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Teaching and Sports Education

Suva, Fiji show on map

Agency | Global Nomadic

Volunteer to teach sports education and support a healthy educational development.
Teach rules of the games and good sportsmanship and share your passion for sports.

The program

The goal of this project, which takes place in both Suva and Pacific Harbour is to coach children in various sports and create an impact on their physical and psychological health. Sport has an important role in the development of young children, with great potential to affect their future.Through recreational activities, you are encouraged to build a relationship with the children and create a fun and action-filled program. Make a difference in the lives of young people growing up in Fiji, learn about life as a teacher and contribute to education’s role in achieving sustainable development.

Your first week will be an introductory experience to the island, this is compulsory for all trips to Fiji, and is the best way to get to know the people, culture and nature before starting your volunteer experience.

Introduction experience

The introductory week in either Suva or Pacific Harbour is a perfect way to get introduced to Fiji and its inhabitants - some of the happiest and nicest people on Earth! You will get an opportunity to explore its beautiful nature and rich culture, learn about the country, find out the do’s and dont’s regarding safety and transportation. Discover Fiji’s unique identity though the food, the festivals, the rituals, the crafts and the arts. The local architecture, customs and traditions tell the story of the evolution of Fijian culture and you can discover layers upon layers of knowledge. Join a Kava ceremony, visit the markets, attend a weaving class, learn about the Fijian language and cooking.

During your first week you will be introduced to the culture and people of Fiji, learn about the country and explore the geographical and cultural environment. Learning through experiencing Fiji will provide you with a deeper understanding of cultural similarities and differences and will allow you to develop a more detailed awareness and understanding of the Fijian culture. The week includes visits to Fijian markets, discovering various crafts and local architecture, visiting museums and the sports stadium, learning the local language, cooking techniques and discovering other activities. The introduction week also includes sessions on safety, transportation and local do’s and dont’s.

Various crafts and traditional customs have shaped the Fijian society over many centuries. During your introduction week, you will be invited to take part in a traditional kava ceremony, which is a fantastic opportunity to get to know the local spirit, as well as your fellow volunteers. The Suva City and Market Tour includes a visit to the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Suva port, the cinema, fish market, fresh market, a shopping centre, swimming pool and even a visit to the Fiji Immigration Centre! The week also presents opportunities to dig deeper into Fijian culture with a cooking class, weaving class and language lessons.

The first three days of the week will be spent getting to know all aspects of Fiji, leaving the last two days for you to visit and get acquainted with your chosen volunteer project placement.

The Location

Fiji is an archipelago in the South Pacific whose 333 beautiful islands are famous for their blue lagoons and sandy beaches. When the first settlers, the “Lapita” people, arrived three and a half thousand years ago, they lay the foundation of a complex cultural network and a unique identity which differentiates Fiji from its neighbors. Today’s inhabitants of Fiji - Indians, Europeans, Chinese and other Pacific islanders, live together peacefully and preserve their culture and identity. The two major islands - Viti Levu and Vanua Levu are home to the majority of the country’s population, which leaves the rest of Fiji less densely populated.

Suva, located on the southeast coast of Viti Levu, is the capital of the country and its most cosmopolitan city. A harbour city built on the peninsula, Suva has approximately 86,000 inhabitants of European, Indian, Asian and Fijian background. With a unique combination of nature and culture, Suva is a great place to enjoy fresh flora and perfect beaches as well as to explore Fijian arts, rituals and festivals.

Typical day

Depending on your previous skills and experience, you might take part in all or parts of the program activities, such as teaching sports rules and the basics of different games, showing examples of sports, organizing sports-related activities, playing with the children and teaching respect and fair play.

You will have an opportunity to teach education-based concepts to different age groups and different levels. You are encouraged to be as creative as possible in the way you share your knowledge and express your interest and enthusiasm about sports. The children in the nearby community come after school hours and are grouped in teams. Together with a local coach, you will train and work with these young sportsmen, who might one day represent their country on an international level! After the workouts, there is time to enjoy some refreshments together with your students.

Your daily schedule includes teaching and coaching during morning sports classes at the local school. After lunch you will teach and coach in the Sport Academy in the village. The day will end with delicious dinner and time to relax at the centre and spend time with your fellow volunteers.

Details on Arrival

Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday. Arrival is on Sunday.

Free-time activities

Fiji’s adventure capital, Pacific Harbor, is located less than an hour drive from Suva and sits along a beautiful stretch of coastline on the Southeast coast of Viti Levu. The area has a well-earned reputation among adrenaline lovers for its wide variety of activities including surfing, shark feeding and four-wheel-drive tours. More laid-back activities are also available for those who enjoy golf or fishing. Pacific Harbour’s offers lush rainforests, rivers and waterfalls and a pristine 2 km beach looking across Beqa Island with its famous lagoon and fire walkers.
Water Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Necessary vaccinations and flight & visas; Full travel & medical insurance
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
A keen interest in sports education and willingness to teach different kinds of sports.
Physical fitness and an open mind to work with the local coach.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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On-site services

Services by Global Nomadic
  • food
  • accommodation
  • airport pickup
  • orientation
  • in-country support
  • program activities
Airport Pickup at Nadi International Airport

We will pick you up at Nandi International Airport


During your program you will stay in our centre located in the greater Pacific Harbour area. The dorm-style bedrooms at the house are shared and single-gender, with access to hot-shower bathrooms. The rooms have wall fans for cooling and there are refrigerators at the centre for the participants to use. There is wi-fi available; however, the speed and quality may not be always at the highest level.

All participants are expected to be environmentally conscious and to use all resources mindfully especially water, paper and electricity. Every participant is responsible for cleaning up after themselves and contributing to keeping the accommodations neat and tidy.

Within a 5-10 minutes radius from the centre you can find many ATMs, a local supermarket and a local shop where you buy a SIM card for your mobile phone. Suva is about an hour away by car and Navua is only 10 minutes away.

Private rooms are available for an additional £100 per week.

Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages
There are three meals served on weekdays and two meals on the weekends. Breakfast is western style while lunch and dinner are typical Fijian meals. Tea, coffee and water is available at all times.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Nadi International Airport (NAN) in Nadi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Fiji.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Fiji provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Fiji you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Fiji.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Suva/Fiji between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global Nomadic will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Global Nomadic during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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