50,000+ opportunities. 170 countries. 1 community.

Use the Workaway travel app to stay with thousands of local host families in over 170 different countries around the world. Use your time during your travels to give back and support local communities by sharing your knowledge. Over 50,000+ available opportunities.

App for verified travellers only (host app is coming soon!) Meet like minded travellers along the way, and find a travel buddy to plan your new adventures with. Join our unique travel community and share amazing stories and ideas!


Looking for a way to give meaning to your travels and give back? Workaway is the leading community for language learning, cultural exchange, working holidays and volunteering in over 170 countries. From volunteering with beach clean ups on a deserted island in the Pacific to helping teach at a local school in Mozambique... there are thousands of communities around the world looking for help in exchange for an immersive cultural experience. Learn about local food, customs and traditions, while living abroad like a local.


* Search from over 50,000+ opportunities and connect with local hosts from around the world to swap your skills for food and accommodation or even earn a wage while exploring local life.
* Find local active hosts around your current location on a map, or near your future destinations
* Quick access to your personalised favourite host list
* Message the hosts you are planning on visiting and keep in touch with them while on the move
* Contact last minute hosts for immediate volunteering opportunities
* Login from your phone whenever and wherever to easily manage and update your profile or apply on the move
* Read reviews from other members and contact them for travel advice, tips, or ask them about their stay with hosts
* See other travellers near your current location or in the area you are planning on travelling to
* Chat and connect with like minded people and meet new friends along the way
* Find a travel buddy and connect your accounts to plan your next Workaway adventure, visit hosts and apply together


NGOs, social enterprises, local farms, permaculture projects, families, schools, friendly individual locals and lots more…

Incredible variety of hosts from over 170 countries.

There’s a whole world of new experiences beyond the tourist trail waiting for you to discover. Join the world’s leading community for sustainable travel and cultural exchange!

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What’s New

Version 1.3.0

While you are deciding on which country and host to visit next, we’ve been busy improving the app and fixing bugs to make your Workaway life on the road as easy as possible.

This update includes:

- Bug fix; fixed issues on the messenger system
- Bug fix; fixed issues so you can manage your destinations and let hosts know where you are going
- Bug fix; you can now use the connect profiles feature to link your account to a fellow traveller’s
- Bug fix; so you can leave feedback via the app

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
794 Ratings

794 Ratings

BReal77 ,

Awesome Website, Even Better App

WorkAway has become my key to traveling the world at a fraction of the cost that it would for most people. The site has been great to use, but the app is even cleaner and makes searching for hosts and navigating all the functions even smoother. Love it lotsa!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review, we're really happy that the app's working well for you.

funseekr_rob ,

Good, but.....

I have this app downloaded on my iPhone as well as my iPad Pro. My only critical feedback is that the App does not rotate from Portrait to Landscape with the rotation of the device. I am a vision impaired person and the ability to better see, type on my iPad is compromised by the lack of this particular feature.
Is this capability something that can be added? I would rate this at 5 stars if it was.

msmelms ,

Must choose a Country?

From what I can tell, there’s no way to search without choosing a location. A significant bummer because I find my next destination by discovering great opportunities that match my interests. I’ve found myself in some pretty unexpected places this way, and been the better for it. I wish you could do a worldwide search based on skills, language, setting, etc. As it is, this app is pretty useless for me.


Volunteer Exchange Network Ltd.
43.9 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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