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WF MTV - 06.3 ISLANDIA - Camp Leader Environmental Educational 12/11/2021 04/02/2022

Iceland: Workcamp leader - Saving the shores WF MTV - 06.3 

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 12/11/2021 - 4/02/2022 

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Camp Leader



 3 volunteers


: The Workcamp leaders will work under the supervision of the project manager of the organization. They will be involved in preparing, organizing, running and evaluating educational and environmental projects in different parts of Iceland. Those projects are organized with international volunteers for six weeks program. In each group there are one or two leaders from the organization. At the beginning of the stay they 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. In the year 2021 the 17 sustainable goals of the United Nations will be our main theme throughout our different programs. The volunteers will do coastal cleaning and they will also have workshops and group discussions about the theme. The main goal of the “Saving the shores” project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the volunteers by participating in the mapping of the Icelandic coast. The data will be used to improve the beach cleaning activities and for scientific research. The first one consists on mapping the shore with drones and cameras to identify the conditions of the beach. The data will be used to improve the impact of our work and to maximize the resources. We are conducting a long-term program of beach cleaning and the data will be crucial for scientific research. The second phase is the beach cleaning. Within the project we will learn and write about green energy, sustainable householding, waste treatment and how you can help reduce global warming. If we 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. Most of the mornings during the program we will have workshops for two hours about the sustainable goals with a special focus on climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The 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 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. In addition to the theoretical part, we are going to practice sustainable work. The clean up the coastline is the main task but we will also plant few trees during the camp. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosions. Our work will depend on weather conditions, which is why we must be flexible. You should be prepared for unfriendly weather, but hopefully, the weather will be nice most of the time. This is a perfect camp for people who like outdoor work and physical challenges. Working hours are about 6 hours a day, 5 days a week.We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, teenagers from different countries will present 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, spices, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers. This camp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international participants and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

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

No salaries or pocket money are paid


Desired Profile: 22 years old +. Course of studies: People with education in the field of sustainability or environmental science. Driving license is required. Linguistic skills: English spoken and written 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 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. Documents to be submitted: CV and motivation letter

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