From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

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    Travel dates

    01/03/2017 - 05/01/2020

  • Badges

    Top Workawayer

  • My status


  • Description

    Hi there, I am a qualified Fine Artist, Art and English teacher, with experience working in the UK, South Africa and South East Asia. I love people and places, photography and food and naturally want to help people wherever I am, highly enthusiastic and inquisitive. I plan to travel through South America overland from Argentina to Mexico and I am also willing to do anything practical like gardening, cooking, cleaning; mostly i love working with paint.
    My special interest is the ancient and modern archaeological history and monuments of South America and I aim to see as many as I can. If you are looking for a creative and hardworking, friendly volunteer, I am that person.

  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    Helping around the house

    I'm interested in:  

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
  • More details about your skills

    Teacher, Art, textiles and English. Cooking, embroidery, quilting and patchwork. Gardening, working with tourists, eg hostel work, reception work, internet, computers, editing in English for websites and advertising, mapdrawing for tourist spots. I have recently added mosaic work to my skill set and can tile a bathroom wall or floor now, crazy work with recycled pieces of tiles and kitchenware.
    Teaching young children.. drawing, English conversation. Helping with any Art related projects. History based work. Research assistant. Housework, shopping.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Age


  • Nationality

    South African British

  • What else ...

    I want to learn to speak Spanish and experience the many flavours and artistic expressions of local life in the different countries of South America.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      penicillin and shellfish

    • Special dietary requirements
      healthy food