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How to get temporary jobs to enjoy a gap year traveling the world

If you are crazy to travel but worried you won’t be able to afford to go on vacation after  everything we’ve been through the pandemic, here’s some good news: There are a number of companies that give you a chance to embark on experiences that can enhance your life, change the way you interact with the world around you, and connect you with the amazing places where can live for while. If this is what you are looking for, on this blog post you will find a summary about how to get temporary jobs to enjoy a gap year traveling the world.

How to get a temporary job to enjoy a gap year

1. Get a seasonal job with Cool Works

Love to ski or wants to live around the beach the entire year? Just because the best summer of your life or most epic ski season is coming to a close doesn’t mean your adventures are over. Cool Works have a selection of jobs by season, categories or states. If you plan to spend the whole year in a ski resort or plan to live from photography, you will find opportunities to put your skills to work in a place you’ve always wanted to live.

Check their website, where Cool Jobs compiled the resources to help you plan, prepare, and daydream about the most coolest seasonal jobs.

2. Work in a hospility industry with Resort Jobs

As the name suggests features worldwide resort jobs including ski and snowboard resorts, camps, national parks, cruise ships, restaurants and hotels. Most of jobs are related to the hospitality industry but you can fins a variety of employers and job openings in your area. For those graduated in, hospitality the website offers a world of career opportunities with tips and hints to create a resume, cover letter and interview with the all kinds of companies.

3. Enjoy a gap year with Season Workers

Ready for that dreamed gap year? You can use Season Workers and it’s partner site to research your options. Both are free resources featuring information on destinations and itineraries, as well as a searchable database of paid and voluntary opportunities around the world. Every year, more than 100,000 people take a gap year or take a career break.The specialists from Season Workers cover every activity and location you can think of to help you during this journey!

4. Become an instructor with Adventure Work

Looking for freelancer or part time job? Whatever you are looking for Adventure Work can help you to find an alternative to have fun while paying your expenses somewhere around the world. Adventures enthusiasts can also find a variety of courses to help preparing for the high demand season or waterspouts activities. The company also publish great articles about relocation incentives and current recruitment fairs in different regions.

If you don’t take risks you will always work for someone who does.

– Daniel Ally.

5. Delivery a car with Auto Driveway

With over 40 locations across the United States thousands trips per year, Auto Driveaway is always looking for qualified drivers to move their customers’ vehicles throughout the country. The job is not that hard, the car will have a tank of gas and you are given a certain amount of time to get to the destination. Other companies such as Uber, Lyft, Amazon are other alternatives for those who want enjoy driving and want to make some money.

6. Organize a group trip with Contiki

If you are a trip leader, many travel operators will cover your costs. Contiki is one of them. If you are bringing a group of about 10 friends, the trip leader travels for free. YMT Vacations, Grand Circle Cruise Line are other examples offering free trips to group leaders. If you are creative you could also offer your services at Airbnb Experiences.

The same is valid for teachers. There are several educational travel companies such as EFCHA Educational Tours and Explorica that offer free trips to teachers hosting the trips for students. Similar to the groups, instead of paying a commission to the agencies, the companies offer free trips to the person organizing or managing the group.

7. Teach English abroad

English speakers have opportunities to work around the globe teaching from their computers. Positions generally range from nine months to two years and it’s a great way to have an extended paid vacation. There are several teaching job platforms for job hunters looking to teach English around the world., Dave’s ESL Cafe, EF English Live are some of the most popular ones. In addition to English teaching jobs, most of those sites also lists positions in marketing, lecturing and more.

If you prefer to travel in exchange of free accommodations, dinners, and group activities,  Pueblo Ingles offers free vacations to English speakers who are willing to travel to small villages in Spain and Germany, also Angloville in Poland has similar programs for everyone helping foreigners practice their language skills.

8. Work on a farm with WWOOF

From Costa Rica to New Zealand, Farm owners around the world post help-wanted ads looking for employers to do everything from making cheese to gathering herbs. You can find more about the opportunities on the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms – WWOOF website. The idea is to work only a few hours a day in the high season and, in return, the farms subsidize your accommodation and food.

9. Become a house sitter with Trusted Housesitters

Similar to baby sitter or pet sitter, imagine you can take care of someone else’s house in a place you would love to go on vacation.Trusted Housesitters and HouseCarers are some of the companies connecting travelers and people in need of sitters around the world.

10. Travel in exchange of your talent with Dotrotter AB

If you have a talent, you can share your knowledge teaching any skills in different kinds of online platforms. Dotrotter  AB is a great marketplace to help people travel the world for free by connecting their talents with local projects. In exchange for their services, travelers get free accommodations, food and access to local experiences.

Do you have other suggestions about how to make money during a gap year? Let us know in the comments.

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