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country Iceland: Environment & Photography - Waves SEEDS 094.
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30/10/2020 - 8/11/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
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12 volunteers (3Male / 1female still needed)
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While developing artistic and technical photography skills, you will also be focusing on a few environmental and sustainability issues through non-formal activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and visits facilitated by SEEDS. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers! We will also visit local projects on environment and conservation, these may include hands-on activities or guided visits. Some examples include coastal and outdoors cleaning actions, a waste collection centre, a visit to a geothermal power plant, a museum or exhibition or a community dinner. Some activities are dependent on conditions such as weather, human resources available, as well as availability from our partner organisations. You will also have time to put the theory into practice, and walk around and visually explore the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible. SEEDS programme combines learning, sharing, hands-on activities, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, exploring the capital city and some stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle excursion or other visits. Participants should prepare and share about environmental issues from their countries and should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and sightseeing. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a standard workcamp. This project has a smaller work part and puts a bigger emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact. In this project SEEDS will organize a night photography and Aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop to the countryside in the close vicinity of Reykjavík. This will take place during late evening and possibly into the night. During the time of the camp, Iceland Airwaves (November 6-9), an annual music festival is hosted in Reykjavik. There are performances from established and new artists in a host of different venues including art museums and record stores, among many others. More information at www.icelandairwaves.is SEEDS does not provide passes for the festival, however there are a lot of free events all around town to attend.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions.Participants will sleep in shared/dormitory rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be in charge of the cooking and cleaning. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be vegetarian. Do not forget some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening, please be aware some items or ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you will need to buy them yourselves or bring them from your country.

Location and leisure

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic on almost all sides. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature. Other excursions (eg. South shore, Reykjanes and/or Snæfellsnes) can be arranged at discount fares if there is free time after the camp workshops or sessions.

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During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental issues, as well as photography. If you are interested in topics such as: climate change, waste management, animal protection, sustainable solutions (& other environmental topics), and you also love taking photographs or want to learn / develop your photography skills, then this project is for you!

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on October 30 at the SEEDS Office (Address: Grettisgata 3a, 101 Reykjavik).

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 300 (Euros). Please note that the fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid for on arrival. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the visits available, the Golden Circle excursion with a visit to a Geothermal Power plant, as the Night photography & Aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop.

Requirements

English will be the language in the camp; intermediate conversational skills are needed. It may be very cold and/or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm/winter and waterproof clothes, good walking shoes/boots, as some of the activities take place outdoors
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: SEEDS VC 106. Virtual camp Environm SEEDS VC 106
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31/10/2020 - 8/11/2020
Additional host fee 0
Environmental
Art
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12 volunteers (3Male / 0female still needed)
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What will we be working on together? SEEDS camp leaders will be creating opportunities for you to focus on different current environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops and activities online. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travelers. During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental topics such as: climate change, waste management, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics. There will be two to three different sessions each day. Participants are also encouraged to join the weekly challenge that will be published on the SEEDS Instagram channel. The sessions we offer include: - Plant-based Cooking & Baking Classes: These classes will provide you with an insight into plant based diet and food, with recipes, and tips and tricks to cook and bake. Every other day, for one hour, we will prepare a dish (main course or a dessert). You can then share your final creations through photos. - Fun Environmental Quiz: Our leaders will post a question about environmental topics twice a week and then it will be up to you to research to find an answer. The answers will be posted the next morning. - Eco Friendly Cleaning Products Tips: Every other day, for 30 minutes, we will share cleaning tips, facts about ingredients, and Do It Yourself ideas. You will learn how to avoid harmful chemicals, how to read labels when you are shopping, and how to use simple ingredients as cleaning. - DIY Selfcare Products Workshop: Every other day, for one hour we will teach you how to DIY your own natural cosmetic and personal hygiene products with ingredients that you can probably find at home! - Conscious Consumerism Workshop: Every other day, we will have one hour workshops where we will address three areas in our daily lives where we can take measures to reduce our environmental footprint. Participants will work in teams and present their ideas to the group. Over the course of the camp, each participant is encouraged to try at least one of the ideas at home and share a video or picture of the new habit with the group. At the same time, all will research the environmental policies of a preferred brand, and try to look for more sustainable alternatives, sharing their findings with the others. Note that this project is a learning/sharing camp, so we encourage everyone to share their knowledge and participate actively in this learning process. And of course, this is a great way to meet new people from all over the world, so you can exchange ideas, experiences, language, music, recipes and much more with the other online volunteers, just as in a real workcamp. Bring your own ideas and let’s be creative together!

Accomodation and food

Your own home! It might not be a brand new experience, but hey, you might be missing out on sharing a room with the whole workcamp group or having to make a schedule for the showers. Is that really so bad...? Plus, in our virtual camp, you might have a chance to see how different homes all over the world look!

