Loving México! Keen to meet new people, share my skills and learn new things along the way!
An Aussie girl riding out the COVID wave, after two years in the UK. I am currently looking for volunteer roles in Mexico from January until March. I would love to experience the Carribbean & Pacific coasts, please get in touch if you need a hand with: gardening, delicious cooking, renovations, opening accommodation, hostel operations, guest services, reception, cleaning, painting, project assistance, DIY projects, travel sales & reservations
Over Christmas 2020, I volunteered in Portugal, renovating a new hostel opening in the Algarve. Since then I have been traveling Central America.
Cooking for people is one of my passions and I would love to learn everything there is to know about Central American cuisine, while improving my Spanish. I am an experienced tropical gardener, seeking adventure and experience. I would be so grateful to experience Central America with the insight of local knowledge.
For ten years I've managed backpacker hostels in Cairns, Australia, as well as London & Edinburgh in the UK. I have a lot of hospitality work experience, including commercial cookery. What I love about backpacking and volunteering is the people, the stories and the sense of community. I have also been a guest services manager in a four star property in Edinburgh, Scotland.
I would love to learn new skills, teach others what I already know and make some new friends along the way. I am a positive and genuine person with a good work ethic and drive towards environmentalism, peace and harmony.
InterestsMountainBeachNatureCampingSailing / BoatingFitnessYoga / WellnessOutdoor activitiesHikingVan lifeCharity workGardeningSustainabilityAnimalsLanguagesArt & designPerforming artsDrawing & paintingWritingBooks
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Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:DIY and building projectsBabysitting and creative playGeneral MaintenanceLife at a FarmstayEco ProjectsAnimal CareCharity WorkArt ProjectsHelping with Computers/ InternetTeaching
Some knowledge of:GardeningBeing an elderly companion
Able to teach about:Creating/ Cooking family mealsHelping around the houseHospitality/TourismLanguage practice
More details about your skills
I have worked in backpacker hostels all over the world for the last ten years, but now it's my turn to be the traveling volunteer!
I am happy to help out with anything from housekeeping, reception, COVID compliance, home cooking, gardening, anywhere i can make myself useful. I have project managed the renovation and launched the opening of two backpacker hostels as well.
Cooking for people is a passion and I also have commercial cookery experience. I am a keen and experienced tropical gardener. I spent 2020 coordinating safe, COVID compliant work spaces in the UK. I also have personal experience as a mental health carer, in general household duties, DIY projects and renovations.
More details about my language interests
I speak English fluently and am learning Spanish
What else ...
My favorite things: kindness, traveling, music, gigs, cuisine, wine, hiking, nature exploration, laughter, gardening, cooking, yoga, making new friends, ayurveda, art, creativity, fresh air, photography, new experiences, sunshine, learning new things, enlightenment, trees, honesty & integrity.
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Milk and meat
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