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Iceland Iceland: Hveragerði - Health & Environment (WF25)

Dates

12/12/2022   -   26/12/2022

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Environmental
Educational
1
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 350 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
1
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

Our host is a non-profit organization called the NLFI Rehabilitation and Health Clinic, which is a part of the Natural Health Association of Iceland.
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 be working in the greenhouses, weeding, planting and harvesting vegetables, such as tomatoes, and cucumbers; Making tea made out of Icelandic herbs.
The work will also include Weed control & Gardening. Environmental work on the property (Renovation when needed). The agriculture that is practiced in the center is organic/bio.

Main Activities, but not limited to are; Agriculture: cultivating soil; planting; raising, and harvesting crops. Horticulture: growing fruits, vegetables, and plants. Renovation around the property when needed. During winter the work might include snowplowing.

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: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a coffee break in the morning and a lunch break.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be staying in the house of The Natural Health Association in Hveragerði. The house is within the medical compound and has 6 double rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, several bathrooms, and a common area
Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.
Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Hveragerði is known for having great areas for hiking, including the hot river in Reykjadalur.
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 – 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.

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. Golden Circle is Included in the camp fee!

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

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

8:30:00 a. m.
Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata 11 (Bus stop #1 Ráðhúsið)
Main Entrance

Additional comments

The first day of the camp is Arrival Day and the last day of the camp is Departure Day. The minibus will be at the meeting point in Reykjavik on the first day of the workcamp in the morning and arrive again at the Meeting point / BSI station in Reykjavik in the evening on the last day of the workcamp.

Remember that you must arrange for your stay in Iceland before and after the work camp.

Requirements

Volunteers should bring clothes appropriate for outdoor work, but also clothes for working inside the warm greenhouses.

Iceland Iceland: Photography & Journalism in Iceland (Christmas in Reykjavik) (WF501)

Dates

19/12/2022   -   02/01/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Cultural
Environmental
Educational

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 350 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 35
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
4 Male + 4 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA, where people can read about the life of the Organization & learn through the articles written by the participants about different Environmental topics.
The aim of this project is to publish a monthly magazine created by the participants. This is a great opportunity to get creative! The design will depend entirely on you and the group, following our guidelines and requirements. The magazine consists of 2 parts: firstly the articles, written by the camp and the second part is about their experience in Iceland.
The participants will create the magazine from top to bottom, choosing the design, photos, and articles; Picking the Topic, Choosing the cover article, Pictures/Interviews, Write body articles, Find the cover image, Design of masthead, Incorporate graphics, and Decide on feature articles, Create a table of contents, A personal note from camp.
The group will take photos, create videos and conduct interviews with volunteers, local hosts, and people living in the area.
At the end of the project, the camp will prepare the final version of the magazine and publish it online. The outcome will be published in ISSUU.

Accomodation and food

The house is located 20 minutes by car from City Hall on the outskirts of Reykjavik. It is a nice cozy place on top of the hill with a nice view. The house can host up to 9 people. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, 1 toilet, 1 Bathroom, living room, 3 dormitories, within the premises a Greenhouse and a tool room.
Volunteers must bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided.
Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.
Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

The house is located near a great hiking area. You can either go to the nearest lake which is called Hafravatn. You can also hike the Meistaramánudagur mountain. These hikes take approx. 1 hour.

Going for a swim in the local swimming pool is so relaxing. Keep in mind entrance to the pool is not included. Going to the picturesque city of Reykjavik is always fun as well, just 40 min away by bus.

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 – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos, or anything interesting about your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers.

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.

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

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

8:30:00 a. m.
Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata 11 (Main entrance)

Additional comments

The first day of the camp is Arrival Day and the last day of the camp is Departure Day. The minibus will be at the meeting point in Reykjavik on the first day of the workcamp in the morning and arrive again at the Meeting point / BSI station in Reykjavik in the evening on the last day of the workcamp.

Keep in mind that you need to arrange for your stay in Iceland before and after the workcamp.

Requirements

Please Note! This project is only open to participants with education in the field of Journalism, Photography, or Graphic Design. Don't forget to bring your computer/tablet & camera

Iceland Iceland: Hveragerði - Health & Environment (WF26)

Dates

26/12/2022   -   09/01/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Environmental
Educational
3
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 350 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
2 Male + 1 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

Our host is a non-profit organization called the NLFI Rehabilitation and Health Clinic, which is a part of the Natural Health Association of Iceland.
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 be working in the greenhouses, weeding, planting and harvesting vegetables, such as tomatoes, and cucumbers; Making tea made out of Icelandic herbs.
The work will also include Weed control & Gardening. Environmental work on the property (Renovation when needed). The agriculture that is practiced in the center is organic/bio.

