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

The world's leading community for volunteering, working and cultural exchange

Stay, help and connect with over 30000 active hosts from 170 countries! Share your culture, skills and languages with local communities, projects and families.

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Find your perfect host

Help our family with childcare and around the house near Nantes
Help orphans and disable kids in Ghana
Help at our renovated farm in the beautiful Ardeche, France
Help in our home and with hospitality in the beautiful Negev desert heights, Israel
Join a family living on an organic farm in Byrne Valley, South Africa
Help get creative teaching English in Miass, Russia

What kind of exchange are you looking for?

NGO
Contribute your time to an NGO
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Families
Experience a cultural exchange
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School
Help at a local school
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Farmstay
Learn about farm life
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Animal welfare
Help with animals
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Communities
Connect with local communities around the world
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Meet other workawayers!
Enter the Workaway photo competition
Take a look at the Workaway foundation
Get in-depth info on the Workaway Blog

Discover more about Workaway

A selection of posts from our blog can be seen below

Travelling Tips, Using Workaway
10 hacks for first time workawayers
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Using Workaway
5 budget travel & workaway myths debunked
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Inspiration
10 ways to connect with locals
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Travelling Tips
How to volunteer abroad without paying ridiculous agency fees
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Inspiration, Using Workaway
Homeschooling with workaway
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Inspiration
Why travel-volunteering is every language learner’s dream
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Your payment also entitles you to:

24 hour support for members
Paid members have 24 hour access to our friendly support team
Personal reference letter
Subscribers can request a personal reference letter showcasing their feedback left by hosts while Workawaying
Live interactive welcome webinar
Presented by the Workaway team, this live webinar gives useful tips for our paid members and includes an interactive Q&A session each week
See hosts and Workawayers nearby on a map
See who's around and send them a direct message. Chat, meet up and connect with like-minded people
Talk to your personal advisor via live chat
Members can chat to one of our team in real time who will help answer any questions
Add a personally reviewed video to your profile
Upload a video to your profile, each video is appraised by a member of the Workaway team
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Catching a sunset on a slackline after a day of helping at the hostel. So good to be in the right place with the right friends.
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manifestation against drilling next to the island
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Martha is getting a cool cut
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Chamonix Run
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Workaweyers team/ climbing the mountain after work
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Workaway in The Himalayas
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We looked for the concrete, we found the unreal
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Kayaking at 11pm in the arctic
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Dawn at its best
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Friendsip that started via workaway
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Swiming with turtles
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Happy sunset in the Morrocan desert
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Torre Invertida
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hell of a ride!
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All having breakfast
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Free weekend and there is nothing more beautiful to spend it in a tent with new friends.
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At the cabin with Latte
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Luxor Temple
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Relajacion total
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Blooming
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It took me more than 12h to get here from Cat Ba island but it was definitely worth it. Ban Gioc is the most stunning waterfall I've ever seen in my life.
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Thanks
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Offroad adventure
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Kjerag, Norway
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Bruce S and Marcel
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Sunset in the Dead Sea
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After finishing the day of farming
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Magic beach
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Spanish Armada
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Volcan
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What you find when you go to the other side of the world.
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meeting with local chickens
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On the top of the world
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Beautiful sunset
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From the top
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River in the Sky
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Fairy Pools
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"The best view comes after the hardest climb."
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Barro
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Northern sunset in Lofoten Islands
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Sheeps and Dawn
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Fresh from the town's market
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Living the van life
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Granny and corentin
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Chillin' hammock style
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Where the wind blows I’ll go
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Earthship sunrise spot
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Working Away Through Mount Bromo
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Mountainview
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The first season
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Let's walk together
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Blossom time in Sahara
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I could never dreamed in my life that i would be volunteering to tourist guide people to the Taj Mahal. This experience couldn't honestly be better
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Volunteering in Kenya
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Soaking up the beauty of Torres del Paine
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Work and swing together!
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Big fish in a small pond.
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Working in paradise
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Welcoming thee, to the Caribbean Sea
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Wide open hearts to kiss the sky
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Lunch inside huts with my foreigner friends
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Banana harvest.
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English teacher learns Thai from student
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See you soon
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Plastering a clay dome
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Daily perfect sunset.
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3 peaceful days exploring Garmisch Partenkirchen
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Watching the seals from our Workaway on Lambay Island, Ireland
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The most producktive workaway experience!
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Blue Lake, 40KM 1 way
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Adventure
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Mud jobs
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Saying goodbye to my Workaway Family
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Immensity
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Ella in Sri Lanka
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Exploring the jungle while cutting down the bamboo trees.
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Genuine Smiles
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Appreciating the snow and the last of the sun before the polar nights begin
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Hiking in Mijas
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Beachtime
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The gang’s all here
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Yoga Dreams
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Mudly in love
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Best Friends on the Top
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In the vineyard
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Filla our flying puppy in the veggie garden
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Workaway in Xingping
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