Venla

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  • Travel information

    I am currently

    Travelling

    Activities i am interested in:

    in Cape Town for a couple of months!

    My next destination:

    South Africa - from Jan 2023 until Mar 2023
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  • Description

    Hey there!
    My name is Venla, and I believe in a theory that people need 12 hugs a day. That's why I love living in hostels/communities where you meet sweet and huggable people every day!

    My biggest fear is to have a boring life and therefore I am constantly looking for new adventures in different locations around the world. I have been travelling full-time for over a year, done 7 workaways along the way on 4 different continents, and I'm loving the adventure so far! So here I am - offering my help to anyone who would like to get to know my sunny personality!

    I'm really adventurous and I consider myself quite flexible as I adapt to new situations quickly. I dream big and work hard to achieve my dreams, even if they seem impossible or crazy.

    I grew up in a small town in Finland so I have been surrounded by nature my entire life. My hobbies include anything outdoorsy; hiking, running, swimming, ice skating, kayaking & bicycling. I'm also a huge fan of all kinds of animals!

  • Interests

    Beach
    Nature
    Camping
    Sailing / Boating
    Cycling
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Pets
    Languages
    Art & design
    Drawing & painting
    Writing
    Books
    Videography
    Photography
    Vegetarian or vegan
    LGBTQ
    Politics / Social justice

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  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Swedish: 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. You can contact them directly to discuss this.

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

    I'm interested in:  

    Charity Work
    Life at a Farmstay
    Babysitting and creative play

    Some knowledge of:  

    Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    Art Projects
  • More details about your skills

    HOSPITALITY / HOSTEL WORK / TOURISM:
    I have spent quite a lot of time volunteering in hostels in Albania, Panama and Guatemala, so I’m pretty familiar with guest service, reception work, bartending, interacting with guests, waitressing, changing beds, cleaning (bar, common areas, rooms, kitchen, garden…) and working in a restaurant/cafe.
    I have also gained experience in problem solving and learned the importance of team work because sometimes crazy things happen when you’re working in a hostel!

    CHILDREN/YOUTH & TEAM WORK:
    I have taught dance lessons for 3-10 year old children for two years, worked as an au pair twice (in Italy and South Africa) and taught English in a Cambodian school (8-20 year-olds) so I have a lot of experience with kids. I have also been a leader on multiple different youth summer camps.

    ART & TECHNOLOGY:
    I am an artist, mostly experienced in painting, photography and video editing. I am a self-taught photographer & video creator and I have taken a great amount of art lessons in drawing, painting and ceramics. If you need someone to paint a mural on your walls, please hit me up! :)

    CUSTOMER SERVICE:
    I have a lot of experience in customer service and I have, for example, worked as a election officer. On these jobs I gained a lot of experience in on how to adapt to different kind of situations and interact with different people. I am very social & flexible and I absolutely love chatting with people!

    ANIMALS:
    Growing up I have spent a lot of time with different animals (horses, sheep etc.) but mostly dogs. I have done a lot of dog-sitting and I consider myself quite a dog whisperer ;)

    GARDENING:
    I have worked in a garden so I have some general knowledge of flowers, vegetables and plants and how to take care of the garden in general.

  • Age

    21

  • What else ...

    I am fully covid vaccinated!! (3 doses)

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegetarian

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