Tip 1: Update your personalized Working Traveller “Where & When” travel schedule map. Nearby hosts can search for and contact you with volunteer or work exchange opportunities!
Tip 2: Only communicate with hosts through the Working Traveller messaging system. We will have a record to go with your volunteer or work exchange placement so we can help resolve any potential issues and advocate for you!
Tip 3: Collect case studies such as text or visual displays of projects you have completed and add them to your Working Traveller profile using the galleries feature. This will make your profile stand out to hosts!
Tip 4: Make sure you have necessary travel visas and work permits before you travel! The Working Traveller Wiki is a great resource to consult, but remember that ultimately you are responsible for having your paperwork in order!
Tip 5: When you arrive for your volunteer or work exchange placement, dig in and do you best! If you do a good job for your host, they will leave you a good reference and that will help you get your next placement booked, and even help with finding a job in the outside world!
Tip 6: Take a picture of you and your host flashing the Working Traveller logo. How? Hold out four fingers on your right hand and make a “T” shape with your index fingers and we might just feature you on our website or Instagram!
Tip 7: When sending out your CV or resume to future employers, make sure to print and add the references from your Working Traveller profile!
Tip 8: Share your knowledge with other travellers on the Working Traveller Wiki! Apply to become a moderator for a country page here.