Volunteer in Tonga

Volunteer in Tonga

Tonga is a spectacular destination made up of more than 170 islands, many uninhabited. Expect beautiful white sandy beaches and coral reefs and a tropical rainforest. Find ways to volunteer and help make a difference in Tonga. Also learn more about helping in the aftermatch of the destruction caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami in December 2021.


How to Volunteer in Tonga

The main island, Tongatapu, is where most projects are located and organisations based. You can choose to help communities, education, healthcare, wildlife or conservation.


Best Volunteering Opportunities in Tonga

  • Large international organisations like Peace Corps have been working in Tonga for decades to improve for decades, they have placed over 1500 volunteers since 1967. Peace Corps currently have around 40 volunteers from the United States working in Tonga on community on education projects. 
  • Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) offer New Zealanders the chance to volunteer in Tonga helping local people and businesses.
  • Projects Abroad offer volunteer programs to international participants in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu but you can also visit Tonga in your spare time


Please note there are limited volunteer programs available to join in Tonga, you might want to check out similar destinations: