One earth, our home - Let's prevent global warming

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Discover the amazing nature of Iceland, come and explore glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls, and geysers.
Experience new cultures through the cultural dinners that every volunteer prepares with traditional food from their country.
Enjoy the White Nights in summer and the magnificent Northern Lights during winter.
Learn to be a leader, improve your english, and participate in our environmental workshops.
Help in the fight against plastic pollution by cleaning the coast of Iceland and be surprised by seals.
This program focuses on environmental education, environmental activities, and sustainability. The main tasks are beach cleanups, seed collection, and renovation work. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Groupes

*Pre-camp in Reyjavik

2022

  • Day 1: Arrival day -Pick up - Accommodation in Reykavik
  • Day 2: South Coast Excursion - Accommodation in Reykavik
  • Day 3: Visit to Perlan Museum & departure to Workcamp accommodation

2023

  • Day 1: Arrival day -Pick up - visit to City Center -Accommodation in Reykavik
  • Day 2: Golden Circle Excursion - Accommodation in Reykavik
  • Day 3: Departure to Workcamp accommodation

*Project Location

Worldwide Friends Iceland is running a center of Environment & Sustainability near the crossroads to the West, and North of Iceland. The center is called BRÚ, and it is located in Hrutafjordur which is 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra, on the R1.  

Keep in mind that is a 1-hour drive to the closest city (Borganes). Based just off the main road, we are not set in a town, therefore the only way to get around is by car. Brú's stunning surrounding countryside offers the perfect tonic to relax and leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Around the house, you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, waterfalls, rivers, canyons, and craters. The purpose of the center is to protect nature in the area and to raise awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors who are coming to the area.


The house is more than 1.000 m², it has double rooms, triple rooms, quadruple rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms, common areas, rooms for workshops, and galleries. We do not have gender-separated rooms and you may have to share a room with a male or female. Our long-term plan is to equip the center with its own hydropower plant to produce electricity for heating and daily use. This will make Brú completely sustainable from an energetic point of view and will contribute to the production of clean energy for the region.

*Work:
This work camp is a way to enjoy an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while they are exploring creativity, environmental issues, and intercultural learning.

Volunteers will have 5 to 6  hours of environmental work during weekdays. The main activities can be cleaning the coastline and rivers, planting trees or picking seeds, taking down old fences, removing lupines or other plants, and fixing hiking paths. The work depends on the need of the local community and the season. We also have the option to do a little bit of renovation in the house or take care of the garden if needed. Some days we will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops or lectures about climate change. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the project’s participants. Within the project, we will learn 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 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 erosions. Our work will also depend on weather conditions, which is why we must be flexible. You should be prepared for unfriendly weather, but hopefully, the weather will be nice most of the time. This is a perfect camp for people who like outdoor work and physical challenges. 

*Participants: We host international volunteers, most of them around 18 to 25 years old.

*Camp leaders:

There are always one or more leaders for each camp, depending on the size of the group. Leaders represent the link between the hosting community and the group of volunteers. They coordinate the work, organize leisurely activities, plan excursions, organize the shopping, house chores, and cooking sessions. Apart from these additional responsibilities, they are equal to other volunteers. Most of our camp leaders are from other countries, as we are very open-minded in hosting international leaders from other organizations

*Arrival

Volunteers can arrive on the starting day in the afternoon. At 20:00 is the last pick-up from the BSI Bus Station

*Departure

Departure from the camp to Reykjavik is on the last day of the project, on Tuesday. The group will be back in Reykjavik around 18:00. Participants cannot have their return flight earlier than 18:00

We strongly recommend arriving in Iceland at least one day before the first day of your workcamp and departing no earlier than one day after the last day of your workcamp. From 2023 the program will start on Monday and finish on Wednesday. Keep in mind that you need to arrange for your stay in Iceland before & after the workcamp.

