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Kelly and Jim
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Kelly-marie McEwan (Kelly), 29 from Australia (couple)
James Shewring (Jim), 30 from Australia
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Network: Europe
Present Country: United Kingdom
Join Date: March 20, 2013
Last Updated: September 18, 2017
Last Log In: November 4, 2017

Next Destination(s): In the UK for autumn 2017, travelling to Spain/Portugal for winter. Artists in particular please contact us if there's room in your community! Kelly is itching to crochet, paint & create.

Jim and I are an Australian couple that are travelling around Europe and interested in HelpX because it seems to be a great way to travel and see more of the world.

Travelling in a campervan at the moment so we bring our own accommodation!

Our goal is to become more self-sufficient by learning from the permaculture projects and farms we visit. We see volunteering as offering the chance to learn new skills along the way, while seeing beautiful places and meeting wonderful people.

Ideally, we are looking to work approximately 4-6 hours a day, 4-5 days a week in exchange for meals, somewhere to park up, laundry/shower facilities, good vibes and great learning experiences. If this sounds like something you could offer us, please email!

We are 100% gay-friendly, trans-friendly, kid-and-dog friendly, have no special dietary needs or allergies and would love to hear from you!

Some things we can bring to your home, farm or organisation;

Qualified chef with 10 years' experience
Wedding event co-ordination and management
Experience catering festivals large and small, such as Glastonbury
Can lift up to 20kg, handle repetitive tasks
IT hardware and computer building experience
First Aid certified
Experience with construction, renovation and fencing
Driving license
Cordial and wine maker
Learning about foraging in the UK
Fire-twirler (poi)
Stage and scenic design experience
Yurt builder
Travel insured
Solar system repair and maintenance skills

Foraging, fermenting, brewing, bottling, pickling, and canning skills
Poultry and small animal handling/husbandry experience
Accomplished in planning and constructing vegetable gardens and growing fruit and bonsai trees
Qualified secondary teacher
Bachelor of Visual Arts
Australian Cert. 4. Adult Training and Assessment
Avid artist and crafter (you can check out some of my work through social media;
Hosted arts based workshops for ages 4 - 18+
Experience with SEO, website development, updating site content, managing online sales, blogging, documentation, subscriber newsletters and social media tools
7+ years customer care and retail experience
Driving license
First aid certified
Fire-twirler (poi and staff)
Yurt builder
Travel insured

We are both native English speakers, currently learning to speak German, Spanish and Portuguese (beginner level for all three).

Hope to hear from you soon!

Self References:
Spent winter helping in Spain and Portugal, you can get an idea of what we are doing on a weekly basis through the blog!

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