Elke

  • Age: 28
  • Nationality: Germany
  • Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, and German

Volunteer Experiences

Experience in Spain

Hostel Asturias, Spain Jun/2021

Web Developer

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Review written by Elke
5

I spent two months at Gijon Surf Hostel and can recommend the experience. In general work is easy (even if it can get quite busy in high season) and the benefits you get out of your stay are above average (like free yoga, surfing, excursions, etc.). The team is nice and everyone willing to help and make you feel comfortable. The surrounding are is nice as you have access to pretty beaches, a park and the town is walking distance away.

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Ezequiel replied

Elke ha sido una voluntaria fantástica. Ha sabido desenvolverse con soltura y confianza en todas las tareas que le fueron asignadas. Como ser humano es una persona muy cálida, solidaria y responsable. Tanto staff como huéspedes han estado a gusto con ella y la vamos a extrañar por aqui!

Experience in Portugal

Hostel Almada, Portugal Jun/2019

Cleaning, Housekeeping, Reception, and Bartending

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Review written by the host
5

Elke stayed with us in June and July this year and we were really happy to have her here. Season was just starting, and Elke was being a huge help in getting the hostel ready for summer! She is a very responsible Worldpacker, a team player, proactive, and likes to bring in her own ideas. Totally recommended!

Endorsements
  • Responsibility
  • Sociability
  • Proactivity
  • Commitment

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Review written by Elke
4

Mahara Beach Camp is the perfect place to come if you want to meet people from all around, enjoy nearby places and the beautiful beaches after work is done. The working hours are totally fine and since there are plenty of volunteers, work is not too hard and you always have a helping hand. The location is not perfect but when the guys are there they always take you anywhere you want to go. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, everyone’s willing to help, recommended! :-)

Experience in Brazil

Hostel Florianópolis, Brazil Mar/2019

Housekeeping, Cleaning, and Reception

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Review written by the host
4

Elke did a great job!

Endorsements
  • Responsibility

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Review written by Elke
4

All in all I had a good experience at Floripa Surf Hostel. The hostel is pretty, the rooms are really comfortable and the location is just perfect, right in front of the beach. Work time could be a bit less, because I think 30 hours per week is quite a lot considering it’s “only” free accomodation you get. The atmosphere in general is a nice one but I think it could be helpful to make some kind of reunions with the whole team from time to time because I felt there was a lack of communication sometimes. All in all it’s recommended but can improve in some ways.

Academy Certificates

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How to travel and work as a content writer

Completed the Worldpackers Travel Writers certificate where he/she learned how to create engaging travel content, optimize for SEO, and pitch stories.

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How to become an outstanding Worldpacker

Watched our videos about how the volunteer experience works and what are the responsibilities as a volunteer.

Worldpackers Programs

Here are the contributions made to the Worldpackers community

Blogger

Writing articles for the Worldpackers Blog

Articles written as Blogger

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How long does it take to learn a language?

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10 Colombian desserts and traditional food you must try on a trip to South America

5min

I love traveling, outdoor activities, pachamama and south america

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Languages

Fluent
  • Spanish
  • English
  • German
Intermediate
  • Portuguese

Skills

I'm an expert!
  • Administration
  • Cleaning
  • Content Writer
  • Housekeeping
  • Night Shift
  • Reception
  • Teaching Languages
Some experience
  • Bartending
  • Cooking
  • Farming
  • Kitchen Hand
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Tour Guide
  • Web Developer
I want to learn it
  • Social Work
  • Teaching Sports
  • Video Making

Background

Education

Languages have fascinated me since I was a child. I always wanted to travel and to CONNECT with people from other cultures. My passion influenced me in my choice of studies, I guess.. So I decided to study Multilingual Communication in Cologne, Germany.

Work Experience

I have quite some experience working on farms, in hostels, surf hostels, etc. In Germany, I worked as a receptionist in a hotel in Cologne, and in Online Marketing/ SEO in Hamburg.

Travel Experience

When I started my first solo trip to Australia and Asia in 2013, I never thought that traveling would become such an important part of my life. I really didn't.

For me, travelling is not about seeing as many places as possible, it's about the connections you create, the friends you make, the unforgettable moments and the different and unexpectet perspectives you get on life. When I travel, I am constantly learning! And life is about learning, right?