Keen to travel the world while traveling? Not sure where to start from? We have found for you 10 ways to work while traveling, a challenging but beautiful way of living, that enriches you as a person and let you meet people, cultures and places out of your comfort zone.
In 2020 many people turned to be digital nomads in a way or another, especially under the restrictions of Covid-19 that allowed people to learn how to work from home. Such phenomenon increased the number of people that – once the restrictions were eased – made working from remote a way of living.
Want to know more? Let’s have a look at the opportunities!
Worldpackers is a collaborative community which connects its users with welcoming hosts all over the world, where they can stay by exchanging their skills for accommodation. Collaborating and sharing experiences with hosts is the best way to experience cultural immersion, learn languages, develop new skills, and make a positive impact in the world.
You help your host for some hours per week and in exchange, you get accommodation and possibly other benefits, such as meals and local activities.
You can start using the platform upon subscription. The yearly cost starts from a minimum of US$49.00.
Discover the European Union Programme dedicated to European youth and launched by the European Commission. Plenty of opportunities for young people to volunteer and support education, training, youth and sport. The age limit is 18-30 and joining an ESC project is totally free. In exchange for your voluntary work, you have free accommodation, a food allowance and a monthly pocket money.
WorkAway is an online platform that allows you to discover new cultures, friends, places and skills. The cost to join the community and start finding a host starts from a minimum of EUR39.00 per year for membership. As a Workaway member you can contact as many host families and projects as you like. There’s more than 50,000 opportunities.
Generally you will be expected to help around 5 hours per day in exchange for food and accommodation. Some hosts may give a paid allowance to ensure they are offering at least the minimum wage in their country.
Generally speaking, there are many ways to work while traveling as a digital nomad. You could either start as a freelancer or get employed by a company that allows its employees to work remotely. The most common jobs as digital nomads involve digital marketing, web developing, ITC, content creation and writing, photography and video-making. But the possibilities are endless1 You could start your own travel blog, set up your business Instagram account and story-telling your trips, collaborate as a journalist or even turn your sport/wellbeing passions into a job from remote.
International Volunteering involve all those experiences that last at least 1 month and allow you to go volunteering abroad (usually extra-EU) with an insurance coverage, and food/accommodation provided by the hosting. The themes of such projects can vary, and there are many. The most is humanitarian aid, but you can actually find opportunities in any range of topic, such as communication, social help, permaculture, environment, human rights.
To cover all the costs, usually these projects ask for a contribution by the participants.
Work Camps are shorter volunteering experiences (usually 1-2 weeks) that allow the participants to go abroad and carry out different activities to help the hosting. You can find work camps to join literally everywhere, and there is usually a contribution to make in order to join. The participants are always covered by insurance and get accommodations and meals.
WOOF is a worldwide movement to link visitors (WWOOFers) with organic farmers, promote a cultural and educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming and sustainability practices. As a WWOOFer, you will participate in the daily life of your host, help on the farm, learn about sustainability, experience a new culture and meet new people, and receive free room and board during your stay.
The membership fee depends on your destination.
Being an Au Pair allows you to live with a family in the country of your dreams and help them with childcare. Learn the language, experience the culture and have the adventure of a lifetime.
The registration is free of charge.
House Sitting is a way to travel the world while taking care of someone else’s house and (usually) pets. There are many platforms that help you find a place to stay while enjoying a new country:
If you are looking for dedicated support to help you seize an exciting job opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills in another EU Country, Iceland or Norway, the EURES TMS can help you.
You must be over 18 years old and a National of the EU, Norway or Iceland to join in. EURES TMS allows you to find either a job, or a traineeship, or apprenticeship in another EU country, Iceland or Norway.