If you’re looking for a new challenge, or feel the need to drastically change your lifestyle then you’ve landed on the right page.
We’ve found a few jobs that might be right up your alley.
But remember, a lot of these jobs might require you to get a visa first, so do your research and make sure you know what you're getting into before you book your flights and decide to jet off to a foreign land.
Dog sit your way across the globe
If you love animals and you want to travel, then this is a no-brainer. There’s a site called Trusted Housesitters that matches home owners who need someone to look after their home and pet(s) with recommended housesitters looking for a free place to stay while they travel.
Try it for an overseas destination or somewhere in your own country for a change of scenery. It costs just over R140 a month to sign up as a member, but everything else is free.
You get to stay at a place for free AND you get to play with a cute animal, what’s not to love about this?
What a #TrustedTales to finish off the week! @outontheseaalone sharing the beach with ?? Suki in the Caribbean! ------- #housesitting #petsitting #petslover #petsittersofinstagram #housesittersofinstagram #uniquetravel #bestwoof #thecritterhaven #animaladdicts #paws #liveauthentic #welivetoexplore #seetheworldwithme #livelikealocal
Become a volunteer on an organic farm
WWOOF is a worldwide movement that connects volunteers and organic farmers to create cultural and educational experiences. Volunteers live with the host and help them with daily tasks for non-monetary exchange like food and accommodation.
They have organisations in over 120 countries – so all you need to do is choose from a list of destinations and find a host and arrange your visit. Check out their FAQs for any questions you might have about this arrangement.
Eating together - one of the basic pleasures of any good WWOOF exchange. . ?? taken at an eco-retreat - thanks to @alternative.montenegro for tagging #wwoof wwoof.net #wwoofindependents #organic #volunteering #growing #exchange #reconnect #retreat #ecoretreat #montenegro #croatia #yoga #permaculture
Work at a hostel or on a sailing boat/yacht
A similar site to WWOOF, HelpX is another exchange programme that encourages cultural exchange. You get to stay with your host and gain practical experience by working on farms, ranches, in lodges, B&Bs, hostels and maybe even sail boats in exchange for food and accommodation.
The hours you work depend completely on the arrangement between you and the host, but workers usually work an average of 4 hours a day, but sometimes more in exchange for extras like internet access or guided day trips.
Rewarding Opportunity!! Looking for people wanting to make a difference in Indonesia. Teaching English to local children, while still able to explore the beautiful local areas. Many opportunities exsist , no formal teacher training required. This can be an exceptionally rewarding experience as the volunteers see their students develop their language abilities and grow in confidence. There may also be an opportunity for volunteers to accompany students from a local school on a field trip. Destinations include Bandung to visit Tangkuban Perahu and Kawah Putih Volcanoes, Yogyakarta to visit Borobudur and Prambanan Temples, Pangandaran beach, etc. These are excellent opportunities to spend time with the students outside the classroom while seeing the attractions Java is famed for. #volunteering #volunteers #volunteer #traveler #backpackers #exchange #students #indonesia #java #explorers #asia #cultures #teach #goodsoul #goodtime #meaningful #journeys #freespirit #karma #inspired #grow #learn #fun #wonderful #experience #helpx
Let adventure become your work
Check out AdventureWork.co.uk or backdoorjobs.com where you could get an exciting job like ski instructor or activities instructor working in an adventure park in one of many countries for various time periods.
They usually offer transport, lodging and a salary. And while the jobs may be seasonal, you could move on to a different location every time you’re in need of a job, so you get to see to see the world (or at least different parts of the country you’re in) and have an exciting job!
Become one of Santa’s elves
If you really love Christmas then you’re in for a jol of a time with this job. According to CNN, there’s an actual Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, Lapland where extra elves are hired to work in the winter and summer months.
You’ll wear elf clothes, sell special stamps and souvenirs and you’d get the honour of sorting all those letters to Santa. The only hiccup? You have to be fluent in both Finnish and English.
You can apply through the official recruitment page of the Finland Post from late September to October.
Burasi, bu sene kuzey isiklarini görmek için gittigimiz Simpsons'daki Springfield'i animsatan Rovaniemi sehrinde, ilk gün kuzey isiklarini göremedigimiz için panik halinde çareler ararken kendimizi kapisinda buldugumuz, tam ortasindan kuzey kutup çizgisi geçen Santa Claus'un köyü. Yaz kis demeden yilin 365 günü Noel baba kiligina girmis tonton bir amca, kucagina bir çok insani oturtup dileklerini dinliyor. Biz tüm masumlugumuzla kuzey isiklarini görmeyi dilerken, elfler çaktirmadan bizim fotograflarimizi çekip Noel baba gibi eli açik birine yakismayan fiyatlarla bize satmaya çalissalar da, ertesi gün kuzey isiklarini görmemiz "keske baska bi sey dileseydik ya" konusmalarinin yasanmasina sebep olmadi degil. Önümüzdeki sene Laponya'ya gitme plani olanlara rica ediyorum, "bu yaz Haziran'da kis yasamayalim" dilemeyi ve pasaportunuza "kuzey kutbunu geçmistir" damgasi vurdurmayi unutmayin???? #konumekle #rovaniemi #helsinki #finland #travelbug #lapland #northernlights #welltravelled #travelblogger #passionpassport #traveltheworld #iamatraveler #girlswhotravel #travelgram #traveldiary #lovetotravel #wheretofindme #abmtravelbug #tlpicks #cntradar #lifewelltravelled #dametraveler #mytinyatlas #guardiantravelsnaps #bbctravel #yolaçik #yolacikyolacik #visitfinland #visithelsinki
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