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Find reliable, skilled individuals to help care for your child(ren)

Are you having trouble finding reliable, skilled people to care for your child while you are busy?

Do you want your child to learn to interact with people outside your family?

Do you have a health issue or a work assignment that prevents you from giving your child as much time as you would like?

Gain an extra set of hands by offering our experienced travellers accommodation and meals.


All you need to do is sign up as a host with Hovos and find the perfect volunteer who matches your needs, and your problem is solved. In exchange for the volunteer's help with child care, all you have to do is provide food and accommodation.

Maybe you want someone young and physically capable of keeping up with your little one's active lifestyle. Maybe you want someone from a different country so that your child can learn another language or gain exposure to a different way of life and culture. Maybe you are a first time parent who would like an older, experienced person helping with child care. Whatever your reason, you can find the right help through Hovos.

Wins from this experience

Anything is possible when you have Hovos supporting your search for a responsible person to care for your child. The best part is that you do not pay for their service; making sure they have meals and a place to stay is a fair exchange.

Travelers interested in child care

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If you are a person who loves children, then sign up as a volunteer with Hovos to provide child care as you travel.

You will have the opportunity to interact with different families and parents with varying views and styles of child rearing.

You’ll care for children with different personalities, of different ages and from different family and cultural backgrounds.

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Free sim card for new signups!

Hovos proudly presents the Hovos Travel Sim. Stay in contact with friends and family with a global sim for fair prices and reduce roaming costs by up to 95%.
  • Free incoming calls in over 95 countries, coverage in 200 countries
  • Low cost calls, data & SMS worldwide - reduce roaming fees by up to 95%
  • Once your travel SIM arrives you can add data bundles
  • Can be used as a data SIM for iPads and tablets
  • 4G SIM works in any unlocked handset and is compatible with all SIM sizes
  • Keep your existing number using our Virtual Numbers service

Wins from this experience

Instead of paying a huge sum for a room and meals, you’ll stay with a host family in their own home, sharing their food. You’ll eat what they eat, learning about the local cuisine and you will gain first-hand experience of their culture and lifestyle. All of this experience can be a valuable asset to you in the future.

Hosts that need help with child care

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What is the cost to sign up as a Host or Traveler?

Traveler Membership: $10/Year This gives them full access to all hosts as well as a FREE Travel SIM. However, they can create an account for free so they can start ‘favoriting hosts’ and build their profile - but advanced features such as contacting hosts will be unavailable until they become members.

Host Membership: $0/Year It is free for hosts to sign up and they can begin contacting travelers immediately.

An additional advantage of being a member is that you become more trustworthy and therefore members will be shown first on the website. Members can build up more trust by verifying their mobile phone and passport as well.

Are you interested in different types of work?

If you’re not interested in working with children, don’t worry - there are many other opportunities available. Once you sign up, you can select as many different types of volunteer work as you like.

Hovos offers language practice, help with art projects, gardening, internet support, tourist support and many other options!