• Fiji
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
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 04, 2023
May 02, 2023
54 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Trusted by 125,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's #1 rated volunteer programs in Fiji and 50+ destinations worldwide.

For the past 5 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

4.85 Rating
based on 33 reviews
  • 5 rating 84.85%
  • 4 rating 15.15%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Impact 4.7
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.85
  • Value 4.6
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

Highly recommend booking your volunteer experience with IVHQ

Both my experience with IVHQ have been amazing. They help organise your volunteer placement and ensure everything is ran smoothly. They are quick to response to any enquiries or concerns and eager to help.

My most recent experience with IVHQ was volunteering in Fiji at the Green Lion which was such an incredible experience. Working with local kids and learning about the Fijian culture was a huge highlight.

The local team were friendly and welcoming which made us feel at home. The food was absolutely delicious which was an added bonus.

  • Learning local culture
  • Making an impact
  • Making friends
3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience and opportunity

The highlight of the program was the amazing people I met in Fiji, from the local team and village people to the awesome volunteers I met along the way. I couldn’t be more grateful for this experience especially with IVHQ. The program was well organised and it felt like a home. I learnt so many things such as the Fijian culture and lifestyle, how to get around the island, about myself and how extremely happy and welcoming Fijians can be to other nationalities. Its beyond amazing. I would definitely come back to Fiji in a heartbeat and do another program through IVHQ, such an incredible opportunity and I will always cherish the memories I’ve made!

If you’re undecided about volunteering, I definitely recommend getting out of your comfort zone and giving it ago in Fiji as the Green-lion team are accommodating and will look after you like your own family!! 10/10 recommend

  • Culture
  • Green lion team and the local people
  • Construction and renovation program
  • Went to quick
  • Island is too big too see it all in two weeks :((
14 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing experience

Fiji with IVHQ & Green Lion was AMAZING.. Despite only being there for 9 days, I learnt so much and got to heavily experience the culture.. The Green Lion staff are so accommodating and the program is well planned..
For anyone thinking about going on a volunteer trip to Fiji, I highly recommend it.. You learn and experience so much of their culture, things you couldn’t experience staying in a resort. It also taught me a lot about myself.. I went solo and was super nervous, but was well looked after and was too distracted with awesome experiences to feel nervous.. I wish I stayed longer!

  • Meeting people
  • Green Lion staff
  • Kindergarten placement
  • Did not stay long enough
14 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

IVHQ, the best!

IVHQ were fantastic from day 1 and as a result my experience of volunteering was fantastic. Plenty of information was provided and with that I had plenty of confidence going into my program. I met so many wonderful people and learnt so much along the way. It is something I would highly recommend to anyone to do. The memories will stay with me forever and everytime that I think about them a great big smile comes up on my face. I can't wait to start my next volunteering program with IVHQ, they were great.

18 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best learning experiance!

I did a 2 week volunteer placement in kindergarten in Fiji and it was one of the best experiances i have had in my life! I cant believe how much I learnt in 2 weeks and how beautiful all the Fiji people were and the children! I was lucky to be able to help out at the kinds in a village in Fiji. I loved this experiance as each day we played lots of games with kids, sang and danced, the kids are full of happiness and energy which made my day everyday.
I highly recommend this experiance and i am very grateful I got to experiance this!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be open minded and enjoy everyday, even the hard days!
41 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Fiji IVHQ 2019

Firstly, i was greeted at the airport by a member of the team who was very easy to identify and extremely friendly and welcoming. We were then transported to the accommodation by transport covered in the cost of the programme fees which made things run so smoothly. Once arriving at the accommodation, again greeted by warm, welcoming people who made everyone feel at ease. I started off my volunteering experience with the introduction week which I would highly recommend everyone to take part in. This involved different experiences in allowing volunteers to really get to know the culture of the country/area you are volunteering in. The next week, I was involved in volunteering in a specific class in a school which meant I could develop an amazing bond with the pupils in my class. Pupils were so loving and appreciated every little thing you did for them. The little added touches that the team arranged for volunteers to make everyone feel extra special included a leaving ceremony every week for volunteers who were leaving which included a traditional farewell song conducted by the coordinators, ensuring you are set for the weekend in helping to arrange transport, hostels etc. and always being so friendly every time they see you, knowing everyones name and treating everyone as individuals. I had the absolute time of my life and met great volunteers, coordinators and locals. I would definitely recommend this programme to anyone who is debating doing something amazing for people who deserve it.

What would you improve about this program?
The whole idea of the programme is to live like locals but some basic things in the accommodation could have been easily amended. There were no locks on the toilet or shower door and nowhere to hang your clothes when you were in the shower. When it is a shared accommodation with 10-15 people, this can get a little bit frustrating but this is a small minor thing; the programme is an amazing experience
41 people found this review helpful.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Thanks for your review, Ellie! Great to hear you had a fantastic Fijian welcome on arrival to your program and that you continued to feel welcomed and supported during your stay! Thanks for you valuable contribution to the project and we hope to welcome you back again sometime soon! ^Sean - IVHQ Fiji Program Manager

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Evgenia Charikleia
Yes, I recommend this program

Sensational experience

For anyone who loves combining travelling, making an impact on the local community and building an exceptional resume, this program is ideal. I will never forget my time in Fiji as I immersed myself in the culture, made lifelong friends and had hands on experience in the Kindergarten I was placed.The people are incredibly friendly and Fiji is capable of making you feel comfortable fast.There was no language barrier as everyone could speak a basic level of English and any visitor will be able to adore the unique culture and way of life of the Fiji Islands. IVHQ provided an extensive, detailed description of the program and supported the volunteers both before and after they arrived in country. Moreover, the fees were affordable and totally worth it for this unrivalled time.
Higly recommended!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would have definitely registered to stay for longer.
47 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Forever Dreaming About Fiji.

I do not even know where to start. To say my time in Fiji was amazing does not even do justice to explain how my trip impacted me. I choose Fiji because it was a place I have longed to go to for such a long time. It's beautiful waters, incredible sunsets, unique traditions and a place that so many people want to go to, but don't. Can you imagine my surprise when I finished my six week trip to see that it was none of those things I wanted to talk about? When I left my trip I was heartbroken because I didn't want to leave everyone I met. All 42 of my students, who taught me how to love full heartily, my teacher I got to work under, my fellow volunteers, and of course the amazing coordinators and staff of the Green Lion. I think about my students to this day and feel so lucky because even over a year later we still message each other, I have never had a bond with anyone like I do them.

To anyone who is considering doing a trip through IVHQ, especially to Fiji, do it. This trip exceeded any expectations that I had and if anything I wish I did it for longer. The staff at the Green Lion ( Hi Tony, Annie, Diva, Tmah) always put a smile on face and kept everything so positive. They helped out with anything that was needed and always made sure we felt safe. By the end of the trip I wanted to work with them, that is how amazing they are.

Fiji is a beautiful place, but it isn't because of the waters, sunsets, beaches, and islands. It is so beautiful and like nothing in this world because of the people.

I will be missing and dreaming of Fiji forever.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
It wasn't unfamiliar but just be prepared to eat a lot of hard boiled eggs for breakfast and lots of vegetables!
42 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