Award Winning Volunteering Projects on the Fiji Islands with Think Pacific

Video and Photos

The lads about the go on Stage
The lads about the go on Stage
Kindergraden
Kindergraden
My Family
My Family
Batiki
Batiki
Fijian Monthly Experience
Fijian Monthly Experience
Me and my host family
Me and my host family
School
School
Helping with exams
Helping with exams

About

Volunteer in Fiji and experience the unique culture, customs and way of life of the incredible South Pacific islands. Our projects offer you the opportunity to actually join a traditional village, to become a member of a Fijian family and work as a team to contribute to education, youth and sports development projects.

A Think Pacific project will take you to a village you can only experience with us, because of our unique partnership with the Fijian Government. Which means you can get under the skin of a beautiful country with beautiful people to make deep and meaningful relationships, whilst making a real contribution to communities that really need your support.

Highlights
  • Partnered with Fijian Government
  • Team leaders providing 24/7 support in Fiji throughout projects
  • Live with a Fijian family
  • Rural & Remote Project Locations
  • Largest Volunteer Project in the Fiji Islands

Questions & Answers

Reviews

98%
based on 113 reviews
  • Impact 9.6
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.8
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 9.6
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Chloe
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The experience of a lifetime!!

I spent one month volunteering in the Tailevu province. It was by far the most incredible, inspiring and rewarding experience of my life! I was very nervous leading up to the project but as soon as I met my team leaders and the rest of the volunteers, any sort of doubt went away instantly.
Living with a Fijian family in its most true form was undoubtedly one of the project highlights. Having the chance to live and learn a totally unique culture from the people themselves is an experience that cannot be achieved anywhere else except for Fiji. I now understand what past volunteers meant when they said your Fijian family become much more than hosts, they truly are my second family!
Having the opportunity to teach English and Maths in a local Fijian
primary school was a once in a lifetime experience. I was in my element for the whole 3 weeks!! Seeing the instant results from our hard work individually and collectively was enough to spur me on each day.
This experience has definitely made me appreciate the important things in life - family, education and friendships.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Try to immerse yourself fully into every opportunity that comes your way whilst on project. Although you might experience a bit of a culture shock, the best way to overcome this is to completely embrace the Fijian lifestyle and become one of them. Finally, try not to count down the days! Believe me when I say life in the village flies by, before you know it you'll be on your flight home and wishing you could do it all over again!
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Non
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

My project with Think Pacific was the best thing I’ve done! Living with a family was a great way to fully immerse yourself in a different culture and village life. Being welcomed into a community, family and school are incredible experiences. Working in the school was tough but highly rewarding. It was a pleasure to get to know the children and teachers. Great to feel part of the village and school. The Think Pacific leaders were always there for support when needed. Communication with Think Pacific was easy before project- they were always on hand either over the phone or on Facebook. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in a new culture and work with children. Fiji is the most welcoming ccountry I’ve ever visited.

What was your funniest moment?
Dancing all the time with the children and members of the village.
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Jahnavi
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Jahnavi Arora- Namuka

The experience of a lifetime! I have absolutely no complaints at all, and I would really love to be a part of another project as soon as I can! Think Pacific makes sure you reach Fiji with little to no expectations whatsoever, and once you reach there, your mind is blown by how amazingly welcoming Fijians are, almost two weeks after leaving the village, the amount I miss my family hasn’t decreased one bit, and at this point, I would actually give everything just to visit them for another day. The school is equally as amazing as the village, the kids are so loving and so enthusiastic it’s mind blowing! It was actually so heartbreaking looking at these kids in tears on our last day because all we wanted that last day was to be able to stay another day.