*Accommodation

Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags and towels, but beds and bed sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. The rooms are double or quadruple, and share a bathroom. Food is included for the duration of the camp; 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 favorite recipes, ingredients, and spices from home!


*What to pack?
Icelandic weather can be unpredictable, so you need to be prepared for anything. You will need:
  • Hiking boots that are waterproof 
  • Warm sleeping bag (we only provide bedsheets) 
  • Swimsuits and towels (to take advantage of the traditional swimming pools and hot springs) 
  • Warm and waterproof clothes/shoes (you will spend time outside) 
  • Slippers/shoes for indoors, we don’t bring shoes inside the houses! 
  • Raincoat 
  • Pillow 
  • Medication 
  • Food, photos, or anything interesting related to your country for intercultural nights 
  • Hairdryer (optional) 
  • Cash (ISK or EUR) for extra excursions
  • Baggage allowance: 1 large suitcase & small carry-on 

Journée Typique

A typical working day has the following schedule:

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00-16:00 Work
  • 13:00 Lunch 
  • 16:00-17:00 Free time 
  • 18:00 Workshop
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Movie Night

Activités de Loisir

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, and even icebergs. 

Extra activities that volunteers can book are Horseback Riding, Kayaking, and more. The extra activities have an extra cost and they have to be paid in cash.

Randonnée
Musée /
Opéra
Équitation
Shopping /
Souvenirs
Tourisme
Des sports
Natation
Sports Nautiques
Sports d'hiver

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau moyen)
Documents Requis
CV
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 09:00 - 17:00

Services inclus

Services de Worldwide Friends
For 2022 the fees include:
  • Housing
  • South Coast Excursion
  • Perlan Museum
  • Transportation-related to the project
  • Breakfast, lunch, & dinner
For 2023 the fees include:
  • Housing
  • Golden Circle Excursion
  • Transportation-related to the project
  • Breakfast, lunch, & dinner

Logement
Worldwide Friends volunteers stay in the Worldwide Friends sustainable center offering good facilities. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags and towels; beds and bed sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. We have double, triple, and quadruple rooms. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, freezer, stove, oven, microwave, and a coffee machine. The bathrooms are shared.
Chambre double Dortoir
Aliments & Boissons

Food is included for the duration of the camp; 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 favorite recipes, ingredients, and spices from home! 

We can accommodate special diets such as gluten-free, vegetarians, vegans, or any allergies. 

Accès à Internet
Bon accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme. Le transfert de l'aéroport n'est pas inclus dans les frais non plus.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Keflavik International Airport (KEF) à Reykjavik. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Islande.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Islande te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Islande, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Islande.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

The start dates are every two weeks on a Wednesday and end on a Tuesday.

For 2022:

  • 20.07
  • 03.08
  • 17.08
  • 31.08
  • 14.09
  • 28.09
  • 12.10
  • 26.10
  • 09.11
  • 23.11
For 2023, the program will start on Monday and end on Wednesday
  • 13.03
  • 27.03
  • 10.04
  • 24.04
  • 08.05
  • 22.05
  • 05.06
  • 19.06
  • 03.07
  • 17.07
  • 31.07
  • 14.08
  • 28.08
  • 11.09
  • 25.09
  • 09.10
  • 23.10
  • 06.11

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
4 - 16 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
4 sem (durée min.)
$1 308
6 sem
$1 962
8 sem
$2 616
10 sem
$3 270
16 sem (durée max.)
$5 232
Coût moyen
$327 /sem

L'organisation facture ses frais en EUR. Le tableau des prix en USD est soumis à la fluctuation des devises. Worldwide Friends t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
L'acompte sert à réserver ta place avec l'organisation. Les paiements sont effectués par Paypal, notre partenaire de confiance pour les solutions de paiements internationales. Si tu n'as pas Paypal, tu peux également utiliser ta carte de crédit.
Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Worldwide Friends durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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One earth, our home - Let's prevent global warming

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