|TIPO DE BECA||CODIGO||PAIS||LUGAR||ACTIVIDAD||INICIA||TERMINA|
||WF MTV – 01 B||ISLANDIA||Fjardabyggd in the East of Iceland.||ENVI||27/08/2020||19/11/2020|
Duration: 12 weeks
Location: The leaders will do their project in Fjardabyggd in the East of Iceland. They will also have the opportunity to visit one or two projects in another area of Iceland “Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife, and countless breathtaking hiking paths.
Short description of the project/projects: 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, agricultural and environmental protection projects in Iceland. Those projects are organized with international volunteers and usually last for 10 – 14 days. In each group there are one or two 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.
In the beginning of their stay, they will receive qualified training from the organization’s members. This training will capacitate them to perform the projects´ activities, which vary between cleaning beaches, planting trees and different kinds of environmental-related tasks to taking care of environmental awareness campaigns. At the same time, they will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and lead the projects, including topics as group management, conflict resolution, bookkeeping, development, leader roles, intercultural cooperation, motivation, etc. They will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, first aid, etc.
In the end of each camp the project coordinator will be expected to produce an evaluation of the projects and their results. Also, the workcamp leaders will have a mid-term evaluation either with the project manager or the director of Worldwide Friends Iceland.
Activities: Our primary activity is organizing environmental-related projects where people coming from different countries perform voluntary work. In organizing them, much emphasis has been put on making sure the volunteers see that their work is important, they help a community in need, or they work for the protection of the environment. In the meantime, they themselves form a community and get in close contact with locals as well as with other participants of the project from different cultures and nationalities. They find out about each other's habits and ways of life, also getting an insight to the problems of the area and its inhabitants.
Accommodation and Food: During the workcamps the leaders will share a dormitory with several other volunteers in a house offering basic facilities. Beds are provided; however volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags.
Food is provided; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favorite recipes from home! There is internet connection available in all houses.
Profile of the organization: Veraldarvinir, 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. We also send local volunteers intending to have similar experiences abroad. WF aims at promoting active participation of people and their mobility, intercultural learning and voluntary service, through non-formal educational activities. The main activities offered are workcamps, seminars, local events and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults. WF is a non-profit organization with international scope.
Salary per month: No salaries or pocket money are paid
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 have to get a health and accident insurance for your stay in Iceland.
Desired Profile: 22 years old +. Course of studies: Particular field of studies or defined subjects are not set. WF would like to host someone motivated to work for an NGO promoting environmental and peace-oriented activities.
Linguistic skills: Spoken and written English skills are needed. Other languages are an advantage.
Technical skills: Management of basic data processing packages as Microsoft Excel and Project Management, Word, Outlook and Explorer.
Skills and competencies: Our leaders must be positive and highly motivated to participate in group activities. Ability to organize on her/his own initiative. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.
Documents to be submitted: CV and motivation letter
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