From: United Kingdom
05/04/2019 - 10/07/2019
Hello! My name is Amy and I'm 27. OK, first and foremost: I'm really passionate about cooking and food culture, I LIVE for everything about food! I'm looking to do more art around the world and LOVE painting murals! Do you need some art in your place? I'll do it with love!
And now the rest: I switch between working as an English teacher, painting and working with British teens and in 2018 returned from volunteering as a support officer for an NGO in Nepal. Before that I was in France/Spain where I was travelling and working on a farm. February 2018 it was Malta where I was painting murals in an airbnb. I spent September/October travelling in the Baltics where I painted a 20ft mural in a children's home in Lithuania. Before that I spent nine months in Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia where I mainly worked in hostels and had a huge mural commission for a Myanmar hostel chain. And before THAT I was in Puerto Rico and Costa Rica where I was escaping the English winter!
I'm open to options so let me know if I sound like a good fit for your place.
In the past ive worked in Rome as an Au-Pair which I did for seven months in all split between two summer holidays. Between my stints in Rome I returned to the UK and had a great job as a behavioural counsellor in a primary school, but the road started calling again. I have taught English in France as well and I can speak conversational French; I love learning languages.
When I'm back in the UK I flip between two jobs, teaching English in a residential school for foreign students and running community projects, tours and outdoor activities with British teens.
In terms of experience, I have worked with children a lot, I have a CELTA (teaching English) qualification, I have worked in hostels and bnbs (painting murals, cleaning, making beds, bar-work, taking out guest groups, working on reception, cash handling, making breakfast...) in Puerto Rico, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand and Estonia and found this type of work quite gratifying as well as a great way to share experiences with people. I've done some social media marketing in Thailand for a Fairtrade company (who are no longer on Workaway) which included photography and product styling. I've also HelpXed in the Pyrenees in France, my adventure here involved helping a wonderful English couple to revamp their B&B by sanding and painting shutters, doors, and bannisters, discovering and rejuvenating a bramble covered vegetable patch, cleaning and preparing guest accommodation, and helping out with general housework.
I have a degree in Fine Art and find a lot of joy in doing anything creative (from sewing to painting to three-tier cake decoration), I'm also very computer literate so can help out with marketing, emails, Photoshop etc. I love painting murals; if you'd like some custom artwork or to see some more of my mural work I'd be happy to help!
I love being outdoors, I think we need to put more focus on personal, intellectual, and spiritual enrichment; when I'm exploring somewhere new I'm definitely more of a "vibe feeler" than a "box-ticker"!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Simple textile work,
English, French and basic Italian. I can understand a little Spanish. I'm also alright at asking for food in Myanmar (Burmese), haha...priorities.
I have common sense and pick things up relatively quickly.
If you'd like to see any of my Helpx or hostel refs just let me know.
I have occasional mild eczema
Special dietary requirements
Prefer not to eat meat, mostly a vegan who eats fish and a bit of cheese!