Workamping comes in many forms. Any job involving living arrangements in an RV can be considered workamping. RVers that work remotely from their rig with a home business are considered just as much of a workamper as RVers employed at a campground as hosts.
Many full time RVers couple workamping with traveling, either as a way to fund their journey or a way to enhance their nomadic life. Regardless of the reason, there are a number of sources to utilize when seeking positions in and around the country. One of the first places to look is online, starting with the following websites.
Quite possibly the most popular source for workamping positions is the company that coined the word workamping. Workamper News is a family-owned organization that has been around since the 80s. Now, free of charge, subscribers have access to daily online work ads that span employment opportunities from volunteer to full time (all hours paid). Solo, couple, and family RVers alike can seek jobs at campgrounds, theme parks, Christmas tree lots, Amazon centers, lighthouses, you name it! For an annual fee of $47, those interested will get the free/introductory package along with access to a plethora of supplementary resources that include resume building advice, small business training, a physical bimonthly publication containing work ads and much more!
Coolworks.com was developed by a group of individuals that possessed an insatiable passion for nature and human relations. The company boasts of advertising summer and seasonal jobs in great places. They do not disappoint! RVers can find jobs all over the nation and beyond its borders. Jobs are filtered by category, state, season, and national park. Many of the jobs focus on customer service and hospitality but branch out to other sectors of the job market including education, environmental studies, and administration. Take note, not all jobs cater to RVers as the location may not include RV sites and/or hook-ups. There is no subscription required so anyone is at liberty to browse work ads and apply with the press of a button.
Workers on Wheels
The best part about “Workers on Wheels” is that is was created by a full time RVing couple (now seasonal travelers). Bob and Coleen are veteran RVers with at least a decade of full timing under their seat belt. Their website is literally plastered with one workamping job after the next that they gathered from companies and colleagues. Access to these work ads is free and visitors to the site are encouraged to subscribe to their weekly e-zine newsletter announcing the latest ads and advice on money making opportunities on the road. Besides this, Coleen shares her own experience and tidbits for starting up and maintaining work-from-home businesses.
If volunteering at national parks or conservation sites seems more appealing, then volunteer.gov is your stop. Since it’s inception in 2002 by former president, George Bush, government organizations like U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management (to name a few) have come together to offer opportunities for the public to lend a hand with the restoration and conservation of our country's natural resources. Volunteer positions include working at campgrounds, cleaning beaches, assisting at visitor centers, offering tours, etc. As these positions are voluntarily, compensation packages like a full hookup site do not apply to all opportunities. Each volunteer ad offers a brief description of duties and benefits.