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  • Reiseinformationen

    Wir sind gerade

    unterwegs auf Reisen

    Tätigkeiten, die uns interessieren:

    Our aim is to volunteer our way around the world and never stop. We want to get to know you, your culture and traditions. How can we help you?

    Unser nächstes Reiseziel:

    Cambodia - von Sep 2023 bis Sep 2024
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  • Beschreibung

    Hi! We are a cartwheel-turning couple who value new experiences and learning new things. We ran a successful non-profit children's theatre company, that toured the United States for several decades. Now we are eager to share what we have learned on stage and in business. We are accustomed to the nomadic lifestyle, having lived and traveled in a motorhome (caravan) for many years. We are curious about you and your culture, the arts, traditions and seeing the natural wonders.

    In November 2021 we set out to circumnavigate our way around the world from East to West. We choose our destinations based on where we think we can help the most. We are especially interested in programs that benefit children.

    At the end of 2022 one of our volunteer gigs led to a job offer. So for the 2023-24 school year we accepted full-time positions as English teachers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Kimberly is teaching pre-school through 2nd grade students, and Dennis is teaching the 3rd through 6th grade. We love it here. But we still long to travel. We will be volunteering again at the end of 2024.

  • Interessengebiete

    Kochen & Backen
    Zeichnen & Malen
    Heimwerken & DIY
    Politik & Soziales
    Yoga / Wellness
    Vegetarier / Veganer

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Deutsch: Grundkenntnisse
    Spanisch: Grundkenntnisse
    Japanisch: Grundkenntnisse
    Khmer: Grundkenntnisse
    Türkisch: Grundkenntnisse

    Mehr Infos zu meinen Sprachinteressen
    We are eager to learn as much as we can of other languages as we make our way around the world.

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  • Bereiche, die uns interessieren oder in denen wir anderen etwas beibringen können

    Interessiert uns:  

    Karitative Arbeit

    Bereits etwas Erfahrung vorhanden  

    Tourismus / Gastgewerbe

    In der Lage, anderen etwas beizubringen:  

    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
  • Was könntest du arbeiten?

    2023-2024 Krou Yeung School, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    2022-2023 Volunteer teachers in Guatemala, Ecuador, Morocco, India, Cambodia, Vietnam
    1988-2020 Entertaining and teaching kids theatre, dance, sign language and creative writing. Homeschooled (or as we like to say "Road Schooled") our son all the way through High School.

    Founded a children's theatre company, Act!vated Story Theatre, and "wore all of the hats" required to put productions together that toured the United States from 1988-2020.

    As actors we performed highly physical comedic shows to entertain and educate, performing up to 3-4 shows a day, 5 days a week /200 shows a year.
    * Developed an interactive method of teaching American Sign Language through stories, songs and games that kids and adults alike enjoyed.
    * Dennis is a published writer, experienced in editing.
    * Travel writing and photography for Road Trip America.
    * Videographer and video editing for theatre, travel website (Activated Adventures) and California State Parks.
    * Kimberly has sewing skills, having created many costumes and clothes from scratch
    * Dance choreography
    * Composing music

    * Experience running a small non-profit, nationally touring theatre company for children and their families since 1989. Responsible for web design, marketing, sales, production and more.
    * Full time travelers since 1992: accustomed to plotting routes, scheduling itineraries and taking life as it comes, minimalists accustomed to making the best of any given situation.
    * Christmas Tree Lot Managers for 10+ years: hauling trees up to 15’, using chainsaws, organizing, customer service and sales, all with magical elf enthusiasm.
    * Haunted House Manager for 4 years: some design and construction, training and managing actors, SFX make-up, advertising, graphic design and marketing. Leading families through kid friendly tours during daylight hours.
    * Several years experience in the hospitality industry working as a hotel receptionist in a San Francisco hotel and as wait staff at several restaurants along the way. And a short stint in a warehouse, filling orders and operating machinery.
    * Experience as volunteers in Hostels
    * Managing classrooms

    Word Documents, Excel and Google Sheets
    Website design: HTML, CSS (Dreamweaver, WordPress and others), knowledgeable SEO, keywords and editing copy.
    Social Media skills (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube)
    Photograph editing and graphic design: GIMP
    Advanced Video Editing: Da Vinci Resolve
    CRM from design to implementation
    3D Design - Sketch-Up
    Sound Editing - Audacity
    Music Composition - Finale

    Neither one of us has any health issues or is on any medications.

  • Alter

    56 & 71

  • Was noch ...

    WorkAway/Volunteer Experience since November 2021:
    * hosting activities at a hostel in Merida, Mexico
    * teaching in Jaibalito, Guatemala (grade school)
    * conversational English in Ambato, Ecuador (children and adults)
    * teaching English in Villanueva, Colombia (preschool - adults)
    * teaching students (preschool-middle school) Chicaque Natural Park, Colombia
    * teaching students English in Oulad Teima, Morocco (preschool - grade 12)
    * conversational English in Casablanca, El Jadida and Berrechid, Morocco (children and adults)
    * teaching Pre-K-3rd grade students in Chengannur, India
    * teaching English, theatre and writing to students in Faizabad, India
    * teaching English, theatre, yoga and martial arts to young students in Bodhgaya, India
    * teaching English to students in Siem Reap, Cambodia (grade school)
    * teaching English Language Arts, stories, theatre and dance to students in Hoi An, Vietnam (5-13 year old)
    * teaching English and theatre to students in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    * teaching English in Battambang, Cambodia

    We both love hiking, snorkeling and drawing.

    Dennis composes music and plays baritone ukulele. He enjoys puzzles and games, and drawing. Tai chi, shaolin and basketball.

    Kimberly enjoys photography. She practices Ashtanga Yoga, loves to dance and misses the skateboard she left in USA.

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    • Allergien

    • Spezielle Ernährung
      Prefer a vegan/vegetarian diet of primarily fresh produce, beans and nuts. We are more than happy to prepare our own meals.