India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
18/06/2018 - 27/01/2020
I am a 29-year old Australian from Melbourne. I'm an independent, mature-minded traveller who has travelled around SE Asia, Central America and the United States. I've lived abroad in both the USA and in Mexico, in different working environments, and have experience living and working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
I like spending extended periods of time in each place I travel (where possible) to get a feel for the people and culture of the place. I'm passionate about cultural experiences, meeting locals and having real experiences in the places I visit. This is where volunteering (and workaway) is the perfect medium for me!
In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, yoga, scuba diving, sitting on the beach and eating all the food! I'm a pretty laid-back person and generally get along well with everyone. I'm not the sort of person that likes doing nothing and like to be kept busy. In Australia, I'm a bit of a workaholic, usually with more than one job to save like crazy for my next trip - so idle time isn't something I'm accustomed to. I'm self-motivated and take initiative to get things done (if only to avoid twiddling my thumbs and doing nothing).
I've got a varied work history with jobs in retail, sales, NGO fundraising, office work and the travel/tourism industry. I also have many years of experience in the hospitality industry (restaurants, events, hotels) and as such I have great customer service skills in any environment! More recently, I have experience as an ESL Teacher for the last 3 years (1.5 years in Mexico, 1.5 years in Australia). I love teaching English as I enjoy helping my students learn and realize that English can really create opportunities for their future and change their lives and would love to be able to use this skill in future volunteering opportunities.
Generally, I love working with people, whether that be customers, clients or students - I thrive when working with a good team of like-minded, motivated people who are working towards a mutual purpose.
Babysitting / child care
Help with Eco project
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Qualified and experienced English Teacher.
Extremely organised - good at creating new organisation systems (physical and computer-based)
Hospitality experience - Hotels.
Tourism/travel agent experience.
Have a Working With Children check from Australia.
English, Basic Spanish
I am up for trying anything! Very reliable and responsible individual who is passionate at succeeding at anything I try. Very hard-working, motivated and easy-going - I can get along well with almost anyone!
Special dietary requirements