Main Activities, but not limited to are; Agriculture: cultivating soil; planting; raising, and harvesting crops. Horticulture: growing fruits, vegetables, and plants. Renovation around the property when needed. During winter the work might include snowplowing.

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: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a coffee break in the morning and a lunch break.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be staying in the house of The Natural Health Association in Hveragerði. The house is within the medical compound and has 6 double rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, several bathrooms, and a common area
Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.
Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Hveragerði is known for having great areas for hiking, including the hot river in Reykjadalur.
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 – 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.

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. Golden Circle is Included in the camp fee!

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

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

8:30:00 a. m.
Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata 11 (Bus stop #1 Ráðhúsið)
Main Entrance

Additional comments

The first day of the camp is Arrival Day and the last day of the camp is Departure Day. The minibus will be at the meeting point in Reykjavik on the first day of the workcamp in the morning and arrive again at the Meeting point / BSI station in Reykjavik in the evening on the last day of the workcamp.

Remember that you must arrange for your stay in Iceland before and after the work camp.

Requirements

Volunteers should bring clothes appropriate for outdoor work, but also clothes for working inside the warm greenhouses.

Iceland Iceland: Photography & Journalism in Iceland (WF502)

Dates

04/01/2023   -   18/01/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Cultural
Environmental
Educational

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 450 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 35
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
5 Male + 5 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA, where people can read about the life of the Organization & learn through the articles written by the participants about different Environmental topics.
The aim of this project is to publish a monthly magazine created by the participants. This is a great opportunity to get creative! The design will depend entirely on you and the group, following our guidelines and requirements. The magazine consists of 2 parts: firstly the articles, written by the camp and the second part is about their experience in Iceland.
The participants will create the magazine from top to bottom, choosing the design, photos, and articles; Picking the Topic, Choosing the cover article, Pictures/Interviews, Write body articles, Find the cover image, Design of masthead, Incorporate graphics, and Decide on feature articles, Create a table of contents, A personal note from camp.
The group will take photos, create videos and conduct interviews with volunteers, local hosts, and people living in the area.
At the end of the project, the camp will prepare the final version of the magazine and publish it online. The outcome will be published in ISSUU.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be staying in the houses of Worldwide Friends. The houses are fully equipped with several dormitories each. Each house has fully equipped kitchens, several bathrooms, common areas, workshop rooms, and galleries. The houses are shared with other international volunteers. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.
Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Around the houses, you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, waterfalls, rivers, and canyons. The area nearby is great for hiking. The mountains and the fjords are awe-inspiring and the opportunities for outdoor activities and recreation are almost inexhaustible.

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 – 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.

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.

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.

The area around the house is also great for hiking. Plan ahead, share your travel plans, stay on the trail, properly dispose of waste, leave areas as you found them, and do not approach or feed wildlife. Don't go for high and steep mountains without a professional guide.

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

10:00 a. m.
Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata 11 (Main entrance)

Additional comments

The first day of the camp is Arrival Day and the last day of the camp is Departure Day. The minibus will be at the meeting point in Reykjavik on the first day of the workcamp in the morning and arrive again at the Meeting point / BSI station in Reykjavik in the evening on the last day of the workcamp.

Keep in mind that you need to arrange for your stay in Iceland before and after the workcamp.

Requirements

Please Note! This project is only open to participants with education in the field of Journalism, Photography, or Graphic Design. Don't forget to bring your computer/tablet & camera

Iceland Iceland: Sólheimar - The Ecovillage (WF401)

Dates

09/01/2023   -   23/01/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Educational
Environmental

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 400 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
4 Male + 4 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

The heart of the Sólheimar ideology is to give all individuals a fair chance and to maximize their potential. By focusing on individuals' possibility instead of their limitations, Sólheimar aims to create the space for each resident to take every opportunity that arises for each person to grow and develop.
Versatility is the strength of Sólheimar so people with special needs that reside here will always be the center of the community. This works through the idea of reverse integration: those without special needs adapt to the abilities of those who do, they can work together to make their community of an equal and sustainable one. The foundation of the ideology of Sólheimar derives from the visions and lifework of Sesselja herself.

The main work in this camp will be in forestry called Ölur and also in the greenhouses which are called Sunna. Volunteers will be working in the greenhouses planting and harvesting vegetables, doing weed control and sometimes you will also be gardening. The work might involve work around the property painting or fixing things. During the winter volunteers will also have to help remove snow and keep the walk paths clear for the residents.
Working hours are 09.00 to 16.00 with one hour break for lunch and there are some coffee breaks as well.

