Volunteering is a great way to get to know the South Pacific and have an adventure while doing something worthwhile. There are all sorts of volunteering organisations in operation here, some requiring long-term commitments and experience or tertiary qualifications in specific fields, others based around the notion of short-term working holidays and community projects.

For more information, contact the following:

  • Australian Volunteers International (www.australianvolunteers.com)
  • Global Volunteers (www.globalvolunteers.org)
  • Madventurer (www.madventurer.com)
  • Projects Abroad (www.projects-abroad.org)
  • South Pacific Projects (www.southpacificprojects.org)
  • UN Volunteers (www.unv.org)
  • Vinaka Fiji (www.vinakafiji.com.fj)
  • Voluntary Service Overseas (www.vso.org.uk)
  • Volunteer Service Abroad (www.vsa.org.nz)
  • World Wildlife Fund (www.panda.org)

See also Lonely Planet’s Volunteer: A Traveller’s Guide to Making a Difference Around the World – an excellent resource for those interested in making a contribution to the South Pacific or elsewhere.