Articles on working and volunteering worldwide

Workers of the World #15

Articles and posts by or about travellers working their way around the world

Various & General Working Abroad
How to Make Money Traveling & Living Abroad: Being Location Independent to Volunteering (Part I Travel Jobs)
Christine Ka’aloa offers a number of ideas and resources for finding work abroad.

Working With Race Horses Sounded Cool…
The reality though is “working with horses” is code in the industry for “showing up to work at 3.45am to shovel horse poop.”

This is the Ideal Travel Work Skill Set
Wade Sheppard says you will find yourself financially bulletproof anywhere in the world if you have experience in three professions, at least one continuous stream of online income, and something that you can do in the streets.

The Jobs We’ve Had Working Around the World
Caz and Craig Makepeace get inundated with emails and questions asking how someone can travel around the world. Their answer, gained from their own experience, is always make it a working holiday.

9 Ways To Travel The World For Free (Or Even Get Paid To Do It!)
Yara Coelho found ways to move around despite her lack of money and presents some ways you can too.

Which Countries Offer Working Holiday Visas for Canadians?
Kelly Dunning shares information with fellow Canucks that have dreamed of working abroad.

Reader Story: How Jessica and Her Boyfriend Worked Their Way Around the World
Nomadic Matt talks to Jessica and Brent on how they work odd jobs overseas to pay for their travels.

Tourism
Reader Story: How Arielle Found a Job Working on a Yacht
Arielle explains to Nomadic Matt how she found a job working on a yacht in order to realize her dream of seeing the world.

Hostel Jobs
Working In Hostels – The Ultimate Guide
What it’s like to work at a backpacker hostel, whether as a paid worker or volunteer.

My Volunteer Work in Paracas, Peru: Bartending
Peru gave Trisha Velarmino new and unique experiences, including working as a hostel bar manager.

Ski Resort Jobs
A Day in the Life of a PGL Ski Rep
Euan Aitken, who has previously taken groups to Gerlitzen, Zell am See, Saalbach, and Axamer Lizum, in Austria, and to the USA, speaks to Natives about why he loves his job.

Teaching English
Everything you Need to Know about the Auxiliar de Conversacion Program in Spain
Kate Peregrina describes Spain’s Language and Culture Assistants programme as the most rewarding, most stressful, and easiest job she’s ever had.

How I Survived My First Year Teaching English Abroad (And How You Can Too!)
Jessica didn’t know just how unprepared she was for teaching abroad for a year before she headed to Thailand.

Working Abroad in Greece – TEFL
Rebecca Hall half hoped she might swan around the world for a while, teaching English somewhere hot like Thailand or Vietnam. Instead one of the steepest learning curves awaited her when she went to teach in Greece.

How To Get the Most out of TEFL in Thailand
Robert Oakden says Teaching English as a Foreign Language gives you an excellent opportunity to travel, gain work experience, and earn good money at the same time.

TV Production
Working Crew on Amazon Survivor pt 4 – My Job on the Dream Team
Once again we join Lash in the Brazilian Amazon.

Au Pairs & Nannies
Live Abroad as an Au Pair
Deciding to become an au pair can be one of the best choices if you are a travel lover and interested in learning a new language and culture, says Yara Coelho.

Writing, Blogging & Photography
How to Sign a Digital Document and Email Without a Scanner and Printer
A very handy tip from Wade Shepard.

22 Things I’ve Learned as a Digital Nomad
Clayton Cornell pauses in Lombok to reflect on the things he has learnt since quitting his job two years previously.

Thinking of Starting a Travel Blog? Go For it!
Vicki Philpot offers some encouragement.

Travel the World for a Living! 14 Travel Bloggers Share Their Secrets
Lauren share the advice of 14 travel bloggers.

Freelancing on the Road With Lauren Razavi
Multi tasking freelancing and everything but love for monotony have taken Lauren from Norwich to some of the most amazing spots on the planet. Inma puts the questions to her.

Work-Life Haven: Why Entrepreneurs and Digital Nomads are Settling in Bali
Bright, driven folk striking out on their own have realised they can live and work in paradise, rather than just holiday in it. So what business realisations are travellers having on their wanderings around Bali?

IamA Digital Nomad and Traveller, 5 Years Ago I Quit My Job to Travel. 5 Continents, 30+ Countries and Counting
Lee Carter of Global Goose goes on Reddit and says ‘ask me anything’.

Running a Business
Dream Meets Reality: Life As An Expat Entrepreneur
Justin Cooke shows a picture of a beach and asks if this is your next office?

Volunteering & Gap Year
The Safari Park Zoo Volunteer Project
I have fond memories of being chased by a lion at this great volunteer project in Thailand. Tessa and Nicole spent a week there feeding monkeys, walking lions and tigers, bottle feeding young leopards, and cleaning up poo.

8 Ways to Avoid Being a Poser of a Voluntourist
How to find a genuine low cost volunteering abroad programme and avoid falling into the category of ‘poser do-gooder.’

Spotlight on BAWA, Volunteering in Bali
Michael Huxley advocates working for the Bali Animal Welfare Society.

An Average Helpx Day (With Horses!)
Danalynn and Chris round out their time in Southern Africa on a horse ranch, helping out with guided horse tours in the Garden Route of South Africa.

Volunteering with Children in Phuket
The Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation welcomes a new Office Fellow to work in their administrative office for at least 6 months.

The 10 Most Important Things I Learned While Volunteering Abroad
Lessons learnt on Jessie’s journey teaching English in Thailand and doing orphanage volunteer work in Ghana.

My New Adventure
Rachel starts a Christian gap year course called Soul Edge in Saskatchewan, Canada, that will involves three months of leadership training and two months of mission outreach to the First Nations people living in Pelican Narrows.

IamA a 19 y/o Guy Who Took a Gap Year and WWOOFed, Helpxed, and Couchsurfed Around Europe for 6 Months (on the Cheap!)
Questions answered on Reddit.

House Sitting & Home Exchange
My Housesitting Guide
Talon Windwalker puts together a…

My Housesitting Guide, Part 2
…two part guide to living rent free in someone else’s home.

Flight Attendant to Nomad Caretaker: How One Woman is Creating Her Dream Travel Lifestyle
Alethea Smartt LaRowe got the travel bug early and made sure her career enabled her to travel. When she left her job with an airline she took on the role of a property caretaker in Portland.

What’s with the House Sitting and How Does it Work?
House sitting from the prospective of a travelling family.

Crewing
Semper Gumby
The Coast Guard Couple end their east coast Australia adventure with a spot of hostel work before picking flying to New Zealand to deliver a yacht back across the Tasman Sea.

What NOT to do When Looking for a Yacht Crew Job!
If you are an obese, smelly, unpunctual loud drunkard and don’t know your place you are unlikely to land a crewing job any time soon.

Study Abroad
What to Pack When Studying Abroad
Adam Groffman decides what needs to be in his bags for a month studying in Spain.

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