Location and leisure

This camp takes place online. It is accessible to everybody with a working internet connection. No borders, no visa, no need to travel, so you are saving CO2-emissions which is really nice for our beautiful planet! While it is important to keep physical distance at the moment, we can create social proximity in the digital world. We believe that especially in times as challenging as these, it is important to raise our voices for solidarity and international friendship. International workcamps were created 100 years ago to work towards mutual understanding, peace and solidarity beyond borders. Let’s keep this spirit and find new ways to get to know and support each other. These virtual camps are organized as an effort to keep up international volunteering, even if most of us cannot travel right now.

Project hosted by

This year and all the changes connected to COVID 19 have posed new challenges to all of us. Many workcamps had to be cancelled, volunteers who were excited to work in an intercultural group in a foreign country could not make it to their camps and many of us were forced to stay in their own four walls for months. However, not only bad things came out of this. During lockdown we started to host our first virtual camps and learnt that online meetings are a great way of connecting with people all across the world and promoting our ideals and environmental awareness, even without meeting physically. This is something we want to keep doing now that things are slowly going back to normal. So join us in this virtual camp to volunteer and learn in a different way!

Additional comments

There is no application fee for this camp, but you are of course welcome to support our work financially on a voluntary basis. Applicants need to send us a concise motivation letter stating their interest to join. You must attend at least 80% of the activities and complete the homework and assignments in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Once accepted, you will receive a link to the Virtual camp common area and you will need to create an account.

Requirements

Internet connection, and a laptop camera and microphone.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 90 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: ONE EARTH - AURORA HUNTING and GLOB WF220
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2/11/2020 - 13/11/2020
Additional host fee EUR 400
Renovation
Environmental
Study
12 volunteers (4Male / 7female still needed)
Already accepted: Mexico-flag
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Work

This camp has different kind of tasks. Some days we will focus on renovation, painting, cleaning and fixing things around and inside the house. We will also do some artwork for example paintings and sculptures made of driftwood. Other days we will clean the coastline and/or plant trees in the area. We will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable householding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you have to understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main exercises of the camps. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosions. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change This work camp is a way to enjoy an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while they are exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning. When the forecast for the auroras borealis (Northern lights) are favourable we will go for aurora hunting

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends volunteers stay in the Worldwide Friends sustainable centre offering basic facilities. Beds are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags. Wi-fi is available for free. Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes from home

Location and leisure

WF Iceland will organize reasonably priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs. The area around the place is also great for hiking.We will also concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre i the form of introduction is up to you Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers.

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre called BRU is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snaefellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area.The house is more than 1.000 m and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use.

Meeting point

Flights arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF), just south of Reykjavik. The meeting point is at 08.00 am at the first day of the camp in Tjarnargata 11 which is the city hall of Reykjavik. The minibus is included in the fee for the camp

Requirements

-

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Responsible Consumption and Production
Organization Worldwide Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: ONE EARTH - AURORA HUNTING and GLOB WF221
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16/11/2020 - 27/11/2020
Additional host fee EUR 400
Renovation
Environmental
Study
12 volunteers (5Male / 5female still needed)
Already accepted: Mexico-flag Germany-flag
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Work

This camp has different kind of tasks. Some days we will focus on renovation, painting, cleaning and fixing things around and inside the house. We will also do some artwork for example paintings and sculptures made of driftwood. Other days we will clean the coastline and/or plant trees in the area. We will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable householding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you have to understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main exercises of the camps. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosions. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change This work camp is a way to enjoy an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while they are exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning. When the forecast for the auroras borealis (Northern lights) are favourable we will go for aurora hunting

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends volunteers stay in the Worldwide Friends sustainable centre offering basic facilities. Beds are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags. Wi-fi is available for free. Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes from home

Location and leisure

WF Iceland will organize reasonably priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs. The area around the place is also great for hiking.We will also concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre i the form of introduction is up to you Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers.

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre called BRU is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snaefellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area.The house is more than 1.000 m and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use.

Meeting point

Flights arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF), just south of Reykjavik. The meeting point is at 08.00 am at the first day of the camp in Tjarnargata 11 which is the city hall of Reykjavik. The minibus is included in the fee for the camp

Requirements

-

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Responsible Consumption and Production
Organization Worldwide Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: Environment & Photography - Novembe SEEDS 095.
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17/11/2020 - 26/11/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
Art
Cultural
Environmental
12 volunteers (2Male / 2female still needed)
Art
Cultural
Environmental
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Work

