Ever heard of voluntourism? It is a way of traveling in which you work as a volunteer to help local communities in solving a certain problem, and since you are engaged in a volunteering program, obviously, you will not get paid but sometimes you may be offered accommodation, food or other services in exchange.
If this form of holiday excites you, you will find down below some platforms that offer interesting opportunities abroad:
Aiesec is one of the most popular non-profit youth-run organization. It is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organization that will provide you with either volunteering or professional internships in 127 countries; the volunteering internships can go from 6 to 8 weeks and they are available all year long.
Explore their website! https://www.aiesec.org
This platform is very rich in opportunities and will offer you all types of travel, from internships and adventure travels to job and studying offers, you will find all details on their website: https://www.goabroad.com
As you can tell from the name, help stay gives you the opportunity to work in exchange for accommodation. While exploring their platform you will find plenty of hosts who are in need of help in their hostels, farms, houses… and who are ready to offer you a free stay or even sometimes free food to assist them.
In case you want to learn more about organic lifestyle and healthy habits, this might be your favorite platform; WWOOF hosts offer you free accommodation and food if you help them with the daily work at their organic farms, this can be a very good opportunity if you want to go on a social media detox and relax your mind and your body since you will be far from the city and surrounded by nature and positive people.
5- World packers:
This is the best choice if you are traveling on a budget, you can work for a few hours a day in a hostel or another location and get free bed and other benefits in exchange, and the most amazing thing about it is that you will still have time to wander around and explore the city. The hostel’s work is fun too!
PS: The majority of these platforms require exchange fees, so get informed about that on their website before you start exploring.
Travel with a purpose!