Volunteer for Pay?
(where my wheels stop)
How to have your cake and eat it, too.... As we travel and meet other workampers, a topic of conversation is often, "Where was your best or your worst workamper job?" It's hard for most to understand that our volunteer job here in the everglades is the best job we ever had.
Although many WK'ers need wages, we have found that for the past three seasons volunteering here has been more lucrative than workamping for wages.
This year we are blessed since the Federal Census Bureau is in great need of temporary employees and my better half works for the Census Bureau, and I do all our required volunteer hours in the camp. With what the federal government is paying census workers, volunteering and working for pay has become better for us financially.
The U.S. Census Bureau is testing almost daily in every local in the nation. Give it a try. http://www.census.gov/