Our work will depend on weather conditions, which is why we must be flexible. You should be prepared for unfriendly weather, as they say: if you don’t like the Icelandic weather, just wait 5 minutes it might change.

It is a community where people with or without special needs live and work together. Sólheimar is a pioneer of practicing organic farming. In Sólheimar there is an organically certified greenhouse, forestry, and arboretum. Other environmental-friendly projects in Sólheimar include geothermal energy and recycling.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be staying in the house of Worldwide Friends in Sólheimar. The house is across the village and has 4 double rooms with a private bathroom each, a fully equipped kitchen, and common areas. The common areas are shared with some of the local workers.
Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.
Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, and dairy products. We try to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet by cutting down our meat intake and we usually encourage volunteers to try more sustainable foods.

Location and leisure

Sólheimar, Iceland‘s first and only eco-village, is located in southwest Iceland, 80 kilometres long (50 miles) east of Reykjavík. The area around the house is 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 – 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.

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. Golden Circle is Included in the camp fee!

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

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

Volunteers should bring appropriate clothes for outdoor work (waterproof), but also clothes for working inside the warm greenhouses.

Additional comments

The first day of the camp is Arrival Day and the last day of the camp is Departure Day. The minibus will be at the meeting point in Reykjavik on the first day of the workcamp in the morning and arrive again at the Meeting point / BSI station in Reykjavik in the evening on the last day of the workcamp.

Remember that you must arrange for your stay in Iceland before and after the work camp.

Requirements

The first day of the camp is Arrival Day and the last day of the camp is Departure Day. The minibus will be at the meeting point in Reykjavik on the first day of the workcamp in the morning and arrive again at the Meeting point / BSI station in Reykjavik in the evening on the last day of the workcamp.

Remember that you must arrange for your stay in Iceland before and after the work camp.

Iceland Iceland: Hveragerði - Health & Environment (WF01)

Dates

09/01/2023   -   23/01/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Environmental
Educational

Already accepted volunteers from

Germany

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 400 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
5 Male + 4 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

Volunteers will be working in the greenhouses, weeding, planting, and harvesting vegetables, such as tomatoes, and cucumbers; Making tea made out of Icelandic herbs.
The work will also include Weed control & Gardening. Environmental work on the property (Renovation when needed). The agriculture that is practiced in the center is organic/bio.

Main Activities, but not limited to are; Agriculture: cultivating the soil; planting; raising, and harvesting crops. Horticulture: growing fruits, vegetables, and plants. Renovation around the property when needed. During winter the work might include snowplowing.

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: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a coffee break in the morning and a lunch break.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be staying in the house of The Natural Health Association in Hveragerði. The house is within the medical compound and has 6 double rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, several bathrooms, and a common area
Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.
Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Hveragerði is known for having great areas for hiking, including the hot river in Reykjadalur.
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 – 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.

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. Golden Circle is Included in the camp fee!

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

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities we offer are work camps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Our host is a non-profit organization called the NLFI Rehabilitation and Health Clinic, which is a part of the Natural Health Association of Iceland.
The Natural Health Association has a horticultural and environmental department, including forestry, gardening, and greenhouses, where Worldwide Friends volunteers work most of the time.

Directions to meeting point

8:30:00 a. m.
Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata 11 (Bus stop #1 Ráðhúsið)
Main Entrance

Additional comments

The first day of the camp is Arrival Day and the last day of the camp is Departure Day. The minibus will be at the meeting point in Reykjavik on the first day of the workcamp in the morning and arrive again at the Meeting point / BSI station in Reykjavik in the evening on the last day of the workcamp.

Remember that you must arrange for your stay in Iceland before and after the work camp.

Requirements

Volunteers should bring clothes appropriate for outdoor work, but also clothes for working inside the warm greenhouses.

Iceland Iceland: Sólheimar - The Ecovillage (WF402)

Dates

23/01/2023   -   06/02/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Educational
Environmental

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 400 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
Close

Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
4 Male + 4 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

The heart of the Sólheimar ideology is to give all individuals a fair chance and to maximize their potential. By focusing on individuals' possibility instead of their limitations, Sólheimar aims to create a space for each resident to take every opportunity that arises for each person to grow and develop.
Versatility is the strength of Sólheimar so people with special needs that reside here will always be the center of the community. This works through the idea of reverse integration: those without special needs adapt to the abilities of those who do, they can work together to make their community of an equal and sustainable one. The foundation of the ideology of Sólheimar derives from the visions and lifework of Sesselja herself.

