The world's leading community for sustainable travel and cultural exchange.

Promoting Volunteering, Family Exchanges, Homestays, Farmstays, Working Holidays, Travel Buddies, Language Learning and Cultural Exchange.

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Looking for some help on our farm in Alentejo, Portugal
  • Portugal
Ilustrator or Graphic designer needed in Puerto Escondido Mexico
  • Mexico
Help out at our Hostel in Gaspésie, Québec, Canada
  • Canada
Enjoy nature and great weather in Ocala National Forest, USA
  • United States
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Contribute your time to an NGO
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Experience a cultural exchange
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Help at a local school
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House sitting
House sit and see the world for free
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Animal welfare and pet sitting
Help with animals
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Connect with local communities around the world
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Try your hand at sailing and boating
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Sustainable project
Help create a sustainable future
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A selection of posts from our blog can be seen below

Travelling Tips, Using Workaway
10 hacks for first time workawayers
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Using Workaway
5 budget travel & workaway myths debunked
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10 ways to connect with locals
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Travelling Tips
How to volunteer abroad without paying ridiculous agency fees
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Inspiration, Using Workaway
Homeschooling with workaway
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Why travel-volunteering is every language learner’s dream
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