While developing artistic and technical photography skills, you will also be focusing on a few environmental and sustainability issues through non-formal activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and visits facilitated by SEEDS. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers! We will also visit local projects on environment and conservation, these may include hands-on activities or guided visits. Some examples include coastal and outdoors cleaning actions, a waste collection centre, a visit to a geothermal power plant, a museum or exhibition or a community dinner. Some activities are dependent on conditions such as weather, human resources available, as well as availability from our partner organisations. You will also have time to put the theory into practice, and walk around and visually explore the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible. SEEDS programme combines learning, sharing, hands-on activities, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, exploring the capital city and some stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle excursion or other visits. Participants should prepare and share about environmental issues from their countries and should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and sightseeing. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a standard workcamp. This project has a smaller work part and puts a bigger emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact. In this project SEEDS will organise a night photography and Aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop to the countryside in the close vicinity of Reykjavík. This will take place during late evening and possibly into the night. We cannot guarantee you will see northern lights as solar activity is irregular and it depends on weather and meteorological conditions but we will in any case organise the night photography workshop.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions.Participants will sleep in shared/dormitory rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be in charge of the cooking and cleaning. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be vegetarian. Do not forget some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening, please be aware some items or ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you will need to buy them yourselves or bring them from your country.

Location and leisure

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic on almost all sides. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

Project hosted by

During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental issues, as well as photography. If you are interested in topics such as: climate change, waste management, animal protection, sustainable solutions (& other environmental topics), and you also love taking photographs or want to learn / develop your photography skills, then this project is for you!

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on November 17 at the SEEDS Office (Grettisgata 3a, 101 Reykjavik).

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 300 (Euros). Please note that the fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid for on arrival. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the visits available, the Golden Circle excursion with a visit to a Geothermal Power plant, as the Night photography & Aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop.

Requirements

English will be the language in the camp; intermediate conversational skills are needed. It may be very cold and/or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm/winter and waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats), good walking shoes/boots, as some of the activities take place outdoors.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: SEEDS VC 107. Virtual camp Environm SEEDS VC 107
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17/11/2020 - 26/11/2020
Additional host fee 0
Environmental
Art
Cultural
12 volunteers (6Male / 6female still needed)
Environmental
Art
Cultural
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Work

What will we be working on together? SEEDS camp leaders will be creating opportunities for you to focus on different current environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops and activities online. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travelers. During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental topics such as: climate change, waste management, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics. There will be two to three different sessions each day. Participants are also encouraged to join the weekly challenge that will be published on the SEEDS Instagram channel. The sessions we offer include: - Plant-based Cooking & Baking Classes: These classes will provide you with an insight into plant based diet and food, with recipes, and tips and tricks to cook and bake. Every other day, for one hour, we will prepare a dish (main course or a dessert). You can then share your final creations through photos. - Fun Environmental Quiz: Our leaders will post a question about environmental topics twice a week and then it will be up to you to research to find an answer. The answers will be posted the next morning. - Eco Friendly Cleaning Products Tips: Every other day, for 30 minutes, we will share cleaning tips, facts about ingredients, and Do It Yourself ideas. You will learn how to avoid harmful chemicals, how to read labels when you are shopping, and how to use simple ingredients as cleaning. - DIY Selfcare Products Workshop: Every other day, for one hour we will teach you how to DIY your own natural cosmetic and personal hygiene products with ingredients that you can probably find at home! - Conscious Consumerism Workshop: Every other day, we will have one hour workshops where we will address three areas in our daily lives where we can take measures to reduce our environmental footprint. Participants will work in teams and present their ideas to the group. Over the course of the camp, each participant is encouraged to try at least one of the ideas at home and share a video or picture of the new habit with the group. At the same time, all will research the environmental policies of a preferred brand, and try to look for more sustainable alternatives, sharing their findings with the others. Note that this project is a learning/sharing camp, so we encourage everyone to share their knowledge and participate actively in this learning process. And of course, this is a great way to meet new people from all over the world, so you can exchange ideas, experiences, language, music, recipes and much more with the other online volunteers, just as in a real workcamp. Bring your own ideas and let’s be creative together!

Accomodation and food

Your own home! It might not be a brand new experience, but hey, you might be missing out on sharing a room with the whole workcamp group or having to make a schedule for the showers. Is that really so bad...? Plus, in our virtual camp, you might have a chance to see how different homes all over the world look!

Location and leisure

This camp takes place online. It is accessible to everybody with a working internet connection. No borders, no visa, no need to travel, so you are saving CO2-emissions which is really nice for our beautiful planet! While it is important to keep physical distance at the moment, we can create social proximity in the digital world. We believe that especially in times as challenging as these, it is important to raise our voices for solidarity and international friendship. International workcamps were created 100 years ago to work towards mutual understanding, peace and solidarity beyond borders. Let’s keep this spirit and find new ways to get to know and support each other. These virtual camps are organized as an effort to keep up international volunteering, even if most of us cannot travel right now.

