Amy & Wayne

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru

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    Travel dates

    25/08/2015 - 24/08/2019

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    Explorer
    Top Workawayer

  • Description

    We have an avid interest in all aspects of the natural world and travel as a way of life. We're inspired by the diversity of culture, the modern age of technology and innovation; study general sciences and linguistics and enjoy community environments, healthy & mindful living and the outdoors.

    We are happy in family/community environments where we are flexible to assist in the day to day activities. We are self motivated and will happily take on responsibilities outside of the standard Workaway expectations for understanding hosts. It is important for us to feel useful and to spend our energy productively.

    We have hosted volunteers ourselves and understand the challenges involved, from which we have a realistic approach and appreciate the same of our hosts.

    Temos um ávido interesse em todos os aspectos do mundo natural e da viagem como um estilo de vida. Somos inspirados pela diversidade cultural, pela tecnologia e inovação da era moderna; pelo estudo das ciências e linguística e apreciamos ambientes comunitários, vida plena e saudável e o ar livre.

    Ficamos felizes em ambientes familiares/comuntários onde somos flexíveis para ajudar nas atividades diárias. Somos auto motivados e aceitaremos com prazer responsabilidades fora dos padrões esperados pelo site Workaway para anfitriões compreensivos. Despreender nossa energia produtivamente e ao mesmo tempo sermos úteis é importante para nós.

    Nós mesmos já recebemos voluntários e compreendemos os desafios envolvidos, os quais temos uma abordagem realística e apreciamos o mesmo de nossos anfitriões.

    Tenemos un ávido interés en todos los elementos del mundo natural y viajamos como una forma de vida.
    Estamos inspirados por la diversidad de la cultura, la edad moderna de la tecnología y la innovación; estudiamos ciencia general y la lingüística y disfrutamos la vida sana y consciente y actividades al aire libre.

    Estamos felices en un ambiente familiar/comunitario en el que somos flexibles para ayudar en las actividades cotidianas. Estamos auto motivado y estaremos encantados de asumir responsabilidades fuera de las expectativas normales Workaway para los anfitriones con quienes tengamos un buen entendimiento. Es importante para nosotros para sentir útiles y para pasar nuestra energía productiva.

    Anteriormente, hemos acogido voluntarios nosotros mismos y comprendemos los desafíos que esto implica, de los cuales tenemos un enfoque realista y apreciamos lo mismo de nuestros anfitriones.

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Both IT Service Management specialists and classroom IT trainers, we are process driven, have inquiring minds and a natural intrigue to explore, discover, teach and expand our perception of this beautiful planet.

    We have worked in hotels, as tour guides and as English/Spanish language teachers; in web design and branding, building & installing computers and networks, in busy restaurant kitchens, hacked our way through jungle, made bamboo furniture and are flexible with our abilities and energy. We are also greatly interested in Permaculture considered lifestyle and have designed and built conscientious and efficient garden systems.

    We are looking for unique, rewarding volunteer challenges which offer basic amenities and the opportunity to acquire new skills. In return, our respect and dedication to your cause.

    Amy is a confident yoga trainer and we look for opportunities to share our knowledge with those around us and participate in workshops and guided meditation sessions for those looking to begin meditation or understand a spiritually centered lifestyle.

    In-between our Workaway projects we attend silent meditation retreats and seek interesting classes, workshops and projects to broaden our ability to support our hosts.

    Somos especialistas y formadores en gestión de servicios de TI, estamos impulsados ​​por proceso, tenemos mentes inquisitivas y una intriga natural para explorar, descubrir, enseñar y expandir nuestra percepción de este hermoso planeta.

    Hemos trabajado en hoteles, como guías turísticos y como profesores de inglés y español; En el diseño web y la marca, la construcción e instalación de ordenadores y redes, en las cocinas restaurante ocupado, hackeado nuestro camino a través de la selva, hizo muebles de bambú y son flexibles con nuestras habilidades y energía. También estamos muy interesados ​​en Permacultura considerado estilo de vida y han diseñado y construido sistemas de jardín conscientes y eficientes.

    Estamos buscando desafíos voluntarios únicos y gratificantes que ofrezcan comodidades básicas y la oportunidad de adquirir nuevas habilidades. A cambio, nuestro respeto y dedicación a su causa.

    Amy es un entrenador de yoga confidente y buscamos oportunidades para compartir nuestro conocimiento con quienes nos rodean y participar en talleres y sesiones de meditación guiada para aquellos que buscan comenzar la meditación o entender un estilo de vida centrado espiritualmente.

    Entre nuestros proyectos Workaway asistimos a retiros de meditación silenciosa y buscamos clases, talleres y proyectos interesantes para ampliar nuestra capacidad de apoyar a nuestros anfitriones.

    Recent Workaway projects:
    English Teaching - Cascavel, Brazil
    Assisting with English classes using the Cambridge English material in a company with 140 adult students at various levels of proficiency. We assisted conferences with American customers and provided English translations for Software Applications. Whist there we also taught English at 3 local schools for adults preparing for their Cambridge certificates, held a free English conversation afternoon once a week in a local cafe and integrated with local yoga and Tao groups.

    Organic Lemon Farm - Chile
    We managed a community of 20-30 volunteers for a two month period on a busy and beautiful organic lemon farm where we supervised the following projects:

    Water zone programming and irrigation maintenance; Pruning and weed-whipping/strimming fruit orchards; Picking, bagging, pricing and selling fruit to local vendors and restaurants; Translating contracts and logistics with large buyers; Extension of the vegetable garden incorporating permaculture considerations; Renovation of a new house for volunteers; Construction of a 100m2 greenhouse with opening roof system; Creation of a large workshop area for woodwork and furniture making; Building of chicken coups and play areas and introduction of chickens.

    Tour company - Cusco, Peru
    We spent 6 weeks with a tour company improving their online presence and reach.
    Using graphical software and web-technology we developed 2 new websites (including video and imaging content) and corresponding social media content, in both Spanish and English to increase awareness of their brand and products.
    We continue to build their social media campaigns as we travel.

    Hotel - Ollantaytambo, Peru
    We spent 4 weeks providing assistance between 2 hotels in Peru's sacred valley.
    Managing reception, administrating reservations on Booking.com and airbnb. Discussing tours and excursions with clients. We worked on new regional maps, published local excursion brochures, designed business cards and overhauled the hotel website.

  • Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Learning Portuguese

  • Age

    4 & 4

  • Nationality

    British

  • What else ...

    We love teaching and look for opportunities to teach language (English/Spanish) in classroom situations, present workshops with focus on empowerment and positive aspects of lifestyle.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      We don't eat meat.

Photos

Happy New Year!
After a long 37km walk we enjoyed the view with our volunteering friends Raquel and Alessandro!
Standing in the footsteps of Inca giants, with our hosts in Cusco.
Hike to 5000m, a beautiful sight.
Traditional cooking in Chile!

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