From: Netherlands

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Ecuador, Norway, Peru, Spain

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    Travel dates

    10/12/2017 - 16/05/2018

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  • Description

    My heart jumps with joy whenever I can spend some time 'outside' (in nature) again. Hiking through the mountains... volunteering in a monastry in Nepal... horseback riding through the forest... There is so much to see and to enjoy in this beautiful world! And that is something that makes me very happy.

    I'm a biology teacher for 1st and 2nd year students at the university of Wageningen (the Netherlands).
    This is a wonderful part time job (I enjoy teaching very much) and I feel very lucky that it requires my presence only for several months of the year. Whenever I am 'out of a job' I can travel and meet new people and do volunteer work.

    For a few years now, I am also a tour leader and translator for a Dutch travel agency. I'm very fond of this job. I feel great dedication and enthusiasm whenever I can guide/tour people around: to be outside with them, tour the group, be there for them (any question that they may have).

    Some key words about me / my lifestyle:
    NATURE, travelling, animals, horseback riding
    TEACHING, presentation skills
    DANCING, zumba, ballroom, salsa
    YOGA, cycling, swimming
    TOUR GUIDE, family tour leader (tours with adults and kids)
    if possible: vegetarian food & very little or no milk (upsets my belly...)
    HAPPY, curious, grateful, open-minded

    PREVIOUS VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE (not via workaway, therefore no feedback on this website...)
    monastry Nepal (teaching English)
    orphanage Nepal (child care)
    permacultural farm Costa Rica (gardening, permaculture)
    farm the Netherlands (animal care)
    tour leader for handicapped people (for several years, before I got a job as a tour leader/ tour guide)

  • Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project

  • What skills do you have?

    Animal care (also farm work in general), tour guiding, teaching, dancing (ballroom and zumba-like) and of course general help! :) I also enjoy learning new skills.

  • Languages spoken

    Dutch, English, Spanish, Nepali

  • Age


  • Nationality


  • What else ...

    At the moment I speak both English and Dutch fluently.
    My Spanish and French are all right, but both could be improved!

    I especially look forward to improve my Spanish :)

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      I try to avoid milk and dairy products


Arjan and I, together with Bente (the puppy). We still lived on the farm when this picture was taken.