Im Heather, from Maryland (US), and I am planning on going over to Europe. I have a couple people to stay with that I can jump between but I would also like to kow the best way to find temporary work while I'm there. Im young, I can sing, Im really good with people, and I learn fast. So, if anyone can recomend a way to go about this I would appreciate it. I want to plan my trip around the temporary work .
Might be difficult to find work without a visa. I'm sure there are sneaky ways around it. I've also heard of hostels having a board up with random small jobs you can pick up for a few bucks. Like handing out flyers for a art gallery or posting posters... things of that nature. I hope I'm lucky enough to find such things but just incase i'm bringing enough money to last my entire trip.
Good luck with your search!
[ Edit: Edited on Feb 12, 2008, at 4:03 PM by P-Rock ]
I have no personal experience with this either but am hoping to do the same next year. You might be able to find work in resorts/hotels in the right season. I was flipping though a book called "Work Your Way Around the World" which has chapters on every single country and tons of helpful tips. I haven't bought it yet but I recommend you check it out. Obviously people do work under the table and I think it's a matter of meeting as many people as possible, being resourceful, and just going over there.
i dunno how you are with kids but you can always find nanny/aupair work...
are all websites you can find visa free cash in hand nanny work...
Some hostels, such as the Avalon House in Dublin, offer free board in return for performing
One of the biggest problems in Europe is people working without a Visa, and if your caught you get charged, and put in prison. Much like the US, you wouldn't be able to travel within the whole EU for 10yrs. And with the currect situation between the EU and US I wouldn't put it to the test. So I would suggest you bring enough money. Happy travels
[ Edit: Edited on Feb 14, 2008, at 1:36 PM by jasonh2015 ]