The main work in this camp will be in forestry called Ölur and also in the greenhouses which are called Sunna. Volunteers will be working in the greenhouses planting and harvesting vegetables, doing weed control and sometimes you will also be gardening. The work might involve work around the property painting or fixing things. During the winter volunteers will also have to help remove snow and keep the walk paths clear for the residents.
Working hours are 09.00 to 16.00 with one hour break for lunch and there are some coffee breaks as well.

Our work will depend on weather conditions, which is why we must be flexible. You should be prepared for unfriendly weather, as they say: if you don’t like the Icelandic weather, just wait 5 minutes it might change.

It is a community where people with or without special needs live and work together. Sólheimar is a pioneer of practicing organic farming. In Sólheimar there is an organically certified greenhouse, forestry, and arboretum. Other environmental-friendly projects in Sólheimar include geothermal energy and recycling.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be staying in the house of Worldwide Friends in Sólheimar. The house is across the village and has 4 double rooms with a private bathroom each, a fully equipped kitchen, and common areas. The common areas are shared with some of the local workers.
Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.
Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, and dairy products. We try to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet by cutting down our meat intake and we usually encourage volunteers to try more sustainable foods.

Location and leisure

Sólheimar, Iceland‘s first and only eco-village, is located in southwest Iceland, 80 kilometres long (50 miles) east of Reykjavík. The area around the house is 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 – 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.

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. Golden Circle is Included in the camp fee!

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

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

8:30:00 a. m.
Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata 11
(Main entrance)

Additional comments

The first day of the camp is Arrival Day and the last day of the camp is Departure Day. The minibus will be at the meeting point in Reykjavik on the first day of the workcamp in the morning and arrive again at the Meeting point / BSI station in Reykjavik in the evening on the last day of the workcamp.

Remember that you must arrange for your stay in Iceland before and after the work camp.

Requirements

Volunteers should bring appropriate clothes for outdoor work (waterproof), but also clothes for working inside the warm greenhouses.

Iceland Iceland: Hveragerði - Health & Environment (WF02)

Dates

23/01/2023   -   06/02/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Environmental
Educational

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 400 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
5 Male + 5 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

Our host is a non-profit organization called the NLFI Rehabilitation and Health Clinic, which is a part of the Natural Health Association of Iceland.
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 be working in the greenhouses, weeding, planting and harvesting vegetables, such as tomatoes, and cucumbers; Making tea made out of Icelandic herbs.
The work will also include Weed control & Gardening. Environmental work on the property (Renovation when needed). The agriculture that is practiced in the center is organic/bio.

Main Activities, but not limited to are; Agriculture: cultivating soil; planting; raising, and harvesting crops. Horticulture: growing fruits, vegetables, and plants. Renovation around the property when needed. During winter the work might include snowplowing.

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: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a coffee break in the morning and a lunch break.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be staying in the house of The Natural Health Association in Hveragerði. The house is within the medical compound and has 6 double rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, several bathrooms, and a common area
Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.
Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Hveragerði is known for having great areas for hiking, including the hot river in Reykjadalur.
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 – 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.

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. Golden Circle is Included in the camp fee!

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

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

8:30:00 a. m.
Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata 11 (Bus stop #1 Ráðhúsið)
Main Entrance

Additional comments

The first day of the camp is Arrival Day and the last day of the camp is Departure Day. The minibus will be at the meeting point in Reykjavik on the first day of the workcamp in the morning and arrive again at the Meeting point / BSI station in Reykjavik in the evening on the last day of the workcamp.

Remember that you must arrange for your stay in Iceland before and after the work camp.

Requirements

Volunteers should bring clothes appropriate for outdoor work, but also clothes for working inside the warm greenhouses.

Iceland Iceland: LOGISTICS-HOUSE CARETAKER PROGRAM (WFMTV05)

Dates

01/02/2023   -   01/05/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Construction
Manual Work
Cultural
2
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
22 - 35
Max number of volunteers
2
Still room for
2
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

Driver: pick off/ drop off volunteers from/to city center/airport/camp. Grocery shopping (for large groups). Drive the volunteers to work & excursions. Select locations for Beach Cleanups.
Vehicle maintenance: Make sure the cars are in optimum conditions. Keep track of service records, oil changes, mileage, and fuel tracking.
House Caretaker: Your activities include, but are not limited to; Basic repairs and maintenance tasks as required, or supervising others in these roles. Supervising the cleaning teams. Coordinating daily activities. Cooking; only when is required, etc., while creating a safe environment for everyone.

You will travel around Iceland, as our houses are located at various sites across the island. We’re all about flexibility: we expect you to adapt to changes quickly and we encourage you to try new things.

