From: Belgium

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Portugal, Spain

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    Travel dates

    15/02/2020 - 16/07/2020

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  • Description

    Hi, I'm Lieve from Belgium.

    From April 2015 till April 2016 I was taking a break from my professional career. I travelled around, but at the same time offered my skills and experience during those trips. Workaway is for me a very interesting concept because you can experience a country or region in a more intense way by working in a local project or for a family business.

    Since I'm 62, I have some professional experience of course. I used to work as freelance trainer (IT) for about 10 years and I 've worked in and for several African countries as project coordinator, mainly in educational projects but also supporting small enterprises. The last 5 years I'm working in the administration of the local government, mainly in community projects.

    From May 2019 I will start my early pension!!
    And my main goal for the coming years is to travel around with my campervan (from Europe to Canada and beyond...). I will still combine travelling and volunteering, since I had marvellous workaway-experiences in France, Spain, Norway Australia, Tasmania and Borneo!!
    In some countries it can be interesting to teach a bit, since I've obtained my TEFL certificate!

    I love to work with my hands! So I'm interested in gardening, harvesting, fruit processing, etc. But I'm also very handy in painting, general maintenance, etc. I also helped out in some guesthouses to clean rooms, maintaining environment, etc.
    Reading books (fiction as well as non-fiction) is one of my favourite pastimes, as well as travelling (which is my main goal for the coming years) and since a few years I spent a lot of time exercising my new passion, which is sculpturing (stone)!

  • Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • What skills do you have?

    generalist, not specialist - very handy in gardening, painting, some small building works...general maintenance... also creative (sculpturing, ....) - management skills - organisational skills

  • Languages spoken

    Dutch (mother tongue) / English / French (med)

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    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements