Jillian & Marita

From: United States & Canada

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travel dates

    10/03/2019 - 10/03/2020

  • Badges

    Good Workawayer

  • Description

    Our story begins at a humble yoga ashram in the Bahamas. Jillian volunteered for 7 hours a day at reception while I, Marita, worked on completing my advanced teacher training course. Soon we relized we wanted to continue this journey together. At that point Jillian had a prior committment of 2 months in Mexico working at a workaway hotel and I was already headed to grape pick in Margret River, Australia. Luckily our paths reunited and we can now continue to see the world with each other and share in each other’s light and love while meeting people and gaining skills along the way.
    Jillian’s background is in childcare with 5 years experience and she is truely magical with children. She charges into every adventure with passion and commitment. She is very adaptable and can pick up any skill.
    Marita has worked for 6 years as a painter while completing a science degree in exercise science. She has also worked on a coffee farm, a sheep farm, grape picking, teaching yoga, physiotherapy assistant, coaching teenagers, and general outdoor maintenance, so needless to say her skills vary and she would be more than happy to assist in any need. She is outgoing and has no problem getting along with everyone.
    We are so excited to see where this crazy ride of workaway takes us and we hope you are apart of it!

  • Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project

  • What skills do you have?

    - Interior/ exterior painter and crew manager
    - 6 Month Wwoofing experience Hawaii/ New Zealand
    - Living in mindful communities
    - Living in a variety of conditions from sheds to boats to shared rooms
    - Completing, learning, and probelm solving many tasks including, cooking, cleaning, gardening, weed pulling, working with horses, working at farmers markets, caring for children, installing drywall, baseboards and crown molding, and fruit picking.

    -Customer service- worked front desk at a preschool for 2 years as well as one on one with parents daily for 5 years
    -Management- manages 20+ staff members in closing tasks at preschool ie: cleaning, communicating with parents, caring for children
    -Houskeeping- spent two months at hostel cleaning through workaway
    -Reception- spent three months working reception for an ashram/ yoga regreat center.
    -Childcare- care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years over 5 years time. Attended to their basic needs (feeding, changing, keeping them clean), nutured and comforted them, wrote curriculum, cooked, maintained a clean and sanitary classroom.

    Above all we have a great desire to serve and to learn. We’re excites for opportunities to expand our toolbox of skills, and we strive to meet every challenge with with a smile and positive attitude!

  • Languages spoken

    Jillian- English, a little Spanish Marita- English and French

  • Age

    20 & 25

  • Nationality

    American and Canadian

  • What else ...

    We would love to pick up some new skills and are willing to do pretty much anything if you are willing to teach us! We are very open minded and pick up on things very quickly.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements