Category Volunteering

Volunteer work exchanges for builders

5 Building Work Exchanges Looking For Volunteers

One of the things I love about doing these work exchange posts (and we have quite a few coming up in the next few months) is seeing all the wonderful and creative things people are doing around the world. Building projects are a prime example. Sometimes they are simply a means to an end but often a building project is merely the beginning and the structure created with your help will house a school for disadvantaged local children, an art installation or eco-friendly business or charity – often requiring their own volunteer helpers to keep going.Read More
Articles on working and volunteering worldwide

Workers of the World #15

Articles and posts by or about travellers working their way around the world.Read More
Taking a career break for Americans

Americans Encouraged to Take a Career Break

Last week we linked to an article in the Telegraph that reported that in Britain the heyday of the gap year is behind us. However in the USA the idea of taking a year out from work or study is still seen as a little suspect, un-American even.Read More
Taking a Gap Year

Gap Years in the Spotlight

This past week is traditionally when the mainstream media in the UK pays attention to gap years. Students receive their exam results and start deciding which universities to attend or whether to defer for a year and take a gap year.Read More
Volunteer with big cats in Thailand

Volunteer With Big Cats in Thailand

The Safari Park Volunteer Initiative where we spent a few days last year helping out as volunteers has begun a new programme focused on training the adolescent lions, tigers and leopards in its care.Read More
Workaway horse riding volunteer work exchange in New Zealand

5 Places in New Zealand for Horse Riding Workaway Volunteers

Today we are highlighting five Workaway hosts that can offer horse riding opportunities in New Zealand. Workaway is a site set up to promote fair exchange between budget travellers, language learners or culture seekers and families, individuals or organisations who are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities. Signing up to Workaway costs €22.00 for two years (€29 for a couple or two friends).Read More
Articles on working and volunteering worldwide

Workers of the World #14

Articles and posts by or about travellers working their way around the world.Read More
Sports Volunteering

6 Football Gap Years

There isn’t going to be a great deal of work done at The Working Traveller for the next month as the football World Cup returns to its adopted home for the first time since 1950. If watching three games a day slumped in front of the TV inspires you to a) go out and get some fresh air and b) do something football related, then there are numerous football gap years around the world that can help and where you can be of help.Read More
Wings and Wheels Volunteering

Let’s Put on an Airshow Right Here

Surry’s Dunsfold Aerodrome is better known as the home of BBC’s Top Gear but on August 23 and 24 Wings and Wheels will wow crowds of over 30,000 with a variety of dynamic aviation and motoring displays, iconic cars and aircraft. Much of this is put together with volunteer help.Read More
Work Exchange Yacht and Boat Jobs

10 Work Exchanges on Boats and Yachts

From the traditional boat designs of Turkish gulets and Malay sailing boats to solar powered ferries, Workaway and HelpX provide a few opportunities for messing around on the water - once you’ve got everything shipshape that is.Read More