Free (or Cheap) Volunteer Work in Poland
Grassroots Volunteering in Poland
The organisations listed below have either got in touch with us to add their details to this or another of our websites, or we otherwise have reason to believe they are actively looking for international volunteers and charge reasonable or no fees to join in, live and work with them:
Angloville is a leading provider of language immersion programmes in Poland. Native English speakers help Polish participants improve their English in an intensive and immersive environment. Activities change every hour to make to make it fun for all involved, including on on one discussions, group activities, negotiations, hiking, walking, swimming, meals, entertainment, and social time. Angloville run similar programmes in other countries including Hungary, Romania and Czech Republic.
Where: The venues are in the countryside, one to three hours away from either Warsaw, Wroclaw, and Krakow.
Accommodation & Costs: There is no fee to join in and hotel accommodation with full board, free transport to and from the venue, and a free day trip is provided.
Just Speak is an English language immersion company based in Poznan, with the target to raise the level of spoken English throughout the country by way of conversational English programmes. Volunteers from countries where English is an official language are brought together with Polish individuals of all ages in a fun, relaxed learning environment to converse in a natural fashion. No teaching experience is required. You simply have to speak English on certain topics with their Polish guests.
Where: Most venues are near to Poznan.
Accommodation & Costs: Hotel accommodation with three meals a day during the course is provided. There are no fees for registration or participation.
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International Raja Yoga Centre
Accepts people to two volunteering programmes: volunteer and volunteer+. The first one is for those who don’t want a long-term commitment. The second one gives an opportunity to learn and later become a staff member in their school. They need help looking after animals, in the organic garden, and with teaching languages.
Hostel Work Exchanges
Many hostels use help exchange networks (see below) to find volunteer staff but the following either advertise on their websites or are particularly noted for taking on volunteers:
Say Oki Doki if you like people and parties and are willing to work for accommodation and pocket money. Located in old town Warsaw, they organise pub crawls and walking tours and have a form on their website for those that want to join their fam.
Help Exchange Networks in Poland
Other Ways to Travel or Stay for Free in Poland
Stay for free in return for caring for local residents’ homes or pets. Join Trusted Housesitters to live rent free as a house sitter (Americans may prefer this link). You can get a free Airbnb credit from us here.
How to get FREE Bed and Board for a Week in the Polish Mountains – Charlie and Luke talk to Polish business men.
* not all these volunteer experiences are with grassroots NGOs or low cost organisations
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