Project hosted by

This year and all the changes connected to COVID 19 have posed new challenges to all of us. Many workcamps had to be cancelled, volunteers who were excited to work in an intercultural group in a foreign country could not make it to their camps and many of us were forced to stay in their own four walls for months. However, not only bad things came out of this. During lockdown we started to host our first virtual camps and learnt that online meetings are a great way of connecting with people all across the world and promoting our ideals and environmental awareness, even without meeting physically. This is something we want to keep doing now that things are slowly going back to normal. So join us in this virtual camp to volunteer and learn in a different way!

Additional comments

There is no application fee for this camp, but you are of course welcome to support our work financially on a voluntary basis. Applicants need to send us a concise motivation letter stating their interest to join. You must attend at least 80% of the activities and complete the homework and assignments in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Once accepted, you will receive a link to the Virtual camp common area and you will need to create an account.

Requirements

Internet connection, and a laptop camera and microphone.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 90 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: ONE EARTH - AURORA HUNTING and GLOB WF222
View ratings
30/11/2020 - 11/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 400
Renovation
Environmental
Study
12 volunteers (4Male / 6female still needed)
Already accepted: Mexico-flag
Renovation
Environmental
Study
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Work

This camp has different kind of tasks. Some days we will focus on renovation, painting, cleaning and fixing things around and inside the house. We will also do some artwork for example paintings and sculptures made of driftwood. Other days we will clean the coastline and/or plant trees in the area. We will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable householding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you have to understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main exercises of the camps. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosions. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change This work camp is a way to enjoy an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while they are exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning. When the forecast for the auroras borealis (Northern lights) are favourable we will go for aurora hunting

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends volunteers stay in the Worldwide Friends sustainable centre offering basic facilities. Beds are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags. Wi-fi is available for free. Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes from home

Location and leisure

WF Iceland will organize reasonably priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs. The area around the place is also great for hiking.We will also concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre i the form of introduction is up to you Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers.

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre called BRU is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snaefellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area.The house is more than 1.000 m and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use.

Meeting point

Flights arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF), just south of Reykjavik. The meeting point is at 08.00 am at the first day of the camp in Tjarnargata 11 which is the city hall of Reykjavik. The minibus is included in the fee for the camp

Requirements

-

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Responsible Consumption and Production
Organization Worldwide Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: Advent Environment & Photography in SEEDS 097.
View ratings
30/11/2020 - 9/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
Art
Cultural
Environmental
12 volunteers (2Male / 2female still needed)
Art
Cultural
Environmental
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Work

While developing artistic and technical photography skills, you will also be focusing on a few environmental and sustainability issues through non-formal activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and visits facilitated by SEEDS. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers! We will also visit local projects on environment and conservation, these may include hands-on activities or guided visits. Some examples include coastal and outdoors cleaning actions, a waste collection centre, a visit to a geothermal power plant, a museum or exhibition or a community dinner. Some activities are dependent on conditions such as weather, human resources available, as well as availability from our partner organisations. You will also have time to put the theory into practice, and walk around and visually explore the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible. SEEDS programme combines learning, sharing, hands-on activities, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, exploring the capital city and some stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle excursion or other visits. Participants should prepare and share about environmental issues from their countries and should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and sightseeing. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a standard workcamp. This project has a smaller work part and puts a bigger emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact. In this project SEEDS will organize a night photography and Aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop to the countryside in the close vicinity of Reykjavík. This will take place during late evening and possibly into the night. We cannot guarantee you will see northern lights as solar activity is irregular and it depends on weather and meteorological conditions but we will in any case organise the night photography workshop.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions.Participants will sleep in shared/dormitory rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be in charge of the cooking and cleaning. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be vegetarian. Do not forget some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening, please be aware some items or ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you will need to buy them yourselves or bring them from your country.

Location and leisure

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic on almost all sides. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

Project hosted by

During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental issues, as well as photography. If you are interested in topics such as: climate change, waste management, animal protection, sustainable solutions (& other environmental topics), and you also love taking photographs or want to learn / develop your photography skills, then this project is for you!

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on November 30 at the SEEDS Office (Grettisgata 3a, 101 Reykjavik).

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 300 (Euros). Please note that the fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid for on arrival. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the visits available, the Golden Circle excursion with a visit to a Geothermal Power plant, as the Night photography & Aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop.

