Tag Archives: Volunteering

A Worldpackers Review and 5 Reasons It’s Better Than Workaway

Selfie with Berber Girl #1

I’ve been volunteering since my second week of traveling, but I only recently found Worldpackers. I think it’s necessary that I write a Worldpackers review since, in my opinion, they’re so much better than Workaway, the earlier platform I had been using. Worldpackers was started in February 2014 by a team down in Brazil and has already grown to over …

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Hostel Workaways in Scotland: Mostly Great Volunteer Jobs

Selfie Cleaning at the Code Court Pod Hostel

My Workaways in Scotland helping at different hostels have been some of my favorite volunteer jobs around the world. There have been a couple of rather interesting experiences, but overall it’s been a joy to volunteer in my favorite country. Why Do I Volunteer to Work in Hostels? Workaway isn’t always a fair exchange between hosts and volunteers. When you …

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My Workaway in France – A Story of Worst Case Scenario

Chateau at My Workaway in France.jpg

It’s been well over four years since my first Workaway experience in Brussels, but it was the next one – my Workaway in France – that will forever live in my memory as an example of just how bad a volunteer job can get. After I left, I wrote a basic story about my time in Touzac, France, but I …

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5 Reasons Why Workaway Reviews Are Inaccurate and Could Be Improved

Workaway Feedback

Workaway can be a great way to travel the world and is usually worth it for the budget traveler. However, the way that Workaway reviews work could be improved. At the beginning of 2016, Couchsurfing changed its references system for hosts and travelers on its website. Workaway could definitely benefit from its own upgrade. Here are the basic flaws: Workaway …

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My First Workaway Experience in Brussels, Belgium

Burssels Main Square at Night During My FIrst Workaway

A couple weeks ago, a friend in London introduced me to Workaway. Why didn’t I find this amazing site earlier? I’ve already arrived at my first Workaway project. Workaway is a website which lists over 12,000 hosts around the world who are offering places to stay in exchange for volunteering. What type of help? Every type imaginable. Anything from training …

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