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country Iceland: August Photo Marathon in Reykjavík SEEDS 082.
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20/08/2020 - 29/08/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
Cultural
Art
6 volunteers (2Male / 2female still needed)
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When the workshop ends, we select some of our best pictures from the camp and prepare those images for an informal online exhibition. While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw the attention through pictures made in the camp. Participants should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. Participants should arrive ready to shoot and should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses, laptops and tripodes if possible. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular work camp; we may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary work but it depends on our partners and the weather. Participants should use the opportunity to share about their own culture or country, such as food, music, games or films with the international group. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years, during their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, and having fun while exploring the capital city and some of the most stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle and the South Shore excursions.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in an equipped house, which is located about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The house includes basic facilities such as showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. The group will sleep in shared rooms and participants shall bring their own sleeping bag. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house. Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food,recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening.

Location and leisure

Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene. Additional excursions (eg. Snaefellsnes, Hot River hike or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp. Weather may be cold or rainy,so e recommend to bring good walking shoes, warm and/or waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) as some of the tasks and activities take place outside.

Project hosted by

This is the thirteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps for teenagers in the year 2010. Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants individual style.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of August 20 at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 600 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Requirements

English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed. Weather may be cold or rainy,so e recommend to bring good walking shoes, warm and/or waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) as some of the tasks and activities take place outside
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English , English
country Iceland: September Photo Marathon in Reykjav SEEDS 085.
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1/09/2020 - 10/09/2020
Additional host fee EUR 600
Art
Cultural
Educational
8 volunteers (2Male / 2female still needed)
Art
Cultural
Educational
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Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants individual style. When the workshop ends, we select some of our best pictures from the camp and prepare those images for an informal online exhibition. While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw the attention through pictures made in the camp. Participants should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. Participants should arrive ready to shoot and should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses, laptops and tripodes if possible. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular work camp; we may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary work but it depends on our partners and the weather. Participants should use the opportunity to share about their own culture or country, such as food, music, games or films with the international group. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years, during their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, and having fun while exploring the capital city and some of the most stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle and the South Shore excursions.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in an equipped house, which is located about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The house includes basic facilities such as showers, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. The group will sleep in shared rooms and participants shall bring their own sleeping bag. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house. Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food,recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening.

Location and leisure

Reykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene. Additional excursions (eg. Snaefellsnes, Hot River hike or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp. Weather may be cold or rainy,so e recommend to bring good walking shoes, warm and/or waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) as some of the tasks and activities take place outside.

Project hosted by

This is the thirteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps for teenagers in the year 2010.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 19:00 (7:00 pm) in the afternoon of September 1 at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 600 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Requirements

Participation fee EUR 600 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day-trip each), we will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, Thingvellir National Park and much more.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English
country Iceland: SEEDS VC 104. Virtual camp Environm SEEDS VC 104
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7/10/2020 - 16/10/2020
Additional host fee 0
Environmental
Art
Cultural
12 volunteers (5Male / 1female still needed)
Environmental
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What will we be working on together? SEEDS camp leaders will be creating opportunities for you to focus on different current environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops and activities online. One of our aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers. During this camp participants can share their love for (and learn more about) global & local environmental topics such as: climate change, waste management, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics. There will be two to three different sessions each day. Participants are also encouraged to join the weekly challenge that will be published on the SEEDS Instagram channel. The sessions we offer include: - Plant-based Cooking & Baking Classes: These classes will provide you with an insight into plant based diet and food, with recipes, and tips and tricks to cook and bake. Every other day, for one hour, we will prepare a dish (main course or a dessert). You can then share your final creations through photos. - Fun Environmental Quiz: Our leaders will post a question about environmental topics twice a week and then it will be up to you to research to find an answer. The answers will be posted the next morning. - Eco Friendly Cleaning Products Tips: Every other day, for 30 minutes, we will share cleaning tips, facts about ingredients, and Do It Yourself ideas. You will learn how to avoid harmful chemicals, how to read labels when you are shopping, and how to use simple ingredients as cleaning. - DIY Selfcare Products Workshop: Every other day, for one hour we will teach you how to DIY your own natural cosmetic and personal hygiene products with ingredients that you can probably find at home! - Conscious Consumerism Workshop: Every other day, we will have one hour workshops where we will address three areas in our daily lives where we can take measures to reduce our environmental footprint. Participants will work in teams and present their ideas to the group. Over the course of the camp, each participant is encouraged to try at least one of the ideas at home and share a video or picture of the new habit with the group. At the same time, all will research the environmental policies of a preferred brand, and try to look for more sustainable alternatives, sharing their findings with the others. Note that this project is a learning/sharing camp, so we encourage everyone to share their knowledge and participate actively in this learning process. And of course, this is a great way to meet new people from all over the world, so you can exchange ideas, experiences, language, music, recipes and much more with the other online volunteers, just as in a real workcamp. Bring your own ideas and let’s be creative together!

Accomodation and food

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

Location and leisure

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

Project hosted by

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

Additional comments

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

Requirements

Internet connection, and a laptop camera and microphone.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 90 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
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