Requirements

English will be the language in the camp; intermediate conversational skills are needed. It may be very cold and/or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm/winter and waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats), good walking shoes/boots, as some of the activities take place outdoors.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: SEEDS VC 108. Virtual camp Environm SEEDS VC 108
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30/11/2020 - 9/12/2020
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12 volunteers (6Male / 6female still needed)
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What will we be working on together? SEEDS camp leaders will be creating opportunities for you to focus on different current environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops and activities online. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travelers. During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental topics such as: climate change, waste management, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics. There will be two to three different sessions each day. Participants are also encouraged to join the weekly challenge that will be published on the SEEDS Instagram channel. The sessions we offer include: - Plant-based Cooking & Baking Classes: These classes will provide you with an insight into plant based diet and food, with recipes, and tips and tricks to cook and bake. Every other day, for one hour, we will prepare a dish (main course or a dessert). You can then share your final creations through photos. - Fun Environmental Quiz: Our leaders will post a question about environmental topics twice a week and then it will be up to you to research to find an answer. The answers will be posted the next morning. - Eco Friendly Cleaning Products Tips: Every other day, for 30 minutes, we will share cleaning tips, facts about ingredients, and Do It Yourself ideas. You will learn how to avoid harmful chemicals, how to read labels when you are shopping, and how to use simple ingredients as cleaning. - DIY Selfcare Products Workshop: Every other day, for one hour we will teach you how to DIY your own natural cosmetic and personal hygiene products with ingredients that you can probably find at home! - Conscious Consumerism Workshop: Every other day, we will have one hour workshops where we will address three areas in our daily lives where we can take measures to reduce our environmental footprint. Participants will work in teams and present their ideas to the group. Over the course of the camp, each participant is encouraged to try at least one of the ideas at home and share a video or picture of the new habit with the group. At the same time, all will research the environmental policies of a preferred brand, and try to look for more sustainable alternatives, sharing their findings with the others. Note that this project is a learning/sharing camp, so we encourage everyone to share their knowledge and participate actively in this learning process. And of course, this is a great way to meet new people from all over the world, so you can exchange ideas, experiences, language, music, recipes and much more with the other online volunteers, just as in a real workcamp. Bring your own ideas and let’s be creative together!

Accomodation and food

Your own home! It might not be a brand new experience, but hey, you might be missing out on sharing a room with the whole workcamp group or having to make a schedule for the showers. Is that really so bad...? Plus, in our virtual camp, you might have a chance to see how different homes all over the world look!

Location and leisure

This camp takes place online. It is accessible to everybody with a working internet connection. No borders, no visa, no need to travel, so you are saving CO2-emissions which is really nice for our beautiful planet! While it is important to keep physical distance at the moment, we can create social proximity in the digital world. We believe that especially in times as challenging as these, it is important to raise our voices for solidarity and international friendship. International workcamps were created 100 years ago to work towards mutual understanding, peace and solidarity beyond borders. Let’s keep this spirit and find new ways to get to know and support each other. These virtual camps are organized as an effort to keep up international volunteering, even if most of us cannot travel right now.

Project hosted by

This year and all the changes connected to COVID 19 have posed new challenges to all of us. Many workcamps had to be cancelled, volunteers who were excited to work in an intercultural group in a foreign country could not make it to their camps and many of us were forced to stay in their own four walls for months. However, not only bad things came out of this. During lockdown we started to host our first virtual camps and learnt that online meetings are a great way of connecting with people all across the world and promoting our ideals and environmental awareness, even without meeting physically. This is something we want to keep doing now that things are slowly going back to normal. So join us in this virtual camp to volunteer and learn in a different way!

Additional comments

There is no application fee for this camp, but you are of course welcome to support our work financially on a voluntary basis. Applicants need to send us a concise motivation letter stating their interest to join. You must attend at least 80% of the activities and complete the homework and assignments in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Once accepted, you will receive a link to the Virtual camp common area and you will need to create an account.

Requirements

There is no application fee for this camp, but you are of course welcome to support our work financially on a voluntary basis. Applicants need to send us a concise motivation letter stating their interest to join. You must attend at least 80% of the activities and complete the homework and assignments in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Once accepted, you will receive a link to the Virtual camp common area and you will need to create an account.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 90 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: ONE EARTH - AURORA HUNTING and GLOB WF223
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7/12/2020 - 18/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 400
Renovation
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Study
12 volunteers (4Male / 6female still needed)
Already accepted: Mexico-flag
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Work

This camp has different kind of tasks. Some days we will focus on renovation, painting, cleaning and fixing things around and inside the house. We will also do some artwork for example paintings and sculptures made of driftwood. Other days we will clean the coastline and/or plant trees in the area. We will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable householding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you have to understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main exercises of the camps. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosions. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change This work camp is a way to enjoy an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while they are exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning. When the forecast for the auroras borealis (Northern lights) are favourable we will go for aurora hunting

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends volunteers stay in the Worldwide Friends sustainable centre offering basic facilities. Beds are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags. Wi-fi is available for free. Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes from home

Location and leisure

WF Iceland will organize reasonably priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs. The area around the place is also great for hiking.We will also concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre i the form of introduction is up to you Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers.

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre called BRU is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snaefellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area.The house is more than 1.000 m and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use.

