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.
Once you’ve signed up, you will be able to fill your profile to prepare your future application.
We are working with the future hosting projects and the opportunities will be online very soon. You will be able to see the list and apply to those you like.
...and get ready, we will open a new European city in 2018
The next edition will be from April 7th to 22nd 2018. Sign up and get ready to apply when the mission will be online!Sign up