Hagen

From: United States

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Guatemala

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    Travel dates

    13/05/2016 - 18/12/2017

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    Nº of Facebook friends

    377

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Top Workawayer
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  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    My name is Hagen Mancuso and I am a recent college graduate (May 2016) with a degree in biology from Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. I am looking to have unique and interesting experiences. I would like to participate in volunteering that will allow me to experience the world's beauty while also developing useful skills. I am more than happy to help out with manual labor (I played football in college). I also have experience cooking and can prepare a wide variety of food. Aside from this I am looking forward to tackling any challenges offered and look forward to meeting new people.
    My past workaway experiences include:
    - Newfoundland, Canada (Working with 22 year old with brain injuries)
    - Silves, Portugal (Farm work with fruit harvesting and animal rescue)
    - Marbella, Spain (Sierra de Las Nieves National Park, Helping with property upkeep such as trimming trees, mowing lawn, etc)
    - Barcelona, Spain (English speaking practice with family with 9 year old son)
    - Pau, France (Work around a castle, cutting lumber with chainsaw, landscaping work)
    - Bayreuth, Germany (Work with artist/carpenter, learned how to tile, moved lumber, build brick wall, installed windows)
    - Odessa, Ukraine (Interacting with children from refugee families from the east of Ukraine. Also various tasks at a school including installing furnaces, repairing doors, building a sandbox)
    - Kyiv, Ukraine (English speaking practice with a family of 4: mom, dad, 2 girls aged 5 and 12)
    - Cajon del Maipo, Chile (Helping with construction projects at a rural tourism location)
    - Curarrehue, Chile (Working on a farm to help with various tasks)
    - Coyhaique, Chile (Helping with a sustainable forestry project to process wood)
    - Aigua, Uruguay (Working on a ranch, helping to collect and cut wood, repair fences, install posts)
    - Corrientes, Argentina (teaching English and biology at a small school in the ibera marshlands)
    - public health in Bolivia


    Current:
    in Mexico for my last workaway stint before starting med school.

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

    Some knowledge of:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

    Able to teach about:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Being an elderly companion
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    - I have a thorough knowledge of the human body and am a certified personal trainer.
    - I have experience doing work around the house such as drywalling, painting, renovating. Concrete and bricklaying experience as the result of dry composting latrine construction.
    - I know my way around a boat as I grew up in south florida and my dad owns his own business as a marine mechanic. Experience with small engines and motorcycles.
    - Experience working in the garden and other tasks on farms, such as milking animals and fence construction/repair, etc.
    - Any heaving lifting or difficult labor I can handle.
    - I have worked as a tutor for 5 years and recently have 4 months of experience working with a young man with a brain injury.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    More details about my language interests
    This workawayer has indicated that they would be interested in sharing their language(s) or learning a new language. You can contact them directly to discuss this.

  • Age

    27

  • Nationality

    American

  • What else ...

    I am very eager to learn willing to commit 100% to whatever tasks may be offered to me. As long as I am fed and given a place to sleep I will be happy. I'm looking forward to getting away from some of the stress of studying and working in the classroom and get outside to explore.

    I have had many workaway experiences so far now and have been happy with every single one of them. Each has presented me with a different opportunity to learn and apply my skills in a new way, while also learning new skills. I have made friends that will last a lifetime and memories I hope to share. If you need any help and you see that your country is on the list of ones I am visiting please send me a message. I look forward to hearing from you.

    ***I have been told by previous hosts that it is pertinent to inform you that I eat a lot

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

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