What was your funniest moment?
When I introduced myself to my family as “J” to make my complicated name easier and they misheard it as “Jane” and just like that, I had a new nickname for the village of Namuka
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Gemma
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

May 2018 project

In May 2018 I did a 1 month project with Think Pacific and the experience was amazing. Think Pacific is a great organisation and I’m thankful for having the opportunity to live and teach in a remote Fijian village with them. Volunteering In Fiji was the best thing I ever did I made friends for life and I have family at the other side of the world. I couldn’t recommend this project, I don’t know of any other company where you live in the village with the families of the children you’re helping. Volunteering in Fiji with Think Pacific has been by far the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done and I would do it again without a second thought, teaching was one of my favourite parts of project seeing kids that struggled in class getting better because of the help you’re giving is the proudest feeling.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I was most afraid of living with a new family, there was no reason to be I now have a Fijian family
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Adam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

2 month project

It was such a life changing experience, it really does open your eyes and appreciate all the little things we have in day to day life, I made some life long friends and memories that I'll cherish.
You learn a lot about yourself and push yourself out of your comfort zones with a really good support group of people that become your family.
Integrating with the village is something so rewarding, really throwing yourself in there to get to know the families you stay with and all the kids are so rewarding, especially when they do there exams and they do even better than they did, seeing them progress and always smiling really pushes you forward.
Enjoy the time you have there, if it's a month or 2 months they go so quickly, so make the most of it, I'd highly recommend having a good few bowls of kava with the villagers, very good way of socialising

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would stay there for longer after the project finished, I didn't get the chance to explore after I finished the project
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Tom
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Beat time with the best people!

Over what ended up being 5 weeks In fiji I had the best time!

I had the pleasure of meeting some amazing Fijians who are now considered family. Yet, I’ve also met some amazing like minded people from around the world and the uk who are also now family!

I felt privileged to be welcomed so warmly into the village, especially as it was my 20th birthday which was a massive whole village celebration!

The energy in the village was great! And the fact that every morning you’d walk through the village to shouts of good morning from literally everyone sums this up.

The mix of coaching sport and teaching works really well and provides a variety of challenges and opportunities for all types of people. In short there’s something for everyone!

Can’t recommend the project enough to anyone!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Go in with your eyes open, it’s not a holiday! You’re working hard, with long very intense but hugely rewarding, fun days,
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Natasha
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Unique experience

I had the best, most memorable 3 weeks in Fiji while helping and teaching primary school children in the process. This is a trip that allows full immersion into Fijian life and culture, to get an experience that you will not find anywhere else. It is sustainable and puts teaching methods, techniques and wider curriculum opportunities and ideas in place for children who may not get this opportunity otherwise. Living with a family in a rural village was one of my favourite parts and I now have a whole new family on the other side of the world. We experienced a very different life from at home which really put things in perspective. I also had this opportunity in an area of Fiji (highlands) which I wouldn’t have visited otherwise. Such a beneficial and amazing trip for both volunteers and locals!

What would you improve about this program?
I would add better procedures for ensuring full sustainability in teaching, such as greater emphasis on training the teachers to take on the techniques taught
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Henrietta
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Think Pacific experience - Fiji

My experience in Fiji was one that I will never forget- I did not know what to expect when i signed up-even though you see all these images/ videos of volunteers visiting schools in Fiji and having the best time- When my group got to the school that we were helping - we met out families and then the next day met our kids. One thing that made my whole experience - was the Fijian families that live in the village- My na and ta were the best - they were so welcoming and made my experience so memorable.I will never be able to cook as well as my Na- she made the best fried rice and babacao. The school children were also the best people to surround yourself with- they were so happy and bubbly that it was infectious. You could not not have a bad day.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
A cacao plant- eating the surrounding white parts of a cacao bean was crazy because i did not realise where the beans even came from and it was so nice. still trying to find it in england!
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Lucy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fiji 2019

My time in Namoli village was an unforgettable experience - from dancing the traditional hotpot to drinking grog. At first, it can seem quite daunting but the families that welcome you into their homes are some of the most friendly and smiley people I have ever met. This, of course, includes the children who were amazing to teach and see the progress of over the 3 weeks. I made some amazing friends within the team and the village who I will never forget. However, this would not have been possible without the support and organisation of Think Pacific, particularly the group leaders. During the briefing days, they provided us with lots of advice from lesson planning to cultural rules, so that we were prepared. For anyone thinking of taking part, I would 100% recommend it.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Entering the village but the families quickly make you feel at home and welcomed!
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Lydia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

