Christian Workcamping


(Ronald asks...)

Working with God's Little Children

Working with God's Little Children

How do we get started workcamping? We would like to be part of a Christian group doing odd jobs or needs, vbs, or whatever God needs us to do while enjoying His grand beauty.




Coleen, the RVing editor replies:

You can get started by joining a volunteer organization that has planned volunteer projects. They'll help you find projects and coordinate things for you. If you like direction, these may be a good idea. They likely require a time and place commitment.

Or, you can look for more spur of the moment or casual volunteer opportunities. These may be things you do for an hour or two, on up to however much time you are willing to give.

If you attend church services in various locations as you travel, that would be a good starting place. They may have needs that would be a good match for you. And, they should be able to put you in touch with community organizations that could use your help.

I have an entire website devoted to working while RVing. It is the Workers On Wheels Work for RVers and Campers. It covers volunteer work, working in exchange for an RV site (sometimes called workamping), and paid employment for RVers.

You'll find articles there specifically on on how to get started workcamping.

Here's the link to the site: Workers On Wheels

One page that may be of particular interest to you is the "Volunteer Organizations That Are Christian RV Groups." There's info there on six RVing organizations help with Christian builds and various projects.

Here is a direct link to it:

Christian Volunteer Organizations

Go to the RV Life and Travel blog.



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One Spouse Unable to Work
by: Anonymous

I am still trying to travel with my husband and would love to do work with a Christian group. I continue see in most ads couples only. So sad.

Coleen the editor comments:

The sad part of this is that you seem to have given up living your dream. If you want to work with one of the Christian groups, contact them. When you do, leave the pity-party behind. Focus on what you can do. Focus on how you could be an asset to the group. I say this in the kindest way, really. Instead of sitting back and feeling sad, put a smile on your face, get out there, make contacts, and get going.

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