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WFMTV07 ISLANDIA OnthemovearoundIceland... EDU,ENVI,CULT 11/12/2023 08/03/2024

Environmental Educational Officer | WFMTV07 | 2023-12-11 - 2024-03-08 | EDU,ENVI,CULT | Age: 22 - 30

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: Iceland is at the forefront of renewable energy production, and nearly every home in the country is supplied with heating and energy from renewable energy sources. According to the Environmental Performance Index, created by the World Economic Forum in 2012, Iceland is the world s greenest country. This is one of the reasons volunteers choose this beautiful country for their volunteer program. During your stay, you will be researching this and many more topics….. Your main activity is to develop a curriculum program for environmental education through talks, workshops, activities, courses, meetings, and visits. Update and maintain educational resources and material. Provide workshops to the workcamps remotely or on-site on a daily basis. All material created during the program will be used by WF. The work for the majority of the workcamps depends on the weather conditions, when unsuitable to be outdoors, you will be requested to provide activities or workshops for the group. Working as a team under the supervision of the Project Manager of the organization. You will travel around Iceland, as our houses are located in 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.

Accomodation and food: During the workcamps the leaders will share a double or 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: OnthemovearoundIceland

Location and Leisure: 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. This program 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. We organize day excursions that 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.

Airport: KEF

Train/Bus station: BSI Bus Station

Requirements: Only open for participants with an Environmental/Science background A driving Licence is essential. 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. Excellent communication skills. Confident public speaker. Passion for specific topics relating to the organization (i.e. environment, sustainability, renewable energies, etc,.)

We will communicate via WhatsApp, there s free Wi-Fi on the bus and at the terminal. If your 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.

Language: eng

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 your computer 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.