Meeting point

Flights arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF), just south of Reykjavik. The meeting point is at 08.00 am at the first day of the camp in Tjarnargata 11 which is the city hall of Reykjavik. The minibus is included in the fee for the camp

Requirements

-

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Responsible Consumption and Production
Organization Worldwide Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: Christmas time in Reykjavík - Envir SEEDS 098.
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14/12/2020 - 23/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
Art
Environmental
Cultural
12 volunteers (2Male / 2female still needed)
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While developing artistic and technical photography skills, you will also be focusing on a few environmental and sustainability issues through non-formal activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and visits facilitated by SEEDS. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers! We will also visit local projects on environment and conservation, these may include hands-on activities or guided visits. Some examples include coastal and outdoors cleaning actions, a waste collection centre, a visit to a geothermal power plant, a museum or exhibition or a community dinner. Some activities are dependent on conditions such as weather, human resources available, as well as availability from our partner organisations. You will also have time to put the theory into practice, and walk around and visually explore the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible. SEEDS programme combines learning, sharing, hands-on activities, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, exploring the capital city and some stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle excursion or other visits. Participants should prepare and share about environmental issues from their countries and should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and sightseeing. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a standard workcamp. This project has a smaller work part and puts a bigger emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact. In this project SEEDS will organize a night photography and Aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop to the countryside in the close vicinity of Reykjavík. This will take place during late evening and possibly into the night. Volunteers will join the festive atmosphere during some days by handing out hot chocolate in the city centre as a way of fundraising for non-for-profit projects of the Icelandic Red Cross. We will help in the preparation by putting up the chocolate stations, decorating the tables, making the chocolate and taking it to the different stations around the city. At the end, we will assist in taking down the stations and leaving the areas clean.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions.Participants will sleep in shared/dormitory rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be in charge of the cooking and cleaning. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be vegetarian. Do not forget some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening, please be aware some items or ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you will need to buy them yourselves or bring them from your country.

Location and leisure

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic on almost all sides. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

Project hosted by

During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental issues, as well as photography. If you are interested in topics such as: climate change, waste management, animal protection, sustainable solutions (& other environmental topics), and you also love taking photographs or want to learn / develop your photography skills, then this project is for you!

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on December 14 at the SEEDS Office (Address: Grettisgata 3a, 101 Reykjavik).

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 300 (Euros). Please note that the fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid for on arrival. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the visits available, the Golden Circle excursion with a visit to a Geothermal Power plant, as the Night photography & Aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop.

Requirements

English will be the language in the camp; intermediate conversational skills are needed. It may be very cold and/or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm/winter and waterproof clothes, good walking shoes/boots, as some of the activities take place outdoors.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: SEEDS VC 109. Virtual camp Environm SEEDS VC 109
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14/12/2020 - 23/12/2020
Additional host fee 0
Environmental
Cultural
Art
12 volunteers (6Male / 6female still needed)
Environmental
Cultural
Art
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Work

What will we be working on together? SEEDS camp leaders will be creating opportunities for you to focus on different current environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops and activities online. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travelers. During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental topics such as: climate change, waste management, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics. There will be two to three different sessions each day. Participants are also encouraged to join the weekly challenge that will be published on the SEEDS Instagram channel. The sessions we offer include: - Plant-based Cooking & Baking Classes: These classes will provide you with an insight into plant based diet and food, with recipes, and tips and tricks to cook and bake. Every other day, for one hour, we will prepare a dish (main course or a dessert). You can then share your final creations through photos. - Fun Environmental Quiz: Our leaders will post a question about environmental topics twice a week and then it will be up to you to research to find an answer. The answers will be posted the next morning. - Eco Friendly Cleaning Products Tips: Every other day, for 30 minutes, we will share cleaning tips, facts about ingredients, and Do It Yourself ideas. You will learn how to avoid harmful chemicals, how to read labels when you are shopping, and how to use simple ingredients as cleaning. - DIY Selfcare Products Workshop: Every other day, for one hour we will teach you how to DIY your own natural cosmetic and personal hygiene products with ingredients that you can probably find at home! - Conscious Consumerism Workshop: Every other day, we will have one hour workshops where we will address three areas in our daily lives where we can take measures to reduce our environmental footprint. Participants will work in teams and present their ideas to the group. Over the course of the camp, each participant is encouraged to try at least one of the ideas at home and share a video or picture of the new habit with the group. At the same time, all will research the environmental policies of a preferred brand, and try to look for more sustainable alternatives, sharing their findings with the others. Note that this project is a learning/sharing camp, so we encourage everyone to share their knowledge and participate actively in this learning process. And of course, this is a great way to meet new people from all over the world, so you can exchange ideas, experiences, language, music, recipes and much more with the other online volunteers, just as in a real workcamp. Bring your own ideas and let’s be creative together!