The work will depend on weather conditions, which is why we must be flexible. You should be prepared for unfriendly weather, as they say: if you don’t like the Icelandic weather, just wait 5 minutes it might change.
Working hours may vary depending on the workcamps and the organization's needs. However, you will have 2 days off per week. And will be able to discover Iceland's unique sites.
When required by the organization you will be required to lead camps, welcome participants, and/ or explain the program to the groups.

Pocket Money: €100 per month

Accomodation and food

During the workcamps the leaders will share a double and quadruple room in a house fully equipped. Beds are provided, however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags.

Food is provided and everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Weekends are free, however, you will still need to be around. Try to plan activities with the volunteers. Usually, the excursions take place during the weekends. 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 areas around the houses are also great for hiking. If volunteers want to go for a hike, make sure one of the camp leaders joins them. Remind the volunteers to share their plans in advance.

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

We will communicate via WhatsApp, there's free Wi-Fi on the bus and at the terminal. Unfortunately, If your arrival at BSI is after 20:00 hrs., we won’t be able to pick you up. In this case, you can book a hotel for your stay or take a taxi to our Accommodation, and we will pick you on the morning of the next day

Additional comments

Working hours; 5 to 7 hours per day of environmental work during the weekdays. With lunch and coffee breaks. Note: working hours may vary depending on the workcamps and the organization's needs. 2 days off per week.
Make sure to bring warm working clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
Further support from the organization:

Provides Accommodation: Yes
Food is provided: Yes
Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland. Please note that travels during your free time are not paid for.
Int. travels: Not paid
Insurance: Not provided. You need Medical Insurance for your stay in Iceland.

Requirements

*Handyman skills (appliance installation, carpentry, basic plumbing, minor electrical wiring, maintenance, and renovation) DIY skills, motivation, and personal qualities are just as important.
*A driving Licence is essential. Winter driving experience (snow/icy roads) is considered an advantage.
*An Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate level of English is required. Other languages are seen as an advantage.
*Our leaders have to be Positive and Highly Motivated. Proactivity and Organizational skills are a must. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

Iceland Iceland: Photography & Journalism in Iceland (WF503)

Dates

01/02/2023   -   15/02/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Educational
Cultural

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 450 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 35
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
5 Male + 5 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI BUS STATION

Work

WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA, where people can read about the life of the Organization & learn through the articles written by the participants about different Environmental topics.
The aim of this project is to publish a monthly magazine created by the participants. This is a great opportunity to get creative! The design will depend entirely on you and the group, following our guidelines and requirements. The magazine consists of 2 parts: firstly the articles, written by the camp and the second part is about their experience in Iceland.
The participants will create the magazine from top to bottom, choosing the design, photos, and articles; Picking the Topic, Choosing the cover article, Pictures/Interviews, Write body articles, Find the cover image, Design of masthead, Incorporate graphics, and Decide on feature articles, Create a table of contents, A personal note from camp.
The group will take photos, create videos and conduct interviews with volunteers, local hosts, and people living in the area.
At the end of the project, the camp will prepare the final version of the magazine and publish it online. The outcome will be published in ISSUU.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be staying in the houses of Worldwide Friends. The houses are fully equipped with several dormitories each. Each house has fully equipped kitchens, several bathrooms, common areas, workshop rooms, and galleries. The houses are shared with other international volunteers. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.
Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Around the houses, you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, waterfalls, rivers, and canyons. The area nearby is great for hiking. The mountains and the fjords are awe-inspiring and the opportunities for outdoor activities and recreation are almost inexhaustible.

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 – 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.

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.

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.

The area around the house is also great for hiking. Plan ahead, share your travel plans, stay on the trail, properly dispose of waste, leave areas as you found them, and do not approach or feed wildlife. Don't go for high and steep mountains without a professional guide.

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

10:00 a. m.
Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata 11 (Main entrance)

Additional comments

The first day of the camp is Arrival Day and the last day of the camp is Departure Day. The minibus will be at the meeting point in Reykjavik on the first day of the workcamp in the morning and arrive again at the Meeting point / BSI station in Reykjavik in the evening on the last day of the workcamp.

Keep in mind that you need to arrange for your stay in Iceland before and after the workcamp.

