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Working and volunteering

Volunteering

There are some opportunities for volunteers in Slovakia. Many advertised vacancies are hostels and private businesses looking for free labour – if you're happy to exchange a few hours of cleaning or farming work for a place to stay, it might be for you. Slovakia doesn't have a national WWOOF group, but there are independent hosts seeking volunteers to work on organic farms; find them on www.wwoofindependents.org.

Work

EU nationals are free to work in Slovakia; look for vacancies on www.profesia.sk or www.careerjet.sk. Non-speakers of Slovak may also wish to follow the International Jobs Slovakia message board on Facebook (www.facebook.com/International.Jobs.Slovakia), operated by Internationals Bratislava (www.internationals.sk).

TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) courses can be undertaken in Bratislava but there isn't an enormous amount of demand for English teachers. Qualified teachers can seek employment on www.eslemployment.com, www.eslbase.com and other sites.

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