After graduating high school I decided to take a year off and travel volunteering and exploring around the world. This experience has changed my life greatly for the better since returning, and is the best decision I've ever made.
Volunteer (9/10/2011 - 12/20/2011)
Maji Safi Group, Shirati, Mara, Tanzania
Volunteered with a clean water NGO while in Kenya/Tanzania. Opportunity included educating the locals about the hazards of unsafe water, and testing/setting up water purity stations.
Farmer (2/01/2012 - 5/10/2012)
Goats with the Wind , Yodfat, Galilee, Israel
Worked on an organic goat farm in northern israel for a semester. Job included milking/feeding a herd of 120 goats, yard work around the farm, and was put in charge of constructing a hand built rock wall from pieces found around the farm.
Camp Counselor (Beginning Summer 2010,11,12 - End Summer 2010,11,12)
Camp Robin Hood, Freedom, New Hampshire, United States
In 2010, was a first year counselor for 10 year old boys group. In 2011 was an assistant group leader to the 13 year old boys group. In 2012 I was the group leader for the 10 year old boys group again. Group leader was the highest position given to staff at the camp, putting me in charge of running the group for the summer with staff under me.
Laborer (5/15/2013 - 7/20/2013)
Posen Construction Services, White Plains , New York, United States
Worked as a laborer for a construction company at White Plains Hospital. Job included making sure the construction environment was clean at all times, and didn't contaminate other parts of the hospital. Also included helping with projects construction/demolition, and safe trash removal.
Waiter (2/01/2012 - 5/10/2012)
Goats With the Wind , Yodfat, Galilee , Israel
The organic farm I worked on also had a restaurant for visitors, and I was assigned as the head waiter during my volunteering stay, hosting up to a 45 person party waited by me and one other volunteer.
Leadership Skills , 3 years running groups of 15+ teenage kids, One year in head position - 3 years
Communication Skills, Worked with both foreign and english speaking customers while waiting on the farm - .5 years
Macintosh + Microsoft OS , Proficient - 10 years
Microsoft Word + Powerpoint, Proficient - 8 years
Spanish, 5 Years in High School
Took high school level spanish classes from 8th grade through graduation.