Michael

  • Age: 31
  • Nationality: United States
  • Languages: Greek, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English

Volunteer Experiences

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Michael canceled 1 experience at the last minute

Experience in Greece

Hostel Athens, Greece Oct/2019

Night Shift, Cleaning, Housekeeping, and Reception

Host didn’t write a review

Experience in Greece

Hotel Anavryti, Greece Aug/2019

Kitchen Hand, Cleaning, Housekeeping, and Reception

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Review written by the host
2

Michael was very friendly and social person. We had some great talks during his stay, shared interests and more. Unfortunately, he didn't show any commitment for the position. He was leaving shifts, stopped his shift a couple of times in order to have a meal and never really committed. We had to ask for him to get back to his responsibilities more than once. He also announced us he would be leaving for a week, during his stay, as he had a planned trip and return afterwards. Overall a very nice guy but not a responsible volunteer.

Endorsements
  • Sociability
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Michael replied

Leo, I think this was unfair based on the fact that you were not there. You brought me to your parents home (whom I wasn't really able to communicate with) and you left the same day and never returned. I was always asking if they needed help, to which they told me “No! it’s ok,” until I asked so much that they started acting as though I was annoying them. There was no scheduled eating times, I ate when I was given food and told to eat. I never “ate in the middle of my shift” unless they told me to. Mary told me to be there at 7.30, to serve breakfast every morning, and at 20.00 for dinner. In the morning, George would tell me “It’s ok” and tell me to have coffee and sit, so that’s what I did. At dinner time, at 20.00 I was there, ready to serve the guests. Once the guests were sat down and settled, Mary would start making food for me, and then tell me to go eat. I would eat quickly and wait for 22.00 to start cleaning the plates. When she told me what to do, I did it. I did everything I was told to do, which wasn’t much. Most of the time I was standing there watching. That’s why I decided to leave because it didn’t seem like they needed me anyways. And with two new volunteers on the way, it really seemed like there would be too many people trying to figure out something to do. I was always trying to be helpful.


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Review written by Michael
5

Great people, small bed and breakfast with a lot of love

Experience in Croatia

Hostel Zagreb, Croatia Jul/2019

Night Shift and Reception

Surfergirl
Review written by the host
5

For the time Michael was in the hostel he was amazing.

Endorsements
  • Responsibility
  • Sociability
  • Proactivity
  • Commitment

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Review written by Michael
3

The hostel itself wasn’t very terrible. There were some obvious issues, but nothing insurmountable. No hard feelings, I wish them the best.

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Hi Worldpackers! I am 30 years old from Texas, and I have spent the past 3 years traveling the world as a volunteer and backpacker. In 2016, I traveled through India, Sri Lanka, and UK, and since December 2017 I have traveled most parts of Europe. I am currently based in Athens, Greece.


How can Michael help you?

First trip abroad
Travel Solo
Budget Travel
Work Exchange
Digital Nomad
Over 30
Backpacking
Using Worldpackers
Quit your Job

Languages

Fluent
  • English
Intermediate
  • Portuguese
Beginner
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French

Skills

I'm an expert!
  • Administration
  • Bartending
  • Cleaning
  • Content Writer
  • Housekeeping
  • Night Shift
  • Reception
  • Social Media
Some experience
  • Arts
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Handyman
  • Kitchen Hand
  • Music
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Social Work
  • Teaching Languages
  • Video Making
  • Web Developer
I want to learn it
  • Farming
  • Party Promoter
  • Photography
  • Tour Guide

Background

Education

I went to school for Network and Computer Systems Administration

Work Experience

For the past two years, I have worked as a SEO Manager

Travel Experience

I traveled through India for a month, volunteered for Meth Sewa Fondation (Stop Staring, Start Caring) and traveled through Sri Lanka for a month, and I lived and volunteered in London for two months. Since December 2017, I have been backpacking through Europe