Award Winning Volunteering Projects on the Fiji Islands with Think Pacific

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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, which are making an immense difference to the lives of children living in hardship.

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
  • Programs running all year round
  • Live with a Fijian family
  • Team leaders providing 24/7 support in Fiji throughout projects

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Reviews

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based on 50 reviews
  • Impact 9.9
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.9
  • Value 9.8
  • Safety 9.8
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Lara
10/10

Rewarding and memorable experience

Think Pacific is an amazing organisation which truly makes a difference to the host communities, families, local schools, as well as the volunteers.

The opportunity that TP offers of living within a rural village with a Fijian family allows you to fully experience the culture and is what makes your stay so incredibly special and memorable.

Working in the schools was so rewarding, from helping in Kindi, taking one-to-ones and leading sports sessions, and you see first hand the impact and importance of what Think Pacific are achieving in Fiji.

I loved every minute of my time on project and I couldn't recommend Think Pacific or this volunteering opportunity any more and I will definitely be returning back to Fiji. Vinaka to the TP team for such an amazing experience that I will never forget.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lucy
10/10

Unforgettable Experience!

Volunteering in Fiji with Think Pacific was the most rewarding experience of my life! The support both prior to and during the expedition was incredible and made the whole trip stress-free! Team leaders and fellow volunteers were all amazing and I have definitely made friends for life! I would recommend this project to anyone and everyone regardless of their background or previous experience of volunteering. The sustainable impact and friendships you will build are incredible and it will most definitely look impressive on any CV!

Yes, I recommend this program
Rhiannon
10/10

Most rewarding volunteer project

I volunteered with Think Pacific in Fiji in summer 2017. As my first time doing something like this I didn’t know what to expect however the team at Think Pacific helped me every step of the way from the enitial signing up, to flying out to Fiji and then carrying out the project. While volunteering in a village in Fiji, I could see the impact this project had on the people we were working with. The project gives these people the opportunity to learn and experience new things which they would never otherwise have the chance to experience. Volunteering with Think Pacific has been one of the most rewarding things I have done to date, spending time in the Fijian village with people who have so little yet are the happiest people I have ever met really reminds you that you don’t need all the latest gadgets to be happy and it has really taught me to appreciate the small things in life like friends and family. I couldn’t recommend this project enough to anyone considering volunteering.

Yes, I recommend this program
Jake
10/10

Best experience I have ever had

Going to Fiji with Think Pacific was without a doubt, the most fulfilling, eye-opening and unique experience of my life. I went out not knowing any of the group I would be with, and within just a few days it had felt like I had known them for ages, which made the experience 10x more enjoyable. The staff and leaders of the group were passionate and friendly, and their hard work contributed massively and I can’t thank them enough. Finally, living out in a small village , completely cut off from the rest of the world, with a family that has been willing to let you, a stranger, into thier home is incredible. It really gives you a new perspective on everything and makes you realise what is really important in life.

How can this program be improved?
There aren’t really any ways I can think of to improve the program
Yes, I recommend this program
Georgia
9/10

Vinaka Fiji!

Think Pacific offers you the rare chance to go and live in the heart of the Fijian culture, living with a family was incredible and created invaluable memories and they really did become family! Last year I was lucky enough to go to Nelebaleba Village and get a home away from home! There are so many opportunities to make a difference to all the people living there whether it's from something small like hand washing to teaching children to read! I have so many good valuable memories from volunteering with Think Pacific, with everyone in the village and especially with other volunteers with who you become so close with so quickly!
Think Pacific are very organised, and the programme had a clear structure and was value for money, with some of it even going to the local village to help sustain their development.
It's the best thing I have ever done and if you're in doubt about doing it then sign up anyway you won't regret it! The 1 month project was definitely not long enough, and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat 🇫🇯 Cannot wait to go back to Fiji already. Thank you think Pacific

Yes, I recommend this program
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Thomas
10/10

Very good programme - Quality staff and well organised project!

3 week programme with Think Pacific was fantastic. You actually feel like you are making a difference to the community that you become part of. You are totally immersed in Fijian village life and become part of the family.

You have a variety of different opportunities and skills to develop when you are helping in the schools. Spending time 1-1 with the children who need the tutoring really allows you to build a relationship to help them develop even in just 3 weeks.

The project is well organised by the TP staff and the project leaders. Throughout the project you feel well informed and supported - even if you were to need help then there is always someone that would be there to advise you.

Overall the TP projects are fantastically organised with a structure that enables them to have a long lasting impact on the villages and communities that you volunteer in. If you want to make a difference for the future and create great memories along the way then I definitely recommend Think Pacific.

Yes, I recommend this program
May
10/10

Once in a lifetime!

The experience I got to have from this programme was definitely something I’ll remember forever! Being excepted as a part of somebodies culture and family was a heart warming feeling you don’t get just anywhere!
From the teaching in schools, coaching sports, learning new culural things, excursions and adventures to making a difference to so many individuals lives by just being there helping and many more experiences, everything was a once in a lifetime experience and feeling!
There’s nothing more rewarding than knowing that you’re making a difference to someone’s life!
Would definitely go again if I could!