Accomodation and food

Your own home! It might not be a brand new experience, but hey, you might be missing out on sharing a room with the whole workcamp group or having to make a schedule for the showers. Is that really so bad...? Plus, in our virtual camp, you might have a chance to see how different homes all over the world look!

Location and leisure

This camp takes place online. It is accessible to everybody with a working internet connection. No borders, no visa, no need to travel, so you are saving CO2-emissions which is really nice for our beautiful planet! While it is important to keep physical distance at the moment, we can create social proximity in the digital world. We believe that especially in times as challenging as these, it is important to raise our voices for solidarity and international friendship. International workcamps were created 100 years ago to work towards mutual understanding, peace and solidarity beyond borders. Let’s keep this spirit and find new ways to get to know and support each other. These virtual camps are organized as an effort to keep up international volunteering, even if most of us cannot travel right now.

Project hosted by

This year and all the changes connected to COVID 19 have posed new challenges to all of us. Many workcamps had to be cancelled, volunteers who were excited to work in an intercultural group in a foreign country could not make it to their camps and many of us were forced to stay in their own four walls for months. However, not only bad things came out of this. During lockdown we started to host our first virtual camps and learnt that online meetings are a great way of connecting with people all across the world and promoting our ideals and environmental awareness, even without meeting physically. This is something we want to keep doing now that things are slowly going back to normal. So join us in this virtual camp to volunteer and learn in a different way!

Additional comments

There is no application fee for this camp, but you are of course welcome to support our work financially on a voluntary basis. Applicants need to send us a concise motivation letter stating their interest to join. You must attend at least 80% of the activities and complete the homework and assignments in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Once accepted, you will receive a link to the Virtual camp common area and you will need to create an account.

Requirements

There is no application fee for this camp, but you are of course welcome to support our work financially on a voluntary basis. Applicants need to send us a concise motivation letter stating their interest to join. You must attend at least 80% of the activities and complete the homework and assignments in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Once accepted, you will receive a link to the Virtual camp common area and you will need to create an account.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 90 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: ONE EARTH - AURORA HUNTING and GLOB WF224
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22/12/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 400
Renovation
Environmental
Study
12 volunteers (4Male / 2female still needed)
Already accepted: Mexico-flag Finland-flag
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Study
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Work

This camp has different kind of tasks. Some days we will focus on renovation, painting, cleaning and fixing things around and inside the house. We will also do some artwork for example paintings and sculptures made of driftwood. Other days we will clean the coastline and/or plant trees in the area. We will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable householding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you have to understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main exercises of the camps. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosions. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change This work camp is a way to enjoy an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while they are exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning. When the forecast for the auroras borealis (Northern lights) are favourable we will go for aurora hunting

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends volunteers stay in the Worldwide Friends sustainable centre offering basic facilities. Beds are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags. Wi-fi is available for free. Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes from home

Location and leisure

WF Iceland will organize reasonably priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs. The area around the place is also great for hiking.We will also concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre i the form of introduction is up to you Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers.

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre called BRU is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snaefellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area.The house is more than 1.000 m and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use.

Meeting point

Flights arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF), just south of Reykjavik. The meeting point is at 08.00 am at the first day of the camp in Tjarnargata 11 which is the city hall of Reykjavik. The minibus is included in the fee for the camp

Requirements

-

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Responsible Consumption and Production
Organization Worldwide Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: Environment & Photography - New Yea SEEDS 099.
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28/12/2020 - 6/01/2021
Additional host fee EUR 300
Environmental
Art
Cultural
12 volunteers (2Male / 1female still needed)
Already accepted: Italy-flag France-flag + more
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Cultural
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Work

While developing artistic and technical photography skills, you will also be focusing on a few environmental and sustainability issues through non-formal activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and visits facilitated by SEEDS. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers! We will also visit local projects on environment and conservation, these may include hands-on activities or guided visits. Some examples include coastal and outdoors cleaning actions, a waste collection centre, a visit to a geothermal power plant, a museum or exhibition or a community dinner. Some activities are dependent on conditions such as weather, human resources available, as well as availability from our partner organisations. You will also have time to put the theory into practice, and walk around and visually explore the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible. SEEDS programme combines learning, sharing, hands-on activities, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, exploring the capital city and some stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle excursion or other visits. Participants should prepare and share about environmental issues from their countries and should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and sightseeing. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a standard workcamp. This project has a smaller work part and puts a bigger emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact. In this project SEEDS will organize a night photography and Aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop to the countryside in the close vicinity of Reykjavík. This will take place during late evening and possibly into the night. We cannot guarantee you will see northern lights as it depends on solar activity and meteorological conditions. Celebrate the New Year in a vibrant city with new friends from around the world. Watch the large fireworks display illuminate the sky, celebrate around a bonfire and party into the night.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions.Participants will sleep in shared/dormitory rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be in charge of the cooking and cleaning. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be vegetarian. Do not forget some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening, please be aware some items or ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you will need to buy them yourselves or bring them from your country.

