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WF MTV - 07.3 ISLANDIA Brú Renovation Manual Work Camp Leader 12/11/2021 04/02/2022

 Iceland: The renovation team WF MTV - 07.3 

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 12/11/2021 - 4/02/2022 

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Renovation

Manual Work

Camp Leader

 2 volunteers 

 

Work

The volunteer will work under the supervision of the manager of Brú sustainable centre and a professional carpenter. The main tasks are to maintain and renovate the houses that WF is using for the volunteers. The houses are located in different areas of the island. At the beginning of the stay here, they will receive qualified training from the organisation members. This training will capacitate them to perform the projects´ activities. At the same time they will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and do the project, 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

Accomodation and food

Accommodation 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.

Location and leisure

Brú in the North-west of Iceland. Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening a centre of environmental and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre is in the area of Hrutafjordur which a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing is vestra. In the neighbourhood 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 centre 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 and needs to be fixed but we can also connect to the lines of the National power company in the meanwhile.

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

Requirements

Desired Profile: 22 years old +. Course of studies: Please note!!!! This project is only open for participants with experience or education related to renovation, architecture, engineering or other studies related to the topic of the project. Driving license is required Linguistic skills: English spoken and written needed. Other languages are seen as an advantage. 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.

Organization Worldwide Friends Age 22 - 99 Age 
Nearest terminal    Languages spoken English