Requirements

Please Note! This project is only open to participants with education in the field of Journalism, Photography, or Graphic Design. Don't forget to bring your computer/tablet & camera

Iceland Iceland: Data Management Officer (WFMTV09)

Dates

05/02/2023   -   05/07/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Environmental
Study
2
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
22 - 35
Max number of volunteers
1
Still room for
2
Languages spoken
English
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

Beyond sheer tonnage of trash removed, and probably more importantly, we feel that cleanups are the gateway for volunteers and people of all walks of life to become aware of the issue and feel empowered to take action. Through data collection, the experience for the volunteer in tracking item by item, what they find, creates a moment of reflection that is truly invaluable.
A beach clean-up is also an opportunity to gather new data about the state of our coasts and the types of trash that pollutes them. By identifying the most harmful debris items, environmental groups can find ways to stop them from entering the ocean or being littered again on beaches

This data is hugely important as it helps us track the common items we find on our beaches and then campaign for change.
This evidence is used to lobby Governments for legislative change, as well as to influence industry practices and to drive campaigns that lead to changes in individual behaviour.

During our high peek season your main activities will be gathering information from the Beach Cleanings from all the camps;

*Gather the daily data from Beach Cleaning
*Review current data collection methods
*Improve our recycling process
*Generate data visualization products, including dashboards, infographics, and maps
*Preparing and presenting communication materials
*Design data collection tools
*Enhance collaboration among the various organizations that carry out beach cleans
*Assist in preparing the data reports

Accomodation and food

During the workcamps the leaders will share a double or quadruple room in a house fully equipped. Beds are provided, however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags.

Food is provided and everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Weekends are free, however, you will still need to be around. Try to plan activities with the volunteers. Usually, the excursions take place during the weekends. 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 areas around the houses are also great for hiking. If volunteers want to go for a hike, make sure one of the camp leaders joins them. Remind the volunteers to share their plans in advance.

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

We will communicate via WhatsApp, there's free Wi-Fi on the bus and at the terminal. If your arrival to BSI is after 20:00 hrs., we won’t be able to pick you up. In this case you can book a hotel for your stay or take a taxi to our Accommodation.

Additional comments

Working hours; 5 to 7 hours per day of environmental work during the weekdays. With lunch and coffee breaks. Note: working hours may vary depending on the workcamps and the organization's needs. 2 days off per week.
Make sure to bring your computer
Further support from the organization:

Provides Accommodation: Yes
Food is provided: Yes
Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland. Please note that travels during your free time are not paid for.
Int. travels: Not paid
Insurance: Not provided. You need Medical Insurance for your stay in Iceland.

Requirements

*Environmental Science Background
*Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
*A driving Licence is essential.
*An Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate level of English is required. Other languages are seen as an advantage.
*Our leaders have to be Positive and Highly Motivated. Proactivity and Organizational skills are a must. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

Iceland Iceland: Social Media & Journalism Officer (WFMTV08)

Dates

05/02/2023   -   05/07/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Social
Environmental
2
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
22 - 35
Max number of volunteers
1
Still room for
2
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

Social Media
We are looking for a talented Social Media Manager to administer our social media accounts. You will be responsible for creating original text and video content, managing posts, and responding to followers. You will manage our company image in a cohesive way to achieve our marketing goals.

As a Social media manager, we expect you to be up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to express our company’s views creatively.

Ultimately, you should be able to handle our social media presence ensuring high levels of web traffic and customer engagement.

Journalism
As a leader you will guide the camp in the development and creation of the organization's magazine, focusing on an Environmental theme. This is a great opportunity to get creative! The design will depend entirely on you and the group, following our guidelines and requirements. The magazine consists of 2 parts: firstly the articles, written by the camp and the second part is about their experience in Iceland. 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. You are also encouraged to promote social activities with the local community and the organization.

Accomodation and food

During the workcamps the leaders will share a double or quadruple room in a house fully equipped. Beds are provided, however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags.

Food is provided and everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Weekends are free, however, you will still need to be around. Try to plan activities with the volunteers. Usually, the excursions take place during the weekends. 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 areas around the houses are also great for hiking. If volunteers want to go for a hike, make sure one of the camp leaders joins them. Remind the volunteers to share their plans in advance.

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

We will communicate via WhatsApp, there's free Wi-Fi on the bus and at the terminal. If your arrival to BSI is after 20:00 hrs., we won’t be able to pick you up. In this case you can book a hotel for your stay or take a taxi to our Accommodation.

Additional comments

Working hours; 5 to 7 hours per day of environmental work during the weekdays. With lunch and coffee breaks. Note: working hours may vary depending on the workcamps and the organization's needs. 2 days off per week.
Make sure to bring your Computer & Camara

Further support from the organization:

Provides Accommodation: Yes
Food is provided: Yes
Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland. Please note that travels during your free time are not paid for.
Int. travels: Not paid
Insurance: Not provided. You need Medical Insurance for your stay in Iceland.

