As part of our fulltime RVing lifestyle, my husband and I occasionally take on “workamping” positions, in which we trade a minimal amount of hours for a paid RV space. The following article discusses how to find workamping employment while living as a fulltime RVer on the road.
Did you ever wonder how campground hosts get jobs in places like Yellowstone, or along Lake Champlain? Chances are, they heard about it through the Workamper Association. They’ve been around for over 20 years, and their Workamper News is the best way to hear about adventurous job openings for everything from being an interpretive guide, to running trains for traveling carnivals!
Keep reading to see our movie with interviews from employers exhibiting at the 2008 Workamper conference we attended in Lakeland, FL.
For less than $40 a year, you can subscribe to Workamper and receive daily email updates about openings in North America, and sometimes beyond. Joining was one of the best investments we’ve made. We found our animal rescue gig through it, as well as our upcoming summer gig at a dude ranch, and our fall gig in a wildlife reserve, both in Colorado.
The second best investment was going to the Workamper conference in Lakeland, Florida last week. Each year, the group hosts an expo in Florida and Arizona. For just $3.50, you can attend great seminars, talk to veteran workampers, and meet prospective employers. We had a blast learning about opportunities we never knew existed. If you haven’t hit the road yet, I highly recommend attending a Workamper Expo. It will open your eyes up to the range of possibilities for making a living on the road.