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LOGISTICS-HOUSE CARETAKER PROGRAM | WFMTV05 | 2023-08-07 - 2023-11-04 | RENO,CONS,MANU | Age: 22 - 35
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.
Work: Driver: pick off/ drop off volunteers from/to city center/airport/camp. Grocery shopping (for large groups). Drive the volunteers to work & excursions. Select locations for Beach Cleanups. Vehicle maintenance: Make sure the cars are in optimum conditions. Keep track of service records, oil changes, mileage, and fuel tracking. House Caretaker: Your activities include, but are not limited to; Basic repairs and maintenance tasks as required, or supervising others in these roles. Supervising the cleaning teams. Coordinating daily activities. Cooking; only when is required, etc., while creating a safe environment for everyone. You will travel around Iceland, as our houses are located at various sites across the island. We’re all about flexibility: we expect you to adapt to changes quickly and we encourage you to try new things. The work will depend on weather conditions, which is why we must be flexible. 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. Working hours may vary depending on the workcamps and the organization s needs. However, you will have 2 days off per week. And will be able to discover Iceland s unique sites. When required by the organization you will be required to lead camps, welcome participants, and/ or explain the program to the groups.
Accomodation and food: During the workcamps the leaders will share a double and quadruple room in a house fully equipped. Beds are provided, however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags. Food is provided and 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, and vegetarian/vegan options.
Location and Leisure: Weekends are free, however, you will still need to be around. Try to plan activities with the volunteers. Usually, the excursions take place during the weekends. 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. The areas around the houses are also great for hiking. If volunteers want to go for a hike, make sure one of the camp leaders joins them. Remind the volunteers to share their plans in advance.
Train/Bus station: BSI Bus Station
Requirements: Handyman skills (appliance installation, carpentry, basic plumbing, minor electrical wiring, maintenance, and renovation) DIY skills, motivation, and personal qualities are just as important. A driving Licence is essential. Winter driving experience (snow/icy roads) is considered an advantage. Linguistic skills: A Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate level of English is required. Other languages are seen as an advantage. Our leaders have to be Positive and Highly Motivated. Proactivity and Organizational skills are a must. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.
We will communicate via WhatsApp, there s free Wi-Fi on the bus and at the terminal. If you arrival to BSI is after 20:00 hrs., we won’t be able to pick you up. In this case you can book a hotel for your stay or take a taxi to our Accommodation.
Extra Fee: 0
Working hours; 5 to 7 hours per day of environmental work during the weekdays. With lunch and coffee breaks. Note: working hours may vary depending on the workcamps and the organization's needs. 2 days off per week. Make sure to bring warm working clothes that you don't mind getting dirty Further support from the organization: Provides Accommodation: Yes Food is provided: Yes Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland. Please note that travels during your free time are not paid for. Int. travels: Not paid Insurance: Not provided. You need Medical Insurance for your stay in Iceland.
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