A Projects Abroad volunteer in Samoa gets to look out onto the Pacific Ocean in Apia.

Volunteer in Samoa

Support community development while volunteering in this beautiful island nation

Volunteer in Samoa and take part in service programs that work to empower local communities. You’ll get to experience the unique way of life in these incredible islands, while addressing the needs of people in disadvantaged areas.


There are many volunteer opportunities in Samoa to choose from. You can immerse in traditional village life, helping out with daily tasks and learning about Samoan culture. Or, work with local professionals to tackle the growing issue of unhealthy diets and related health issues. You can also support the educational development of children in under-resourced schools.


During your stay, you’ll live in the capital, Apia, which is located on the island of Upolu. We take care of all the details, so you can enjoy a hassle-free time abroad. Our staff are also available 24/7 for anything you might need.


Samoa is a beautiful country with plenty to offer visitors. Soak in the scenery of turquoise waters, white sand beaches and lush green interior. You can take part in outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, and diving. Don’t miss out on the cultural aspect! Add a visit to the Samoa Cultural Village or some of the many archaeological sites to your bucket list.

Projects available in Samoa

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A volunteers takes a picture with children at her placement in Samoa
Community Volunteer Work for Teenagers in Samoa

From $3070

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Team up with people your age and give back while immersing yourself in traditional Samoan village life

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer in a village in Samoa teaches children at a school.
Community Volunteering in a Samoan Village

From $2865

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Experience life in a Samoan village and explore a different culture and way of life

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Students hold up educational posters during their Nutrition internship in Samoa.
Nutrition Internship in Samoa

From $3090

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Gain valuable nutrition work experience promoting healthy living alongside qualified healthcare professionals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Students watch a professional match as part of their volunteer rugby coaching in Samoa.
Volunteer Rugby Coaching in Samoa

From $2865

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Coach rugby to children in Samoa and help develop sporting talent and promote healthy lifestyles

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Students pose with school children during their volunteer teaching in Samoa.
Volunteer Teaching in Samoa

From $3555

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Support the work of local teachers while experiencing island life in stunning Samoa

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Children do football drills during a training session led by a Projects Abroad volunteer sports coach in Samoa.
Volunteer as a School Sports Coach in Samoa

From $2865

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Teach physical education classes and help children learn new skills and develop their fitness

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad Childcare volunteer in Samoa hosts a lesson.
Volunteer with Children in Samoa

From $2520

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Support the educational development of local children while experiencing life in this Pacific paradise

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week

Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Samoa experts on:

1 877 921 9666

or email:

to start planning your project

SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.

Where we are based in Samoa

Apia

While taking part in volunteer work in Samoa, you’ll be based in the laid-back capital of Apia. It’s situated on the central north coast of Upolu, the country’s second largest island. Apia has a small-town feel, so it’s easy to explore the bay’s main streets by foot.


The city has all the amenities you need, from beachside restaurants to convenience stores. There are beautiful beaches, dive spots, and blue holes just a five minute walk from Apia. You can also go trekking through the lush rainforest further inland, and cool-off in the stunning waterfalls.

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Samoa Arrival Procedures page.

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