Requirements

Proven work experience as a Social media manager. Hands on experience in content management. Excellent copywriting skills. Ability to deliver creative content (text, image, and video). Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research, and Google Analytics. Knowledge of online marketing channels. Familiarity with web design. Excellent communication skills. Analytical and multitasking skills

A driving Licence is essential.

A Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate level of English is required. Other languages are seen as an advantage.

Our leaders have to be Positive and Highly Motivated. Proactivity and Organizational skills are a must. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

Iceland Iceland: Workcamp Leader in the North West of Iceland (WFMTV01)

Dates

05/02/2023   -   05/05/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Cultural
Educational
1
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

France

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
22 - 35
Max number of volunteers
2
Still room for
1
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

The workcamp leaders will work as a team under the supervision of the Project Manager of the organization. They will be involved in preparing, organizing, running, and evaluating Nature-oriented, Educational, and Environmental Protection Projects in Iceland. Those projects are organized with international volunteers. In each group, there are two or three leaders from the organization. At the end of each camp the project coordinator will be expected to produce an evaluation of the projects and their results.

At the beginning of their stay, here, they will receive qualified training from the organization’s staff members. This training will capacitate them to perform the Projects´ activities, which vary between Cleaning Beaches, Planting trees, and Environmental-related tasks to taking care of environmental awareness campaigns and Renovation work. At the same time, leaders will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and lead the projects, including topics as group management, conflict resolution, bookkeeping, development, leadership roles, intercultural cooperation, motivation, etc. They will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, etc.

In this project, the leaders will organize and run programs for both short-term/long-term volunteers which will do 5-7 hours of environmental work during weekdays. The main work is cleaning the coastline in the area and to recycle the plastic that we find on the coast while cleaning.
We will also open a workshop where we will recycle the plastic that we find at the coastline. The group will also do some renovation in the property of Worldwide Friends and in the garden.

As a leader you will have to plan/organize a daily Workshop (from Monday to Thursday) giving a special focus on Global Warming, it can also be about other Environmental issues. The issue of global warming is well-known all over the world. 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

During the workcamps the leaders will share a double and quadruple room in a house fully equipped. Beds are provided, however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags.

Food is provided and everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Weekends are free, however, you will still need to be around. Try to plan activities with the volunteers. Usually, the excursions take place during the weekends. 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 areas around the houses are also great for hiking. If volunteers want to go for a hike, make sure one of the camp leaders joins them. Remind the volunteers to share their plans in advance.

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends Iceland is running a center of Environment & Sustainability near the crossroads to the West, South, and North of Iceland. The center is called BRÚ, and it is located in Hrutafjordur which is 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra, on the R1.
Keep in mind that is a 1-hour drive to the closest city (Borganes). Based just off the main road, we are not set in a town, therefore the only way to get around is by car. Brú's stunning surrounding countryside offers the perfect tonic to relax and leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

We will communicate via WhatsApp, there's free Wi-Fi on the bus and at the terminal. If your arrival at BSI is after 20:00 hrs., we won’t be able to pick you up. In this case, you can book a hotel for your stay or take a taxi to our Accommodation.

Additional comments

Working hours; 5 to 7 hours per day of environmental work during the weekdays. With lunch and coffee breaks. Note: working hours may vary depending on the workcamps and the organization's needs. 2 days off per week.
Make sure to bring warm working clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
Further support from the organization:

Provides Accommodation: Yes
Food is provided: Yes
Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland. Please note that travels during your free time are not paid for.
Int. travels: Not paid
Insurance: Not provided. You need Medical Insurance for your stay in Iceland.

Requirements

People with education in the field of sustainability or environmental science. A driving license is required.

Our leaders have to be Positive and Highly Motivated. Self-initiative and Organizational skills are a must. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

Iceland Iceland: Workcamp Leader in the East of Iceland (WFMTV02)

Dates

05/02/2023   -   05/05/2023

Feedback from 148 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Educational
Cultural
2
Place(s)
left

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
22 - 35
Max number of volunteers
2
Still room for
2
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

The workcamp leaders will work as a team under the supervision of the Project Manager of the organization. They will be involved in preparing, organizing, running, and evaluating Nature-oriented, Educational, and Environmental Protection Projects in Iceland. Those projects are organized with international volunteers. In each group, there are two or three leaders from the organization. At the end of each camp the project coordinator will be expected to produce an evaluation of the projects and their results.

At the beginning of their stay, here, they will receive qualified training from the organization’s staff members. This training will capacitate them to perform the Projects´ activities, which vary between Cleaning Beaches, Planting trees, and Environmental-related tasks to taking care of environmental awareness campaigns and Renovation work. At the same time, leaders will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and lead the projects, including topics as group management, conflict resolution, bookkeeping, development, leadership roles, intercultural cooperation, motivation, etc. They will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, etc.

