Help Exchange (HelpX not Helpex)
is a listing website of hosts who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them in exchange for food and accommodation. If you want meet locals while gaining practical experience as a travel nurse, this might be it!
Helpx affords you the opportunity to learn about a country, meet new people and provide free healthcare. Typically, you only work a few hours a day and spend the rest of the day exploring your new environment.
If you want to browse more worldwide travel nursing opportunities through Helpx, here are a few.
Through this website, you can arrange for a visit ranging from a few days to a few months. This website is very similar to HelpX, giving you a direct line to families and organizations that need help.
Just like Helpx, World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF or Willing Workers on Organic Farms) involves volunteer travel nurses visiting small communities throughout the world. If this concept interests you, here is an article I wrote specifically about WWOOFing.
Do Good Jobs
Feel like doing good while working abroad? This is one of the best websites to find jobs that make a social impact. As a traveling nurse you will have many opportunities available through this resource!
For example they are currently looking for a diabetes nurse in Papua New Guinea!
If you are under 30 years old, this is a great option for you! As an Au Pair you will take care of kids abroad.
“An au pair is an unmarried young adult aged 18 to 30 years, who has no children and travels to a foreign country for a defined period of time to live with a host family. The au pair is considered as a full member of the family during the entire stay. As such, he or she helps the family with childcare and [helps with] light household tasks. In return, the host family provides free board and lodging, as well as pocket money.” – Au Pair World
As a certified nurse you will immediately be on the top of everyone’s list, allowing you to live in extremely nice places such as a mansion in France, or a private resort in the Caribbeans.