Carolyn

From: Australia

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Australia, New Zealand

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    Travel dates

    03/01/2017 - 31/12/2021

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Top Workawayer

  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    I'm a very energetic, easy-going and experienced workawayer - it's become my life! (and allows me to visit my scattered family) My passions are caring for people, gardens, animals and the environment, and learning from people of all ages and cultures.
    My English is excellent; French was fluent; Spanish, Italian and Japanese now very basic (due to coronavirus stopping my travels in 2020).
    I have now volunteered in 13 countries and 34 workaways: helping with gardening, milking goats, renovating buildings, at retreat centres, with a mobile cafe, caring for children, the elderly and people with chronic illnesses, teaching English, painting ... and lots of cleaning!
    After being a teacher of English language for 7 years then spending 15 years in the international aid departments of the Australian and NZ governments, I love meeting people of many nationalities on a more individual basis.
    I look forward to meeting you.

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Nature
    Yoga / Wellness
    Cycling
    Dancing
    Outdoor activities
    Farming
    Gardening
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Pets
    Languages
    Architecture
    DIY & crafts
    Writing
    Music
    Cooking & food
    Politics / Social justice
    Culture
    History

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

    I'm interested in:  

    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care

    Able to teach about:  

    Language practice
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    gardening, housekeeping, care of children, animals and the elderly, household maintenance, teaching

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner
    Japanese: Beginner

  • Age

    64

  • Nationality

    Dual New Zealand/Australian

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No. I can be vegetarian for months on end and prefer lots of fresh vegetables, but I eat what what my hosts eat.

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