Maggie Chen

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Maggie Chen

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Maggie Chen

  • Profile description
  • Dear hosts,
    My name is Maggie Chen from Taiwan. I am 48 years old and decided to take an early retirement from 20+ years of HR and Admin profession. Travelling is always my passion and I love to know more local people and their culture, so the volunteering/helping while travelling is a great way for me to do the culture exchange. Of course, I can just rent a room and relax, but I know I will get bored easily without much interaction with others.
    I am a very easy going person, easy to talk to, very mature in mind but not the look, haha (because I am Asian, we always look young). I am also very self-motivated, organized, clean and tidy. When I commit to do my job, I get it done without any supervision. All my careers I was using my brain power rather than my physical power, so it will be nice for a change to do some light to medium physical works to get fitter and healthier.
    Four years ago, I took one year career gap to travel and have volunteered at hostels in Kyoto, Highlands, Edinburgh and Ireland, doing general cleaning, beds making, event planning and guest welcoming. Also, I have volunteered in a refugee camp in Sweden, helping childcare, cleaning, camp event helping, tree planting, keeping number of refugees in/out and providing emotional support to refugees. It will be nice to travel this way again.
    PS. I am a non-smoker and of course, I don't do drugs. As for alcohol, I do enjoy occasionally enjoy a small glass of red/white wine during the dinner time but never before or during the working hours.
  • Profile details
  • Account type: individual
  • Nationality:Taiwanese
  • Age:Maggie (48)
  • Skills: Cleaning/decluttering
    Receptionist
    Housekeeping
    Housesitting and dog walking
    Some gardening (though I don't have green thump but I am a quick learner)
    Office works (related to office software, photoshop, etc)
    Anything not above: I am curious and eager to learn anything related to environment protection, saving, eco-projects, etc. I am not afraid to get my hands dirty too.
  • Task Willing to do: Charity work
    Cooking / Shopping
    Elderly care
    Gardening
    Help in the house
    Help with computers / internet
    Help with eco project
    Helping with tourists
  • Languages: Chinese and English
  • Planned travelling dates: 2020-06-01 to 2021-05-31
  • Countries planning on travelling to: Spain - June to mid July 2020
    Sweden or Norway - mid July to Aug 2020
    South of England - Sep to Oct 2020
    Highlands, Scotland - Nov - Dec 2020
    Canada - Jan - Mar 2021
    New Zealand - Mar - May 2021
  • Dietary Requirements:No
  • Driver License:automobile
  • Allergies:No