How Do I Scout?
The Travel Scout Program is a collaborative community that connects you with welcoming hosts all over Africa, where you can stay by exchanging your skills for free travel.
Apply to join
Create a great profile and opt in to 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.
What You Are Offering To The Host?
Each host will require your help with creating as well as maintaining communication strategies and assets as per assignment requirements. Assets might include but are not limited to social media posts, blog posts, photography, marketing strategies, etc.
What Do I Get From The Host?
In exchange for your help, you get benefits unique to each assignment and host. And, obviously, new friends, learning, and connections of course!
Really Often (Depending on the assignment)
Accommodation. Usually shared rooms
Activities & Tours, parties, local discounts, etc
Language classes, yoga, permaculture, etc
What Is Not Included!
Tickets: 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.
Financial assistance: The Travel Scouts Program and our hosts are not responsible for any costs you may accrue during the assignment, so plan to have enough spending money.
Required documents: Do your research on visas, passports, permits, travel and health insurance, and any other kind of document you need to travel, ok?
Travel planning: 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 me via the contact form
Payment: Remember that this is an exchange, not a job, so you’ll be helping a host in exchange for the assignment rewards and other benefits!
Who Are The Hosts
They’re friendly people who open their doors for travellers to have a collaborative exchange. They run hospitality businesses such as tour operators, guides, hostels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, homestays, and more as well as social impact projects with schools, and communities.