How to be a great volunteer - One host's perspective

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Listening to the voice of someone involved as a host with Workaway can give us an idea of the benefits and challenges that are involved in having a volunteer stay.

Workaway Team Visit to Portugal

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It was a lesson to us in what can be done in a short space of time with a few willing hands, lots of enthusiasm, a dream and real drive to carry out that dream and make it come true…

30th Birthday in Thailand with Workaway

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One of my big goals for my 30th birthday was to make even the smallest bit of positive change in the world. Fortunately, I was able to accomplish my goal at a Workaway work exchange opportunity I participated in Thailand this year.

Helping – Like a Ranch Hand

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I am staying at the home of a lovely couple who, in exchange for a helping hand around the ranch, provide me with room and board. In all honesty they are providing me with so much more than that – great conversation, years of wisdom, an amazing experience, a very comfortable bed and room, and the most delicious and nutritious food.

Wilderness Dweller

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This blog came to our attention recently and illustrates perfectly how the Workaway site can allow you to experience lifestyles that would be completely out of reach normally.

How Workaway Made Me a Better Traveler

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Jessica, who has been using Workaway for some time, wrote to us explaining the influence that the site has had on her attitude to travelling and the way that difficulties she encountered have actually improved her as a person.

Workawaying in Argentina

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Nick and Lora's Workaway adventure at El Bolson, Argentina.

10 Reasons Why Volunteering & Travelling Work

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Almost every one of us dream of traveling the world for a number of different reasons, but what really separates a volunteer traveler from a conventional traveler is a mindset; a daring, adventurous type, and more essentially the ever-wondering desire to explore the utmost of each unknown.

Using Workaway to Travel with Children

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Is it possible for travellers with children to use Workaway? Here's a story from story from a Workawaying family who ended up in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

Building a Sustainable Cob House in Ecuador

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A Workaway project helping to build a house made from cob. I didn't know what cob was, but it's all informatively explained here.

Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand

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A sneak peak into helping in an Elephant sanctuary along with building and art projects at a jungle in Thailand.

Workaway is not just for students and gap years

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Many people who have had a fulfilling career and learnt many useful skills are taking the opportunity to do now what they wish they had done when younger but for whatever reason did not. That being... to see the world and travel!

La Página Del Viajero - Traveller's Page

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Workaway is all about experiencing different cultures and languages, so we love it when we find articles written about us from far off places.

How to Use the Workaway Program

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Tips by workawayers Eric and Chantalle on how to use the Workaway website and get a unique travel experience.

Help for single parents and working people

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An interesting, perhaps unexpected development of the workaway scheme is how helpful it is proving to be to single or working parents.