Location
  • Fiji
Length
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Guesthouse
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
450
Price Details
Fully hosted experience from only $450 for 1 week - this includes accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, orientation and 24/7 in-country support.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
May 01, 2024
May 03, 2024
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About Program

Trusted by 136,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's #1 rated volunteer programs in Fiji and 50+ destinations worldwide.

For the past 6 years, we've won the "Top Volunteer Abroad Provider Award" from GoOverseas, so you can trust that you're in the safest hands with IVHQ in Fiji.

Our affordable projects start from $29/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement and local support. Projects run year-round, with durations from 1-12 weeks. Choose from 4 projects, ranging from Teaching, Sports Education, Kindergarten and Construction in and around Sigatoka on the south eastern coast of mainland Fiji. Plus, you’ll stay with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world (private room options available).

With IVHQ’s superior pre-departure support services, you’ll gain exclusive access to your own Volunteer Travel Specialist, comprehensive preparation tools and volunteer training before you leave home.

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Program Highlights

  • Cheapest volunteer programs from $29/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement & local support.
  • Volunteer for 1-12 weeks, year round start dates most Mondays.
  • 15+ years experience & only B Corp certified volunteer travel organization.
  • Get free changes up to 14 days before you start with our flexible booking policy.
  • Affordable way to earn college credit - gain 5 credits for only US$500!

Popular Programs

Fiji construction and renovation project

Want to help build a better future for the local communities in the town of Sigatoka, Fiji? IVHQ's construction and renovation project allows volunteers to make a real difference by assisting with building and maintenance at local schools and other community facilities. Lend an extra pair of hands help make these communities safe for people to learn and grow.

Fiji Kindergarten project

Gain experience in early childhood education and help empower young children in this coastal town in Fiji! As a volunteer, you will assist local teachers and provide a different perspective to help focus the lively Fijian kids into focusing on their lessons and other constructive activities towards their development.

Fiji Sports Education

If you love sports and you love kids, then you'll love this volunteer opportunity to teach, coach and mentor children in physical education. With placements in local elementary schools or after school sports programs, you can share your love of sports with local student who are active, lively and enjoy being outdoors!

Fiji Teaching

IVHQ's teaching project give you the opportunity to gain teaching experience by assisting in schools or at after school programs in the capital city of Sigatoka. Your role on this project is critical to help alleviate the teachers' overloaded plates while providing access to education to a variety of students in Fiji.

Program Reviews

4.87 Rating
based on 46 reviews
  • 5 rating 86.96%
  • 4 rating 13.04%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 4.75
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.85
  • Value 4.6
  • Safety 4.8
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Sophie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a Lifetime

My experience with IVHQ was amazing! The local team were so kind and supportive. They took us to the town and showed us some beautiful shops to buy sulu and some gifts. We also had a cava ceremony which allowed us to learn so much about the Fijian culture and made us feel so included. The food was also delicious and every meal was provided which was amazing! I had the best time meeting and helping the kids at the kindergartens too. All the kids and teachers were so welcoming and grateful. I had the best time and will definitely be back!

What was your funniest moment?
All of the jokes and fun times I had with the kids!
Pros
  • Kind and helpful local team
  • Delicious food
  • Amazing location
3 people found this review helpful.
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Adriana
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing experience

I am so thrilled to have been part of this life changing experience volunteering in an overseas country. The local team was a great support throughout the adventure and were ever ready to help with any queries. It felt great to be directly contributing to an initiative that was helping the local community. Meeting with the children was also one of the best parts of the experience which made the impact feel tangible. In the school we were involved in various tasks such as tiling, scabbing, painting, form work etc.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Having been to Fiji before, it was surprising to see what it was like outside of the resorts and how people in the village lived.
Pros
  • Great local team
  • Direct construction experience
  • Great activities to do outside of the program
Cons
  • Heat
  • Limited hot water
  • Early dinner time 5:00
5 people found this review helpful.
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Sara
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I loved ivhq and the Fiji experience

My experience with ivhq was nothing short of incredible. The local team and coordinators in Fiji offered 100% support and were so incredibly welcoming for me and others staying there. The volunteering itself was fun, safe and relatively organized. The food was great, vibes were great and we had such a chill and fun time. Be prepared to want to stay forever. I would go back to Fiji in a heartbeat. I would definitely recommend this trip to solo travellers who are looking to experience different cultures and experiences!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you choose this program go into it with an open mind. Be prepared to see and experience new things. Do not stress or worry and take a deep breath. Everything will go to plan.
Pros
  • Local team support
  • Gorgeous scenery
  • Ability to change and switch programs easily
Cons
  • Heat
6 people found this review helpful.
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Madison
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Make the Jump!!!!

