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⭐️Spa Therapist Required On A Tropical Island
MALAYSIA > Rimba Resort’s Bamboo Bliss Spa is offering a spa therapist a great opportunity to live, work, and travel in Asia, experiencing life on an unspoilt tropical island in the middle of the South China Sea. Find more details on our website.
⭐️Summer Counsellor Positions
SWITZERLAND > James Ratcliffe, who works for The American School in Switzerland (TASIS), says his employer is still looking for staff for summer 2024 to lead a range of activities for children aged four to 17.
⭐️Charming, Professional And Hard Working People To Join The Peligoni Club Team
GREECE > The Peligoni Club is a members only retreat in Zakynthos offering laidback luxury in a beautiful setting. They have a wide range of exciting positions available this summer, from watersports instructors to waiting staff, tennis coaches to spa therapists and receptionists to bartenders. They also employ chefs, drivers, childcare staff, restaurant hosts and more. Visit their dedicated recruitment website for more details.
⭐️Seasonal Summer Positions In The Mountains
EUROPE > Atlas Ride Co has begun the hunt for their dream team. They organise mountain bike tours in France, Italy, Spain and the UK, hiring drivers, chalet couples and chefs. Recruitment announcements are also often made via their Facebook page.
BeVenturesome might be another option for summer work in Morzine. Last January they used their blog to hire their team of adventure reps to entertain, excite and look after their school groups as they go rafting, trekking and rock climbing. Though they haven’t yet updated for 2024, the application form is still there and they are particularly keen to hear from people with degrees in teaching, outdoor education or sports and/or with several years experience in these areas.
EUROPE > Overseas rep applications for Party Hard - founded nearly ten years ago when Barry and Nathan experienced what they called an ‘inbetweeners’ style holiday in Ayia Napa and vowed to never let that happen again - are now open until January 31.
⭐️School Teacher For Circus Children
AUSTRALIA > Travel Australia with Moscow Circus. A couple is preferred, with one person doing casual work around the circus depending on their abilities. They also need members of the advance team, who should be a resident or citizen of Australia, to speak to store owners to place advertising up in their premises. Applicants for both vacancies will require their own mobile living arrangements.
⭐️Adventure In The Amazon
ECUADOR > If you want to learn about other cultures and protect the Amazon rainforests, an adventure waits for you with Wawazonia. They offer volunteer placements all year round to people who actively want to immerse themselves in community development, tropical forestry, and conservation, while experiencing the Amazon and learning about the life of the Shuar and Kichwa. There is a weekly programme fee here to cover accommodation in the community and three meals a day, but it is a reasonable one, starting at US$125 per week and falling to $75 if staying longer than a month.
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⭐️Set Sail For Exciting Opportunities
GREECE & CROATIA > From hidden coves to bustling ports, Sunsail’s workplace is a canvas of adventure. Though they have been hiring since October they more recently posted an invitation to join their crew in giving their customers unique experiences on the water. They also have positions for sailing instructors.
⭐️Thredbo Winter 2024 Jobs
⭐️Sail The Panama Canal For Free
PANAMA > It costs a fair bit for a yacht owner to sail through the Panama Canal. One added cost is the requirement for four line handlers onboard. Experienced Panamanians can be had for up to $100, but a skipper can make a saving by taking on volunteer hands for the transit. Writing on his website Volunteer Latin America, Stephen Knight advises where to pick up a ride on both the Caribbean and Pacific sides of the canal.
⭐️Winner Winner, Iceland Dinner
ICELAND > Nomadic Matt is giving away a free trip to Iceland to two lucky subscribers to his newsletter. The giveaway runs until February 9, two days before the Iceland Forest Service will close its applications for trail team volunteers.
⭐️Snitches That Can Do Switches
USA > Aspen Skiing Co is looking for snitches to rat out independent ski instructors, guides, and ski nannies working in the resort. People often post looking for independent instructors at various US ski areas in the Ski & Snowboard Instructor Jobs Facebook group (private).
