Workawayers typically volunteer 4-5 hours a day in exchange for food and accommodation, with visits lasting anywhere from a few days to a few months. Travel cheaply and stay for free, whilst making a difference to the communities you visit. Put your existing skills to good use, or try something new you‘d never normally get to do and pick up new skills along the way. There is an ever growing list of 1000s of active hosts in over 130 countries offering all kinds of places to stay.
HelpX is an online listing of host organic farms, farmstays, hobby farms, lifestyle blocks, homestays, ranches, lodges, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation. HelpX is provided primarily as a cultural exchange for working holiday makers, who would like the opportunity during their travels abroad, to stay with local people and gain practical experience. In the typical arrangement, the helper works an average of 4 hours per day and receives free accommodation and meals for their efforts.
The Gap Year Association is a nonprofit membership community for educators, students, gap year programs, and post-secondary institutions with a shared VISION of making at least a semester of quality gap year time accessible to every high school graduate.
WWOOF organisations connect people who want to live and learn on organic farms and small holdings with people who want to share their knowledge and way of life.
WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic and self-sufficient lifestyles. Visitors or WWOOFers as they kindly known, give a helping hand with the daily activities on the land and in the family home.
Founded in February 2014, we’re a community of people who like to travel with a purpose. To us, travel is about learning, sharing and growing.
That’s why we created HelpStay - to give everyone the opportunity to travel with a purpose and share experiences.
We celebrate those bold enough to travel across the world to lend a helping hand. Whether you’re traveling for a specific cause, looking to find your calling, or just looking for a great local experience with free accommodation, we commend the dreamers, doers and explorers that make up our community.