build
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Youth Empowerment
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Mental Health Placement
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Sport Development
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What Can You Gain?

In today’s multicultural society, it’s hugely beneficial to travel and experience life in another country and culture before settling into a career. No amount of time in the classroom can replace hands-on, active learning. Our aim is for every student to complete their project with a set of experiences and transferable skills, which can profoundly improve their future:

  • Gain 100 + hours of international work experience.
  • Boost cultural IQ & enhance global perspectives.
  • Activate global citizenship & broaden horizons.
  • Contribute towards sustainable development, on behalf of our partners.
  • Increase your leadership skills through collaborative work.
  • Job references, certificate of completion, and LinkedIn endorsement.
  • Potential employment opportunities via Think Pacific graduate scheme.
Collaboration + Culture + Challenge = Extraordinary Personal Development
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