I volunteered through IVHQ in the Sports Education program for 4 weeks in Korotogo Fiji and had the time of my life! This is the first time I have traveled out of the country by myself as well as it being my first volunteer trip and I would 100% recommend this program! The Local team was amazing and always went the extra mile to insure you were having a good experience, great meals, and coordinated amazing excursions for the volunteers. You really feel like you join their family upon arrival! The programs were all very organized and straight forward with clear guidelines to help you prepare for your contribution! Living alongside the locals and being able to really immerse yourself in the culture and community is absolutely incredible and makes leaving the program so bittersweet! If you are looking to gain a new outlook on life, learn more about yourself or another culture, or have a passion for helping others I would highly encourage you to sign up for a volunteer trip through IVHQ!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Me and a few volunteers asked the local coordinators if we could attend church in their village on Sunday with them and were graciously accepted! Not only did we get to experience a traditional Fijian service, her family prepared us a feast after church with all local food grown or caught in the village. We were able to try breadfruit which is a local fruit grown in the trees, but is more similar to a carb and eats kind of similar to bread! We also tried minced meat stuffed taro leaves cooked in coconut cream, fresh fish caught off the coast, as well as a spread of different curries, pastas, and sausages! I would say the breadfruit was the most interesting and unfamiliar food I tried and may have not been my favorite, but the day as a whole was my favorite day of the trip and the love we received by the village that day was so amazing!
Pros
  • Cultural Learning
  • Imacting less fortunate communities
  • Bonds made with locals and fellow volunteers
Cons
  • No air conditioning (as expected, but definately a con)
12 people found this review helpful.
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louise
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

FIJI VOLUNTEER

As someone who has never traveled solo internationally I was so happy with my travels to Fiji. I never would have thought I loved Fiji as much as I did!!
The staff at Green Lion were exceptional and amazing in accoomodating us at our every request. The volunteer experience as a whole was so amazing and the community welcomed us like family as well as the Green Lion Workers. They were truely our friends. The work that was instructed for us to do was straight forward and not too out of reach. We were given more than enough time for free time to do what ever we wanted and to explore.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be open to try new foods and experiences. I did the induction week and I was hesitant to try new activities but it was one hundred percent worth it. The tour guide was excetional and made the experience so much better and worth while.
Pros
  • Other Volunteers
  • Community
  • Free time
18 people found this review helpful.
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ASHER
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Fiji Volunteer Experience

Volunterring in Fiji was my first travel experience ever. Being 18 and experiencing a whole other world, I can say nothing less than that it was worth it and it's given me a whole new perspective of the world, and has made me a bigger and I'd like to say better person. The other volunteers are mostly quite good and amazing, super nice and welcoming, however the ages vary and the average age out of the 35ish people I was with was 21.Quite young as well. Some volunteers can be immature, drama stirring or otherwise noticeably not here to volunteer and instead horse around. Also the ratio to female:men was about 5:1, not that it matters but majority of females rather than males. Sometimes awkward, not everyone gets along as well with everyone, so naturally groups form and sometimes found self stuck between them. Alot of people talk about alot of people. Nonetheless I enjoyed my time. The locals and staff are amazing as well as the culture, it's super friendly and amazing to learn about as well. I'll definitely be volunteering someplace else, and one day be returning to Fiji 100%.

Pros
  • The staff are amazing! They're so sweet and kind-hearted.
  • The locals and culture are quite friendly, amazing sights as well!
  • The meals are awesome too, the staff are also very kind and welcoming to sorting meals out from diet restrictions or allergies and such.
Cons
  • Volunteers should expect some amount of drama as younger people aged (18-25) are more likely to be the majority than older ages.
23 people found this review helpful.
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Claire
5/5
No, I don't recommend this program

Childcare Fiji

I loved been able to immerse myself in the local culture.

Completing a childcare programme was so recording to give back to the local communities in Fiji.

I especially enjoyed been able to teach the children about a programme I am passionate about - orangutan conservation.

Also the Fiji food was absolutely delicious
The people are great and you meet lots of friends along the way that you will treasure forever.

Thank you for the experience and memories I will volunteer again in the future

Pros
  • Giving back to the community
  • New friends
  • Fiji food
Cons
  • Airport pickup was poor
  • Leaving
23 people found this review helpful.
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Beatrice
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Vinaka vaka levu Fiji

I just came back from 5 weeks of volunteering in Fiji. I taught in a small and poor kindergarten and I can say without the shred of a doubt that my life is forever changed by this experience. It has humbled and amazed me: I hold dear every moment spent with “my kids”, every laughter, every game, every hug; I am grateful for the people I had the opportunity to meet and the beautiful friendships we forged; I feel gratitude for all the adventures and bucket list craziness that came true: from swimming with sharks to skydiving from 13000 ft.
What can I say other than that 5 weeks weight on my life like months and months?
I started this journey wanting to do some concrete good, to feel helpful, to make a difference even if just for one kid. But, alas, the kids made the difference for me. Every single one of them. Fiji made the difference for me: with its culture and its teachings. I try to live by them… because I was never happier as I was in Korotogo, Fiji.
Sota tale . ♥️

Pros
  • The opportunity to work with amazing children
  • The discovery of a wonderful country and its culture
  • The friendships made along the way
Cons
  • I do not feel there any cons in my experience.
24 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

I did not travel with my family for this trip, but my oldest child is eleven and I would for sure want to take him on the next volunteer experience. However, I don; think I would take any of my kids younger than that. It also depends on where you go.

No everything is explained upon arrival