Victoria & Matthew

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Austria, Croatia, France, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland

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    Travel dates

    28/09/2020 - 28/09/2021

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Top Workawayer

  • Description

    We are a cheerful, conscientious and responsible couple. Both of us have a good sense of humour and get on well with people of all ages and backgrounds. We enjoy the outdoors and spend a lot of time walking in the countryside or at the coast, fishing or paddling our kayak. Vicky also loves working in the garden, growing our own vegetables.
    We enjoy travelling to different parts of the world and regularly go on trips of several months or more. We have held various volunteering positions on these trips in the past and have thoroughly enjoyed every experience. We have been together for 15 years and have a very strong relationship; we work exceptionally well together as well as independently and both can use our initiative to complete tasks.
    Victoria's employment history includes several years working for the YHA (the England and Wales branch of Hostelling International) as Duty Manager, Catering Manager and also General Assistant, Assistant Housemistress at a girl's boarding school, Field Studies Instructor and Grounds Maintenance person.
    Matthew has held a position as an Aerospace Engineer for the past 10 years when not travelling. He was previously employed by an animal sanctuary to help with general maintenance and construction as well as public relations. He has also worked in landscape gardening and in customer service, selling motorbikes for 6 years.

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

    Some knowledge of: 

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about: 

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
  • More details about your skills

    We are both very practical people. We are proactive and hardworking and are happy to undertake any task required of us. In addition, Matt is skilled in maintenance and Vicky has a lot of experience in catering and gardening.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Age

    37 & 36

  • Nationality

    British

  • What else ...

    After travelling for many years and to many countries and taking part in countless volunteering projects, Matt and I will now be travelling with our two young daughters. Abigail will be 3 on our current trip and Kimina will go from 9 months to 20 months. Abigail is already well travelled and has adapted well to all new environments. She is a very thoughtful and inquisitive little girl and we expect she will join in and be a great help in any volunteering placements we take on. Kimina, we expect, will follow in her big sister's footsteps! Matt and I have thoroughly enjoyed all our workaway placements in the past and are sure this will continue now we have our two little helpers travelling with us! We all look forward to meeting any hosts who welcome families to volunteer for them.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

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