• Age: 28
  • Nationality: United States
  • Languages: Japanese and English

Volunteer experiences

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Experience in Ecuador

Social Project Tena, Ecuador Jul/2023

Teaching Languages

Review written by the host

Marie Is just a one of a kind of a person! We really enjoyed her time at Yachana and being able to learyso much from here. As a community manager, she is just great, we definitely suggest get here to your projects. We would love to have here back sometime in the future. Keep being such a wonderful person

  • Teaching Languages
  • Proactivity
  • Flexibility
  • Sociability
  • Communication
  • Responsibility
  • Commitment
  • English
  • Japanese

Review written by Marie

I can't say enough good things about the project. They truly care about the social and environmental work they do. They are constantly working to better the area in a way that benefits sustainability and the local people. I feel like other volunteers would get a lot of fulfillment out of it! The project is gorgeous and I saw some of the most amazing wildlife. More than that, the activities I got to join in on I'll remember forever. Waterfalls, caves, river canoes, and more! Volunteers here will learn about the earth, how to learn from it, and make a lot of great memories :) Thanks the project!

Experience in Guatemala

Hospitality Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala May/2023

Cleaning and Housekeeping

Host didn’t write a review

Experience in Guatemala

Hostel Flores, Guatemala Mar/2023

Party Promoter, Housekeeping, Administration, and Reception

Review written by the host

Marie is a very social person , she is responsible about her duties and she can adapt to change which is perfect , I recommend her to help you.

  • Reception
  • Administration
  • Sociability
  • Communication
  • English

Review written by Marie

I had the best time here! The hours were always as agreed and I felt supported if I had any questions. Everyone has the friendliest personalities there. The little island became like a second home to me while I was there. I was so sad to leave!

Academy certificates

Eco Certificate for Volunteers: Daily Activities

This course was designed to educate travelers about the daily tasks of an ecological project so that they arrive at their project better informed and can maximize their contribution in the exchange.

Eco Certificate for Volunteers: Basic Concepts

This course has been specifically designed to assist volunteers in preparing for non-routine situations, understanding the fundamentals of living in a community, recognizing the differences between life in the city and the countryside, selecting and supporting projects in achieving their objectives, and learning some basic permaculture concepts to help your project flourish!

How to become an outstanding Worldpacker

This course is designed to help volunteers prepare for Worldpackers' experiences, including creating a complete traveler profile and sending great applications, sharing feedback with hosts, and other best practices for successful exchanges and your project's growth!

Community contributions

How the traveler helps the Worldpackers community besides volunteering.


Producing educational videos for the Academy

Videos made for the Academy

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  • 4min


  • 4min


  • English 3
  • Japanese 2


I'm an expert!
  • Cleaning 1
  • Teaching Languages 1
  • Child Care
  • Content Writer
  • Photography
  • Social Media
Some experience
  • Administration 1
  • Animal Care
I want to learn it
  • Bartending
  • Cooking
  • Party Promoter
  • Tour Guide

About me as an author


Hi, I'm Marie! I believe that life is just a big collection of stories, and discovering the world is how we create them. Now, I've created stories in five continents through volunteering. Where will you make yours?

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I have my bachelor's degree in psychology.

Work experience

I have experience in all sorts of different jobs! I've waitressed, bartended, and worked in hostels before.

Now, I'm an English teacher online.

Travel experience

I've been abroad for over six years now. I'm based in Japan, but I've backpacked through 23 countries.