Teach Kids in Fiji

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Group Size: Avg 10

Trip code: FITV

Duration: 1 to 3 weeks

Immerse yourself in the local culture and magic of Fiji on this unique teaching volunteer project. Go right off the beaten track to the idyllic location of the Yasawa Islands and experience the real Fiji in a rural community. Teach in local schools and make a difference to kids and the community on this authentic cultural and volunteer experience in fabulous Fiji!

Trip highlights

  • Make a difference to rural Fijian communities on this teaching volunteer project
  • Live and work on the stunning Yasawa Islands and experience a slice of paradise
  • Stay in a beautiful beach resort between two stunning beaches and spot manta rays in the coral lagoon
  • See another side of Fiji by experiencing authentic indigenous culture and immersing yourself in life off the beaten track
  • Explore beautiful beaches, vibrant reefs and lush tropical rainforests in Fiji in your free time
Further trip information

Spend up to four weeks in fabulous Fiji, volunteering with kids on the idyllic Yasawa Islands. Make a difference to under-resourced rural schools and go off the beaten track in Fiji for a full immersion in Fijian culture. Gain great teaching experience and make memories which will last a lifetime!

Arrival & Transfer to the Yasawa Islands

Welcome to Fiji! Arrive into Nadi International Airport on a Friday, where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for your first night in Fiji. Relax, soak up the sun and get tuned in to ‘Fiji time’. The following morning take a 3-hour journey through sensational island scenery to your volunteer destination – the gorgeous Yasawa Islands. All programmes are based on a Saturday to Saturday stay of up to four weeks.

About the Yasawa Islands

The remote paradise of Fiji’s stunning, volcanic Yasawa Islands will be your base for your unforgettable volunteering experience. This chain of 20 idyllic islands boasts pristine white sand beaches, dramatic landscapes and crystal-clear lagoons, including the famous Blue Lagoon. This beautiful spot is the perfect place in which to discover the real Fiji and make a difference to kids’ lives as a teaching volunteer.

About the Teaching Project

Volunteering among the indigenous community on the Yasawa Islands, as a volunteer you will support education in the local area, bond with kids in your care and have a unique cultural experience immersed in the Fijian way of life. As a volunteer teacher in the Yasawas Islands you will become involved in three main areas of education:

  • Early Childhood Programmes: Volunteer at local village kindergartens with kids aged between 3-5 years old.
  • One-to-One Reading Programmes: Work one-on-one with students in local high schools, improving the literacy of young people.
  • Vocational Programmes: Volunteer in a local high school on a vocational studies programme, which includes learning skills such as marine conservation studies, tailoring, catering, carpentry, joinery and agricultural studies.

The project you get involved in as a volunteer will depend on the needs of the local community at the time of your visit. You may also get a chance to get involved in other community and education projects during your stay.

A Typical Day

6.30a.m: Breakfast, followed by a 30-60 minute longboat transfer to the education projects


3.00p.m: Longboat transfer back to your accommodation

Debriefing & planning session

7.00p.m: Dinner and free evening

Please note: Your trip ends on a Saturday and you will be transferred back to Nadi for around 6pm (times may vary). Please do not book your return flight until the Sunday afternoon. 

Free Time

Saturdays and Sundays are free days for you to relax and enjoy all the wonders of Fiji! Get cultural by visiting local Fijian villages or attending a traditional ceremony, go diving or snorkelling among the beautiful underwater reefs, bask in the sun on tropical white sand beaches, go bush walking, climb volcanic mountains, join a cruise to nearby islands, visit caves, swim with manta rays (seasonal) or attend the local village service on a Sunday – a moving and cultural experience. All extra activities are at your own cost.


All volunteers on this programme are required to make a mandatory local donation to support the community projects. This donation is not included in the trip cost but it provides vital funding for materials and resources for the local community and schools. Depending on your programme duration, the donation you will be asked to make will usually be between FJD200-FJD400. You will soon become immersed in life alongside the islands’ indigenous community so you’ll be able to see for yourself where you money goes to make a difference!

Term Times

Term 1

15th January 2018 to 20th April 2018

Term 2

7th May 2018 to 10th August 2018

Term 3

27th August 2018 to 23rd November 2018

Outside of these term times you will get involved with community projects that assist with the development and education of the local children whilst the schools are closed.

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Outside of the term times listed in the trip information you will get involved with community projects that assist with the development and education of the local children whilst the schools are closed. If you would like to volunteer for longer than 3 weeks please contact us.
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