What is Working Traveller?
Working Traveller is a free service for travellers who want to work – like you. Advertise your skills to 1,000s of hosts around the world looking for volunteers and paid workers to do all kinds of things for them at the time you will be in their country. Growing your skills on your work placements will gain valuable work references that will help you gain paid work as you travel and a good job when you get back home.
The question is…. Do you have what it takes to be a Working Traveller?
Why make a profile?
It’s free for standard membership. Takes half an hour to fill in your skills/work experience, where you will be in the world and when. Then maybe an hour to find 100s of interesting work posts that need your skills at the time you will be in that host’s country. You then apply for the work knowing all your details are being sent to to the right person’s inbox at the click of a button – for free. You can contact 3 hosts a week or upgrade to full membership and contact as many as you want. The idea is you use the free version before you leave on your round the world trip to build up some references from local hosts and then pay the €10 for full membership when you are ready to contact 100s of hosts to get your working traveller trip booked up and reality. Think about it – €10 a year to get months of work booked up – is less than one night’s stay in a hostel 🙂
Alternatively, you can spend days in Google or volunteer sites searching to find potential hosts that might let you stay, emailing each host over and over to try and find the ones that need your skills at the time you will be there. Or pay lots of money to a Work and Travel Gap Year company that will book you a tour and call it a Work and travel program 🙂
Is Working Traveller for you?
If you are looking to use your skills to gain valuable work references for a job when you get back home in the countries you are traveling too – Working Traveller is for you.
How we see it
Working Traveller was started by a host who got annoyed with volunteers turning up who just wanted a free bed and food. He worked hard and wanted like-minded workers who enjoyed what they did to work with. Working Traveller is about skills, learning them, earning from them and getting references from the hard work you do as you travel around the world. The fact you get a free bed and food is a secondary bonus.
If you follow the help videos we will be publishing here soon and put in the effort, you will be able to learn how to earn your way around the world using your skills or the ones you pick up on the way that will get you a good job when you get back home.
Working traveller is not about getting a free bed for a few hours work – it’s about pushing yourself to do your best and getting work experience references and money for your efforts.