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Volunteer in the Pacific

Volunteer in the Pacific

Ready to embark on an impactful adventure in the Pacific? International Volunteer HQ has 16 years experience in providing the most trusted and affordable volunteer programs in Fiji, Australia and New Zealand.

Every year, IVHQ hosts thousands of volunteers across the Pacific, allowing them to discover new cultures while supporting local initiatives that benefit native wildlife and local communities.

Whether you want to teach children in Fiji, support Great Barrier Reef conservation in Australia or improve the coastal waterways of New Zealand, IVHQ has volunteer work to match your skills and interests.

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Why volunteer abroad in the Pacific with IVHQ?

As a volunteer in the Pacific, you’ll experience vibrant cultures while making a valuable contribution to local communities across Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. You can give back in the Pacific for periods ranging from one week to 12 weeks, available year round.

With flexible booking and unlimited free changes, program orientation, 24/7 support, safe accommodation, meaningful volunteer work and everything in-country organized for you, IVHQ offers the best volunteer programs in the Pacific.

Best volunteer opportunities in the Pacific in 2023 or 2024

Discover the top places to volunteer in the Pacific right now and explore our full range of volunteer opportunities in the Pacific below.

Volunteer in Australia
Volunteer in Australia with IVHQ
1 - 4 weeks
Ages 18+
Program Fees from $1035
Volunteer in New Zealand
Volunteer abroad in New Zealand with International Volunteer HQ
2 - 12 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Program Fees from $1070

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”My favorite moments were interacting with the children in Fiji and being immersed in their beautiful country's culture. I really enjoyed spending my afternoons in the local village, where I spent time learning Fijian songs and games, and tutoring children of all age groups. Having the opportunity to see Fiji's beauty during the free time on the weekend was the highlight of an already amazing experience. Although it was only two short weeks, I believe this experience has given me a new lens on life, and has taught me to enjoy every moment as it comes to me.”

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Common questions about volunteering in the Pacific

What volunteer work in the Pacific does IVHQ offer?

Volunteering in the Pacific in 2023 or 2024 is an opportunity to make a significant impact during a time of need.

IVHQ offers a wide range of programs in the Pacific - from supporting local initiatives in Fiji, such as Sports Education and Construction and Renovation, to preserving the untouched beauty of Australia and New Zealand through conservation volunteering.

How much does it cost to volunteer in the Pacific?

IVHQ makes it super easy and affordable to book volunteer trips to the Pacifc. Our fully hosted volunteer projects start from only $370 for 1 week and include accommodation, meals, airport pickup, orientation and comprehensive support services that you won’t find elsewhere.

How to volunteer in the Pacific

Applying to volunteer in the Pacific is simple! Once you’ve decided which country you want to travel to and which volunteer project in the Pacific you would like to join, you can apply online. It’s free, only takes a few minutes and there is no commitment needed at this stage. Our team of Volunteer Travel Specialists will then guide you through the next steps to secure your spot and start preparing for your trip.

You can learn more about how to get started here.

What can I do outside of volunteering in the Pacific?

The Pacific is home to some of the most stunning sights in the world, including the crystal clear water of Fiji, the sprawling mountains of New Zealand and the exotic marine life of Australia. As a volunteer in the Pacific, you can use your free time to explore your surroundings, learn about the local culture and join exhilarating adventures.

  • Fiji: When you’re not giving back to the local community, you can explore all that Fiji has to offer, including its pristine coastlines, beaches and rainforests. Take part in activities such as white-water rafting, shark feeding, jet ski tours and more.

  • Australia: Volunteers are based on the northeast coast of Australia, in Cairns - a stunning location known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and closely situated to nearby islands and the Daintree Rainforest - Australia’s largest tropical rainforest. Volunteers can use their free time to explore these surroundings through diving, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling and more.

  • New Zealand: Known for its untouched beauty, as a volunteer in New Zealand, you’ll have plenty of activities to choose from. While volunteers are based in Auckland, you can go further afield and explore the mountainous South Island or enjoy the stunning nearby beaches.

Is it safe to volunteer in the Pacific?

IVHQ has been hosting volunteers in the Pacific for over 16 years. This is backed by our comprehensive approach to managing safety and reducing risks across all of our programs, which gives volunteers the knowledge and confidence they need to stay safe, secure and healthy. This includes:

  • All local teams are trained in volunteer management, are required to undertake first aid training and ensure that programs adhere to IVHQ’s Risk Management Policy.
  • All IVHQ volunteers receive pre-departure and 24/7 in-country support, are required to have travel insurance and are strongly encouraged to take our online pre-departure training which can be accessed for free.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!