Using WorkTrade requires a bit of trust by both parties. Much of trust can be established through full disclosure about each others expectations by using the Work Trade messaging system, and even video chatting beforehand if possible. Hosts need to be inviting and invest a little time at first making the their guest feel at home. WorkTraders ought to be conscious of the hosts property and particular space. An alternate country may have traditions and life-style inclination which are much different to your own. It is important to fully research where you will be going to ensure that you are aware of the cultural differences. If you do your due diligence and are honest with your expectations this shared trust works exceptionally well.
In the extraordinary occurrences that things don’t work out it is usually on account of the expectations of either party weren’t met because of absence of proper communication prior to the meeting. It is extremely essential that any and all aspects of the arrangement are clear from the beginning. Both WorkTraders and hosts ought to read through every detail of each others' profile info.
Communication is paramount and can chat on the phone or via video chat in advance this can help a great deal as well. We additionally encourage WorkTrader not to make outside plans until the hosts have affirmed your stay. Likewise acknowledge that incidentally unforeseen circumstances may imply that cause a host or a Worktrader to drop or delay a visit, hence we request that you tell the other person at the earliest opportunity.
If you are uncomfortable with the volunteer conditions, then it is dependent upon you to vacate and say no. Any plan you make is quite between you and the host. WorkTrade.org simply posts the listings and encourages contact between the WorkTrader and the host (Please review our terms and conditions and acceptable use policy). If you feel there has been misuse of trust or unacceptable behaviour you should contact us immediately so we can warn other WorkTraders.