Volunteers in the South Pacific work together to clear rubbish off a beach in Fiji.

Volunteer in the South Pacific

Experience incredible island life while supporting community development

Volunteer in the South Pacific and take part in volunteer work that is designed to address the needs of local communities. We offer a range of different projects in both Fiji and Samoa, so you’re bound to find a placement that appeals to you.


You can join our internationally-recognised Shark Conservation Project, which generates important research for scientists. Or you can take part in full-on cultural immersion, living in a local Fijian or Samoan village community. You can also support early childhood development in local childcare centres and contribute to awareness programs about the value of good nutrition.


As Projects Abroad takes care of all the details, you’ll enjoy a hassle-free experience. We have full time local staff at a physical office in each country, who offer 24/7 support. This means that you can focus on what is really important: becoming part of our ongoing efforts to help people.

Projects available in the South Pacific

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A volunteers takes a picture with children at her placement in Samoa
Community Volunteer Work for Teenagers in Samoa

From $3295

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Team up with people your age and give back while immersing yourself in traditional Samoan village life

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Local women in Fiji perform a ceremony for the opening of a Community Centre at a placement lead by Projects Abroad Staff.
Community Volunteer Work in Fiji

From $2945

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Learn about Fijian life and culture by immersing yourself in daily village life

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A volunteer in a village in Samoa teaches children at a school.
Community Volunteering in a Samoan Village

From $3090

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Experience life in a Samoan village and explore a different culture and way of life

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Students hold up educational posters during their Nutrition internship in Samoa.
Nutrition Internship in Samoa

From $3315

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Gain valuable nutrition work experience promoting healthy living alongside qualified healthcare professionals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Intern giving nutritional advice whilst on nutritional internship in Fiji.
Nutrition Internships in Fiji

From $3415

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Work with professionals and raise awareness in local communities about the importance of healthy living

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.
Shark Conservation Volunteering in Fiji

From $5015

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Dive in the stunning waters of the South Pacific and play a vital role in shark conservation efforts

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer and her students play with finger paints during her volunteer work with children for teenagers in Fiji
Volunteer Community Work in Fiji for Teenagers

From $3545

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Experience traditional village life and help young kids learn through play at a kindergarten or school

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A Teaching volunteer reads to children in Fiji
Volunteer English Teaching in Fiji

From $3315

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Gain practical teaching experience teaching children in rural communities while living on the tropical island of Fiji

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Students watch a professional match as part of their volunteer rugby coaching in Samoa.
Volunteer Rugby Coaching in Samoa

From $3090

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Coach rugby to children in Samoa and help develop sporting talent and promote healthy lifestyles

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our South Pacific experts on:

1300 132 831

or email:

to start planning your project

Where we are based in the South Pacific

We offer several volunteer opportunities in the South Pacific, namely in the island nations of Fiji and Samoa.


Wherever you go in the South Pacific, you’ll be working with us to achieve sustainable, long-term goals. Non-communicable diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure are on the rise in Fiji and Samoa. We’re addressing this need, so you can help local communities tackle health problems relating to changes in diet and lifestyle.  


You can also work with young children to support early childhood development and improve literacy and numeracy in both countries. The more support children get at a young age, the more prepared they are to cope at school. By doing volunteer work in the South Pacific, you can also support vital conservation efforts at our Shark Conservation Project in Fiji.  


Throughout it all, Projects Abroad staff in Fiji and Samoa will be there for you. They’ll provide guidance and make sure you have the time of your life!

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SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.