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Welcome to the
Overseas Job Centre

For over 20 years we have been helping people to fulfil their travel dreams.  We ourselves are just a couple of keen travellers and here we collect a selection of organisations that can help you to arrange work abroad now. 

We can help with....

Seasonal Jobs

The hours can be long but who cares when the sun is shining. And once the weather turns it's time to work and party hard in the mountains.


An in demand skill you never knew you had. Any native English speaker with a degree, and the confidence to face a class stands a chance of finding work.

Other Jobs Abroad

There are many other ways to finance a stay away from home. Other worthwhile options include au pairing and nanny jobs, nursing and house sitting.


Learn a new language or skill and improve your job prospects back home, or even kickstart a career in travel.

+ Volunteer Work & Gap Years

We'd all like to make money, but sometimes an experience is just worth paying for. You only live once, right?

Gap Years and Volunteer Work Abroad

Selected Vacancies

TEFL Internship in Thailand

Paid TEFL Internship in Thailand

paid internship / free accommodation

On this 4 month program from Premier TEFL you’ll be the best paid TEFL intern in Thailand, earning between 30,000 – 34,000 Thai Baht each month. With accommodation provided you’ll have a hassle free internship and maybe even find it too hard to spend your monthly allowance.

English Assistant Jobs in Chile

International Assistant in Chile

paid / no fee /  free accommodation

Apply now to take advantage of this perfect opportunity to make a real and lasting impact in the lives of Chilean public school students and in their school communities. Placements are available country-wide and volunteer benefits include a stipend, host family stay, health insurance, and a fee free visa!

Paid TEFL Internship in Spain

Paid TEFL Internship in Spain

paid internship / free accommodation 

Have an adventure working as an assistant teacher in a school in Valencia, Barcelona or another area of Catalonia. As part of this 9 month paid internship package, you’ll get a 120 hour TEFL certificate and a university accredited TEFL course in Spain, a monthly allowance and accommodation with a host family

Earn $2000/month Teaching Online

Don't want to be restricted to one place? This role is perfect for those wanting to ennjoy a location independent lifestyle. Pick your own hours and earn $14-22/hr teaching English online to Chinese kids. Applicants must be from (or eligible to work in) the US or Canada

Volunteer Work Exchanges

Free Volunteer Work Exchanges

membership required /  free accommodation

Arrange your stay with Farms, Homes, Art Retreat Centres, Eco- villages, Backpacker Hostels, Surf Lodges, Vineyards, Ranches, Schools, Monasteries and Kibbutzim. Expose yourself to other cultures, experience another lifestyle, share and learn new skills, all in exchange for a few hours of honest help.

Big Cat Volunteering in Thailand

Big Cat Volunteering in Thailand

volunteering /  free accommodation

Do you love Big Cats and want to work hands on with them? Then get involved with positive reinforcement training at a safari park near Kanchanaburi. These cats receive only positive attention from volunteers and they respond well - making them the stars of the park!

House and Pet Sitting

The Win/Win for Pet Lovers That Travel

membership required /  free accommodation

By offering your time and care for other's pets for free, you can enjoy staying for free in locations worldwide. Whether you're looking for a weekend or a few months, discover how we can help you can enjoy a free retreat... with the added bonus of some four legged friends!

Teach English in Spain

Are you a recent graduate looking for a valuable professional experience in Spain? Meddeas cooperates with more than 200 private schools in Spain. It offers paid yearlong positions in different locations in Spain to potential English language assistants from all over the world. The program includes a monthly grant, TEFL-related training (paid by the programme), and ongoing in-country support. Meddeas provides participant with pre-departure assistance (bank account and welcome package), advice in everyday practical matters, and emergency support.

About Us

   The Overseas Job Centre is part of an inter-related group of travel websites and blogs intent on encouraging people to travel for longer. Through our sites we provide suggestions for funding your travels by working abroad, saving money as a volunteer, or enjoying once in a lifetime experiences while on a gap year or career break. 

   Though we fund our own travels through our websites, to call us a commerical organisation would be a bit of a stretch. We are simply two backpackers that like to share the stuff we find when researching our trips. We are not an employment agency, find it flattering that some people think we have offices in London, Paris and New York and we don't have any brochures.

   The OJC is Deirdre Higgins, a veteran of the working week in France, Belgium, Peru, Britain and Ireland, and Shane Donovan who has successfully evaded a real job since leaving school. We work on our websites as we travel and have helped people find paid and volunteer jobs In Australia, France and China while we have been in, among other places, Bolivia, Lebanon or Malaysia.

What's Been Said About Our Sites

We have over 20 years' experience helping people fulfil their travel dreams. We've attracted some attention down the years...

“An excellent website with jobs and info for gappers.”

“Young, opinionated rag offers an alternative view on gap year organizations.” & “Devoted to working holidays and jobs abroad.”

“Extensive information on working holidays and jobs abroad for gap year students and the not-yet-seriously-employed (who appear to include the site's authors).”

There's More...

You don't have to take our recommendations. This site is backed up by a guide to working abroad, along with a directory of useful links for finding and arranging your own jobs abroad. Current vacancies around the world can be found in our Jobs Abroad Bulletin site. For everything else we suggest starting on our main PAYAway website.

For employers and businesses we offer both premium and free options to fill job vacancies and find volunteers and participants in gap year programmes or courses.

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