From: Netherlands

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    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France ... more

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    Travel dates

    30/04/2018 - 01/05/2021

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  • Description

    Dear all,

    My Workaway experiences:

    June 2018:
    ### A very nice initiation to Workaway with a perfect Workaway host in Belgium @ Koningsteen, vegetarian cooking for groups

    August 2018:
    ### An amazing month @ Radhadesh, Belgium. Working with the Sacred Cows was a super experience.

    January 2019:
    ### A lovely stay in a spiritual finca @ La Palma. Gardening, wood work, plastering, helping with internet stuff

    April 2019:
    ### I had the chance to learn about several techniques of a renovation, helping with the financial administration of a small compagny.

    June 2019:
    ### Volunteer Work at hostel @ Tenerife, reception of guests, prepairing meals, cleaning and painting.

    August 2019:
    ### Volunteer work @ Center for refugees, France. Kooking, fensing, teatching, gardenwork, music workshops for refugee childeren.

    December 2019:
    ### Gardening and cooking @ Finca, Tenerife

    Februari 2020:
    ### Cooking, barkeeping and cleaning @ Hotel Val Sinestra, Swiss

    Let's hope, and pretty sure, the next placement will great too!
    I'm a relaxed, hard working, responsible, open minded, humorous and enthusiast 47 year old man from the Netherlands. My language skills are good because I've worked all over the world with Unicef for 12 years.
    My skills include cooking, gardening, teaching, maintenance of nature and buildings, taking care of tourists, child care, good computer knowledge and others. I've a very broad experience with volunteer work all over the world. My hobbies include making music, cooking, dancing salsa, sailing, practicing Mindfulness, gardening and painting.
    I love connecting to new people and have a shared goal in a beautiful country and nice work place.
    I'm looking for a great place to stay and work for a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 6 months. I've no preference for a country. region or kind of work just yet.
    Here's a little bit about my background:
    At the age of 17-19 I started as a volunteer to work in France, Croatia, Belgium and Germany in international work camps. I did renovation of old buildings, maintenance of gardens, cooking and taking care of multi-handicapped children. In this time frame between highschool and university I developed most of my current character I think.
    Between my 20th and 28th birthday I studied pharmacy. During my studies most of my free time went to performing arts, making music, my bands, traveling and volunteer work with ADHD diagnosed children in the United States.
    After my pharmacists exam I worked for 3 years as a public pharmacist and 3 years as a pharmacist with companies. I found out that this was not the purpose of (my) life. I quit and moved to France to do volunteer work on a castle in France for 3 months. This second period of volunteer work abroad again was a turning point in my life. I decided that I wanted to work with an international NGO to try and change the lives of less fortunate people in this world a little. I went off with Unicef to work in Malaria, AIDS and Tuberculosis programs in Haiti, Cuba, Sudan, Gabon and Sao Tomé. Work and circumstances were rough.
    After 6 years I decided to change the circumstances again, to do volunteer work on a eco-organic farm in the Netherlands. Besides this I work as a trainer in medicines related safety issues. Currently I'm sharing my time between the two of them.
    And once again, now, it feels that it's time for a new direction, a new wind. To where the road will lead me this time, I don't know yet. But I do know that taking 2 years off and go and meet new people in new circumstances doing volunteer work will bring me once again a lot of new input that I will be able to use in life. World: here I am!

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

    I'm interested in:  

    DIY and building projects
    Being an elderly companion
    Charity Work

    Some knowledge of:  

    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

    Able to teach about:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Language practice
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    Cooking, gardening, maintenance, language skills, biologic farming, touristic customer services, musician, painting, Mindfulness trainer

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

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  • What else ...

    I'm a very flexible and open minded person :). I have my own car to travel.

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    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

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