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Duration: 12 weeks
Location: Brú in the Northeast of Iceland. Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening a center of environmental and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The center of the municipality “Hunaþing Vestra” is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing. In the neighborhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of drifted wood, Snæfellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the center is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area.
The house is more than 1.000 m2 and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use. The condition of the generator is poor now and need to be fixed but we can also connect to the lines of the National power company in the meanwhile. The volunteer will also be on the road around Iceland during the 8 to 10 days projects.
Short description of the project/projects: The volunteers will work under the supervision of the director of the organization. The main tasks are the following:
• Preparing and running projects related to environmental awareness and sustainable tours around Iceland.
• Making necessary reports for ongoing projects and projects which are finishing
• Communicating with international partner organizations.
• Preparing and distributing documents concerning the projects.
• Dealing with applications from interested volunteers.
• Answering any incoming request of participants and international partners related to the project
• Any other administrative tasks on the request of the director.
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 come from different countries performing 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 of the area’s problems and its inhabitants.
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, an own sleeping bag is needed.
Food is provided: Yes
Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland during the project
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: Please Note!!!! This project is only open to participants which have experience or education related to environmental science, tourism or teachers.
WF would like to host someone motivated to work for an NGO promoting environmental and peace-oriented activities.
Linguistic skills: Fluent 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 long-term volunteers have to 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.
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