Information du profil
Information de voyage
Actuellement, je suis
à la maison
Ma prochaine destination :Italy - du Mar 2022 au Sep 2022 Voir tout
My name is Mirjana.
Life is all about quality of relations and learning process. Exchanging knowledge, experience and emotions. That's how we evolve. And by changing our lives every now and again we get this new, fresh energy, perspective, and wish to continue positively influence other people's lives. (I'm INFJ according to Myers-Briggs personality test - which explained a lot in my life).
Now I feel keen on continuing this process - volunteering (have been one since 2008) to help and to learn, giving my share in this great exchange!
I prefer working on land - planting, weeding, picking up fruit..., - the goal is to embrace the place and its local people and get to know their culture, see their way of life...
I could, of course, continue helping teaching language at your home (I've been a language teacher, 20 years of experience), help you with your daily tasks, maybe even add babysitting to it (I have experience with smaller children through helping my sister with her kids), then, teaching in language schools to be inspired with different methods of teaching different ages all over again.
And the last alternative but not least, I could help you in your hotel / B&B with tourists, in the kitchen, reception or with cleaning to earn some extra money and to take a break / to move away for good from school stress and teenage students! And to start making my dream come true - moving towards living off-grid and in the nature, far away from mechanism of state...
who knows where this journey takes me...
finally the plan is that there is no plan - just go with the flow and be at one place as long as the smile is on my face.. :-)
Because, while giving someone a helping hand means establishing a natural, friendly relationship, where you get to see some great human personal traits, which are, unfortunately, in most of us, deeply and securely hidden nowadays - we have this constant fear not to be hurt. And we don't let other people easily in our every day lives. We don't show our true selves.. we don't have the time for that... that's what I want to change, influence... the quality of time and lives..
In helping somebody in this way all I expect to receive for my efforts is the fact that you as a host notice it and appreciate it.... that you see me as an equal, a person who wants to offer their time and energy in exchange for positive emotions. And the rest will follow...
In my volunteer experience (11 years now) I got to see people's true smiles, receive words of thank you and eventually even hugs, got to find some friends along the way... - what more can a person wish at these rushed, way too fast, internet times...
Physical/hard work during my school holidays means recuperating and relaxing, I truly enjoy it!
As every other person (or at least I hope so) I have been doing my best to use up almost all of my holidays to get away from the known / the everyday life. Afterwards I appreciate turning back home even more! Because while missing something you mostly see how good / safe / healthy your environment actually is.
And you continue being satisfied with your life.
The ongoing mission is spreading the horizons, learning something while seeing and exploring new places.
The help that I'm willing to provide doesn't have to be with just teaching languages (not at all!) - the holidays away have mostly been spent in international workcamps (SCI) connected to:
-ecology (rhododendron clearance in Ireland in a National park; picking up different fruit in the area of Devon, England while living in one Camphill community; olive harvest close to Izmir, Turkey),
-renovation and construction (dry-stone wall building in Switzerland, railway station weed clearance and painting of locomotives and platforms in Tokaj region and Budapest, Hungary),
-helping before, during and after music festivals in Italy and Belgium,
-preparing food in a homeless shelter in Hamburg, Germany,
-spending summer holidays as support persons with children with disabilities in the southeast of Sardegna.
Last summer, for example, I spent a couple of months in Sicily helping in cleaning and preparing food at B&Bs, helping with cooking, babysitting, gardening at a couple of families' and I loved every single day of being on that marvelous island...
Every single one of these adventures greatly helped me become a person I am now!
I hope there will be one more, if you kindly give me a chance to help you.
I am sure both sides will benefit :)
Centres d’intérêtFermeJardinageLanguesCuisine et alimentationSoin des plantes
Compétences et connaissances que j'aimerais partager ou apprendre
Ça m'intéresse :JardinageBricolage et projets de constructionBaby-sitting et jeux créatifsAider dans une fermeÉco-projetsAider à la maisonS’occuper des animauxPratique des langues
Je peux apprendre aux autres :Enseignement
Quelles sont vos compétences ?
I enjoy working with people - compassionate, hard-working, tolerant
Permis de conduire
Régime alimentaire spécial
Accomodation - in a cosy caravan/yurt.
Food - amazing, homegrown, bio.
Work - diverse - from gardening - weeding, planting, binding, picking up the veggies, preparing the ground for the next seeding/planting; cleaning and working in the kitchen - preparing the meals, going food-shopping
Mamma Maria, the three brothers with their exceptional children and wives,
Grazie grazie grazie Francesca, un abbraccio forte!
She was of great help, always available when providing extra info about the guests, their time of arrival and answering some issues about the price when they had some questions.
The volunteering was 10.00 - 15.00 – 5 hours. It was either in the garden (which is wonderful, with