From: United Kingdom
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Malta, Netherlands, United Kingdom
21/10/2016 - 31/12/2020
I have travelled extensively through over 70 countries on 20 trips through Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America . I have worked in a variety of roles in England and abroad including France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Panama and Australia. I play guitar and like to paint, I have painted band designs on leather jackets and over 70 murals. Most of the volunteer work I have done with Workaway has been gardening, landscaping, painting and decorating. At a recent Workaway in Portugal I painted 20 murals. In Israel I worked as a chicken farmer, gardener and installing irrigation systems for crops.
I am keen on learning new skills as well as developing skills I already have.
In my spare time I enjoy TV, movies, video games ( particularly retro games- I'm travelling with 4 games consoles!), reading graphic novels, playing guitar and snooker & pool.
Hostel management: Reception duties, Cash handling, Taking reservations by phone, Email and text, booking in guests, recruitment of volunteers.
TESOL Level 1 Teaching Assistant Certificate.
Responsible for grass control, using pedestrian self-propelled rotary and cylinder box mowers.
Applying selective and total herbicides.
Strimming all grass areas including banks, lawns, where gang mowers are unable to operate.
Edging grass areas around building paths, roadways, hedges etc.
Digging and weeding as necessary all flower and shrub border.
Trimming hedges and pruning shrubs and trees.
Installing irrigation systems to water newly planted trees, shrubs, plants etc
Applying fertilizer and weed killer to grass areas.
Full clean Driving License.
Experienced in driving Counter Balance and Side Reach Fork Lift Trucks, ride on mowers and a variety of tractors with trailers.
3 years experience in home insulation installing loft and cavity wall insulation.
Taping, plastering and painting & decorating.
Re-pointing random stone and rendering.
Painting murals and signs - I have now painted over 70 murals for Workaway hosts.
Upcycling. I have now built a cat house, bed side table, work bench and desk from old pallets and packing crates.
Previous experience includes 18 months as a gardener in Israel on a kibbutz landscaping, mowing, spraying and installing irrigation systems.
I previously worked as a Home Insulation Technician insulating lofts for 3 years.
Special dietary requirements
I don't eat fish