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country Iceland: ONE EARTH - AURORA HUNTING and GLOB WF201
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27/01/2020 - 7/02/2020
Additional host fee EUR 400
12 volunteers
4 Male / 3 female still needed
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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.

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

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Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: Environment & Photography - Lights SEEDS 006.
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3/02/2020 - 12/02/2020
Additional host fee EUR 380
8 volunteers
1 Male / 0 female still needed
Cultural
Art
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During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) photography, as well as global & local environmental issues. If you love taking photographs or want to learn / develop your photography skills and are also interested in topics such as: climate change, waste management, animal protection, sustainable solutions (& other environmental topics), then this project is for you! While developing your artistic and technical photography skills, you will also be focusing on different current environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops, discussions, and visits facilitated by SEEDS coordinators. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers! 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. Participants should be ready to walk around the city for different activities and visits. We may also get the chance to visit local projects focused on environment and conservation, which can include hands-on volunteering activities or guided visits. Some examples include coastal and outdoors cleaning actions, a visit to a recycling centre, a geothermal power plant, a museum or exhibition or a community dinner at a local NGO. These, however, are dependent on the availability of our partners and the weather conditions at the time. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a standard workcamp. Everybody is expected to contribute their own knowledge and experience. Participants should also take advantage of the opportunity to share about their own culture or country, such as food, music, games or films with the international group. SEEDS programme combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, as exploring the capital city and some stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle excursion or other visits part of the camp. 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. During your stay, the Winter Lights Festival will take place. Darkness will be illuminated by light shows and a lot of events take place around the city. Usually there is also the Museums and the Pool night. Most events are free of charge. For more information and details, please check http://winterlightsfestival.is/

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with showers, kitchen, washing machine 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. We will receive food supplies and the group will be in charge of the cooking and cleaning. Do not forget some traditional/typical food, drinks, music games or recipes from your country for the international evening.

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.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on February 3 at SEEDS Office in Reykjavik.

Requirements

Participation fee EUR 380 (Euros) which can be transferred in advance or paid for on arrival. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp, the Golden Circle excursion with a visit to a Geothermal Power plant, as the Night photography & Aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ) Languages spoken English
country Iceland: ONE EARTH - AURORA HUNTING and GLOB WF202
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10/02/2020 - 21/02/2020
Additional host fee EUR 400
12 volunteers
3 Male / 3 female still needed
Renovation
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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

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Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: JOURNALISM and PHOTOGRAPHING ON THE WF301
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14/02/2020 - 24/02/2020
Additional host fee EUR 450
8 volunteers
2 Male / 2 female still needed
Environmental
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Every year WF Iceland hosts hundreds of international volunteers participating in projects all around the island. WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA, where people can read about the life of the organisation http://wf.is/news/ In the beginning of the project, volunteers will receive an introduction about the tasks - afterwards we will choose a topic for the magazine. This is a great opportunity to get to know Reykjavik and the area around it in a different way. The group will take photos, create videos and conduct interviews with volunteers, local hosts and people living in the area. The outcome will be published in the UNA WF magazine.The volunteers will also document the work of the association in all camps running throughout the same period with a photo-reportage and they will publish it on WF social media such as Facebook and Instagram.At the end of the project, we will prepare the final version of the magazine and publish it online. We will give a special focus on global warming during the camp. The volunteers will have workshops about climate change. 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 and write 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. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in the houses of Worldwide Friends in different parts of the island. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags and towels, but beds/mattresses and bed sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; however, 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 (and spices) from home

Location and leisure

We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will present 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. This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Project hosted by

This camp takes place in the West and the North of Iceland, so the participants will get the opportunity to go around during the camp. In the period from January to the end of April you will probably be able to discover the Aurora Borealis during the project. In the West you will visit the centre called BRU. It is located in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunasingi 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 and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors who are coming to the area.In the North we stay in the village of Raufarhofn. This community lies farthest north in Iceland. It is in the eastern part of Melrakkasletta close to the Arctic Circle. The population of Raufarhofn is about 200 and most of the people there earn their living from fishing and fish processing. The harbour is very beautiful and partly shaped by nature itself. A wide and untouched open area surrounds the village with a lot of birds and varied vegetation. Please note that the schedule for the camps will be flexible and made according to the weather forecast and road conditions with a short notice.

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

Additional comments

This place will take place in two different areas of Iceland

Requirements

There are no requirements but some volunteers with good computer skills, who are interested in journalism and/or photography, are needed for this camp. You should bring your camera and your laptop with you.
Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: ONE EARTH - AURORA HUNTING and GLOB WF203
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24/02/2020 - 6/03/2020
Additional host fee EUR 400
12 volunteers
3 Male / 3 female still needed
Renovation
Environmental
Study
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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

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Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: JOURNALISM and PHOTOGRAPHING ON THE WF302
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6/03/2020 - 16/03/2020
Additional host fee EUR 450
8 volunteers
-3 Male / 5 female still needed
Environmental
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Every year WF Iceland hosts hundreds of international volunteers participating in projects all around the island. WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA, where people can read about the life of the organisation http://wf.is/news/ In the beginning of the project, volunteers will receive an introduction about the tasks - afterwards we will choose a topic for the magazine. This is a great opportunity to get to know Reykjavik and the area around it in a different way. The group will take photos, create videos and conduct interviews with volunteers, local hosts and people living in the area. The outcome will be published in the UNA WF magazine.The volunteers will also document the work of the association in all camps running throughout the same period with a photo-reportage and they will publish it on WF social media such as Facebook and Instagram.At the end of the project, we will prepare the final version of the magazine and publish it online. We will give a special focus on global warming during the camp. The volunteers will have workshops about climate change. 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 and write 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. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in the houses of Worldwide Friends in different parts of the island. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags and towels, but beds/mattresses and bed sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; however, 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 (and spices) from home

Location and leisure

We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will present 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. This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Project hosted by

This camp takes place in the West and the North of Iceland, so the participants will get the opportunity to go around during the camp. In the period from January to the end of April you will probably be able to discover the Aurora Borealis during the project. In the West you will visit the centre called BRU. It is located in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunasingi 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 and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors who are coming to the area.In the North we stay in the village of Raufarhofn. This community lies farthest north in Iceland. It is in the eastern part of Melrakkasletta close to the Arctic Circle. The population of Raufarhofn is about 200 and most of the people there earn their living from fishing and fish processing. The harbour is very beautiful and partly shaped by nature itself. A wide and untouched open area surrounds the village with a lot of birds and varied vegetation. Please note that the schedule for the camps will be flexible and made according to the weather forecast and road conditions with a short notice.

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

Additional comments

This place will take place in two different areas of Iceland

Requirements

There are no requirements but some volunteers with good computer skills, who are interested in journalism and/or photography, are needed for this camp. You should bring your camera and your laptop with you.
Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: ONE EARTH - AURORA HUNTING and GLOB WF204
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9/03/2020 - 20/03/2020
Additional host fee EUR 400
12 volunteers
4 Male / 2 female still needed
Renovation
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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

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Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: HVERAGERDI i HEALTH and ENVIRONMENT WF06
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16/03/2020 - 30/03/2020
Additional host fee EUR 350
8 volunteers
1 Male / 0 female still needed
Environmental
Study
Manual Work
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The Natural Health Association has a horticultural and environmental department, including forestry, gardening, and greenhouses, which is where Worldwide Friends volunteers work most of the time. Volunteers will help with growing tomatoes, cucumbers and making tea made of Icelandic herbs and also do some environmental work around the property. The nature of the work depends largely on weather conditions, which can change quickly. Volunteers should bring clothes appropriate for outdoor work, but also clothes for working inside the warm greenhouses. Working hours are usually from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and volunteers will have a one-hour lunch break. We will give a special focus on global warming during the camp and the volunteers will have workshops about climate change. 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. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in a fully equipped bungalow consisting of several single and/or double bedrooms and a living room. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bag, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.Food is included for the duration of the workcamp, however, 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

Worldwide Friends volunteers have free access to the local geothermally heated swimming pool. Traditionally, natural pools have played an important social role in Icelandic culture. Most Icelandic pools offer indoor and outdoor swimming, as well as hot tubs and saunas or steam rooms. Hverageroi is known for having great areas for hiking, including the hot river in Reykjadalur.WF Iceland will also organise reasonably priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland can offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as glacial lagoons, waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, geysers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs. Take a look at http://wf.is/excursions/ We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will present 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. This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Project hosted by

