Jane

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala

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    Travel dates

    01/01/2019 - 15/03/2021

  • number of facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    443

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer
    Facebook verified

  • My status

    At home

  • Description

    I love nature and being and working outdoors, walking and swimming, especially in rivers and the sea. I also love food and cooking (I ran a small cafe kitchen in Turkey once), African music and dancing, photography, travelling and reading. And I am good at gardening!
    In England I work as a teacher trainer in a field of education known in the U.K. as "global learning". It is all the things I am passionate about like human rights, equality, social justice, sustainable development etc. I am also a qualified TEFL teacher (Teacher of English as a Foreign Language) and have taught for many many years. I am fluent in Spanish after living in Madrid for nearly 7 years and I also speak Turkish and French. I'm currently learning Quechua and want the opportunity to improve it. I am a single parent and my daughter has now left home.

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

    I'm interested in:  

    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Eco Projects
    Hospitality/Tourism

    Able to teach about:  

    Helping around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    General gardening especially growing herbs, light building/painting/decorating, Cooking, Fluent Spanish and other languages, English Language teaching, Teacher training, Philosophy for Children, Translation and Interpreting, Bringing up a child, Good amateur photographer, keen eye for colour and interior design/decorating.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Turkish: Intermediate
    Quechua: Beginner

    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. Please contact them directly to discuss this with them.

  • Age

    56

  • Nationality

    British

  • What else ...

    All plans are slightly provisional at the moment of course due to the pandemic and borders being closed BUT...
    I would like to spend nearly three months in Bolivia (may need to quarantine on arrival) as I wish both to escape from a dreary winter lockdown in the U.K and also learn more Quechua. I love working on projects outdoors in nature. I like to be with children and young people and I would be happy to provide occasional childcare or babysitting for a family, although would prefer not to be doing this every day. I may be older than many volunteers but I am fit and very healthy and very young at heart! (the only thing I can't do is lift heavy loads due to a back issue - any picking or planting may have to be mixed with other tasks). I can also provide help with tourists on reception in hotels and hostels and am happy to do general upkeep and cleaning too. Due to my back problems though I cannot make beds or hoover!

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No. I happily eat anything and everything!

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