Time to prepare for your trip as a worldpacker!

Now that you confirmed your trip with one of the hosts in our community, the time has come to learn more about what your experience will be like as a volunteer through Worldpackers!

Win points with your host be learning through the Experts of the community what the day to day of a collaborative experience is like (so as not to have any surprises when you get there) and how to get the most out of this unique travel experience.

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  1. Tips for planning your trip

    These are all the basic things you need to have in order for your trip: an expectation of expenses, necessary documents and of course the backpack!

  2. What it’s like living in a hostel

    The experience of staying as a guest or volunteer in a hostel is totally different than any other type of accommodation. Know what to do so there are no surprises when you get there.

  3. What are your responsibilities

    Collaborative travel is unique because it mixes tourism with mutual collaboration between traveler and host. Therefore, be sure to read up on what this type of experience is like before your trip.

  4. Prepare yourself for the tasks of the job

    What area of the hostel will you help with? From reception to cooking, we have mini-trainings to get you even more prepared to help your host when you get there :)

How do Worldpackers trips work?

As a member, you can contact as many hosts and travel safely as many times as you want.

Step 1

Choose your plan to travel with Worldpackers as many times as you like.

Step 2

Complete your profile, watch the video lessons in the Academy, and earn certificates to stand out to hosts.

Step 3

Apply to as many positions as you like, and get in contact with hosts.

Step 4

If a host thinks you’re a good fit for their position, they’ll pre-approve you.

Step 5

Get your documents and tickets ready for your volunteer trip.

Step 6

Confirm your trip to enjoy all of the safety of Worldpackers and become an Explorer.

Step 7

Have a transformative experience and make a positive impact on the world.

Step 8

If anything doesn’t go as planned with a host, count on WP Insurance and our support team!

Step 9

After your exchange, leave and receive reviews and become an Expert.

Step 10

Volunteer with other hosts, get more reviews, and participate in the WP Programs.

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