In this project, the leaders will organize and run programs for both short-term/long-term volunteers which will do 5-7 hours of environmental work during weekdays. The main work is cleaning the coastline in the area and to recycle the plastic that we find on the coast while cleaning.
We will also open a workshop where we will recycle the plastic that we find at the coastline. The group will also do some renovation in the property of Worldwide Friends and in the garden.

As a leader you will have to plan/organize a daily Workshop (from Monday to Thursday) giving a special focus on Global Warming, it can also be about other Environmental issues. The issue of global warming is well-known all over the world. 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

During the workcamps the leaders will share a double and quadruple room in a house fully equipped. Beds are provided, however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags.

Food is provided and everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Weekends are free. Try to plan activities with the volunteers. Usually, the excursions take place during the weekends. 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 house is also great for hiking. Plan ahead, share your travel plans, stay on the trail, properly dispose of waste, leave areas as you found them, and do not approach or feed wildlife. Don't go for high and st

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

We will communicate via WhatsApp, there's free Wi-Fi on the bus and at the terminal. If you arrival to BSI is after 20:00 hrs., we won’t be able to pick you up. In this case you can book a hotel for your stay or take a taxi to our Accommodation.

Additional comments

Working hours; 5 to 7 hours per day of environmental work during the weekdays. With lunch and coffee breaks. Note: working hours may vary depending on the workcamps and the organization's needs. 2 days off per week.
Make sure to bring warm working clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
Further support from the organization:

Provides Accommodation: Yes
Food is provided: Yes
Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland. Please note that travels during your free time are not paid for.
Int. travels: Not paid
Insurance: Not provided. You need Medical Insurance for your stay in Iceland.

Requirements

Education in the field of sustainability or environmental science. A driving license is required.
Our leaders have to be Positive and Highly Motivated. Self-initiative and Organizational skills are a must. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

Iceland Iceland: Placement Officer (WFMTV06)

Dates

05/02/2023   -   05/07/2023

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Fee

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Details on the project

Age
22 - 35
Max number of volunteers
1
Still room for
2
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

As the main point of contact for the organization, your activities include, but are not limited to;
-Communicating with international partner organizations.
-Preparing and distributing documents concerning the placement procedure.
-Dealing with applications of foreign volunteers applying for placements.
-Initiating and looking after visa proceedings for participants.
-Maintaining the organization’s databases on projects/bookings/information brochures/training/information sheets.
-Answering any incoming requests of participants and international partners.
-Collecting and controlling all payments regarding Participation Fees, Excursions, Minibus, and hostel.
-Any other administrative tasks on the request of the office and marketing manager.
-Manage Social Media.

You will travel around Iceland, as our houses are located in various sites across the island. We’re all about flexibility: we expect you to adapt to changes quickly and we encourage you to try new things.
Working hours may vary depending on the workcamps and the organization's needs. However, you will have 2 days off per week. And will be able to discover Iceland's unique sites.

Accomodation and food

During the workcamps the leaders will share a double and quadruple room in a house fully equipped. Beds are provided, however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags.

Food is provided and everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Weekends are free, however, you will still need to be around. Try to plan activities with the volunteers. Usually, the excursions take place during the weekends. 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 areas around the houses are also great for hiking. If volunteers want to go for a hike, make sure one of the camp leaders joins them. Remind the volunteers to share their plans in advance.

Project hosted by

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Directions to meeting point

We will communicate via WhatsApp, there's free Wi-Fi on the bus and at the terminal. If your arrival to BSI is after 20:00 hrs., we won’t be able to pick you up. In this case you can book a hotel for your stay or take a taxi to our Accommodation.

Additional comments

Working hours; 5 to 7 hours per day of environmental work during the weekdays. With lunch and coffee breaks. Note: working hours may vary depending on the workcamps and the organization's needs. 2 days off per week.
Make sure to bring your computer

Further support from the organization:

Provides Accommodation: Yes
Food is provided: Yes
Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland. Please note that travels during your free time are not paid for.
Int. travels: Not paid
Insurance: Not provided. You need Medical Insurance for your stay in Iceland.

Requirements

MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook), Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides), Spreadsheets (Excel, Google Sheets), Writing (WordPress, journalism, technical writing). Social Media.

A driving Licence is essential. Winter driving experience (snow/icy roads) is considered an advantage.

Linguistic skills: A Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate level of English is required. Other languages are seen as an advantage.

Our leaders have to be Positive and Highly Motivated. Self-initiative and Organizational skills are a must. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.