Teaching in Fiji

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Teaching in Fiji

from £2,450
Duration: from 3 months
Countries: Fiji
As one of our volunteer teachers in Fiji you will work in either a primary or secondary school and can expect to be given real responsibility from your first day.

Teaching in Fiji

In Fiji you will work as a full-time teacher and draw upon your own educational background. These challenging placements will suit academically confident, hardworking and responsible people. You will discover if teaching is for you while truly immersing yourself within the rich culture. Placements in Fiji offer the chance of real grass-roots volunteering, volunteers must be willing to forgo most luxuries, even running water and electricity, and be prepared to truly integrate into island life.


Teaching placements are in primary and secondary schools, which are basic and have limited resources. Volunteers teach a range of subjects such as English, maths, science, geography and history. Additional duties may include general boarding supervision and assistance with extracurricular activities such as sport (soccer, rugby, volleyball and basketball), music and drama. Volunteers work full school days and have some occasional evening boarding work.

Programme overview

Minimum age: 17
Departs: Jan / May / Aug

What’s Included?

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation & food
  • In-country orientation
  • In-country support
  • 24/7 support

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation is either provided within the host school or with local families in the surrounding community. It is basic but is no different from the locals accommodation.

Food is supplied and is quite simple, with a typical diet consisting of rice, bread, local cabbages, vegetables, fruit and tinned meat. Volunteers may need to cook for themselves and have the resourcefulness to make meals more interesting with herbs, spices and sauces. However, volunteers are often surprised by how little they miss their home comforts, particularly in the welcoming communities of Fiji.

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

Apply now by clicking the button below and filling out the application form on gapyear.com. Lattitude Global Volunteering should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.


Further Details

More information about this gap year opportunity...

Price details:

from £2,450 to £2,500

This placement would suit:

Individuals looking for a challenging yet immensely rewarding experience, living real island life and working alongside local people in rural areas. Volunteers may be placed in coastal community schools or boarding schools and may be expected to be the sole teacher of a class, with pupils of mixed age and ability. There is the opportunity to teach many other subjects as well as English.

Do you accept non UK citizens?

Yes but please enquire

User Comments:

“One thing I’ve realised is that the young people are a lot more content here, both in their surroundings and themselves. Most people live very simply in small huts and they find their own entertainment and take pleasure in the simple things like climbing the palm trees to get coconuts, running around playing soccer or swimming on the reef and catching fish.”

~ by Mike


3, 7 and 11 months.

About Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering is a youth development charity that specialises in overseas volunteering placements. Since 1972, Lattitude Global Volunteering has sent over 40,000 young people to volunteer in over 17 countries around the world, where they’ve had the opportunity to work in areas as diverse as conservation, medical work, outdoor sports, community projects and teaching and for 3 to 12 months. 

We help young people from developed and developing countries to volunteer and make sure our placements deliver sustainable value for the children, communities and institutions that volunteers work in. We match every volunteer to a placement that really needs their skills and where they can have the most benefit as part of a larger, ongoing programme. No qualifications or previous experience are required.


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