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WF MTV - 03.2 ISLANDIA - Camp Leader Art Study 27/08/2021 19/11/2021

Iceland: Journalism and photography workcamp WF MTV - 03.2 

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 27/08/2021 - 19/11/2021 

 Additional host fee 0

Camp Leader

Art

Study

 2 volunteers 

 

Work

The Workcamp leader will work under the supervision of the project manager of the organization He/she will be involved in preparing, organizing, running and evaluating projects in Iceland related to visual arts, journalism and photographing. Those projects are organized with international volunteers and usually last for 12 days. In each group there are one or two leaders from the organization. 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 each 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 online magazine. The volunteers will also document the work of the association in all the 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. The workcamp leaders are also in charge of the social media of the organization Instagram, Facebook etc. At the beginning of the stay here, she/he will receive qualified training from the organisation members. This training will capacitate her/him to perform the projects´ activities. At the same time he/she 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. She/he will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, first aid, etc. 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.

Accomodation 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.

Project hosted by

Veraldarvinir, Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organisation 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 its mobility, intercultural learning and voluntary service, through non-formal educational activities. The main activities offered are workcamps, seminars, local events and exchange programmes suitable both for young people and adults. WF is a non-profit organisation with international scope.

Additional comments

Further support from the organization: Provides accommodation: Yes Food is provided: Yes Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland. Int. travels: Not paid Insurance: not provided. You have to get a health and accident insurance for your stay in Iceland.

Organization Worldwide Friends Age 22 - 99 Age 
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