Some of the most extraordinary adventures are those you embark on alone! As a solo workawayer, you can directly connect with hosts all over the world, get immersed into different cultures and give back to unique projects along the way. If you decide to share your adventures with fellow workawayers, connect and meet up with other members of the community or find a travel buddy to visit hosts together.
Experience authentic cultures and local lifestyles with your Workaway host
Pick up new skills, interests and languages to give your CV a boost
Chat and meet fellow Workawayers near you or places you are travelling to.
Offer your helping hands to local communities, projects, and causes as you travel.
Join our growing network of sustainable travellers and visit your next host together.
Save up on accommodation and food while exploring unique places.
Create a great profile, we will verify you within 24 hours
Contact your favourite hosts, discuss your stay and what is expected in return
Discover new cultures, friends, places and skills
Because there is always someone around who will join you on a tour, have dinner with you or just some all-night talks. [...] As you are together with your host(s) and /or fellow Workawayers during a longer time period, it is almost inevitable to establish a friendship or even feel like being part of a new family in the end. more...
-- workawayer Lisa, Spain
You enter other people’s lives, share their world– exchange knowledge and ideas. I would never go back to tourism, I couldn’t. Workawaying gives you the initial contact with someone who lives locally, and this often leads to other opportunities. I have had offers of lifts to new destinations and even invited to be interviewed by a local newspaper. My life now unfolds in this way and it is truly fantastic. more...
-- Workawayer Daniel, Canada
There are so many amazing places and amazing people doing amazing work. The possibilities are never-ending where you could end up going and what you could learn. [...] I choose all my Workaway experiences with things that really interest me and go for something that I specifically want to learn but there have definitely been a few highlights. more...
-- workawayer Gisela, Germany
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
This is how you indicate to hosts that you are travelling with another workawayer for a while:
After signing in, click on the "Connect your profile" button, and enter the USERNAME of the workawayer you want to connect your profile with.
An email will be sent to the second workawayer to confirm that they wish to have their profile connected to yours. Once they have responded and given permission your profiles will appear connected.
When you decide that you will not be travelling together, you easily can separate your profiles by clicking on the "disconnect profiles" link on your "My account" page next to the picture of the workawayer that your profile is joined to.
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
Workaway is primarily for cultural exchange or learning new skills and a way of making new friends.
If a host is looking for help with a business or business activity, they may offer payment to ensure that they are meeting the minimum wage requirements of their country.
Remember you will need the correct visa for any country that you visit.
Where a host is offering payment this will be clearly marked on their profile.
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.More about our mission