Hverageroi is a small town of about 1,700 inhabitants that lies some 45 km east of Reykjavik. This friendly little community sits on top of a highly active geothermal field, which provides heat for hundreds of greenhouses where fruits, flowers and vegetables are produced throughout the year. Even bananas grow in these greenhouses The name Hverageroi means hot springs garden. Geothermal energy is Hverageroi s lifeblood, and you probably won t find such a natural wonder in the middle of a populated area anywhere else in the world. Nearby you will find an even more geothermally active site: Gufudalur, the lovely Steam Valley behind the town. This whole valley is full of hot springs, geysers, mud pots, fumaroles and steaming vents.Our host is a non-profit organisation called the NLFI Rehabilitation and Health Clinic, which is part of the Natural Health Association of Iceland. Every year approximately 2,000 patients and other guests enjoy their diverse rehabilitation programs, which are focused on an approach that builds self-confidence and personal responsibility for the patients own health. The clinic has earned a solid reputation, both in Iceland and internationally, since its foundation in 1955 for personal and effective care of patients. It is one of the two most important rehabilitation clinics in Iceland. In the last years this ongoing camp has been the most popular camp in our organisation.

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

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Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: JOURNALISM and PHOTOGRAPHING ON THE WF303
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22/03/2020 - 1/04/2020
Additional host fee EUR 450
8 volunteers
3 Male / 5 female still needed
Environmental
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Every year WF Iceland hosts hundreds of international volunteers participating in projects all around the island. WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA, where people can read about the life of the organisation http://wf.is/news/ In the beginning of the project, volunteers will receive an introduction about the tasks - afterwards we will choose a topic for the magazine. This is a great opportunity to get to know Reykjavik and the area around it in a different way. The group will take photos, create videos and conduct interviews with volunteers, local hosts and people living in the area. The outcome will be published in the UNA WF magazine.The volunteers will also document the work of the association in all camps running throughout the same period with a photo-reportage and they will publish it on WF social media such as Facebook and Instagram.At the end of the project, we will prepare the final version of the magazine and publish it online. We will give a special focus on global warming during the camp. The volunteers will have workshops about climate change. 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 and write 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. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in the houses of Worldwide Friends in different parts of the island. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags and towels, but beds/mattresses and bed sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; however, 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 (and spices) from home

Location and leisure

We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will present 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. This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Project hosted by

This camp takes place in the West and the North of Iceland, so the participants will get the opportunity to go around during the camp. In the period from January to the end of April you will probably be able to discover the Aurora Borealis during the project. In the West you will visit the centre called BRU. It is located in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunasingi 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 and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors who are coming to the area.In the North we stay in the village of Raufarhofn. This community lies farthest north in Iceland. It is in the eastern part of Melrakkasletta close to the Arctic Circle. The population of Raufarhofn is about 200 and most of the people there earn their living from fishing and fish processing. The harbour is very beautiful and partly shaped by nature itself. A wide and untouched open area surrounds the village with a lot of birds and varied vegetation. Please note that the schedule for the camps will be flexible and made according to the weather forecast and road conditions with a short notice.

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

Additional comments

This place will take place in two different areas of Iceland

Requirements

There are no requirements but some volunteers with good computer skills, who are interested in journalism and/or photography, are needed for this camp. You should bring your camera and your laptop with you.
Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: ONE EARTH - AURORA HUNTING and GLOB WF205
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23/03/2020 - 3/04/2020
Additional host fee EUR 400
12 volunteers
5 Male / 4 female still needed
Renovation
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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

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Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: Photography and Sustainability in SEEDS 012
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25/03/2020 - 3/04/2020
Additional host fee EUR 380
12 volunteers
2 Male / 0 female still needed
Cultural
Environmental
Art
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During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) photography, as well as global & local environmental issues. If you love taking photographs or want to learn / develop your photography skills and are also interested in topics such as: climate change, waste management, animal protection, sustainable solutions (& other environmental topics), then this project is for you! While developing your artistic and technical photography skills, you will also be focusing on different current environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops, discussions, and visits facilitated by SEEDS coordinators. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers! 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. Participants should be ready to walk around the city for different activities and visits. We may also get the chance to visit local projects focused on environment and conservation, which can include hands-on volunteering activities or guided visits. Some examples include coastal and outdoors cleaning actions, a visit to a recycling centre, a geothermal power plant, a museum or exhibition or a community dinner at a local NGO. These, however, are dependent on the availability of our partners and the weather conditions at the time. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a standard workcamp. Everybody is expected to contribute their own knowledge and experience. Participants should also take advantage of the opportunity to share about their own culture or country, such as food, music, games or films with the international group. SEEDS programme combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, as exploring the capital city and some stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle excursion or other visits part of the camp. 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. During this time, there are great events for design lovers, the Design March (March 25-29), which is Iceland’s most important annual design festival, transforming the most northerly capital in the world into one big venue for design. Please note that SEEDS does not provide tickets. More details at http://honnunarmars.is/

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with showers, kitchen, washing machine 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. We will receive food supplies and the group will be in charge of the cooking and cleaning. Do not forget some traditional/typical food, drinks, music games or recipes from your country for the international evening.

