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Our community has more than 9 years of history, more than 120,000 reviews exchanged, and hosts in more than 140 countries.

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Why is it safer to travel with Worldpackers?

Verified hosts

Our team verifies all of our hosts before approving them to join our platform, checking their address, online references, and documentation when necessary.

Dedicated host team

The WP team keeps an eye on our community hosts to guarantee engagement and positive experiences, according to our Quality and Safety Policies. Our hosts have combined average reviews of 4.8 stars.

Support in 3 languages

We have a team dedicated to helping you 7 days a week before, during, and after your exchanges in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. You can count on us to find an open position, talk about a certain host, or get answers to any questions you may have

WP Insurance

If anything doesn’t go as you and your host agreed on our site, our support team can help you to find a new host or reimburse you for nights in a shared hostel room. Learn more.

Transparent community reviews

At the end of each exchange, travelers and hosts leave reviews about their shared experience. This gives you transparency for every volunteer opportunity.

Formal agreements

When you confirm your volunteer trips through our site, you’ll make a formal agreement with your host including dates, activities, hours, benefits (like accommodation, meals, and others) and the rules of the position you applied to.

A global traveler community

In addition to reading all of the reviews of our hosts, you can chat with other travelers who’ve already stayed with a host you’re interested in.

How does WP Insurance work?

The goal of Worldpackers is to help everyone have transformative, safe, and stress-free experiences. So if anything doesn’t go as you agreed with your host, we’re here to help you with WP insurance!

Types of coverage

Worldpackers Insurance

  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Worth up to US$49
  • Available with the Trips plans

Extended Insurance

  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Worth up to US$199
  • Available with the Pack plans


WP Insurance is only valid for plans officially confirmed through our website during their official dates. So if a host pre-approves you, remember to confirm your trip to have an official agreement with them, as well as access to our insurance and support!

4 million travelers and hosts around the world
120,000 reviews written by our community
4.8 star average reviews for hosts
97% of members who send 3 applications receive responses from hosts

What thousands of Worldpackers are saying about it


I give them a 10 out of 10 because it’s an excellent travel platform!!! They have great support for travelers, and places all around the world to visit and explore. Whenever I’m traveling and after my trips, I tell friends and family about the site and the benefits of traveling with it, how it’s cheaper because you save on accommodation and often on food too, not to mention the experiences I have while traveling and the countless things I learn!


To put it simply, you helped me to travel to one of the coolest places I’ve ever seen. I had all the support I needed from your team, and even from other people who’ve already traveled to the same destination. You really get a 10/10.


The absolute best support! I’m already recommending you to everyone I know, I’ve never had this kind of experience before and it’s all thanks to you offering these exchange opportunities at a low cost for everyone who dares to dream big. Thank you so much! You rock!


The Worldpackers community gives you just that, a community to ask for advice or help along the way, a safety net if you need one! The range & diversity of experiences make this an ideal place to begin a travel search for just about anyone! (:

Feel even more confident as a volunteer

Watch our video lessons, created by travelers in our community, and learn how to travel more safely.

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Read stories from our travelers

Content created by travelers from all over the world to inspire you to hit the road.

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