Packers are people from all over the world, whatever their age, who want to travel differently. They want to mix with the local culture and rope their skills in to feel useful during their trip.
With Pack Your Skills, Packers can volunteer to help local entrepreneurs (whom we call « Crews ») during their trip. In exchange for their help, they are hosted and fed by the entrepreneur or someone from his team. Both moments, professional and social, are a great opportunity to discover the local culture and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Pack Your Skills sources projects who need help and have them put offers online on www.packyourskills.com, where Packers can see them and apply. We only choose entrepreneurs who are more concerned about solving a problem and having a positive impact than making tons of money.
The name « Packers » comes from « to pack », a verb related to traveling (pack your bag, backpackers…). As pretty clear in our name, the idea is to « pack your skills » with all the other stuff in your bag, and to come use them during your trip.
For legal reasons, Packers need to become members of our association. To do so, they need to pay for a yearly 10€ subscription.
The traveling expenses (airplane, bus, Visa…) are at the expense of the Packer.
The first step to becoming a Packer is to Sign Up as a Packer. Once you’ve signed up, you can :
- Participate in November’s round in Paris : you will be able to see the list of opportunities for November and apply to those you like
- Participate later in Paris : after November’s round, projects in Paris will be able to continuously put offers online so you will be able to apply
- Participate later in another European city : we will open a new European city in 2018