How Worldpackers works
Worldpackers is a collaborative community that connects you with welcoming hosts all over the world where you can stay by exchanging your skills for accommodation!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world?
To meet new people, to have new experiences, to learn a new language, or to help someone around the world?
Here at Worldpackers, that’s what we do.
Worldpackers connects you with volunteer and cultural exchange opportunities around the world.
We’re a global community of more than one million people that believe traveling is the purest form of education.
This is how it works:
Worldpackers is a collaborative community that connects you with welcoming hosts all over the world where you can stay by exchanging your skills for accommodation.
In other words, you help a host by offering them your time and skills, and in exchange, you receive accommodation and other benefits like meals, activities, and of course, a unique experience!
On our site and in our app, you’ll find social projects, NGOs, communities, ecological projects, ecovillages, permaculture institutes, holistic centers, hostels, and family homes where you can volunteer.
Collaborating and exchanging experiences with local hosts is the best way to experience cultural immersion, learn languages, develop new skills, and make a positive impact on the world!
You can help with receiving guests, taking care of animals, teaching a language, preparing meals, taking photos, gardening, producing content, and much much MUCH more!
There are many skills you can offer without needing a diploma, education, or experience in a certain area - all you need is a desire to collaborate and be over 18 years old. And you can travel alone or with someone else, whether they be a friend, family member, or partner!
Is Worldpackers safe?
To guarantee your safety, our team verifies each and every host before approving them to join our community.
We also analyze all of our hosts’ reviews left by worldpackers travelers to be sure that mutual collaboration and learning are honored during their exchange. We rely on the strength, experience and transparency of our community to ensure that all exchanges are indeed meaningful.
For each position, you can see what kind of help you’ll need to offer, and what you’ll receive in exchange from your host.
Still have questions? Read the reviews written by other travelers who’ve already been there! You can even chat with them and talk about how their experience was.
Found the perfect opportunity for you? Choose one of our plans and become a Worldpackers member so you can apply to all of the positions you like!
Then, all you need to do is wait to be pre-approved by the host, confirm your stay, and get ready for the most meaningful experience of your life!
As a member of the community, you can count on our Support team before, during and after your trips. You also have access to the Worldpackers Insurance in case something unexpected happens during your experience.
How about earning some extra money while traveling?
When you receive positive reviews from your hosts, you can take part in our WP Programs and earn some money by helping Worldpackers! You can create content, make videos, help others to travel, and bring new hosts into our community!
That's it! Worldpackers members have all of our support and platform security for a safe trip and they can also help our community grow and make sure that collaboration is at the heart of volunteering through reviews exchanged with hosts.
But remember! We are a collaborative community, created to help you have meaningful experiences and exchanges. Worldpackers is NOT a platform to find jobs, low-cost lodging, or travel for cheap – but yes, this is the most affordable way to travel.
Still not sure if Worldpackers is for you?
Join our Academy and watch hundreds of video lessons that will help you to plan your trip, conquer your fears, and learn ways to keep traveling for much more time! Or you could also read the stories, tips, and travel itineraries written by worldpackers travelers on our Blog!
Get ready to have unique experiences, develop new skills, and make a positive impact on the world by traveling with Worldpackers!
What are you waiting for?
Dec 07, 2018
Hello for all the world packers crew
Just I have a question about the fee of flight tickets and transfers are them from our pocket or from the host
Jul 23, 2019
How long can one person stay in one place? Is there any limit/restriction as to how long can one person continue his/her work-exchange-opportunity through worldpackers?
Sep 29, 2019
Hi there, we want to do this as a couple, is it required that each of us has an account or can we just use one account for both of us ?
Oct 17, 2019
hello everyone, do I want to know how are all the steps for me to go to Alaska? thank you for your patience
Oct 29, 2019
Hi every one.l want to ask if I go on a trip with my wife and daughter
Nov 12, 2019
Annual fee is a must or just to get additional support?
Nov 15, 2019
Hello,i have a question do i have to have an invitation from the host to apply for a visa ?is it neede?
Nov 17, 2019
Hello, I very interested......but noticed age restrictions?? Are people over 55 excluded?
Nov 25, 2019
Hey is there any place for doctors as volunteer work? I'm Orthopaedic surgeon...
Nov 28, 2019
Bonjour tout le monde
Je suis de l'Algérie et je veux savoir le prochain voyage qu'elle date ? et je suis seul Y-a-t-il un ou une fille qui veux voyager avec moi ?/merci
Jan 18, 2020
Hi, Worldpackers annual membership costs US $49, I am asking for witch Worldpackers support team, is there other fee.
Jan 23, 2020
Do we need to get a working visa (where applicable) or is a tourist visa sifficient?
Feb 25, 2020
I am wandering if Worldpackers also provide family friendly volunteer opportunities. We are a french family (a couple with 2 boys of 9 and 12) and we project to travel in 2021-2022 in Asia. Thank you for your answer.
Apr 29, 2020
Hola, porque no me accepta mis 2 tarjetas, intente pagar con mis tarjetas de crédito y no me accepta ninguna, tengo banco Español y estoy vivienda ahora en Edemburgo todavia no domino bien el English, alguien me puede decir porque? Gracias
Aug 09, 2020
We are a family of 5 (mum, dad, 9 year old, 6 year old and 5 year old). And we wonder if Worldpackers is suitable for family-volunteering too, or only for adults.
Oct 19, 2020
I don't have clear something, the trip costs 59 $ each one or Do we have to pay an extra charge at the moment of taking the trip?
Feb 28, 2021
I have a question: if I pay the membership how much time I have to wait to choose a host or to apply as a volunteer ?
Mar 24, 2021
Hi, I have a question,
for $49 dollars for a one-year membership is compulsary or not? or I can just directly contact with the host?
Jun 23, 2021
Hello I please want to join as ahost please help how can I apply to become a member
Jan 05, 2023
İ have a world passport world service authority passport Washington DC but I live in Pakistan Punjab Faisalabad i need only job invitation later i need job
Feb 03, 2023
How are you I am a Pakistani and can you help me I saw your websiteI want to work I want workI do all the workcan you help me