Volunteering in Fiji | Expat’s Guide

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Volunteer-Work-in-Fiji Volunteering in Fiji Expat’s Guide

Our passionate team at Fiji Journal (FJ), individually and collectively, has, throughout our lives, steadily given back to different communities within Fiji and across the world. Every year, we allocate a week or more with the sole purpose of providing much-needed help to different volunteering organizations and charities across the country.  When you volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a true difference in the lives of others, but profoundly enough, the changes you make in yourself are equally life-changing.  Experience paradise through the volunteer lens, and you will never look back.

We have listed below our top six personal takeaways we have experienced on our volunteering journey so far, with a table of some of the opportunities and organizations within Fiji with their individual links for further information.  These range from environmental, Healthcare, Community, Animals, Education, and NGOs.

  1. It Provides you with a sense of purpose – Become something greater than yourself, by working towards an endeavor that benefits others.
  2. Provides a sense of community – A community spirit, individuals come together at the beginning and leave as an extended member of the Fijian family.  Working together for the benefit of others.   One person’s action can make a substantial difference to a whole community.
  3. Helps you meet new friends – As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to meet a diverse group of new people from all walks of life, different ages, different professions, and different cultures from around the world.  We have made several lifelong friends through our adventures that we may not have met otherwise, enriching our lives well beyond the volunteering experience. Life Changing
  4. Increases your social skills – While some people are naturally outgoing, others are shy and have a hard time meeting new people. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills since you are meeting regularly with a group of people with common interests.
  5. Teaches you valuable skills – The training and hands-on experience you gain while volunteering can help you learn new skills as well as build upon ones you already have.
  6. Gets you out of your comfort zone – Through volunteer work, you may overcome the personal challenges of leaving your comfort zone and doing something new with people you may not know. You may be faced with various problems to solve as a volunteer that require you to exercise critical thinking skills that aid your own personal development.
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Environmental Volunteer Organizations


Marine Conservation Courtesy of Projects Abroad
Marine Conservation (Courtesy of Projects Abroad)
OrgWksTitle
Agriculture
Conservation Work
Energy and WaterGVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 11Rainwater Harvesting and Water Security in Fiji
Marine ConservationVinaka Fiji2 +Marine Conservation
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 14-12Marine Conservation Internship in Fiji
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 14-12Coral Reef Ecology and Conservation Internship in Fiji
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 12-12Coral Reef Research in Fiji
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 12-12Marine Conservation Expedition in Fiji
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 14-24Marine conservation research fellowship in Fiji
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 124PADI Divemaster and Marine Conservation Apprenticeship in Oceania and the Thai Islands
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 124PADI Divemaster and Marine Conservation Apprenticeship in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 12-12Tropical Marine Biology and Conservation in Fiji
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 12-12Climate Change and Coral Bleaching in Fiji
Projects Abroad Official Logo2 +Shark Conservation Volunteering in Fiji
Projects Abroad Official Logo2 +Volunteer Shark Conservation in Fiji for Teenagers
Sustainable FishingGVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 14-24Sustainable fishing internship in Fiji
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 12-12Sustainable fishing volunteering in Fiji
Table: Environment Volunteer Organizations

Healthcare Volunteer Organizations


Healthcare Volunteer Organizations scaled
OrgWksTitle
Medical TrainingDocTours1-4Medical Clinic on Viti Levu
DocTours1-2CWM Hospital in Suva
DocTours1-4Lautoka Hospital
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 14-12Global Health Internship in Fiji
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 11-12Volunteer Public Health Project in Fiji
Involvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +Medical Internships Fiji
Involvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +Healthcare Project Coral Coast, Fiji
Projects Abroad Official Logo4The Public Health Project
Projects Abroad Official Logo2 – 4The Mental Health Project
Nutrition and FoodInvolvement Volunteers International Official Logo2 +Nutrition & Public Health Program Fiji
Table: Healthcare Volunteer Organizations

Community Volunteer Organizations


Teen Volunteer Opportunities With GVI 1 scaled
(Image Courtesy of GVI)
OrgsWksTitle
ChildcareGVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 12-12Early Childhood Development in Fiji
Projects Abroad Official Logo2 +Volunteer Community Work in Fiji for Teenagers
ConstructionMMM Fiji2 +Christian Building Team
Involvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +Volunteer Construction Coral Coast
Beyond Volunteer2 – 8Construction And Renovation In Fiji
International Volunteer HQ Official Logo1-12Construction and Renovation in Sigatoka
Think Pacific Volunteering in Fiji Official Logo2 – 4Construction Project in Fiji
Culture and ArtsGVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 14-12Community Development Internship in Fiji
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 124International Development Apprenticeship in Fiji
Vinaka Fiji2 +Creating Sustainable Communities
Projects Abroad Official Logo1 +Community Volunteer Work in Fiji
Involvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +Woman & Children Commune Fiji
Involvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +Cultural Orientation Week Coral Coast
Beyond Volunteer1 – 4Cultural Week In Fiji
OrphanageInvolvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +Orphanage Volunteer
Social WorkGVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 11-12Community Development Expedition in Fiji
Involvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +First Aid & Disaster Management
Table: Community Volunteer Organizations.

Animals Volunteer Organizations


Animal Volunteering Courtesy of Animal Fiji scaled
Courtesy of Animal Fiji
OrgsWksTitle
Marine Life
Primate Conservation
Street AnimalsInvolvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +Volunteering for Animals Fiji
Wildlife Conservation
Table: Animals Volunteer Organizations.

Educational Volunteer Organizations.


Educational Volunteer Programs. scaled
Image Courtesy of Vinaka Fiji
OrgWksTitle
TeachingGVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 14-12Teaching Internship in Fiji
Vinaka Fiji2 +Children, Schools & Education
Involvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +English Teaching Coral Coast, Fiji
Beyond Volunteer2 – 8Teaching Project In Fiji
International Volunteer HQ Official Logo2 – 8Teaching in Sigatoka
Primary SchoolProjects Abroad Official Logo2 +Volunteer Community Work in Fiji for Teenagers
Involvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +Fiji Remote Island Teaching
Involvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +Kindergarten Volunteering Coral Coast, Fiji
Beyond Volunteer2 – 8Kindergarten In Fiji
International Volunteer HQ Official Logo1 – 12Kindergarten in Sigatoka
Special NeedsInvolvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +Special Needs School Assistance Fiji
SportsInvolvement Volunteers International Official Logo1 +Sports Teaching Coral Coast, Fiji
International Volunteer HQ Official Logo1-12Sports Education in Sigatoka
Projects Abroad Official Logo2 – 4The Sport Development Project
Youth TeachingGVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 14-24Early Childhood Development Research Fellowship in Fiji
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 18Volunteer with Children in Fiji
GVI Volunteer Organisations Official Logo 18Volunteer with Children in Thailand and Fiji
Think Pacific Volunteering in Fiji Official Logo4Youth Empowerment Project
Title: Education Volunteer Organizations.