About us

Home > About us | Last updated on 11th Jan, 2023.


What is the HelpStay community like?


Founded in February 2014, we’re a community of people who like to travel with a purpose. To us, travel is about learning, sharing and growing.

That’s why we created HelpStay - to give everyone the opportunity to travel with a purpose and share experiences.

We celebrate those bold enough to travel across the world to lend a helping hand. Whether you’re traveling for a specific cause, looking to find your calling, TEFL, or just looking for a great local experience with free accommodation, we commend the dreamers, doers and explorers that make up our community.


Why join?


As a member of our help exchange community, you will have unlimited access to thousands of volunteering opportunities in over 100 countries.

Not only can you contact hosts through our safe secure platform, you can also connect with like-minded travellers, dreamers and explorers.


Write for us and get paid


Would you like your writing to be featured in our journal? We're interested in hearing from aspiring travel writers who can offer good advice and perspectives, and interesting stories.

We're particularly interested in hearing from writers who have first hand accounts of volunteering overseas. Check out our guide to landing a paid writing gig with us.


Who are we?


We're a bootstrapped platform run by a team of 7 that's made up of part-timers, freelancers, and digital nomads who are based in Ireland, United States, Chile, Poland, Scotland, and Albania.


About HelpStay Limited


Registered in the Republic of Ireland as HelpStay Limited CRO No.548933.

HelpStay is a registered Trade Name under Registered No.513248 and is trade marked under No.250390. VAT Registration Number is IE 3316979UH.

HelpStay.com and FreeVolunteering.net are the digital properties of HelpStay Limited.




Have some questions before embarking on your first HelpStay? Feel free to write us an email with any questions or thoughts and we'll get back to you.