Every year WF Iceland hosts hundreds of international volunteers participating in projects all around the island. WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA, where people can read about the life of the organisation https://wf.is/category/extras/
In the beginning of the project, volunteers will receive an introduction about the tasks - afterwards we will choose a topic for the magazine. This is a great opportunity to get to know Reykjavik and the area around it in a different way. The group will take photos, create videos and conduct interviews with volunteers, local hosts and people living in the area. The outcome will be published in the UNA WF magazine.
The volunteers will also document the work of the association in all camps running throughout the same period with a photo-reportage and they will publish it on WF social media such as Facebook and Instagram. At the end of the project, we will prepare the final version of the magazine with the WF editor located in Reykjavik and publish it online.
We will give a special focus on global warming during the camp and most of the articles in the newsletter should be about that topic. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects’ participants. Within the project we will learn and write about green energy, sustainable householding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you must understand the issues and tasks first. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change!
Please notice that there are two camps with five participants each starting at the same dates. The two camps will spend one day together in Reykjavik in the beginning of the project and one day in the middle of the project. They will have the same tasks but the route during the project is the opposite.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in the houses of Worldwide Friends in different parts of the island. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags and towels, but beds/mattresses and bed sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; 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 favourite recipes (and spices) from home
Locatie en vrije tijd
We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will present their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre i 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 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.
Good level of English is required. There are no other requirements but some volunteers with good computer skills, who are interested in journalism and/or photography, are needed for this camp. You should bring your camera and/or your laptop with you.
This place will take place in different areas of Iceland