One month in Fiji

Spending a month in Fiji was an experience I will never forget, I met some amazing people and have made friends for life! Living within a Fijian home makes the whole experience even better, my Fijian family made me feel so welcome! I didn’t want to leave by the end of project, the photos and memories of the village and everyone within I’ll keep forever. Teaching in the school was challenging at times yet so rewarding! The hikes every Saturday were another highlight of the trip, we visited two waterfalls, I’ve never seen anything like them before. Also the night under the stars was a whole new experience, you’ve never seen anything like it! It’s a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget, one of the best months of my life! Such an amazing opportunity you won’t regret it!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Getting to the village and not knowing what to expect at first
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Divija
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Once in a lifetime experience

I was super excited when I first saw the ad for think pacific, and having just finished my 1 month project, I couldn't be happier I went ahead and did it. I had the most amazing time in Fiji, and to now say I have a fijian family, a whole new bunch of friends, and memories for a lifetime is just incredible. Even though I had my inhibitions at first, once I had attended the orientation I felt much more drawn towards the project. Our leaders were lovely, and we had access to support 24x7, both physically and emotionally. The month flew by, but I really felt like we made a genuine impact in the school we taught. The entire experience was wholesome and fulfilling to say the least. I would definitely go again in the near future, and could not recommend think pacific more highly :)

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Olivia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible Experience

My ThinkPacific project was the most rewarding and challenging thing I've done. An unforgettable experience. I have memories that I will keep with me for the rest of my life. I made some amazing friends and now have a second family on the other side of the world.
I taught in the Kindergarten and it was my absolute favourite part of the whole project, the children were always so excited to learn and although at times they were crazy, you could see how much fun they were having as well as learning which made my day every day.
Teaching house cup and sports was also a big highlight as it was amazing to see how enthusiastic the children were and how they would give anything a go.
I would recommend TP to anyone, it was an incredible opportunity and I am so happy I did it .

What would you improve about this program?
Wouldn't improve anything, loved every minute of it.
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Becx
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

2018 rewa expedition

I had such a experience, and would reccomend to others to do Think Pacific projects.Being with the families meant that we were totally part of the community and could help the family improve their english as well as having some home comforts. It meant we got really involved with the everyday life of the villagers and also were taught a very different way of living than in the UK. I had a really good time in the classroom and out and met such wonderful people. There obviously were ups and downs, as there would be for any time that you spend travelling, but the support from TP, the others on project, your Fijian family, pupils and other villagers are people that will always stay in your memory and any slight bump in the road is soon looked over.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I thought I would struggle with the food but it was fine!
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Katelyn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Once in a lift time experience

I volunteered with Think Pacific in June-July 2019 and can honestly say it was one of the lowest amazing experiences I have ever been apart of. As soon as you walk into the village for the first time you are welcomed as their own and fully immersed into eh culture. The leaders are always there whenever you need anything. By going to Fiji I gained a family on the other side of the world that I will always be in contact with, memories forgers can only dream of and friends of a life time (plus a few doggy tan lines). The children in both the village and the school love all the volunteers and will teach you loads of games and little songs that you can take home and teach others. Overall I would recommend this to everyone and if you are thinking of doing it I say just go and do it you wound regret the decision.

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Elen
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible experience

Volunteering with Think Pacific was an incredible experience and one which I will never forget! Being fully immersed into village life was truly special and the family who hosted me were so friendly and welcoming. The team leaders that I had on my project were amazing. They supported all the team members throughout and made sure that we made the most of our time in Fiji. They arranged all sorts of activities and excursions which made the project all the more memorable. Teaching English, Maths and Sports to the Fijian pupils was challenging yet so rewarding. From the start to the end of the project I could see that we were making a real and important difference to the school and the village that we were in. This was one of the most rewarding aspects of the project!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Entering the village was very nerve wracking as I didn’t know what to expect and it was very different to what I was used to