Jane

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Turkey

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    Travel dates

    01/02/2021 - 27/10/2021

  • 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. I am very keen to help in gardening, permaculture and sustainability projects. I work hard and am flexible. love walking and swimming, especially in rivers and the sea. I also love food and cooking and I ran a small cafe kitchen in Turkey once. I’d be very happy to cook for groups of volunteers or the public. I also love photography so would be happy to take photos to add to your website or profile.

    I have worked and travelled in South America for nine months and in Central America for three months so beginning to feel a little bit familiar with this vast continent!

    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 have been learning Quechua for several months and want the opportunity to improve it. I am a single parent and my daughter has now left home.

  • Interests

    Beach
    Nature
    Hitchhiking
    Water sports
    Fitness
    Cycling
    Dancing
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Van life
    Charity work
    Farming
    Gardening
    Sustainability
    Languages
    Architecture
    Writing
    Books
    Music
    Photography

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  • 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
    I would very much like to be in a Workaway position where I could learn more Quechua and have the chance to practise it. At the moment I would like to brush up my Turkish as it’s getting very rusty!

  • Age

    57

  • 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 - heavy digging or intensive planting may need 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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