Earlier this year James and Shirley from the Workaway Team found themselves on the back of a motor bike negotiating the vibrant streets of Hanoi in Vietnam visiting Kitty and her wonderful family. At the same time on the other side of the world founder David and our marketing whiz Alicia were in Costa Rica trekking up to visit this wonderful surf camp in Tamarindo and a secluded jungle lodge in a remote community on the Caribbean coast…
Whilst we are a small team of like minded travellers, our goal is to keep the workaway experience as rich and genuine as possible. And we want to continue to grow our community based around people, story telling and cultural exchange.
The Workaway journey is in itself a personal one. Since David started the concept 14 years ago by offering a room in his own house in exchange for help, the idea has grown and developed into a global movement.
Whilst we’d love to have as many adventures as we could, it is impossible for our small team to visit every single host and meet every single workawayer (even though we would love to!). This is why over the last few months we have been on a global search to seek out fantastic experienced Workawayers who share the same philosophy, all across the world from France, Italy, USA to Argentina, to come and join the Workaway team as “Workaway Ambassadors“.
So you ask..what is a Workaway Ambassador?
Workaway Ambassadors are the faces of the Workaway community; they are determined to take on the world, to visit workaway hosts, to meet fellow volunteers, and to help build a sharing global community who genuinely want to travel and see the world whilst giving back to the places they visit.
From individuals, couples and families, ambassadors help to tell their own stories as well as those of the others, showing that volunteering is not impossible but in fact has the potential to define your life.
(video credit: workaway ambassador Daniele)
Ambassadors are those on the ground, pushing to go beyond the tourist trail, meeting real people and learning first hand about what works, what doesn’t and how we can do better. This doesn’t only help us improve your workaway experience, but also helps to showcase your story and to inspire others.
Fundamentally, Ambassadors are Workawayers like you and me, they are helping to build the community by showing that responsible and ethical travel has the ability to genuinley make a difference to the communities they visit through…
Now you know what a workaway ambassador is, why not get involved too? Let us know how you can help spread the workaway message of travelling for a reason and learning by helping and giving. 😉