DanjSilve

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Argentina, Brazil, Spain

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    Travel dates

    01/09/2020 - 22/03/2021

  • number of facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    50

  • Badges

    Top Workawayer
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  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    Update 17/01/2021. I am currently on my 9th Workaway project in Tarifa, the most Southern Spot of mainland Spain, helping a young man with his English, cooking lunch and dinner and some cleaning, while I wait out this current lockdown.

    Hello, my name is Dan, I was born in Brighton England. I am friendly easy going and helpful in my nature. I have been travelling and volunteering for fourteen months now. Taking part in eight projects across six countries.

    My focus now is to help people of all ages and levels in improving their English while improving my Spanish. I have worked with young families in Italy and Israel. So childminding is very welcome too. At the same time, I am excited to learn about your culture. Particularly in food and drink, traditions, dance, and family life.

    During my days off, I love being outdoors if it's not too hot or cold. Cycling and hiking are my two favourites. I am very independent, so please don't feel you need to entertain me.

    I am a non-smoker and I love trying new experiences, otherwise, how do we grow? Let us make this a win-win situation, and make it a rewarding experience. Thank you for reading my profile, and hope to meet you out there.

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

    I'm interested in:  

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care
    Charity Work

    Some knowledge of:  

    Being an elderly companion
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Language practice
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    I am a native English speaker, I can help with English language exchange.
    I currently hold a full UK driving licence since 1982. A taxi driver for 14 years, Minibus driver for 2 years.
    International Driving Licence has just been added
    I have been CRB/DBS registered since 2000, which means my background has been thoroughly checked am therefore allowed to work with vulnerable adults and children.
    I use to have my own electrical contracting company.
    I have bookkeeping skills, having managed not only my own business accounts but also I was treasurer for a charity for 2 years.
    I have my own Youtube video channel. I could make a promo video of your project.
    Extensive Customer service experience.
    I can cook, both vegetarian and vegan dishes.
    Love cycling and hiking.
    My most recent career was as a support worker caring for adults, with learning difficulties, autism and Downs Syndrome.
    Voluntary experience to date includes:
    Bulgaria-Near Varna. July-Aug 2020
    Helping out on an Ostrich Farm and Petting Zoo.
    Main tasks were feeding all the animals ( Over 100 animals ) in the mornings and giving them water 3 times a day.
    Israel ( 2 Placements) 28th Feb 2020-27th April 2020
    Isfiya. March 30th-April 27th 2020
    Childminding, and helping the family with household tasks
    Haifa. 28th Feb-March 27th 2020
    Social Vegan Food Restaurant, rescuing food from markets, preparing ingredients for chefs to cook tasty vegan dishes and serve to the customers.
    Italy ( 2 Placements ) Oct 4th 2019 to 23rd Feb 2020
    Grosseto. Childminding, entertaining and English language practice with two boys aged 8 and 3.
    Torrita de Siena. Nov 10th-20th 2019
    Clearing an apartment of all fixtures and fittings and taking to waste disposal, farm work, domestic chores. Wine Cork recycling.
    Scotland-Edinburgh Sept 2nd-25th 2019
    Decluttering a garage, taking waste to a disposal site, painting doors and walls, clearing the garden of weeds.
    England-Brighton Aug 2nd-Sept 1st 2019
    Tasks included making breakfasts and dinners, serving, ensuring guests had their needs met, changing bedding, cleaning the bedrooms, toilets and shower rooms.
    Portugal-Cercal Do Alentejo. July 10th-18th 2018
    Worked at an animal rescue sanctuary I helped build a pen for a small sweet dog.
    Kenya-Mombasa Nov 2005. Feb 2006
    Coaching Football. Holding PE lessons in school and personal fitness 1-1.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Age

    56

  • Nationality

    English

  • What else ...

    I love hiking, cycling, meeting new people, reading and playing Backgammon. I am friendly open-minded, happy to try something new, never too old to learn new skills.
    I especially love animals, and I wish to improve my Spanish.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      Rude/negative people and sometimes Mornings.

    • Special dietary requirements
      I prefer vegetarian/vegan food, I don't drink cows milk, I will occasionally have beer, I do love fish though.

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