Darryl

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    Germany - from Jun 2022 until Jun 2024
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  • Description

    I AM AN ENGLISH NATIVE,CURRENTLY IN POLAND
    PROFILE UPDATED 21st JUNE 2022
    UPDATE...I AM SEEKING MEDIUM TO LONGER TERM VOLUNTEER WORK ...TEACHING ENGLISH...OUTSIDE WORK ESPECIALLY WITH ANIMALS...SUBSTAINABLE LIVING ETC
    I am NOT vaccinated and have no interest in doing so.
    I have lived in various countries,England,Portugal,Crete,Bulgaria,Poland,Peru,Ecuador,Gran Canaria Spain and Italy doing many different types of work.
    I am a very enthusiastic and energetic person who enjoys putting in as much effort to everything I do.
    I enjoy interesting conversations with all types of people and topics...I enjoy creative writing,travelling and approaching everything I do with a smile and positive energy.
    I am passionate about life and nature... especially chickens !!!

    VOLUNTEER AND WORK EXPERIENCE....
    BIALYSTOK POLAND
    Declutter house and raising over 600 euros at market...cleaning and cutting garden...removing over a ton of soil from underground cellar.
    SARDINIA TORTOLI
    Milking goats and cows...cleaning out goat and pig areas
    SARDINIA SAN VITO
    Dug trenches to fit tall fencing for new chicken enclosure...collecting/cutting firewood.
    SARDINIA ALGHERO
    Tied up bundles of wood/bush and created new pathways for forest.
    SARDINIA SOS ALINOS and OROSEI
    Helped put together bamboo bundles and clean prickly plant area.........Prepared olive trees for harvest...removing bushes and cutting shoots.
    SARDINIA SASSARI
    Helped create bamboo houses and cooked lunch.
    SARDINIA BOSA
    Hosted and assisted guests on a campsite...created a breakfast and cooked it with my own fresh bread and crepes....made a large wooden table to use as a sink unit and general repairs...taking care of pet family.
    SARDINIA MAGOMADAS
    Cleaned off olive shoots...cut and weeded sections of garden area...removed large sections of thorns/brambles...cleaned 2 long chicken houses...removing the metal mesh and cleaned it to reuse on outside for easy future cleaning...treated ill chickens...built new extension to house baby chickens...big clean up of shed after units destroyed by water...removed grass etc that had grown on the concrete...spent one week clearing newly purchased land of tree branches thorns and large stones.
    Near LECCE
    Fitted new fencing around chicken inner home including ceiling...and made fencing with existing fencing to keep chickens separate from vegetable garden....Dug new vegetable garden...created 3 tables from wooden pallets....cleaned out basement in house and added wood there from wood I cut up collected from the land.....Walk the dog most evenings.
    Near GROSETTO
    Removed floorboards from damp ridden floor and used these floorboards to repair a cabane and after painted it.Demolished an unsafe roof and fitted new...cleared same room and made an efficient workshop in its place...Created new shelving and a massive tidy up of rooms and outisde areas.Also I cleaned out old chicken coop and raised 21 chicks in my room !!
    REGELLIO Near Florence
    Mainly removing prickly weeds from large areas and moving them to another area....Also dug and weeded a large area of the vegetable garden.
    PONTASSIEVE Near Florence.
    Housesitting with 7 cats and one dog...dog walking....Keeping wood burners alight...general housework etc
    RIPOLA Near Aulla,Tuscany
    Wood preparation and cutting...Outdoor room cleaning...basic repairs.....Make indoor room for chickens including ramps and window shutter....Olive Harvest....Chestnut collection and process.
    PAVIA Near Milan
    Introduced new diet and conditions for the chickens...Cleaned out outside rooms and areas...Constructed framework for new shed structure.
    ORIA APULIA
    Clean and organise sheds....clean tents with bleach...clean off shoots from olive trees.
    CISTERNINO APULIA
    Clean out very dusty shed and organise...weeding,planting and moving woodchip from olive tree branches.
    POLIGNANO A MARE APULIA
    Fencing moved to new areas of property and along with new fencing the following was achieved....Large perimeter of property all fenced to allow safe place for chickens and duck to roam freely all day....fence repaired to allow birds to stay in "their"garden during day when house not occupied...a very secure chicken cage with size extended along with new perches and steps for birds...Swimming pool for the duck...Cleaned other existing pool to make fish visible and used the algae to make fertiliser which I used when planting peas and beans in vegetable patch I dug....Created hoses to allow rain water to fill both pools...and lots more !!!
    CATANIA SICILY
    Clearing garden of ....thorn bushes....,tiles and other debris....Childcare for 10 year old boy.
    SIRACUSA SICILY
    Clearing grass to reveal concrete path outside house and creating shelter for tools and materials.....outside and inside house repairs.
    COMISO SICILY
    Weeding,planting,watering and preparing soil and compost....large areas outside cleared of debris,leaves and weeds within stone floor car park.
    MAZARA DEL VALLO SICILY
    English lessons and housework.
    CAGLI PESARO
    Logging wood up hills and by wheel barrow to destination...cutting wood.
    REGGIO EMILIO
    English lessons...Homework help for young teenagers....Cleaning small garden area...Yoga practice !!!
    TELISE TERME
    All forms of gardening...wood logging...Housework.
    LENTINI Near Catania Sicily
    Creating new stockroom for the produce this farm creates....Deep cleaning buildings including current kitchen.....breaking up a dog fight !!!
    MAY 2018 ARRIVED IN ITALY

