Canada, United States
10/08/2017 - 15/02/2020
I don't love to travel; I live to travel!
As of June 2019, I've been on the road continuously for 22 months and have done 15 volunteer projects in that time, in countries including Albania, Turkey, Jordan, Israel, St Kitts & Nevis, Spain and the UK. Every day is a new adventure, every stranger a potential new friend.
I love my job as an English teacher because when I can't go visit the world, the world comes to visit me. Over the past 10 years I've also been privileged to volunteer and work with animals, tourists, homeless people and international students.
I have a community spirit and am also a free spirit.
I see Workaway as a beautiful opportunity to make connections with people all over the world and I can't wait to get involved in your project!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
I worked as an English teacher for 20 months, teaching general and academic English to international students in Melbourne, Australia. I became a teacher so I could travel the world with a useful and transformative skill, but teaching has become so much more than a means to an end. It's an end in itself, a vocation and a calling and I love it so much.
I spent 10 years working and volunteering in the tourism industry in Melbourne, including being an usher and concierge at performing arts venues, tourist information centres and working behind a bar.
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS
This was my first major at university and I spent nearly five years working in publishing and editing. I'm also a keen writer and photographer and I love being able to spin words into gold.
Before teaching, I trained as a social worker and have spent time working in a homeless drop-in centre, counselling mentally ill and suicidal people, and as a school counsellor for international students.
In late 2016, I was a foster carer for a cat family (a mother and her six kittens). This voluntary role involved lots of cleaning and feeding but also so much satisfaction and simple pleasures from seeing my feline family grow and develop. Between March and July 2018, I volunteered at a cat shelter in South Yorkshire, and In December 2018, I spent a month volunteering at a donkey sanctuary on the Caribbean island of Antigua.
In the past 21 months of travelling, I've done two month-long placements on organic farms (one in Israel, one in Puerto Rico) and have also spent a month as a volunteer garden on the Caribbean island of Nevis. I'm a fresh air fiend and love working outdoors!
English, some French, German, Russian and Dutch
Special dietary requirements
Vegan (vegetarian when travelling)