The idea of jacking it all in and moving your family abroad to another country can be exciting but also pretty scary, so we’ve come up with 10 great resources, for jobs abroad, to start you off on your journey.
Jobs Abroad For Families
Work On A Campsite
I have to kick off with this option as its our preferred way to work abroad (you can read about our highlights here) as a family. There are loads of camping companies out there that recruit couples to work on campsites in some amazing locations across Europe but our favourite is Canvas Holidays. The work can be hard going physically but the hours are fair, the pay is good and you are provided with free accommodation.
Work The Ski Season As A Chalet Host
If you fancy spending the winter skiing, making snowmen and having snowball fights then this is a great option for you! If you can cook and don’t mind cleaning, then hosting families in a ski chalet can be a great way to earn as you travel. Enrol your kids in the kinder classes whilst you work then hit the slopes together. Check out Season Workers for their latest opportunities.
Match Your Skills At Work Away
Workaway.info is a site set up to promote fair exchange between budget travellers, language learners or culture seekers and families, individuals or organizations who are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities. The site is awesome and offers some amazing opportunities for families who want to live and work abroad.
Teach English As A Foreign Language
If you are a native English speaker or are fluent in the English language then GoOverseas is a great place to start researching what’s available. You don’t need to be qualified but it does help to secure the better paid positions if you hold the TEFL qualification. Its inexpensive and simple to complete the course, plus if you land a position in a school you can take your kids to work with you.
Use SEEK To Find Work In Australia
If you’re looking to move your family to Australia then SEEK is the best place to start looking for paid work. You can upload your CV, search by sector and location and use the keyword function to look for jobs that offer relocation packages and sponsored visas.
Barking like a dog wont get you far but WWOOFing (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) might just land you and your family into a position on an organic farm in France or Chile. WWOOF organisations connect people who want to live and learn on organic farms and smallholdings with people who are looking for volunteer help.
Become A Digital Nomad
Love your job but hate the location? Take your web based skills abroad and become location independent; If you have a business or a job that is web based then why stay at home, you can do it anywhere in the world. Choose a country where the cost of living is low and make your current wages stretch even further. There is a great article here about a journalist who has become a digital nomad in Bali.
Find A Post Together At Working Couples
Working Couples is a brilliant website for couples who are looking for paid work together. If you fancy running a hotel in Jamaica, becoming an Inn Keeper on a remote island in Panama or being a caretaker on a retreat in Barcelona then this is the website for you.
Work On A Cruise Ship
If you can cook, clean or entertain then why not do it on a cruise ship and visit some amazing locations across the world whilst you travel. Carnival allow free travel for staffs kids for up to 60 days, if you are a couple then you can take your kids aboard for 120 days. The hours are long but the pay is good and the kids can access free childcare all day long.
Start A Blog
Its early days for our site and we haven’t made any money yet but that’s not to say it wont happen in the future. Blogging has become a popular way for people to share their stories and earn as they travel. There are some extremely successful blogs out there – take a look at these World Travel Family, The Nomadic Family & Travel With Bender.
So there you have it, there are jobs abroad for families….what are you waiting for!
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