Where will your skills take you?

Book up work with hosts needing your skills

Volunteer till experience leads to paid work

Get a job with WT references when home

Work and travel the world using your skills to gain work experience & references for a job back home

1,000s of hosts looking for skilled travellers like you.

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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Feedback from around the world

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.

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America

Whats the visa situation for volunteer work in America? Is it easy? Can you you get paid for short term work?

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Greenland

What time of the year is best for work and travel in Greenland? What industries need extra help? Fishing and tourism? Can you volunteer on a tourist visa in Greenland?

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Australia

What the deal with the Australian volunteer visa going from two years down to one ? What other kinds of work other than sheep farming can I find in Australia?

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Bolivia

Bolivia wages - are the really low? It's one of the most traveled South American countries for backpackers so - is Hostel the thing here?

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Vietnam

What the season for backpacker jobs in Vietnam? Is their volunteering opportunities? Visas? Whats the deal? And are they OK with Westerners working there?

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India

Is there yoga opportunities in Goa? Can I get work with the camel herders in Rajastain? Does the Indian six month business visa let you work and travel there?

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Romania

You wont get work as a vampire stand in - but what about helping out with the harvest or working in a hostel? Do they need foreigners? Or do they have it all covered?

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Russia

Can you get work if you don't speak Russian? Do they need English speaking reps for tourist work? Whats the season in Russia for backpacker work?

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Egypt

Is the tourist industry back up and running in Egypt? Do they need foreigner helpers there? What about archaeological digs and NGO work?

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Thailand

Volunteer work in Thailand - is it easy to find? The one month visa laws have changed. How will that affect me getting work in Thailand?

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Congo

Volunteering in the Congo - great idea or... need my head testing? Is it possible? Is it safe? Does any one do it? Visas - is it in the too hard to do basket?

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Georgia

How easy is it to find work in the vineyards in Georgia? Do they have a tourism season there? Are they used to using foreigner volunteers?

Work and travel the world using your skills to gain work experience & references for a job back home

Learn to earn your way around the world – gaining work experience & references for a good job when you get back home

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