⭐️Nannying In Corfu
GREECE > A summer in Corfu is waiting for new members of the Sunshine Nannies team.
⭐️Kids Camp America
GERMANY > KCA accepts applications year round for teachers and teacher’s assistants at their English day and overnight camps in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Dreieich, Waldeck, and Freiburg. They want native English speakers with experience working with kids, either in a teaching position, as an au pair, coach or similar, to run sports and activity programmes in the spring, summer, and autumn holidays.
USA > Red Gate Farm Education Center, a non profit in Ashfield, MA, is hiring seasonal and full time farm educators. These positions are for individuals who love working outside with kids and like to get their hands dirty taking on projects in barns, gardens, and forests. They also welcome volunteers.
⭐️Six Flags Workamper Programme
⭐️Festival Field Fun
UK > Charlotte Conway wants to hear from henna artists and hair braiders (private group) that wanna have fun in a field this summer. She generally does about six festivals in a row, meaning plenty of hours to make money and for dancing shenanigans.
UK CHANNEL ISLANDS > Looking for somewhere new to explore? The Moorings, a beach bar and restaurant a stone’s throw from Braye Bay, Alderney, want to acquire a kitchen porter keen to live a short walk from beautiful white sand beaches.
⭐️Experienced Jet Boat Driver
NEW ZEALAND > Are you an adrenaline junkie looking for an exciting job that combines your love for speed and adventure? Look no further than RealNZ’s thrilling jet boat driving position in Queenstown.
AUSTRALIA > Due to a no show, Michael Hickmott is readvertising this stablehand position in Wellington, South Australia. Experience working with horses, racehorses, showjumpers, dressage etc is required as no training is provided.
⭐️TUI Kids Club Supervisor
EUROPE > If you've got an EU passport, are willing to relocate for the duration of the season, and speak English, plus ideally German or one of the Nordic languages, keep on reading.
UK > Campaigning is a good way to get involved with music festivals, helping worthwhile causes and bagging yourself a free ticket. Environmental and other lobbying groups use the large festival crowds for direct or indirect fundraising and to get across their messaging.
Dairy farmers and Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis have helped raise over £2.5 million towards clean water through a long standing partnership with WaterAid, begun after a trip to Mozambique. Applications to join them in 2024 will open at the end of January but registering your interest can be done now.
Oxfam is well established at many UK events. Crew camping, a meal voucher for every shift, hot showers, free tea and coffee, and phone charging, are the perks of volunteering with them. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to festivals, they’d love for you to join them this summer. Applications open February 1. Register your interest here.
Other organisations with a festival presence include Greenpeace, Child Bereavement, ActionAid, and Mind, who have teamed up with My Cause UK for their activities. The deal with My Cause UK is you give your time at a festival and My Cause will donate to a charity of your choice based on the fee received from the event organisers. Applications to them open on January 31.
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⭐️Glastonbury Volunteering 2024
UK > Avalon Bars And Events will be back shifting drinks at the festival this year. Doing three eight hour shifts with them from June 25 to July 1 earns a free ticket.
⭐️French Speaking Bar Person
FRANCE > An opportunity has arisen with Skibound in Les Menuires, a lively resort within the 3 Valleys region of the French Alps, for someone confident in both French and English.
⭐️Volunteer Yoga Teacher
MEXICO > Shanti, Lanka Ashram, a yoga retreat and temple in Lagunas de Chacahua, is looking for volunteer yoga teachers. Monse Lotecki comments that at six hours a day for no pay they want free slaves, but plenty of other people seem interested in the gig.
⭐️Develop Your People Skills In A New Industry
AUSTRALIA > Don’t let this opportunity be missed if you have hotel or hostel experience, scream Carbon Savers. They are offering a range of incentives to, we think, their new sales people in Melbourne.