Location and leisure

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic on almost all sides. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

Project hosted by

During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental issues, as well as photography. If you are interested in topics such as: climate change, waste management, animal protection, sustainable solutions (& other environmental topics), and you also love taking photographs or want to learn / develop your photography skills, then this project is for you!

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on December 28 at the SEEDS Office ( Grettisgata 3a, 101 Reykjavik).

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 300 (Euros). Please note that the fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid for on arrival. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the visits available, the Golden Circle excursion with a visit to a Geothermal Power plant, as the Night photography & Aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop.

Requirements

English will be the language in the camp; intermediate conversational skills are needed. Other excursions (eg. South shore, Reykjanes and/or Snæfellsnes) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is free time after the campäs workshops or sessions. It may be cold and/or rainy, we recommend bringing warm/winter and waterproof clothes, good walking shoes/boots, as some of the activities take place outdoors.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: SEEDS VC 110. Virtual camp Environm SEEDS VC 110
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28/12/2020 - 6/01/2021
Additional host fee 0
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2 volunteers (6Male / 6female still needed)
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What will we be working on together? SEEDS camp leaders will be creating opportunities for you to focus on different current environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops and activities online. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travelers. During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental topics such as: climate change, waste management, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics. There will be two to three different sessions each day. Participants are also encouraged to join the weekly challenge that will be published on the SEEDS Instagram channel. The sessions we offer include: - Plant-based Cooking & Baking Classes: These classes will provide you with an insight into plant based diet and food, with recipes, and tips and tricks to cook and bake. Every other day, for one hour, we will prepare a dish (main course or a dessert). You can then share your final creations through photos. - Fun Environmental Quiz: Our leaders will post a question about environmental topics twice a week and then it will be up to you to research to find an answer. The answers will be posted the next morning. - Eco Friendly Cleaning Products Tips: Every other day, for 30 minutes, we will share cleaning tips, facts about ingredients, and Do It Yourself ideas. You will learn how to avoid harmful chemicals, how to read labels when you are shopping, and how to use simple ingredients as cleaning. - DIY Selfcare Products Workshop: Every other day, for one hour we will teach you how to DIY your own natural cosmetic and personal hygiene products with ingredients that you can probably find at home! - Conscious Consumerism Workshop: Every other day, we will have one hour workshops where we will address three areas in our daily lives where we can take measures to reduce our environmental footprint. Participants will work in teams and present their ideas to the group. Over the course of the camp, each participant is encouraged to try at least one of the ideas at home and share a video or picture of the new habit with the group. At the same time, all will research the environmental policies of a preferred brand, and try to look for more sustainable alternatives, sharing their findings with the others. Note that this project is a learning/sharing camp, so we encourage everyone to share their knowledge and participate actively in this learning process. And of course, this is a great way to meet new people from all over the world, so you can exchange ideas, experiences, language, music, recipes and much more with the other online volunteers, just as in a real workcamp. Bring your own ideas and let’s be creative together!

Accomodation and food

Your own home! It might not be a brand new experience, but hey, you might be missing out on sharing a room with the whole workcamp group or having to make a schedule for the showers. Is that really so bad...? Plus, in our virtual camp, you might have a chance to see how different homes all over the world look!

Location and leisure

This camp takes place online. It is accessible to everybody with a working internet connection. No borders, no visa, no need to travel, so you are saving CO2-emissions which is really nice for our beautiful planet! While it is important to keep physical distance at the moment, we can create social proximity in the digital world. We believe that especially in times as challenging as these, it is important to raise our voices for solidarity and international friendship. International workcamps were created 100 years ago to work towards mutual understanding, peace and solidarity beyond borders. Let’s keep this spirit and find new ways to get to know and support each other. These virtual camps are organized as an effort to keep up international volunteering, even if most of us cannot travel right now.

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This year and all the changes connected to COVID 19 have posed new challenges to all of us. Many workcamps had to be cancelled, volunteers who were excited to work in an intercultural group in a foreign country could not make it to their camps and many of us were forced to stay in their own four walls for months. However, not only bad things came out of this. During lockdown we started to host our first virtual camps and learnt that online meetings are a great way of connecting with people all across the world and promoting our ideals and environmental awareness, even without meeting physically. This is something we want to keep doing now that things are slowly going back to normal. So join us in this virtual camp to volunteer and learn in a different way!

Additional comments

There is no application fee for this camp, but you are of course welcome to support our work financially on a voluntary basis. Applicants need to send us a concise motivation letter stating their interest to join. You must attend at least 80% of the activities and complete the homework and assignments in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Once accepted, you will receive a link to the Virtual camp common area and you will need to create an account.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 90 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , English
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