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TIPO DE BECA CODIGO PAIS LUGAR ACTIVIDAD INICIA TERMINA
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WF MTV – 13 C ISLANDIA Reykjavík, Islandia ADMIN 27/08/2020 19/11/2020

Duration: 12 weeks
Location: The volunteer will live in the capital area of Reykjavík or in the sustainable center of Brú, located 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 “Vestra” is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing. On the contrary, in a country of only just over 300,000 people, the Reykjavik Capital Area has a population of about 200,000. However, since it’s the only major city in the country, Reykjavík has a lot of the amenities that you would only expect to find in a much larger center elsewhere in the world. The volunteer will also have the opportunity to join excursions, workcamps and other events across the whole organization. For further information about the other events please check out other placements or visit http://wf.is .
Short description of the project/projects: The volunteer will work under the supervision of the director of the organization. The main tasks are the following:
• Communicating with international partner organizations.
• Preparing and distributing documents concerning the projects in cooperation with WF MTV - 14.
• Dealing with applications from interested volunteers in cooperation with WF MTV - 14.
• Answering any incoming request of participants and international partners related to the project
• Hosting and organizing of weekly meetings among the organization’s members.
• Supervising and controlling the operational work inside the organization.
• 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
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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 Business Administration, Tourism or Sustainability Sciences.
WF would like to host someone who is also motivated to stand for the NGO’s core values, 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 tools throughout the Microsoft Office 365 service package (especially OneDrive, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
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 the ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season are highly necessary.