    BULGARIA [June 2017-September 2017]
    Sunny Beach
    I worked in a bar as a PR,created and presented quizzes,presented and sung karaoke and entertained guests whilst resolving any issues.
    SPAIN [September 2016-January 2017]
    Gandia.Denia,Valencia,and Malaga
    Campsite near Gandia,mainly cleaning duties.Household in Denia,cleaning,cooking meals and taking care of dogs.Near Valencia,looking after a closed restaurant whilst owners went away,mainly gardening duties.Finally near Malaga helping out at a household,cleaning and painting.
    GRAN CANARIA
    Near Las Palmas [July 2016-September 2016]
    Helping with sustainable living project.Creating outdoor kitchen and toilet.Clearing ground,planting and tending to plants.
    SPAIN [March 2016-July 2016]
    Near Bilbao
    Guest house,making beds,keeping areas clean.Taking care of 2 girls,5 and 2 years age.Gardening and general chores.
    ECUADOR and PERU[August 2015-March 2016]
    Hosteria in Las Tunas [Ecuador]taking care of guests,tidying rooms,looking after animals and general chores.
    Hostel in Salinas [Ecuador] general hostel duties.
    Teaching in schools in Trujillo and Lima,Peru,preparation and execution of lessons.
    Hostel work in Paracas,Peru
    POLAND [April 2014-August 2015]
    Warsaw and Poznan
    Private English lessons to several students including children,teenagers and adults.
    These lessons included teaching English for business and exam preparation.
    Poznan
    Creator and supervisor of exercises and games within Just Speak,a company that runs courses to bring Polish and English native speakers together.In this role i created group activities,role plays and games,most of these games were directly connected with improving the English language speaking of the Polish guests.
    BULGARIA [June 2012-April 2014]
    Sunny Beach
    Maestro [Bar and Restaurant]
    I worked as a PR advising and encouraging tourists to enter the restaurant.
    Playa [Cocktail Bar]
    I worked as a PR advising and encouraging tourists to enter the bar.
    ENGLAND [November 2010-May 2012]
    Bournemouth
    Chase Freight,Verwood
    I worked locally as a multi drop driver delivering pallets to customers and making collections.
    CRETE [March 2005-October 2010]
    Malia and Hersonissis
    Alexis Taverna,Malia
    I worked as a PR then later as floor manager,advised on menu,waiter and generally entertaining guests.
    Albatross Hotel,Hersonissis
    Clearing tables and later replenishing food for buffet area.
    ENGLAND [Nvember 1999-March 2005]
    Sway,near Lymington,Hampshire
    Wessex Pictures
    I worked as a multi drop driver delivering glass to businesses in the south of England and Wales.
    MENORCA [June 1999-October 1999]
    Direct Holidays
    I worked as a holiday representative in all inclusive resort,giving welcome meetings and selling excursions.
    PORTUGAL [June 1996-April 1999]
    Sunset Holidays
    I worked as a holiday representative in Alvor,Albufiera and Vilamoura in the Algarve.My job entailed giving welcome meetings for up to 60 people,selling excursions and leading tours.
    ENGLAND [October 1994-June 1996]
    Poole
    DPP
    I worked as a multi drop driver delivering frozen products to Indian restaurants.
    ENGLAND [July 1992-October 1994]
    Bournemouth
    Madhouse [clothing,mainly jeans retailer]
    I was employed as warehouse supervisor and later became assistant manager.
    ENGLAND [March 1990-July 1992]
    Bournemouth
    Broadway Tavern [pub]
    Bar and cellar man.

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

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Charity Work

    Able to teach about:  

    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    Teaching English Language [I have experience of teaching to children and adults alike]
    Hosting and Entertaining[i worked as a holiday representative in Portugal and Menorca]
    Communication[I like to make points easy and clear to understand,and i listen carefully to the other person]
    General gardening skills.
    Strength,a lot of common sense and smiles!
    Experience in clearing land and organising space for tidiness along with domestic house cleaning duties.
    Basic construction skills,I have made items from old wood either on the property or found in the surrounding area.
    I am a big animal lover and especially adore hens,ducks etc.I have learnt how to keep these birds healthy through diet and living conditions and I really love being with them.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner
    Polish: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
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  • Age

    54

  • Nationality

    BRITISH-English

  • What else ...

    You are welcome to speak to me by video messenger on FB or Skype.

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    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      Negative energy.

    • Special dietary requirements

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