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.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on March 25 at SEEDS Office in Reykjavik.

Requirements

Participation fee EUR 380 (Euros) which can be transferred in advance or paid for on arrival. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp, the Golden Circle excursion with a visit to a Geothermal Power plant, as the Night photography & Aurora hunting (Northern Lights) workshop.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ) Languages spoken English
country Iceland: HVERAGERDI i HEALTH and ENVIRONMENT WF07
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30/03/2020 - 13/04/2020
Additional host fee EUR 350
8 volunteers
3 Male / 5 female still needed
Environmental
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Manual Work
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The Natural Health Association has a horticultural and environmental department, including forestry, gardening, and greenhouses, which is where Worldwide Friends volunteers work most of the time. Volunteers will help with growing tomatoes, cucumbers and making tea made of Icelandic herbs and also do some environmental work around the property. The nature of the work depends largely on weather conditions, which can change quickly. Volunteers should bring clothes appropriate for outdoor work, but also clothes for working inside the warm greenhouses. Working hours are usually from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and volunteers will have a one-hour lunch break. We will give a special focus on global warming during the camp and the volunteers will have workshops about climate change. 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. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in a fully equipped bungalow consisting of several single and/or double bedrooms and a living room. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bag, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.Food is included for the duration of the workcamp, however, 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

Worldwide Friends volunteers have free access to the local geothermally heated swimming pool. Traditionally, natural pools have played an important social role in Icelandic culture. Most Icelandic pools offer indoor and outdoor swimming, as well as hot tubs and saunas or steam rooms. Hverageroi is known for having great areas for hiking, including the hot river in Reykjadalur.WF Iceland will also organise reasonably priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland can offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as glacial lagoons, waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, geysers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs. Take a look at http://wf.is/excursions/ We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will present 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. This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Project hosted by

Hverageroi is a small town of about 1,700 inhabitants that lies some 45 km east of Reykjavik. This friendly little community sits on top of a highly active geothermal field, which provides heat for hundreds of greenhouses where fruits, flowers and vegetables are produced throughout the year. Even bananas grow in these greenhouses The name Hverageroi means hot springs garden. Geothermal energy is Hverageroi s lifeblood, and you probably won t find such a natural wonder in the middle of a populated area anywhere else in the world. Nearby you will find an even more geothermally active site: Gufudalur, the lovely Steam Valley behind the town. This whole valley is full of hot springs, geysers, mud pots, fumaroles and steaming vents.Our host is a non-profit organisation called the NLFI Rehabilitation and Health Clinic, which is part of the Natural Health Association of Iceland. Every year approximately 2,000 patients and other guests enjoy their diverse rehabilitation programs, which are focused on an approach that builds self-confidence and personal responsibility for the patients own health. The clinic has earned a solid reputation, both in Iceland and internationally, since its foundation in 1955 for personal and effective care of patients. It is one of the two most important rehabilitation clinics in Iceland. In the last years this ongoing camp has been the most popular camp in our organisation.

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

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Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: ONE EARTH - AURORA HUNTING and GLOB WF206
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6/04/2020 - 17/04/2020
Additional host fee EUR 400
12 volunteers
5 Male / 7 female still needed
Renovation
Environmental
Study
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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

