Posts tagged with: "volunteer abroad"

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7 Workaway adventures (+BONUS) for an unforgettable summer

Summertime is officially here, calling us to give in to our inner free spirit and let the wild side of ourselves shine! And we can't think of a better way to do this than by exploring the world and getting involved with these special Workaway adventures to make it extra unforgettable...

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Types Of Volunteering Explained Plus How To Find The Perfect Project

Volunteering abroad is the perfect way to make a positive impact while immersing yourself in local cultures and communities. But with 50,000 opportunities in over 170 countries on Workaway, how do you know which type of volunteer work is the right fit for you? This guide is here to help you with just that -- whether you're a nature enthusiast, an animal lover, a social champion, or a tourism aficionado, there's a volunteer role perfectly tailored to your unique personality.

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6 of the Best Destinations to Volunteer in Thailand

If you would like to travel a bit differently in Thailand, this volunteer guide's got you covered with our top spots to visit and ways to give back in each destination... from staying with a local family in the bustling city of Bangkok, to taking care of elephants in rural Chiang Mai and enjoying the paradise beaches in between your island-hopping adventures!

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House Sitting Vs Volunteering - A Complete Comparison For Budget Travellers

Both volunteering and housesitting offer authentic experiences, free accommodation and the opportunity to live like a local. However, depending on your personality and travel goals, you may be better suited to one over the other. Thankfully, with a Workaway membership you'll be able to try both out!

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How to travel the world as a language teacher

Being a language teacher is perfect for someone who enjoys travelling, exchanging cultures, and doing something rewarding. You get the freedom of travelling anywhere in the world, and can even earn money while you're at it! So how do we start? Check out our beginner's guide for all the answers and extra tips on how to start your journey...

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How you'll never travel the same way again after Workaway

When you’re constantly on the road without a real purpose, even the most passionate travellers can get burnt out...not unless we change the way we explore the world! Our travel experience as a workawayer has transformed and inspired us for the better. It also made us realise that once you do a Workaway, you'll never travel the same way again!

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Free volunteering: How to volunteer around the world without paying ridiculous agency fees

So you want to volunteer abroad? Good on you! We love that you are looking to give back. But you’ve gone online and you’ve seen some organisations CHARGE ridiculous agency fees for your kindness. How crazy is that? In fact what we are here to do is show you how you can volunteer around the world without paying a cent…

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Spread the wanderlust and win some funds with our #WorkawayPhotoCompetition

Huge thanks to hosts and Workawayers that has shared their adventures through their lens! These amazing snapshots are the ultimate travel inspiration that feed our wanderlust and keeps us excited for new journeys.

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My 8 Best "Aha!" Moments & Insights From a Decade of Travels

"During my ten years as a Workawayer I’ve fed goats, built earthen houses, helped tourists in the desert and served drinks in the Caribbean… and I’ve grown and changed so much from these experiences!"

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We have some Appy news for Workawayers! 😊

*Drumroll*…our new mobile phone app is now available for Workawayers! Check out the latest features, and download the app today to start discovering and connecting.

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Travel photography – “Llama Farm” (Oberösterreich, Austria)

See the world through Workawayer & host’s eyes – discover our favourite travel photography showcasing the wonderful Workaway adventure moments around the world, and share yours for a chance to win the €100 cash prize!

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10 essential things to pack on your Workaway trip

Have you re-packed and re-packed your backpack, trying to squeeze one last item inside? Have you ever found yourself dazed staring at the travel aisle with all of the gear wondering what you’ll actually NEED? Well, we’re sort of experts on this and have a guide of things to pack on your Workaway trip to make it easier (Your shoulders will thank us)!

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Top tips on workawaying and travelling with pets

Travelling with dogs or other pets can be easier than you think- especially for us Workawayers! Here are a few lessons we’ve learnt from Workawaying with Tarzan, our three year old Siberian Husky.

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Workaway news: Create your own Workaway map with pins

Whether you’re wanderlusting over a whole bunch of countries on your “to go” list at the same time, or already finalising your travels and ready to hop on the next flight, set your plans in motion by creating your own Workaway map with pins of your travel destinations!

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Travel photography – “Martha is getting a cool cut” (Uganda)

The February 2018’s travel photography taken by Workawayers and hosts, featuring this heartwarming image for this month’s winner! Is there a better way to explore the world while giving back to local communities?

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Workaway news: highlight your accomplishments in your official Workaway reference letter

So, you’ve already checked off some Workaway adventures from your list and received some feedback from hosts you have stayed with. What’s next? Well, why not highlight your amazing accomplishments to future employers by adding your Workaway adventures to you CV? 🙂

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Travel photography – “Chamonix Run” (France)

From spectacular trail running views to snapshots with your workaway family – will these wanderlust inducing travel photos inspire you to go on your own adventure? Enter our monthly photo competition for a chance to win a cash prize.

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The highs and lows of long term travel

Welcome to the age of millennial where nomads call the world their home and have no plans on returning back to ‘real life’. Everything we could possibly need is at the touch of our fingertips, travel is cheaper than ever, and we are reminded everyday of others travelling the world. There’s an influx of us travelling the world for extended periods of time. But what are the effects of this kind of lifestyle?

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How Workaway helped this couple’s long distance relationship

After years of long distance relationship and short-term travels together, we wanted to be in the same place again. Finding work abroad can be difficult though, and we were too broke to just travel long-term…

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