Thomas Simon, 30
from United Kingdom
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Present Country: United Kingdom
Join Date: May 29, 2017
Last Updated: October 14, 2017
Last Signed In: October 20, 2017
I am looking to put together a trip around New Zealand while being at a few HelpX places starting in about a month.
I'm starting in the north and working south, arriving in mid-October.
If there's anyone else doing something similar it would lovely to have a companion!
Current location: New Zealand
I am looking for somewhere that I can be of use to while at the same get as much out of the experience to benefit me in my future life as possible.
I live in the UK, south east England to be a bit more precise.
I have been building a career in wildlife conservation for past few years and it has taken me to remote areas in Scotland, tiny islands of the coast of north east England and also worked in the birthplace of Winnie the Pooh.
My role was currently very practical and varied. My last day, I spent half the day repairing a broken fence and in the afternoon I was driving tractors on rough terrain as we resurfaced a track with sandstone.
I have qualifications for using chainsaws (maintenance and felling small trees), use of pesticides, tractor driving, All Terrain Vehicles (mainly quad bikes), off-road driving and first aid. I have used all the in a working environment, though the first aid not too much thankfully!
I have worked in a variety of habitats and environments and in my career path I have had a number of short term or seasonal contracts so I used to working in many different teams and fitting in with people as best I can.
I have written blogs and used social media for promoting events and spreading information and have used computers for other things such as writing course work, editing videos and data presentation.
I like to think though that my main attribute is that I always have a very willing and keen attitude and happy to help in any way I can.