Volunteering & Working Opportunities: Crew / sail around the world for free
Mention sailing and the chances are most of us will conjure up romantic images of wind in the hair and freedom on the waves ... 💙🌊
Although the rewards are great, maintaining a boat requires dedication, commitment and hard work. Finding the time to dedicate to the upkeep of any boat can be challenging, and the addition of an extra pair of hands can help enormously!
So if you are eager to discover the sailing / boating way of life regardless of the challenges— we think you are about to have a grand adventure!
We have been noticing a steady stream of amazing opportunities on Workaway involving boats and sailing from Northern Europe to the Caribbean, to as far away as the Pacific Islands and Brazil! Let’s take a quick look at some the most EXCITING possibilities out there for anyone with a seafaring interest:
If you haven’t sailed before, and you want to start learning while still living on land, this is the perfect starter host! This friendly couple are seasoned sailors offering a comfortable homestay and looking for some light help around their property, right by the pristine waters of Hervey Bay. Relax in this stunning spot, take in the wonderful scenery of the area, and be prepared for spontaneous boat trips to explore the nearby islands and beaches.
Experience life on a traditional Malay wooden junk schooner while exploring the stunning island of Langkawi! The island is covered with virgin rainforest, so this is the perfect spot for immersing yourself in nature while enjoying local heritage and culture. Help with general boat maintenance and rope work (don’t worry, the host will teach you!) and gain valuable knowledge on what sailing life is all about.
This theatre company is based on a thirty meter tall ship! These hosts have been bringing innovative theatrical productions on to the deck and in the rigging of a ship theatre for over four decades. Help ranges from ship maintenance to working on future productions. Sail around with a crew of artists, singers, builders and dreamers, and create meaningful connections on the sea. These warm and welcoming hosts are waiting for you to join their buzzing atmosphere, and if you’re looking for a truly unique experience, this is it - if you time it right, you might even catch one of their performances!
Get out of your comfort zone, and probably a bit sweaty, helping this couple fix up their charming catamaran for future voyages. Learn how to make your own coconut milk, see all kinds of wildlife in the lush jungle, and enjoy the privacy of the boat-only access tropical beach. It’s an exciting time to join this project … they’ve nearly finished renovations, so you might even be there to witness the maiden voyage!
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