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WF307 ISLANDIA Tjarnargata Art Study 14/06/2021 25/06/2021

Iceland: Journalism and photographing WF307 

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 14/06/2021 - 25/06/2021 

 Additional host fee EUR 350

Art

Study

 10 volunteers 

Work

Every year WF Iceland hosts hundreds of international volunteers participating in projects all around the island. WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA, where people can read about the life of the organisation http://wf.is/news/ In the beginning of the project, volunteers will receive an introduction about the tasks - afterwards, we will choose a topic for the magazine. The group will take photos, create videos, and conduct interviews with volunteers, local hosts and people living in the area. The outcome will be published in the UNA WF magazine and in the social media of the organization. The volunteers will also document the work of the association in all camps running throughout the same period with a photo-reportage and they will publish it on WF social media such as Facebook and Instagram. At the end of the project, we will prepare the final version of the magazine and publish it online. We will give a special focus on global warming during the camp. The volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. Humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects’ participants. Within the project we will learn and write about green energy, sustainable householding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions, or inspire others, you must understand the issues and tasks first. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change!

Accomodation and food

Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; 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 (and spices) from home! We encourage our volunteers to try vegan and vegetarian food during their stay with us.

Location and leisure

WF Iceland will organize reasonably priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, lava forests, hot springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs. The area around the place is also great for hiking. We will also concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers

Project hosted by

Veraldarvinir - Worldwide Friends (WF Iceland) was founded in 2001 as a non-profit, non-governmental organisation Veraldarvinir/WF Iceland aims at: • Promoting peace and friendship • Promoting inter-cultural learning, exchange and awareness • Preserving Icelandic nature and raising awareness about environmental issues • Promoting voluntary work and a culture of volunteering

Meeting point

The meeting point is at 09.00 am at the first day of the camp in Tjarnargata 11 which is the city hall of Reykjavik.

Requirements

There are no requirements but some volunteers with good computer skills, who are interested in journalism and/or photography, are needed for this camp. You should bring your camera and your laptop with you. We highly recommend volunteers to bring a sleeping bag, warm and waterproof work clothes, hiking boots and swimming suits. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring information about their country, such as photos, music, songbooks, games or musical instruments

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action

 

Organization Worldwide Friends Age 18 - 99 Age 
Nearest terminal  BSI bus station Languages spoken English , English