From: Spain

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    15/11/2016 - 22/12/2019

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer

  • Description

    Greetings! I am Mike from the UK, currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark since summer 2016. Will be volunteering again and looking at helping in Portugal and Spain this September 2019.

    Here's a summary of my recent experience and positions:
    Last volunteer position was 10 weeks on Fejø island (Denmark), from March till June 2019 at the delightful organic vineyard called Hideaway (on helpx.net network). Yes grapes grow beautifully in Scandanavia! Work included planting new vines, weeding and maintaining current vines to prepare for new season. Wood cutting and collection, assistance with timber frame construction and general farm work.

    Previously: 8 years full-time volunteering at Greenheart Spain's ecology centre, Casita Verde, Ibiza. Treasurer of Ibiza Ecologic (NGO). Events Manager, Website development and Social Media manager. Eco-tours Guide/Organiser. Natural building, ecological vegetable gardens and aloe vera plantations. Healthy vegetarian cooking and carob syrup production.
    Greenheart Traveller: 2014-2015: three months in Kenya and South Africa (volunteering and travel), 2012: three months in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Peru and Bolivia (travel and wwoofing). 2010-2 Ten weeks in Maasailand, Kenya (Africa) Installed vegetable gardens (Biointensive method) at primary school, renovation of kitchen, plant nursery. Work on ecological projects: Organic Farm with CSA (Wisconsin, USA), Ecological Hotel (Peten, Guatemala), Organic Gardens (Lake Atitlan, Guatemala), Ecological Farm (Tenerife, Spain).
    Ideally looking to assist on ecological farms or community projects, start-ups, vegetarian restaurants, sustainable hotels/hostels etc. However, am an "all rounder" so will consider anything!
    Not a meat eater I'm sorry to say. I am happy to cater for myself and can rustle up a veggie feast in record timing. I don't mind a bit of fish every now and then. Have nothing against meat eaters.
    Interests: ecology, languages and teaching, computers, healthy food, dance, well-being, music, water sports and travel.
    Greenheart initiative. See www.casitaverde.com and www.greenheart.info,
    Contact Chris Dews at Greenheart in Ibiza (Spain)
    Tel. +34 971 187353
    Tally ho and thanks for checking out my profile. Email: mike@2012.es

  • Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • What skills do you have?

    Ecological living and permaculture techniques. Fluent in Spanish, knowledge of Portuguese, French, Danish. Website development (Wordpress), film editing, photography, graphic design, office & admin, PC, Mac, Linux. Experienced English Teacher (TEFL). Events organisation, audio-visual systems. Full clean driving license (UK).

  • Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, some Portuguese and Danish

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  • What else ...

    Thanks very much for your consideration!

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegetarian that also occasionally eats fish.