⭐️Your Career Adventure With Worldwide Kids
EUROPE > An EU passport is required to unlock the childcare roles in Greece, Switzerland and Monaco offered by Worldwide Kids. They provide family and childcare facilities to the luxury hospitality and leisure sector. Proficiency in another language is a plus but not obligatory. Apply online or email email@example.com with your preferred role, destination, CV, and availability dates.
⭐️Volunteer In Medellin
COLOMBIA > Sembrando Paz Y Esperanza is a non profit corporation at the service of less favoured communities. Their purpose is to prevent children and young people from falling into drug addiction, prostitution and armed groups. They welcome volunteers.
⭐️FIFO And Save A Tonne
AUSTRALIA > A man from Northern Ireland has revealed the impressive amount of money he has been able to save while working in mines in Western Australia - but warned that the "fly in fly out" work isn't for the faint-hearted, reports BelfastLive. Cal McIlwaine has saved A$45,000 since he arrived in Australia five months ago, sharing his life and tips for getting a job as a FIFO worker on his TikTok. Darren Jonathan, who first went to Australia 13 years ago, is another Northern Irishman sharing his advice on moving to and working in Australia on his new blog and podcast, Average Joe Down Under.
⭐️Volunteer In Bansko
BULGARIA > Set scenically at the base of the Pirin Mountains, Bansko has quietly emerged as one of the world's newest remote working hubs in recent years, writes Alistair Gill for the BBC website. A budget ski resort in the winter (try Total Chalets from around June for ski season 24/25 vacancies), hundreds of nomads, remote workers, and freelancers will ascend on the town between June 23 and 30 for Bansko Nomad Fest. They are inviting dedicated volunteers to assist with various tasks before and during the event. In exchange, you'll receive a complimentary event ticket and a dinner invitation.
Or help the local street doggies by enlisting yourself with Bansko Street Dogs. They say joining their little community for a minimum of three weeks is hard work. You will walk and play with the dogs, help with the cleaning and yard care, oversee the feeding and vet care of streeties and join projects fixing and building doghouses or fences. If interested, drop them a message via their Facebook page or take a look at their Worldpackers profile.
⭐️Summer Festival Crew
⭐️Instruct At A Learn To Sail Day Camp
CANADA > The Champlain Sailing Club is hiring enthusiastic sailing school instructors with camp and sailing experience for their summer 2024 season.
⭐️World Bank Internships
USA > Applications close January 31 for The World Bank’s funded internship programme for graduate students interested in working in Washington, DC.
⭐️Aerial Adventure Activity Staff
IRELAND > Get trained to deliver adventure activities and rides, facilitating Skypark’s customers on wide variety of activities, from ziplines to axe throwing. Nearby Carlingford Adventure will also have vacancies for experienced outdoor instructors.
⭐️Another Plug For Neilson’s Summer Vacancies
CROATIA, GREECE & ITALY > If their ads posted recently to Season Workers are any indication, Neilson is particularly keen to hear from their future spa therapists and managers, massage therapists, beach supervisors and managers, and senior watersport instrcutors.
⭐️Live In An Old House In An Old Forest By An Old Sea
NORWAY > Do you want to take a break and wake up next to nothing and in the middle of everything? That’s Adrian Ștefănescu’s pitch to potential volunteers with Phillipshaugen, a Scottish Highland style lodge in Norway. Those accepting the challenge of doing pretty much everything from cleaning rooms to bookings, marketing campaigns to cooking breakfast, gardening, event planning or painting will receive flights, accommodation and meals, and pocket money.
⭐️Teach English Online With Langu
REMOTE > Grateful Gnomads Rachel and Sasha were quite happily funding their digital nomad lifestyle teaching English online with Chinese companies such as VIPKID and Gogokid when they noticed things starting to change: the Chinese government altered the regulations for teachers outside the country. Rachel has since switched to teaching online through London based Langu, which has mostly adult students in Europe, including of languages other than English. She shares her experience using the platform.