Yes, I recommend this program
Christina
10/10

Amazing experience

I had the best month in Fiji with Think Pacific and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who’s up for a challenge and wants to make an impact to the rural communities of Fiji. It’s not all about teaching at the school, but also learning about the Fijian culture, bonding with our Fijian families and making friends. The leaders also provide excellent support, both for our medical needs as well as emotional support whenever we felt homesick, etc. It was a rewarding and fun experience and I would do it all over again!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lucky
10/10

Overall

What a lovely time we've had during our voluntary project in Fiji (20th July - 17th August) with Think Pacific. Thanks to TP for boosting my confidence by giving me the chance to try something different and build a real sense of achievement. Not only I've achieved my goals by using my skills and experience to help people there but challenged myself to trying something new too. (Lots of sports 😀)
This is one of the most rewarding things I've done. I've met wonderful people, made new friends & family and become a part of a Fijian community!
I gave it all I had for the time I was there and I had FUN!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Alice
10/10

By far the highlight of my gap year

I had the most amazing time in Fiji with Think Pacific. It was so impactful for both us and the village we were living in, and I honestly would recommend it to absolutely everyone.
I made friends for life, and learnt so many different skills!
The highlights were definitely the Village life.
It was amazingly well run, from before I’d even left the Uk right through to the end of the trip. If I could do it all over I would!

Yes, I recommend this program
Alice
10/10

Incredible Project

Spending a month in Fiji with Think Pacific was a life changing experience. The team I travelled out with have become a close group of friends, especially those I lived with.
Being placed with a Fijian family that made me feel so welcoming taught me what Fijian life was really like.. Amazing! We became part of the family and still in contact with them now.

My highlight of the project was working in Kindi, couldn't recommend this project more. Best month of my life!

Yes, I recommend this program
Georgia
10/10

Making a difference in Fiji

I absolutely loved my time volunteering in Fiji. Before the project the leaders made sure we knew how difficult it was going to be and tried their best to make us aware of what we were going to be facing.
Once in the village, I really felt like we were making a difference in the village and especially in the schools. Think Pacific is different to other similar charities as you stay with families and one of my favourite parts of the trip was getting to know my Fijian family, and especially seeing my nine year old Fijian sister start to trust me more and more as the trip went on.
Another favourite part of the trip was teaching in the Kindi and getting to play with the kids and helping them improve their basic English.
I’d like future participants to know that you’ll most likely be ill for the entire trip but it’s so worth it.

How can this program be improved?
As we stayed with families, there was such a range of living conditions so the charity could potentially ensure every volunteer has similar levels of comfort by providing families with more home items.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Kali
10/10

Beqa May 2017

I volunteered in the first Beqa Island project in May 2017. This project focussed heavily on supporting the village kindi, primary and high school as well as local kindis in other villages. It was a challenging but extremely rewarding project. The kids in the village absolutely loved the PE sessions at the end of every school day and the activities we did in the evening with family were so fun (making coconut shell bowls, basket weaving, dancing, quiz night). I made so many amazing friends and although the project was challenging (in terms of living conditions and getting used to the food) I laughed every single day. Since being at home I look upon my time in Fiji with such fond memories and still keep in touch with my Fijian family via Facebook (we called on xmas day). We provided the schools with PE and school equipment so that the things we taught them could carry on for years to come. Our leaders were great fun and so supportive as well.
I would love to go back one day.

How can this program be improved?
Its difficult to know what to expect before you go, but maybe a little more support to know what to pack (in terms of what to wear and what to pack) before you leave the for Fiji, but we go shopping before we go to the village to get last minute things anyway
Yes, I recommend this program
Ellie
10/10

Life Changing Experience

All my life I've wanted to visit Fiji and I'm so glad I did it with Think Pacific. It was truly an experience I will never forget. I was nervous about the first meeting at smugglers as I came alone and not as part of a university group but my leaders Rob and Astie made everyone feel comfortable and from the first night we started to form our TP family. I was lucky enough to be part of the first group to ever volunteer on Vatulele island and it was amazing. The 2 hour boat trip was worth it when we saw all the faces of the children and namu's there to greet us on the beach with flower necklaces and coconuts. My family were so welcoming and always made us feel as if we were part of their family. Taking part in the sevu sevu in the villages and hop hop was an experience I'll never forget as well as seeing how excited the kids got every sports afternoon. Saying good bye to my Fiji family on the last day of project was heartbreaking but hopefully one day I'll get to go back and visit! Thank you TP! Shout out to Rob and Astie for being the best leaders ever!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Monica
10/10

Experience of a Lifetime

My time in Fiji was an immense experience. I learnt so much and made some friends for life. I returned from Fiji around 8 months ago, but there hasn't been a single day since I came home that I haven't thought about my family in Fiji, the kids I worked and lived with or how much I wish I was still there! I learnt so much in my time out there about myself but also a totally new culture and lifestyle. I never thought a group of 24 people could make such an immense impact on a village on the other side of the world! I could not recommend the experience enough, I can guarantee you won't regret it!

Yes, I recommend this program

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