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WF207 ISLANDIA Reykjavik Environmental Educational Manual Work 15/04/2022 26/04/2022

Iceland: One earth, Our home_Preventing Global Warming (WF207)

DATES

15/04/2022   -   26/04/2022

TAGS

Study

Environmental

Manual Work

AGE

18 - 22 

MAX NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS

10

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English

VEGETARIAN FOOD

Yes

ACCESS WITH DISABILITY

Yes

NEAREST TERMINAL

BSI Bus Station

MEETING POINT

8:30:00 a. m. Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata 11 (Main 

EXTRA FEE: 400 eruos

Work

This camp has a variety of activities. However, our main activity is Beach Cleaning, as our goal is to clean the entire Icelandic coastline.

We work with the local community as well helping with the reforestation of the areas nearby.
Some days, when the weather conditions are not suitable, we will focus on renovation work; painting or fixing things around and inside the house.
Just like us, our waste also deserves a second chance. We will upcycling garbage into art! While creating bookshelves out of driftwood or designing a chair with old tires and nets, your imagination is the limit!

Our work will depend on weather conditions, which is why we must be flexible. Working hours are about 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. You should be prepared for unfriendly weather, as they say: if you don’t like the Icelandic weather, just wait 5 minutes it might change.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be staying in the house of Worldwide Friends in Brú. The house is approximately 1.000 m² and has 12 double rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, several bathrooms, common areas, workshop rooms, and galleries. House capacity 24
Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.
Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, vegetarian/vegan options.

Location and leisure

Around the house, you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, waterfalls, rivers, canyons, and craters. The purpose of the center is to protect nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors who are coming to the area. The area nearby is great for hiking.
The best time to see aurora borealis in Iceland is between September and April. It’s when the nights are dark enough to see the Aurora. Iceland only gets 2-4 hours of daylight in midwinter, providing endless opportunities to hunt for aurora borealis.

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.

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.

This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues, and intercultural learning.

Project hosted by

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. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Meeting point

8:30:00 a. m.
Reykjavik City Hall, Tjarnargata 11 (Main entrance)

Additional comments

The first day of the camp is Arrival Day and the last day of the camp is Departure Day. The minibus will be at the meeting point in Reykjavik on the first day of the workcamp in the morning and arrive again at the Meeting point / BSI station in Reykjavik in the evening on the last day of the workcamp.
Keep in mind that you need to arrange for your stay in Iceland before and after the workcamp.