Gareth & Issy

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  • Our status

    Travelling

  • Description

    Hello!

    We are Gareth and Issy, we are an English couple, we've been travelling around a while and we are coming back to Mexico, one of our favourite countries in the world! We've spent the year doing various voluntary jobs and workaways and are keen to get back into it, after some time with family these past two months. We are very interested in trying new experiences and finding people and projects to help out. We love nothing more than exploring new places and experiencing different cultures, and it is always the people you meet along the way who make the biggest impression. We are fully vaccinated against covid.

    We are a social worker and nurse by profession so very much people people (if that makes sense!). We are fun loving and friendly, and also calm under pressure when needed. We're both practical and not afraid of a bit of hard work - we're both physically fit and active so very happy to roll our sleeves up and get stuck in. We both have plenty of experience working with the public and with children, but we are keen to try our hand at a anything and get to know some people and different areas of this beautiful country. We are quick to learn and will always work with a smile on our faces.

    We're native English speakers and we're working on our Spanish as we go along - we're just starting an intensive course and a home stay to improve as quick as we can.

    Looking forward to hearing from people and seeing how we can lend a hand.

    Thank you,

    Gareth and Issy

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Beach
    Nature
    Camping
    Adventure sports
    Water sports
    Team sports
    Winter sports
    Fitness
    Cycling
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Charity work
    Sustainability
    Pets
    Languages
    DIY & crafts
    Books
    Music
    Photography

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

    We're interested in:  

    Gardening
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care

    Some knowledge of:  

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Teaching

    Able to teach about:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion
    Helping around the house
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    I (Gareth) have been a social worker for the last 7 and a half years, and prior to that I've worked in a couple of charity fundraising roles. So I would say I have a lot of strengths in talking to and working with people. I've worked mostly with children since I've been a social worker and would like to think I'm a good teacher and very patient.

    I'm also quite practical and handy with DIY, and like to learn new skills, so really I'm happy to try my hand at anything.

    Issy has been a nurse for the last four years, so also great with people and of course handy if you need someone around who knows first aid! Prior to nursing, issy has worked as a carer for the elderly and as a nanny, so again, very much a people person (of all ages!)

    We're both happy, smiley people with a can do attitude and we are willing to try our hand at anything and learn new skills. If you have any questions, please just get in touch!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    More details about my language interests
    We'd love to do a language exchange to practice our Spanish. I am confident in my ability to teach English and explain grammar etc in a clear and understandable way.

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  • Age

    34 & 34

  • What else ...

    We love to be active, both physically fit and love running and hiking.

    We like to have a laugh and meet new people, and can't wait to broaden our horizons with work away.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      None

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