Join our community of travel scouts and get to travel and experience Africa for free.
Travel scouts travel for free; visit and create content assets of different places across Africa — assignments could include visiting or staying overnight at a variety of accommodation like guesthouses, b&bs, tent campsites, cabins, or unique structures; exploring a world heritage site; joining a multi-day group trip; exploring a city on a day trip or being part of an activity. As a travel scout you are responsible for providing content assests that capture the assignment brief, as well as the experience of adventuring in the area. Your content helps to set expectations for travellers who may want to visit the area, that you have just experienced.
The travel scout program is an opportunity for you to visit unique places across Africa. Travel for free in exchange for the content assets you create and the experiences you make.
Have safe and life-changing experiences by collaborating with verified hosts from our community, and showcase the way you see Africa.
Each host will require your help with creating as well as maintaining communication strategies and assets for a maximum of 20 hours per week
In exchange for your help, you get accommodation and other benefits unique to each host.
And, obviously, new friends, learning, and connections of course!
It’s solely the travel scout’s responsibility to arrive at and depart from their destination. So plan far enough ahead to get good discounts etc.
The Travel Scouts Program and our hosts are not responsible for any costs you may accrue during your stay, so plan to have enough spending money for your trip’s duration and the places you’re traveling.
Do your research on visas, passports, travel and health insurance, and any other kind of document you need to travel, ok?
The Travel Scouts Program is not a travel agency, so it’s up to you to find assignments that suit your skill set and plan your volunteer trip, alright? But of course, you can get your questions about The Travel Scouts Program answered by contacting our Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember that this is an exchange, not a job, so you’ll be helping a host in exchange for accommodation and other benefits!
Anybody who wants to have life-changing experiences and is at least 18 years old - there’s no age limit to participate!
To be a travel scout, you don’t have to be a professional in any certain area - your resumé here is your knowledge, as well as your desire to help and make an impact.
You don’t necessarily need to speak a specific language , but each host requires a certain proficiency level in a given language - including English. It’s also a great opportunity for you to practice another language ;)
We believe travel is a universal right, and we support everyone’s right to travel, no matter what their nationality, gender, age, condition, etc. Pick the assignment that best matches your skills, and chat with the host about any questions you may have.
They’re friendly people who open their doors for travellers to have a collaborative exchange. They run hospitality businesses such as hostels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, home stays, and more as well as social impact projects with schools, and communities.
The Travel Scout Program is a collaborative community which connects you with welcoming hosts all over Africa, where you can stay by exchanging your skills for accommodation.
A Travel Scout is: a traveller who wants to give back to the communities and places they visit. Open to helping hosts and using the experience to learn and immerse in the local culture.
Create a great profile an opt into receiving invites to upcoming assignments.
We will email you invites to assignments close to you. You have complete freedom to decide whether to participate or not.
Each time you claim an assignment, and the host approves your request, you just need to pack your bags and go.