Workawayer Helpdesk

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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. Conditions and agreements may vary depending on the skills you can offer and the requirements of each host. It is important you communicate as much as possible beforehand with your hosts so that you both know each other's expectations.

Workaway is primarily for cultural exchange or learning new skills and a way of making new friends.

If a host is looking for help with a business or business activity, they may offer payment to ensure that they are meeting the minimum wage requirements of their country.

Where a host is offering payment this will be clearly marked on their profile.

Yes, of course! When you sign up as a Workawayer you can access the host list and contact host families, NGO's or projects directly for 1 year to Workaway and offer your services. Workaway is a cultural exchange, you offer a few hours of help in exchange of food and accommodation. When signing up as a family kids do not pay if they are under 18. You can create a couple account and add info in your listing saying that you are travelling as a family. If you are a single parent with children under 18 you can use a single type account. There are plenty of hosts that receive families especially the ones that have children too.
Yes, but each member of the group must have their own Workaway profile. You can connect your accounts so hosts know you are travelling together.
You must be 18 years old to register for a profile. The minimum age for volunteering in most countries is 18. Minors accompanied with their parents are also accepted on some family projects.

Here at Workaway safety is our top priority. We strive to provide all the resources for our community members to feel as safe as possible during their Workaway trips.

For more details about our safety measures please read our notes on safety:
You will also find some more advice and recommendation on how to travel safely as a workawayer:

Advice from the community

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