08.09.2019 - 01.09.2021
unterwegs auf Reisen
I'm Declan. I love reading, writing, and walking. I also practise yoga and meditation and love to travel. I've been volunteering through Workaway since 2019 and have enjoyed every minute of it!
In 2015 I graduated from Newcastle University's Creative Writing MA, and since then I've volunteered as a storytelling mentor for school children to help develop their confidence in writing, and I've also delivered memoir writing workshops for elderly members of my local community. I used to volunteer as a woodland conservationist (although I'm by no means an expert; it was just basic stuff really, mostly chopping wood, clearing paths, and carting wheelbarrows around!). I've also undertaken a voluntary internship with an environmentally-conscious publishing house based in Vermont, USA, as a proofreader/editor. Currently I volunteer as a telephone befriender once a week, which involves talking on the phone to isolated members of the community in the region of England where I'm from.
During my university studies I also worked part-time in several different retail environments, which helped me develop some good customer service and communication skills.
Through Workaway I'm hoping to broaden my skillset and get involved with all sorts of projects. I'm easy-going and I'll try my hand at anything really, as long as I can help out! I just want to engage in some meaningful work so I can feel that I'm making a bit of a positive impact, even if it's only small, and I'd love to make some new friends along the way!
Basic gardening/woodland maintenance skills; tutoring and mentoring (I have a TEFL qualification, so teaching English is no problem); I think I'm a pretty good cook (although I've never catered for large groups, but it's something I'd love to try); general domestic tasks; cleaning; creative writing; copywriting and digital content creation; customer service.
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I work as a freelance writing work whilst volunteering to help fund myself. It's not a huge commitment, usually just a few hours every couple of weeks, and it won't affect my capacity to carry out any voluntary duties at all, but it does mean that I'll have to spend some of my free time hunched over a laptop being a bit anti-social. I hope that's alright!