Volunteer, Work and Travel as a Couple or Two Friends

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Workaway for couples or two friends

What an amazing feeling it is, to be able to share a year's worth of Workaway experiences together with a best friend or partner. By sharing a couple account, hosts can get to know the both of you through reading your profile and directly invite you both to their projects.

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Top tips and advice for travelling couples or friends

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Why join Workaway as a Couple

  • Immerse in a new culture

    Travel deeper and connect with locals by staying and volunteering with them.

  • Pick up new skills and interests

    Try new things together, from learning a language to setting up a permaculture farm!

  • Join a friendly travelling community

    Chat and meet with Workawayers near you or places you are planning to visit.

  • Share your adventure with your bff

    Strengthen your bond by creating irreplaceable memories on the road.

  • Give meaning to your travels

    Offer your helping hands to communities, projects, and causes you both care about.

  • Keep travel costs down

    Save up on accommodation and food while gaining unique local experiences.

How to Workaway

Join the community

Create a great profile, we will verify you within 24 hours

Connect with hosts

Contact your favourite hosts, discuss your stay and what is expected in return

Travel like a local

Discover new cultures, friends, places and skills

Join as a Workawayer
Now that we have travelled around the world, we have ZERO regrets!

...we are still very much in love with each other (hurray!) and have learnt that being grumpy or picking a fight is something we can take in stride, even during when we were working side by side in the garden or on some DIY projects."

-- workawayers Shahnaz & Francois, United States

We read about Workaway on other blogs about long-term traveling.

By our fourth month in Southeast Asia and another two more to go, we realised that even though we were loving the trip, we were craving more interactions with local people, rather than simply moving from one beautiful place to another. We like that Workaway membership gives you access to all countries in the world. We registered while cycling to Greece and have been using Workaway ever since.

-- workawayers Anna & Marcin, Poland

It's amazing. Workaway is the best thing we did.

We’ve seen beautiful places, but it's connecting with those people when you're in their home and they're cooking you food, which is just … yeah, it's amazing. After you’ve finished your hours helping the host, you’ve still got half a day to go and explore the local area. Those little moments are the reason why we're doing Workaway.

-- workawayers Kara & Mike, Australia

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Any questions?

When you sign up as a Workawayer you can access the host list and contact host families, NGOs or projects directly for one year to offer your help. You will also be able to find travel buddies, or contact other Workawayers for meet up or language exchange.

Workaway is a cultural exchange, you offer a few hours of help in exchange of food and accommodation.Take a look at the info on the site here again and if you have any more questions drop us a line.

To register as a Workawayer: https://www.workaway.info/en/signup/workawayer

Generally you will be expected to help around 5 hours per day in exchange for food and accommodation. Some hosts may give a paid allowance to ensure they are offering at least the minimum wage in their country. Conditions and agreements may vary depending on the skills you can offer and the requirements of each host. It is important you communicate as much as possible beforehand with your hosts so that you both know each other's expectations.

Couple accounts are made for either friends, couples or families etc that ALWAYS travel together. It means you can share the cost rather than signing up as two individual members!

When you sign up to Workaway as a couple you should both fill in your details in the profile, but it's important to understand that any enquiry you make means you are applying for two.

If you are planning to travel just for a short while with your friend, we recommend that you sign up as individuals and link your profiles together so hosts know you are travelling together for that period of time.

Yes, of course! When you sign up as a Workawayer you can access the host list and contact host families, NGO's or projects directly for 1 year to Workaway and offer your services. Workaway is a cultural exchange, you offer a few hours of help in exchange of food and accommodation. When signing up as a family kids do not pay if they are under 18. You can create a couple account and add info in your listing saying that you are travelling as a family. If you are a single parent with children under 18 you can use a single type account. There are plenty of hosts that receive families especially the ones that have children too.
Yes, but each member of the group must have their own Workaway profile. You can connect your accounts so hosts know you are travelling together.

Here at Workaway safety is our top priority. We strive to provide all the resources for our community members to feel as safe as possible during their Workaway trips.

For more details about our safety measures please read our notes on safety: https://www.workaway.info/en/info/safety
You will also find some more advice and recommendation on how to travel safely as a workawayer: https://www.workaway.info/en/info/safety/traveladvice

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The Workaway philosophy

As a community based on learning, sharing and exploring new ways of life, what makes Workaway work is the spirit and dedication of our members in providing positive cultural exchange experiences.

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