From: Serbia

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travel dates

    31/12/2018 - 30/01/2019

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  • Description

    I'm Gloria from Zagreb, Croatia. I'm a Spanish teacher by profession, but actually I haven't been teaching for some time now. Instead, I started doing other things like cooking in different caterings, private homes and most recently, working as a chef on sailing boats on the Croatian coast.
    My other passions are music&dance: I was a choir leader, I worked on different theater projects as a singer and vocal trainer and occasionally I do vocal workshops for non-singers and dance workshops.

    For me travelling is something like a basic hygiene- you have to brush your teeth, you have to wash yourself, you have to exercise and occasionally you HAVE TO travel, otherwise your mind, body and soul get rusty and inflexible.

    I started with the REAL travelling in my thirties and I really got hooked on it, so I always try to escape the winter here in Croatia and visit a place which is culturewise completely new to me. I choose volunteering not only because of cheaper travelling, but because for me volunteering was so far the best and closest way to diving deeply into the local way of living-thinking-creating-being in general. I tried the other way- more touristy, but I must admit it was nothing compared to spending time and working with locals. On my travels I like to combine spending time in urban places (cities) working with people with more physical work in remote places with natural surroundings.

    I've been working with people of different ages, nationalities, interests and mindsets, in different fields (from waiting tables in restaurants, cutting bushes in a gardening company to teaching kindergarten kids and university students, working in theaters and doing therapeutic work), so I guess that makes me a people person. :-)

    I speak fluent Croatian/Serbian, English, Spanish, basic French and Italian and some Hungarian.

  • Type of help

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

  • What skills do you have?

    Teaching languages and music (mostly singing workshops), working with tourists (waitress in bars and restaurants for many years, chef and hostess on sailing boats), cooking and helping in the kitchen (I've done some macrobiotic courses, but I'm pretty good in preparing fish and meat dishes), cleaning, gardening, lighter construction work and any creative work :-)

  • Languages spoken

    Serbian, Croatian, English, Spanish, basic French and Italian, Hungarian

  • Age


  • Nationality

    Serbian, Croatian

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      I'm not a vegetarian, but I don't eat much meat. I love fish and sea food, though!