A life-changing experience

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 student volunteers and communities.

Think Pacific projects in Fiji and Bali

Think Pacific volunteering in Fiji

Think Pacific have a range of award-winning residential volunteering programmes available in rural Fiji. The month-long programmes include a homestay, specialist training, volunteering and cultural exchange.

You will become part of island life and take part in volunteer work in your 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.

Business Team internship in Bali

During this month-long programme you’ll engage in an innovative internship, crafting practical and sustainable solutions for Bali's enterprises and charities.

You’ll tackle real-life projects spanning various sectors, building confidence, employability and global perspectives.

This project is perfect for students with entrepreneurial and digital nomad aspirations.

Mental Health project in Bali

During this month-long programme you’ll immerse yourself in local mental health expertise. You will be contributing to community wellbeing and gaining hands-on involvement in psycho-social activities for mental health support.

You don’t need to be studying psychology or health to take part – this project is ideal for anyone interested in mental health and wellbeing,

Funding and costs

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

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

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

How to apply

These Think Pacific programmes are open to all students.

Available dates

There will be a range of start dates available in June, July and August 2024.

How to apply

Full application information is available at Think Pacific.

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.


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