06.09.2020 - 07.12.2020
Building technician with farming background, dedicated to sports, physical work and crafts. On a journey to find purpose. Living in Austria and Finland.
at the moment: learning Finnish in Kuopio, Jyväskylä
I am an 24 year old civil engineering technician (Bautechniker) living in Austria and Finland, and a member of workaway for 4 years already.
I grew up on the countryside on an organic farm, the youngest of five children
Ever since I remember I helped my parents in the agribusiness which provided me with a strong work ethic.
Diploma of the Higher Technical College of Construction Engineering (Higher Vocational Education, ISCED level 5)
I worked for a while in the field of commercial residential construction , operating for a big European company called Strabag in Vienna as a “Bautechniker” (site engineer/construction site manager)
3 longer trips while using workaway
- 8 months in Australia-New Zealand
- 8 months in Finland
- 8 months in Portugal-Morroco-Tanzania- Sri Lanka-Thailand
I had my first volunteering/workaway experience in 2016, since then I used workaway on and off, doing more then 15 different volunteering commitments.
In Austria the army service is a duty and I served 8 months in the Military
I would describe myself as physically very fit person who is used to hard work and I take my responsibilities serious.
I am an open minded person interested in other countries and cultures.
Contact me for more information.
I have knowledge in wood work, concrete jobs, basic constructional design, scaffolding, painting, gardening, fencing, carpentry, joinery.
- handling power tools
- cutting trees, making firewood
- very good with animals
- familiar with working on farms/forest
- worked in the tourist sector (guide)
- very basic sailing yacht knowledge
- licensed PADI open water diver
- basic carpenter skills
- physically very fit/ able to do hard labor
I have a driving license for tractor and car. I am also used to drive motorbike , ATV (Quad) and snowmobiles.
seasonal work, Finland, 10 weeks (2018)
Certificate of employment
Mr Georg Frank has worked for Kamisak as a dog sled guide in Ivalo and Kakslauttanen area.
He was responsible guiding day tours as well as multi day day husky tours.
He was also taking care of dogs including feeding, maintenance, and repair work in the kennels.
Mr Frank carried out his duties very well. He represented himself effectively and was easy to work with. He
showed initiative and had good team-working skills. He has also good and friedly attitude towards animals.
I can recommend him for a similar position.
Ivalo, Finland 29.04.2019
99800 Ivalo, Finland
tel. 050 570 7871
Feedback from New Zealand, an Natural Horsemanship ranch, South Head of Auckland
volunteering commitment for 13 weeks (2016):
To Whom it may concern:
We were delighted to have Georg stay with us for three months whilst he was on holiday in
New Zealand. He quickly integrated into our household and made a positive contribution in
In particular, George helped us extensively with building and renovations around our 37acre
property. In this field he demonstrates great initiative and loves to work. He is very practical
and handy with all types of power tools. He has a commonsense approach to construction
principles that flow from his civil and construction engineering background. We found Georg
a wonderful role model to others, he is physically very fit, exceptionally strong and his energy
Being bought up on a farm Georg is very comfortable being around animals and particularly
good with our herd of 20 horses. Almost every day he would bring them in and walk them on
a track for 5 – 8 kilometers.
We had a number of people staying at the same time Georg was here and he worked very well
with everyone. He was actively social and would take lead roles when that was requested.
We wish Geog well in everything he does. We would have him back here again any time.
470 Wilson Road, RD1, Nr Helensville, Auckland.
00 64 94 20 20 40
To Whom it may Concern:
George Frank is an ideal employee of any kind because of his education, experience, work
ethic, character, and positive outlook. His gifts as a co-worker make the workplace more
productive and benefit its culture and his co-workers on a daily basis.
In his work period at Dune Lakes Lodge George worked outdoors with the horses including
moving them regularly through the paddocks, ground driving them on the exercise track,
and feeding out haylage to them from round bales. When it was necessary for someone to
get up and out the door at 0530 for early feeding because of our schedule, George was
He was a key worker in the renovation of our large horse barn into a fresh and sparkling
event center with upmarket self-catering rooms, kitchen, toilet and shower block, and
outdoor wood-fired pizza and coffee cafe with its own deck. This work included custom
framing and lining of the barn and guest rooms, and then sanding and painting the walls all
the way from the floor to the open ceiling via a 3-story rolling scaffold. The cafe was
created out of collaborative original outdoor design and construction.
He is a degreed civil engineer who willingly gets his hands dirty applying his knowledge to
the daily practical needs in such projects. He took the initiative to visualise and complete
projects and then take the steps necessary to finish it well, from a retaining wall and
earthen bank supporting the toilet and shower block to the fine sanding and spray painting
of the interior finish coat on the great room wall in the event center.
On and off the clock George has a smile that is always ready for others, and a sincere
interest in his social interactions with them. Not only was he an important and integral
member of our team during his stay at Dune Lakes Lodge, he was welcome in our social
circles and our lives.
The short of it is, he will be missed, and we hope he comes back soon. I offer my highest
recommendation for Mr. George Frank.
Rob Pliskin, MSSA, LSW
EAGALA Dual Certified Advanced Professional
Equine Pathfinders Foundation