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WF10 ISLANDIA Reykjavik Agricultural Environmental Cultural 16/05/2022 29/05/2022

Iceland: Hveragerdi - Health & Environment (WF10)

DATES

16/05/2022   -   30/05/2022

 

TAGS

Agricultural

Environmental

Cultural

18 - 99 

MAX NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS

12

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 entrance)

Work

Our host is a non-profit organization called the NLFI Rehabilitation and Health Clinic, which is a part of the Natural Health Association of Iceland.
The Natural Health Association has a horticultural and environmental department, including forestry, gardening, and greenhouses, which is where Worldwide Friends volunteers work most of the time. Volunteers will help with growing tomatoes, cucumbers and making tea made of Icelandic herbs, and also doing some environmental work around the property.
The nature of the work depends largely on weather conditions, which can change quickly. Volunteers should bring clothes appropriate for outdoor work, but also clothes for working inside the warm greenhouses. Working hours are usually from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and volunteers will have a coffee break in the morning and a one-hour lunch break.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be staying in the house of The Natural Health Association in Hveragerði. The house is within the medical compound and has 6 double rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, several bathrooms, and a common area
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

Hveragerði is known for having great areas for hiking, including the hot river in Reykjadalur.
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. Golden Circle is Included in the camp fee!

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 a working and 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.

EXTRA FEE: 350 euros