Love being outdoors? Here are a few job platforms that help you toil in nature. The catch? Weather. You may need to switch gears with the seasons.


CoolWorks finds seasonal jobs for people who want to work in camps and resorts. These jobs can range from being a wrangler on a dude ranch to working reception at a resort. These jobs generally aren’t highly paid, but they often come with perks like free or discounted housing, meals and activities. Check out CoolWorks here.


SeasonWorkers also helps freelancers find seasonal work, however, this site specializes in jobs overseas — Europe, Australia, Asia, etc. Like CoolWorks, the pay may not knock your socks off, but there are perks a plenty. More on SeasonWorkers.

Local tours

Two sites — Viator and Tours by Locals — can help you offer local tours of your own making. If you live in Europe, WithLocals, provides much the same service. You design and price the tours. The sites either mark-up your rate or take a commission to pay for their marketing and collection support. Click on any of these site names to get more information.


If your dream outdoor job involves doing yard work, you can find jobs through TaskRabbit, JiffyOnDemand or GreenPal.

Walk dogs

Two sites — Rover and Wag — allow you to walk dogs for pay. Rover lets you set your own rates; Wag pays $12 to $15 for each half-hour walk (depending on whether you’re walking one dog or two). And unlike many of these other jobs, dog walking is always in season.

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