“Kickstart your career or travel?”
Book up work with hosts needing your skills
Work till experience leads to paid placements
Get a job with WT references back home
Work and travel the world using your skills to gain valuable work experience & references
for a good job when you go back home
Travellers – learn to earn your way around the world
Working Traveller specialises in helping you gain work references in your chosen skills as you work and travel around the world. If you are a seasoned pro or just starting out, add Skills to your profile that you have or want to learn. Become a full member – it’s €10.00 a year and contact 100s of hosts directly that need your skills at the time you will be travelling to their country. Have work booked up before you leave and save on hostels by becoming a Working Traveller.
Build references through work placements
You have heard it many times. Employers want to hire people with work experience. All those years of getting your degree seem to suddenly count for nothing. How do you get the work experience if no one will give you a job? References from your Working Traveller work placements will show future employers you have the work ethic, or even better, the skills they need. Your references show how you use your skills: how punctual you are: if you have a good work ethic and if you can make decisions. If you take a picture with your host doing the WT hand sign, it 100% proves you were there. To find work placements from hosts that need your skills, check the work search section.
Be smarter than the herd – plan ahead
I hear you say ” I have no idea where I will be travelling to next – so how can I book work 3 months in advance?” That’s fine, you can apply for last-minute cleaning and harvest work and some times hosts will need even skilled people at short notice. If getting references on your profile for your chosen skills is more important than getting that selfy at Machu Picchu – then it pays to have your availability literally mapped out on your profile. Hosts who are organised plan ahead searching the WT database months in advance to see when the skills they need are coming to their country. Be organised, be a Working Traveller and make your trip a meaningful experience.
Hosts – looking for motivated volunteers and professionals?
Need experienced hospitality professionals for the up and coming high season? Help with your social media, solar power or surfing school? Thought of having a mural painted on that ugly wall? Working Traveller is not about finding you just people to help with the harvest or cleaning. Look at the 100s of skills travellers have added to their profiles that you can invite to come and work for you once you have set up your profile.
The skills you need – when you need them
Working Traveller matches the skills you need with the travellers who have them and are on their way to your country when you need them. It’s 100% free to post your work needs and always will be if you are a host. All we ask in return is you leave a reference for every traveller that comes to stay with you. To find out more, see the hosts section. Start posting your work needs today and within 24 hours they will be seen by potentiality 100,000+ travellers. It’s free to advertise and to build up your references. Sign up now and start to fill your skilled volunteer and paid needs today.
Agree what they will do/what you provide – before they arrive
Working Traveller is not like other volunteer sites that offer one package fits all – 5 hours a day for 3 meals and a bed. A skilled carpenter working 10 hours a day will not work for the same as someone who does a few hours of apple collecting a day. With every work placement you arrange on the Working Traveller site, you agree whatever you want with each traveller on the site so you have a record, before they arrive. You then have them all sitting around your table for dinner in the evening, all happy with their individual agreement made with you.
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Where in the world is it best to Work & Travel?
Visit the ‘Work and Travel Country Guides’ to find out about work and volunteer visas and what kind of work you will find in the places you want to travel to. We have a long way to go with the wiki, but there are 100s of updates from travellers and hosts from all corners of the world. So do your bit and add in what you know once you have signed up and logged in.