During the workcamp we will do different kind of environmental work, for example clean the coastline, plant trees and maintaining hiking paths.
Our work will also depend on weather conditions and that’s why we have to be flexible. Please keep in mind that the work might be physically hard, and you should be prepared for unfriendly weather, even though, hopefully, it will be nice most of the time. This is a perfect camp for people who like outdoor work and physical challenges
Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable house holding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you have to understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main exercises of the camps. Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosion. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change!
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The volunteers will stay in a local community building. Mattresses and sheets will be provided, and everyone is asked to bring his/her own warm sleeping bags and towels. The food will be supplied for the duration of the work camp and everyone is expected to do his/her fair share of the cooking/cleaning. It would be nice to try new and different dishes, so please remember to bring along recipes and specialities from your own countries.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Worldwide Friends volunteers have free access to the local geothermal-heated swimming pool in the village. Traditionally, natural pools have played an important social role in Icelandic culture. Most Icelandic pools offer indoor and outdoor swimming, as well as hot tubs and saunas or steam rooms. WF Iceland will organise 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.
Take a look at http://wf.is/excursions/
We will also organize leisure activities for the group. The area around the village is also good for hiking so please bring your hiking shoes.
Travel Information Document as provided, or any other equivalent document, required at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee includes the trip from Reykjavik to Stykkishólmur and back again which is almost 1.000 km in total (excursions included