Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden
01/07/2017 - 10/12/2018
Hello, my name is Jo I have been travelling since June last year and was mainly based in the Balkans. My first work away was in a hostel on the island of Brac in Croatia. I then did two more workaways in Slovenia, worked in Park Istria helping the local community with all sorts of tasks such as picking potatoes, weeding, clearing land, picking fruit to also helping in schools and other projects.
I spent three a half months working with an NGO called BelgrAid, which provides hot meals along with love and support to refugees and immigrants that are currently living in camps in Serbia.
I would describe myself as a very outgoing sociable happy person. I love learning new things and meeting new people. My hobbies include cycling, reading, DIY, painting, exploring, trekking, music, camping and charity work.
I have completed a 140 hour TEFL course before leaving Ireland. I would love to work in a hostel, guest house, eco-village, homestead or farm where I can meet new people, share ideas and gain practical experience. I am a fast learner and not afraid of some hard work. I have no fixed agenda so the order of travel can be changed if required let's see where the path takes me.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
I have a degree in IT, and I have been working in this industry for the last 12 years. But I'm finding that kind of work tedious and boring. I have worked in lots of other jobs along the way too, such as; cleaner, bar worker, worker in a busy guest house, and waitressing to name but a few.
I have always been passionate about helping people and have participated in many volunteering programs such as, teaching English to refugees, adult literacy classes, fundraising for the less fortunate by climbing mountains or sponsored walks, I went so far as to shave my hair off last year which raised €1650.00 in order to buy winter boots for the refugees in Serbia.
I have a lust for life as the song goes and would see the glass half full than half empty, I am looking forward to meeting all of you fantastic people along the way !
Conversational Spanish and French
Special dietary requirements