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Robert (55) & Kathy (55)

World, North America, Canada, Whitehorse

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Volunteer since
2015

Speaks
English

Last seen online
1 Months ago

About me

We are a middle aged couple from northern Canada (Whitehorse, Yukon) We spent 8 months travelling S.E Asia in 2011/12, returned briefly to work in Canada, then moved to Belize where we bought a home/vacation rental property and spent over a year renovating and developing the home and gardens. We went back to Canada to visit family, friends and to work for the summer, and then returned to SE Asia, this time housesitting in various countries for another 6 months. We are currently back in Canada, working and enjoying family and friends... but soon, as the temperatures drop, we will set off for new adventures in warmer climates
We are eager to travel and see new places, living in the neighbourhoods, rather than in hotels... so we can experience real life in the country. We both LOVE animals.... cats in particular, so we would be thrilled if that was part of the package.
During our time in SE Asia, we were so fortunate to have so many experiences, right from our first, looking after a B&B in Malaysia over Christmas... to a lovely home on the banks of the Mekong in Laos..., Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand... they were all so great!
We are clean, respectful, and eager to take on whatever tasks might need doing. (We have learned we need to keep ourselves busy) We are also somewhat homebodies, so would spend a lot of time with your pets. Bob is an electrician by trade, and very handy around the home. We are familiar with chemical and saltwater pool maintenance, B&b guest services, gardening and yard work, and as I mentioned... we love animals.
Feel free to contact us even if just to chat and say hello.

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My background is varied within the electrical field and spread over many sectors whether it would be a residential, commercial, or industrial setting. Management skills have also allowed me to oversee projects and organize required logistical needs to ensure completion of jobs. I have 33 years’ experience in field works, planning, execution, and completion. Mentoring is the most rewarding portion of what I do. Giving back to communities is a big reward for me. Whether in a volunteer position or paid. It is a joy to see others benefit from vocational training received and able for others to give back to their own community once given the opportunity. I am an advocate of vocational training to fully benefit communities that lack the needed training and expertise.
I have traveled extensively throughout SE Asia over the last 4 years and have decided that I can focus my energies and efforts to helping in that part of the world if given the opportunity.
I am also a certified TEFL teacher, and CETYL (I am engaged in this program presently) and will be completed by the end of Sept, 2015.

Skills

Hello we are a Canadian couple that has traveled extensively throughout SE Asia and we like to keep our focus there. We have many skills between us as we have taken care of properties, businesses, either professionally or on a help or volunteer basis. My personal background is varied within the electrical field and spread over many sectors whether it would be a residential, commercial, or industrial setting. . Mentoring is the most rewarding portion of what I do. Giving back to communities is a big reward for me. Whether in a volunteer position or paid. It is a joy to see others benefit from vocational training received and able for others to give back to their own community once given the opportunity. I am an advocate of vocational training to fully benefit communities that lack the needed training and expertise. Getting beyond my professional skills I have plumbing, construction, carpentry, computer skills, yard maintenance, pool maintenance as well.
I have traveled extensively throughout SE Asia over the last 4 years and have decided that I can focus my energies and efforts to helping in that part of the world if given the opportunity.
I am also a certified TEFL teacher, and CETYL (I am engaged in this program presently) and will be completed by the end of Sept, 2015.

Additional info

I am not a smoker, I have a drivers license, I am not a vegetarian and I have no allergies.

Type of work I want to do

  • construction
  • language practice
  • maintenance tasks
  • teaching projects
  • eco projects
  • tourist support

Where I want to volunteer

Asia

Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, ... 3 moreSri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam

More photos about me

Bob and Kathy