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 volunteer projects that work to empower local communities. You’ll get to experience the unique way of life in these incredible islands, while helping to address the needs of people in disadvantaged areas.

There are so many volunteer opportunities in Samoa to choose from. Immerse yourself 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 poor diets and related health issues. You can also support the educational development of children in under-resourced schools.

You’ll be living in the capital Apia, which is located on the island 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 stunning 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 such as 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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Students hold up educational posters during their Nutrition internship in Samoa.
Nutrition Internship in Samoa
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
  • From £1,565
Students watch a professional match as part of their volunteer rugby coaching in Samoa.
Volunteer Rugby Coaching in Samoa
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
  • From £1,465
A volunteer in a village in Samoa teaches children at a school.
Community Volunteering in a Samoan Village
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
  • From £1,465
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to start planning your project

Where we are based in Samoa


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 retains a small-town feel, so it’s easy to explore its few main streets along the bay on foot.

The city has all the amenities you might 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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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.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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