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Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: JOURNALISM and PHOTOGRAPHING ON THE WF304
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7/04/2020 - 17/04/2020
Additional host fee EUR 450
8 volunteers
3 Male / 5 female still needed
Environmental
Study
Art
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Every year WF Iceland hosts hundreds of international volunteers participating in projects all around the island. WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA, where people can read about the life of the organisation http://wf.is/news/ In the beginning of the project, volunteers will receive an introduction about the tasks - afterwards we will choose a topic for the magazine. This is a great opportunity to get to know Reykjavik and the area around it in a different way. The group will take photos, create videos and conduct interviews with volunteers, local hosts and people living in the area. The outcome will be published in the UNA WF magazine.The volunteers will also document the work of the association in all camps running throughout the same period with a photo-reportage and they will publish it on WF social media such as Facebook and Instagram.At the end of the project, we will prepare the final version of the magazine and publish it online. We will give a special focus on global warming during the camp. The volunteers will have workshops about climate change. 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 and write 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. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in the houses of Worldwide Friends in different parts of the island. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags and towels, but beds/mattresses and bed sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; however, 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 (and spices) from home

Location and leisure

We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will present 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. This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Project hosted by

This camp takes place in the West and the North of Iceland, so the participants will get the opportunity to go around during the camp. In the period from January to the end of April you will probably be able to discover the Aurora Borealis during the project. In the West you will visit the centre called BRU. It is located in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunasingi 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 and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors who are coming to the area.In the North we stay in the village of Raufarhofn. This community lies farthest north in Iceland. It is in the eastern part of Melrakkasletta close to the Arctic Circle. The population of Raufarhofn is about 200 and most of the people there earn their living from fishing and fish processing. The harbour is very beautiful and partly shaped by nature itself. A wide and untouched open area surrounds the village with a lot of birds and varied vegetation. Please note that the schedule for the camps will be flexible and made according to the weather forecast and road conditions with a short notice.

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 campThe minibus is included in the fee for the camp

Additional comments

This place will take place in two different areas of Iceland

Requirements

There are no requirements but some volunteers with good computer skills, who are interested in journalism and/or photography, are needed for this camp. You should bring your camera and your laptop with you.
Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: HVERAGERDI i HEALTH and ENVIRONMENT WF08
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13/04/2020 - 27/04/2020
Additional host fee EUR 350
8 volunteers
3 Male / 5 female still needed
Agricultural
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The Natural Health Association has a horticultural and environmental department, including forestry, gardening, and greenhouses, which is where Worldwide Friends volunteers work most of the time. Volunteers will help with growing tomatoes, cucumbers and making tea made of Icelandic herbs and also do some environmental work around the property. The nature of the work depends largely on weather conditions, which can change quickly. Volunteers should bring clothes appropriate for outdoor work, but also clothes for working inside the warm greenhouses. Working hours are usually from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and volunteers will have a one-hour lunch break. We will give a special focus on global warming during the camp and the volunteers will have workshops about climate change. 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. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change

Accomodation and food

Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in a fully equipped bungalow consisting of several single and/or double bedrooms and a living room. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bag, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.Food is included for the duration of the workcamp, however, 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

Worldwide Friends volunteers have free access to the local geothermally heated swimming pool. Traditionally, natural pools have played an important social role in Icelandic culture. Most Icelandic pools offer indoor and outdoor swimming, as well as hot tubs and saunas or steam rooms. Hverageroi is known for having great areas for hiking, including the hot river in Reykjadalur.WF Iceland will also organise reasonably priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland can offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as glacial lagoons, waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, geysers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs. Take a look at http://wf.is/excursions/ We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will present 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. This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Project hosted by

Hverageroi is a small town of about 1,700 inhabitants that lies some 45 km east of Reykjavik. This friendly little community sits on top of a highly active geothermal field, which provides heat for hundreds of greenhouses where fruits, flowers and vegetables are produced throughout the year. Even bananas grow in these greenhouses The name Hverageroi means hot springs garden. Geothermal energy is Hverageroi s lifeblood, and you probably won t find such a natural wonder in the middle of a populated area anywhere else in the world. Nearby you will find an even more geothermally active site: Gufudalur, the lovely Steam Valley behind the town. This whole valley is full of hot springs, geysers, mud pots, fumaroles and steaming vents.Our host is a non-profit organisation called the NLFI Rehabilitation and Health Clinic, which is part of the Natural Health Association of Iceland. Every year approximately 2,000 patients and other guests enjoy their diverse rehabilitation programs, which are focused on an approach that builds self-confidence and personal responsibility for the patients own health. The clinic has earned a solid reputation, both in Iceland and internationally, since its foundation in 1955 for personal and effective care of patients. It is one of the two most important rehabilitation clinics in Iceland. In the last years this ongoing camp has been the most popular camp in our organisation.

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

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Organization World Friends Age 18 - 70 Age
Nearest terminal Keflavik Languages spoken English , English
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