Working Traveller – why sign up when you already use volunteers?
- WT is free for travellers to use. Hence why 1,000s are signing up.
- Currently 50,000+ volunteers and skilled workers looking for references.
- We do not have enough hosts to feed their needs. The reason why we called you.
- €10 per annum for references on travellers profiles – hosts are 100% free. We therefore need to make sure you get good workers so they get good references.
- User friendly work search. Find the right skills coming your way in a few clicks.
- References and skills are at the core of everything we do to make sure you get motivated and hard working helpers focused on getting a good reference and not a free bed.
For information on how it all works from a hosts point of view – see our host help pages.
To see what other hosts are doing – have a look at our Work and Travel blog pages where we post interesting hosts who have recently signed up.
Working Traveller was set up by Duncan Ridgley who was and still is a host. He used volunteer sites for years and saw there was something missing. Working Traveller is focused on helping young people gain references in their chosen skills when travelling so they can help pay for their travels and get a job when they go back home. It is also focused on providing hosts with motivated and hard working helpers. A win win situation.
“To work or to travel?” This is the question every ambitious graduate faces. Working Traveller now allows them to do both. By being a Working Traveller for a year or two – they can come home and use the 10/10 references gained in their chosen skills from around the world to show employers they have the work ethic and experience. All the marketing efforts we are running to communicate with travellers has this at the core of our message.
Because of this, we are attracting a different kind of volunteer or skilled professional. They all want to get on and achieve through gaining good references. This means you are now able to choose volunteers that come and stay with you by their skill and more importantly their references. Volunteers that are motivated to get a good reference for the work they will do in their chosen skill are more likely to be motivated and work harder for you than than a volunteer that is purely interested in a free bed.
That’s why if you currently use established volunteer sites to find your workers, it is worth investing 20 minutes of your time to fill in your details here and post the work you need doing with the skills you need at the time you need it on Working Traveller.
We currently have around 50,000 travellers who have signed up. Not all of them have completed their profiles and appear in work searches yet but they are on their way. We know we do not have enough hosts to fill the needs of our Working Travellers in the coming months and so if you are in need of someone now, chances are when you sign up to Working Traveller you will find the person you need straight away.
I hope this covers the ” Can you please send me some more information about Working Traveller” and I look forward to hopefully working with you to create a better volunteer/skilled worker system that works for the benefit of the whole Working Traveller and Host community.