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IS-SEE 10.56 ISLANDIA ISLANDIA Environment 08/06/2018 22/06/2018

Revegetation in the South of Iceland 

 

Camp code:

IS-SEE 10.56

Country:

Iceland

Start Date:

08 Jun 2018

End Date:

22 Jun 2018

Topic:

10: Environment protection

Work Types:

Environment

International age:

18 - 99

National age:

18 - 99

Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:

300.00 Euro

Purpose of extra costs:

Participation fee

Spoken Language:

English

Description: Since 2007 SEEDS has been working with an organisation devoted to the re-vegetation of eroded soils in the South-west of Iceland. The aim is to stop the downward spiral of erosion and to strengthen the ecosystem by enhancing its natural vegetation. SEEDS volunteers will perform four different types of work depending on host needs each time: a) Revegetation and erosion control using organic materials, b) Tree planting, c) Removal of old fences and d) Monitoring the survival and growth of tree plantations of former years. These tasks will be performed at several different locations in the South-west of the country.

Type of Work: The work is physical, can at times be demanding but always rewarding. Volunteers should have a motivation for working outdoors. Weather in Iceland is unpredictable, even in summer time, so be prepared for all kinds of weather and be sure to bring warm/winter clothing since the work will take place outdoors and it can get rather col

Accommodation: Volunteers will be lodged in a school building with basic facilities in one of Reykjavik’s neighbouring towns. Volunteers will sleep on mattresses provided, please bring a sleeping bag. There is a shower in the school and volunteers will also have free access to the local geothermal swimming pool.. Food ingredients will be provided and the group will be responsible for cooking and cleaning. Please do not forget some traditional food or drinks from your home country for the international evening.

Language: English will be the official language in the camp; high proficiency is not a requirement.

Organization Description: SEEDS is an Icelandic non-governmental, non-profit volunteer organisation designed to promote intercultural understanding, environmental protection and awareness through work on environmental, social and cultural projects within Iceland. SEEDS works closely with local communities, local authorities and other Icelandic associations both to develop projects in partnership, aimed at fulfilling an identified need, and to give assistance to established initiatives. Projects are designed to be mutually beneficial to all involved: the volunteers, the local hosting communities and Iceland as a whole. Every year host more than 1200 international volunteers from 50 to 60 different countries.