01.02.2018 - 14.12.2019
unterwegs auf Reisen
Hi! My name is Matthew, I'm an enthusiastic masters graduate from England who is currently looking to make productive use of the time before I start my next job role in 2021.
I have a keen interest in languages, having learnt to speak Spanish proficiently after the immersion that came with conducting research in South America. I currently have a basic grasp of French, but am looking to improve on this by staying somewhere I can meet friendly people who I can practice my conversational skills with. I also possess a TEFL certificate and have two years of experience teaching ESL in an international school in Myanmar.
I have a strong passion for wildlife conservation. I have been involved in numerous projects related to the protection of the natural world and animal welfare. I conducted research on primates in the Amazon basin for my master's degree, as well as spending 9 months developing a method of reducing human-lion conflict in Botswana and 6 weeks studying Lemurs in Madagascar. I have worked at dog sanctuaries in Colombia and Mexico; the former I am still involved with, promoting the foundation online and attempting to secure them more donors to keep the shelter running.
I have experience fundraising for charitable organisations, having just run a marathon which helped to raise over £2,500 to provide medication and food supplies to remote communities in the Amazon jungle during the Covid pandemic. I am an amateur videographer, previously producing a video for the sanctuary I am currently working with which aided a fundraising campaign that raised over 3,500 EUR to keep the foundation running.
I am a friendly, sociable and responsible person. I thrive working with others, whether that be teaching, learning or just generally working as part of a team. I have experience working in hostels and love to be in an environment where I can meet new people. I do not shy away from manual work, I am hard working and committed.
I would greatly appreciate any opportunity to make the most out of the remaining months of 2020. If you think that my skills and experience could be of any use to you then please do not hesitate to contact me.
- TEFL Qualified native English speaker with two years teaching experience.
- Speak spanish proficiently, as well as basic French and Portuguese.
- Experience in animal care and biology research.
- People person, very patient.
- Fundraising experience.
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