Volunteer in North America for FREE: Work in exchange for free room and board. Volunteer jobs in North America can include backpacker hostel work, educational projects, Eco projects, animal care, spreading environmental awareness, teaching English, organic farm helping or volunteering with a benevolent cause.
How HelpStay works? Volunteer in North America for free and you’ll get to see North America while enjoying a low cost work away adventure with HelpStay. HelpStay is a skills-based volunteering platform that connects travellers with hosts of great projects around the world. The platform makes travelling meaningful and affordable by allowing helpers to exchange work for accommodation. The host opportunities featured on the site have been vetted and reviewed by the HelpStay staff. This keeps helpers safe and the community strong.
Browse Opportunities: Helpers can browse the profiles of different hosts by location or type of help activity. They’ll see photos and information on what type of help activity is being sought and how many hours they can expect to put in for their stay. If a helper finds a hosting opportunity that they’re interested in, they can send the host a message directly. The message should include some information about the helper and why they think they’ll be a good fit.
Writing Your Message: When messaging the host, the helper should think what relevant experience that they have that will make them a good fit for this type of work. Openness and honesty is key at HelpStay. If the helper doesn’t have any relevant experience but is willing to learn on-the-job then they just need to say it. Most hosts won’t expect a helper to be a seasoned gardener or experienced English teacher.
Insurance When Volunteering Abroad: Being smart is ensuring you have travel insurance when volunteering abroad because you’re taking the proper precautions to securing your health and personal belongings.
We encourage volunteers to work at least 4 hours with us at a time. All skillsets are welcome or we will teach you. Just bring for yourself a tent or hammock and we will provide you with wholesome food.