How Workaway works...

Workawayers typically are interested in cultural exchange and learning and will help out for a few hours a day in exchange for food and accommodation, with visits lasting anywhere from a few days to a few months.

Travel cheaply and stay for free, whilst making a difference to the communities you visit. Put your existing skills to good use, or try something new you‘d never normally get to do and pick up new skills along the way.

There is an ever growing list of 1000s of active hosts in over 155 countries offering all kinds of places to stay.



Step 1: Join the Community


Step 2: Make Friends and Chat


Step 3: Visit and Integrate

Whether you are interested in cultural exchange and learning, need help within a family environment, a specific project, or another pair of hands on an ongoing basis, if you have extra space and are interested in meeting new people from all over the world  then why not  invite people to come and help via Workaway?

Volunteers come from all sorts of backgrounds and bring with them a variety of abilities and skills. Typical exchanges might involve helping with an eco-building project, language learning and practice, child-minding, helping in the garden, helping with animals, web design and promotion, the list is endless.



Step 1: Join the Community


Step 2: Make Friends and Chat


Step 3: Receive travellers, to help and learn

How Workaway works

Volunteering and cultural exchange around the world.

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COUNTRIES

Print your reference letter for future employers.

Contact other Workawayers who have left feedback

find out first hand from workawayers who have already stayed with hosts

Create your great profile to send to hosts

  • Upload up to 15 photos demonstrating your skills
  • Upload a video so hosts can really get a feel for who you are
  • Join your account with your friends so hosts can see you're travelling together

Take part in the Workaway photo competition

Add to our gallery, show us where you've been and win money

Contribute to the Workaway foundation

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Meet other Workawayers in your area

Using our meet up feature you can see who's around your area and contact them directly

Become part of the great Workaway community

Make a difference, travel for a reason, don't be a tourist.

Use Workaway on your smartphone

Contact hosts and read messages while you're on the move with our mobile site

Make a personal host list

Save time by saving your favourite hosts within your profile

Find last minute hosts

Want to volunteer tomorrow? Put yourself on the last minute Workawayer list.

Find hosts on a map

See all the hosts in your area or search in different areas of the world

Get contacted by hosts

Hosts often actively look for Workawayers via the site.

Workaway helpdesk available to all members

It's free

Get fresh ideas and perspectives on your project.

Meet new people, make new friends and share adventures.

Get on top of all those jobs you’ve been meaning to do.

Exchange skills.
Learn and teach new skills.

Enter our photo competition, win cash and share your hosting experiences.

Learn and practice a new language.

Search for volunteers in your area or planning to visit your area.

Create new inspirations and dynamics.

Let the world visit you rather than you visting the world.

Have a reason to revisit your own city / town!

Become part of the Workaway global community.

Make more friends around the world and places to stay when you travel!



Photo Contest Winners

The Long Way Home
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calm before the storm
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Traditional costumes for tough living conditions
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Northern lights and candle lights are a pure magic
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Gardening in the alps
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Tribute life
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On my bike
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Photographers
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Only way out
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A surfer's dream
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Learning about the world
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camino al trabajo!
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Learning about the mayan textil culture
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Peace Perspective
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Soul Sisters
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Our volunteers :)
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Into the woods
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Sunrise by the lake
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Rafting with Gala!
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The dead's vue
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Jumping from the rope
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The summit at sunrise
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In a village up in the mountain, children coming running to greeting us!
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Picking olives in Tuscany, Italy
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Admiring wild Mother Nature
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workaway traveler
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View from the balcony
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The best kind of pay
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Cacao Harvest
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I give you a smile,you give me a kiss?
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Enjoying a cup of tea, on top of the world!
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Brazillll
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Little birds make me smile
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A billion star hotel
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Trek to living root bridges
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Nomadic Mongolian Herders: To Move Is To Live
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Cait and the little beauty
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And I don't want a never ending life I just want to be alive while I'm here
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Workaway happiness
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stronger together
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Transportes
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How many workawayer can fit in a shower?
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Be nice or you won't ever see the sunlight ;)
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Khao Luang - Phetchaburi
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The last supper
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apprentissage de yohan
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Welwitschia mirabilis
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Soñando en Bagan
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Going for a chilly swim on a day off!
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Let's take a breath jump over inside
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Chilling in lava pools
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Friends
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Pit Stop
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5200m vue on Ranrapalca
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The Simple Things
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Magical light
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Seems like paradise
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Waiting for the sun
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Motorbike ride
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Kids color volunteer in Africa
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canada
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Coranado
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women and a girl on a truck
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Lego - girl
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Volunteering in Uganda
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Local transport in Masbate island
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around the world, never with fears!
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muse and love
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We Are an Organic Farm
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Pon Pon
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Nomad
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Nature Laughing ( Tillupo Village, Thailand)
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painting
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Sunset while on tour with Huskies
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Meditation in the forest of Czech Republic
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Señor Cholo from Tradicion Colc
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Rainbow in the mountains
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