⭐️Funded Cultural Learning Programmes
JAPAN > Learn more about Japan on AYFN’s Japan Culture Camp, a youth and cultural exchange exposure programme taking place in Tokyo from April 21 to April 26. All nationalities, aged 15 to 25, with strong writing/public speaking skills and easily able to adapt to a new environment, are welcome to apply.
⭐️Working As a Bar Crawl Leader
Embarking on a journey abroad can be transformative, but leading a pub crawl in a foreign city? That's an entirely different adventure altogether: navigating bustling streets, guiding a merry band of travellers through hidden alleys and lively pubs, each step immersed in the vibrant pulse of a new culture.
Often unpaid, or low paid when it is, the work itself is split between promoting and guiding and usually comes included with a place to rest a hopefully not too spinning head. But working abroad as a pub crawl leader isn't just a job; it's a passport to unforgettable experiences, cultural immersion, and the chance to weave tales that blend work and wanderlust, as the five travellers below can each attest.
* Ana - A bar crawl is a packaged nightlife tour for party seeking tourists to meet new people, and get free club entry and discounted drinks. Someone has to look after these rowdy groups of intoxicated holidaymakers and that someone in Portugal, Croatia and Greece has been Ana Powell. She tells The Blonde Abroad all about her travel job.
* Taylor - Business Insider speaks with Taylor Futch, who has worked at party hostels around the world, doing everything from leading pub crawls to manning the desk. As well as cleaning up sick, part of Taylor’s work has included creating social media content which she shares with her thousands of TikTok followers.
* Emily - While many bar crawl leaders work for accommodation with a hostel, Emily Rose got paid to live in another country while clubbing and socializing with like minded travellers when she landed a job with Krawl Through Krakow. Though it didn’t pay much, she says the job was a blast. Besides money, free accommodation, great coworkers and unlimited free drinks were among her ten reasons to work as a bar crawl leader with Krawl Through Krakow.
* Courtney - Intending to only stay a few days in Split, Croatia, Courtney saw in the pub crawl she joined as a punter a way to live overseas while having almost no expenses. The next day she spoke to the owner and was offered a spot on the job. Later, while broke in Budapest, Courtney landed the unpaid position of house bitch with one of the city’s best known party hostels where part of the job spec included rounding people up and leading them around town socialising and drinking.
* Matt - Working on a pub crawl in Europe is a wild ride of drinking, dancing and meeting people and getting paid to do it, says Matt, who also advises us to mentally prepare ourselves for the hangovers and lots and lots of sex fun.
⭐️Experience The Yukon In Northern Canada
CANADA > Equinox Adventures is looking for adventurous and compassionate individuals who enjoy working with children and are available June through August.
⭐️Join The Team At Camp Nawapon This Summer
CANADA > On the Mattawa River on the edge of Algonquin Park, Camp Nawapon is a camp for children in care. They are currently hiring for positions in many areas of the camp.
⭐️Groundskeeping In Arizona
USA > 15 hours per week of work, mostly mowing, watering, weeding, fixing an occasional sprinkler head, etc, from April through to the end of October will earn a retired person or couple all the apples they can eat, fishing rights and free parking for an RV in Arizona.
⭐️Event Management And Housekeeping Assistance In NSW
AUSTRALIA > A two bedroom cabin will be the home to a couple/duo doing event management and housekeeping assistance for The Cove Jervis Bay.
⭐️Join A Small Private Retreat For A Work Exchange
NEW ZEALAND > Applications are sought from yoga teachers or from someone who enjoys the yogic way of life and is willing to help out for a few weeks from February 29.
⭐️Campground Evening Shift
NEW ZEALAND > Come live, work and play at one of the most magical beaches in NZ this summer, says Opoutere Coastal Camping, who continue that it is a great way to save money and explore the area with free accommodation.
⭐️Wimbledon Tennis Championships Retail Catering
UK > Applications close on January 31 for retail catering roles at Wimbledon. For adaptable, hardworking and enthusiastic team players, these include catering assistant, barista, queue buster and for the multiskilled hit squad. Back of house, guest experience and other roles are also available.
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