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, working and cultural exchange around the world.

Contact Hosts

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Receive a personal reference letter.

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.

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Workaway helpdesk available to all members

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.

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!



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Sunrise at Pulpit Rock
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Traveling from one host to another
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Arctic Sky
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Give time, receive happiness
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Walking on magic
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#perfectlychilled
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The Long Way Home
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calm before the storm
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Take a seat at the table of volunteering
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wanderlust.
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Lake Break
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Relationship goals
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In the middle of nowhere
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Masai school under the tree
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Photographers
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Only way out
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A surfer's dream
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Sunset on a permaculture farm
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Great time with workawayers
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Last day of school.
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Eco-moments en termals naturals.
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Reindeers
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What have you done today? #justhanginnn
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Our volunteers :)
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Giving some love to a cute elephant
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Happiness is somewhere between too little and too much > Our own workaway waterfall in Norway <3
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Colors of Brazil
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Natural building fun!
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Well fed by our hosts
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Cold lake in the Alps
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Potato harvest
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how to make friends
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lighting a fire before camping in the snow
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They were just saying Hi
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Beautiful mountains of Altai
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My new roommate, Tito!
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Splitting wood
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Bright Night
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Off Grid Trip
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Enjoying the view, Nusa Penida
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coffee break
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First wall painting experience: Warrior surfers fighting against the waves
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We wanna play all day!
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a Wink under the water
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We found Skippy!
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Being volunteer !
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elephant
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Nomad Living
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Follow the sun
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Selecting the best specialty Coffee
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Fin del mundo
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Best views on earth
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Blessed
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Furry friends in the Rockies
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Laguna Colorada
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Being Kissed by a cow
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I could spend hours in here
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Arctic Plunge
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crossing
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Permaculture project
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Old Delhi walk
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Polar Bear swim (the water is 4 degrees celcius)!
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Sweat Lodge circle
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Small work break
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Travel deeper to find secret spots
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The river cruise
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A ride in the dunes
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A peaceful waterfall
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Momento de trasquilar la ovejitas
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Vineyard Picking
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Enjoying a day off in Bariloche during last winter
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Rainbow over the Westfjords
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Sleddogs in training
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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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