Helen

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  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    Hi everyone

    I really miss travelling so looking forward to experiencing new places in the UK.

    I am a friendly, sociable person with lots of enthusiasm who loves traveling, adventures, meeting people, new experiences, learning new skills, enjoys challenges and laughing lots. Over the last few years, I have volunteered with over 10 hosts. It has been a fabulous experience, meeting lots of amazing people, and getting the opportunity to be more involved with local life while being able to contribute in some way.

    With Workaway, I have volunteered in various hostels/lodges doing reception, bedmaking, cleaning, breakfasts, gardening, painting, and socialising with the guests. Previously, I was involved in recruiting volunteers for a large project and in identifying / contacting potential new clients for a retreat centre. Also worked at a campsite in France and a reforestation project in India. I have volunteered in South Africa, Spain, France, Italy, India, Chile and Scotland.

    I am reliable, punctual, tidy, detail orientated, young at heart and happy to help out however I can. Please have a read of my feedback to get a feel of who I am.

    I love to keep fit by walking and cycling while exploring new areas. For relaxing, I can get lost for hours reading books.

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Nature
    Sailing / Boating
    Fitness
    Cycling
    Dancing
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Gardening
    Pets
    Performing arts
    Books
    Music
    Culture
    Events & social
  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Helping around the house
  • More details about your skills

    My key skills are communication, customer service, administration and organization.

    My background is in customer service from working in a bank, as an international air stewardess and a fitness instructor. Also worked as a recruitment consultant, secretary, administrator, medical receptionist and teaching English in China.

    I grew up in the Scottish countryside and helped out on a farm in my summer holidays. I find gardening really rewarding from having my own garden and volunteering.

    I enjoy working with people, being part of a team and can work independently as well.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Age

    54

  • Nationality

    Scottish

  • What else ...

    If there is anything you would like to know, then please ask me.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

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