Working Traveller - 1,000s of work placements for the right skills - all over the world. Gain valuable work references to move from volunteering / help exchange to paid work as you travel and a good job when you go back home.
Working Traveller has 1,000's of work placements all over the world from hosts that need the right skills, at the right time, in the right place.
What ever your skills, where ever you will be in 2016 - there is someone out there that needs you.
The right skills
Your a carpenter, hostel receptionist, farm hand, undergraduate in biology or a clown, it doesn't matter what your skills are, or the ones you want to learn. You just need a passion for what your doing, the will to do it and to be honest about your level of expertise in the skills you want to use on your travels.
At the right time
You traveling for how long? A year, two years? As long as you can? If you use Working Traveller you can make money as you go and work and travel for as many years as you want. What hosts need to know, is when when will you be passing by. Your profile has an itinerary section that allows you to keep your travel plans up to date and appear in work searches when hosts are looking for your skills when they need them.
In the right place
There are 1,000's of hosts registered with Working Traveller, in all the remote corners of the world. They need all sorts of skills to help them will all sorts of projects, not just farming or building a house. They might be up a mountain or on an island and miles from anywhere, where no workers, just travellers go... they might be throwing a party for 100 people, that's where you come in. Your a traveller, a working traveller and your office just got a lot big bigger :)
How it works
It's free to sign up. You fill in your profile with the skills you have and want to learn. You need to show where you will be in the world and when. You then can start to contact 1,000's of hosts that have work requirements with the skills your looking to use. Unlike volunteering web sites, what you get in return for your work is negotiable. If your a skilled plumber and your working 10 hours a day, you will want to be paid. If your just starting out and doing some apple picking for 5 hours a day, you will probably only get offered a volunteering position. There is a barter point system that helps you with this.
For every bit of work you do for a host, you will be given a reference. So if your starting out volunteering, you can build up your references as a chef and be charging a good daily rate within six months once you have proven you can take the heat in the kitchen.
When your return home from your travels, you will have your references on your profile to show future employers you have the experience in the skills you need for the job your going for.
That's it, its easy. Make your profile, get some work booked up in the places that your going, and off you go!