From: United Kingdom
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala
01/01/2019 - 17/03/2019
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 am a single parent and my daughter has recently moved away to start university. I love nature and being 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!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
General gardening especially growing herbs, 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.
Spanish (fluent), Turkish (good) and French (reasonable)
I will be travelling for two and a half months in Guatemala. I love working on projects with children and young people and I would also be happy to provide occasional childcare/babysitting for a family, although would prefer not to be doing this most days. 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!
Special dietary requirements