Volunteering abroad can be a life-changing experience both for the volunteer and the community they support. The UWE Bristol Go Global team have identified trusted global volunteering providers who offer safe, ethical, good value, and positive outcomes for both student volunteers and communities.

Think Pacific volunteering in Fiji

Think Pacific have a range of award-winning residential volunteering programmes available in rural Fiji.

This is a month-long programme encompassing a homestay, specialist training, volunteering and cultural exchange.

Participants will become part of island life and take part in volunteer work in their chosen field:

  • Building and sustainable development
  • Holistic youth empowerment
  • Sports development
  • Mental health.

All projects are requested and overseen by the local community.

Think Pacific work closely with the Fijian government and are important partners on Fiji's National Development Programme.

Eligibility and cost

This programme is open to all students.

Costs and funding options depend on your chosen programme and your eligibility, full information is available on the Think Pacific website.

UWE Bristol will apply for Turing Funding on behalf of all UWE students taking part in the programme.

Eligible students will also qualify for an additional £1,000 of funding via the UWE Bristol Employability Bursary

Available dates

There will be a range of start dates available in June, July and August 2023.


Full application information is available on Think Pacific’s website.

Think Pacific in-person volunteering in Fiji

Learn more about the experience, the amazing Think Pacific Foundation, and the Fijian organisations you’ll support. Video supplied by Think Pacific.

Project Zulu

Volunteer to take part in school education development projects in the township and rural areas of Madadeni and Dundee, South Africa. Opportunities are available in South Africa and the UK including teaching, engineering, computer science, health, film and journalism and much more. 

Find out more about Project Zulu

Catherine talks Project Zulu at UWE Bristol

Catherine Evans, BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities), talks to us about taking part in Project Zulu. Project Zulu is a suite of educational development projects run by UWE Bristol promoting lifelong learning opportunities in the Madadeni Township, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


Take part in volunteering opportunities as part of Daughters of Africa Foundation's grassroots development projects in Africa. Projects include health and first aid, sports rehabilitation, publishing, eco-building and museum archiving.

Visit the Global Centre for more details.

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