Let's get Sustainable - 6 weeks on the move

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High­lights

Visit our 3 centers, Bru, Stöðvarfjörður, and Hveragerdi.
Share your culture and traditions with other international volunteers while improving your English.
Embark on an adventure that will take you to explore all of Iceland. Starting on Reykjavik, passing through the west, east, and south of Iceland.
Experience the northern lights during winter and the white nights during summer.
Join excursions that will take you to Glaciers, Geysers, and waterfalls.
Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Embark yourself on an adventure that will take you to discover all of Iceland and its natural wonders. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen
During the six weeks, you will travel around Iceland starting in Reykjavik for two days, spending twelve days in our sustainable center in the Northwest, two weeks in Stödvarfjörður in the East, and two weeks in Hveragerdi in the South of Iceland

Reykjavik is a city full of energy, just waiting for you to experience it. Powered by heat from the earth below, with ever-changing weather sweeping across the landscape, its natural features are matched by the energy of its residents. Think of the denominators of a great city - fun, culture, nature, clean air - Reykjavik has them in spades. All the advantages of a modern, forward-looking society are complemented by the beautiful natural setting. In a country of only just over 300,000 people, the Reykjavik Capital Area has a population of about 200,000. However, since it’s the only major city in the country, Reykjavik has a lot of the amenities that you would only expect to find in a much larger center elsewhere in the world.

Brú the sustainable center of Worldwide Friends is near to the crossroads to the West, South, and North of Iceland in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighborhood, you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snæfellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons, and craters. The purpose of the center is to protect nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors who are coming to the area.
The house is more than 1.000 m² and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms, and common areas, rooms for workshops, and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use. We are renewing the generator and it will be up and running at the end of the year. 

Stödvarfjörður
Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbors depict postcard-like fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful views. “Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður,
Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík and Stöðvarfjörður, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area, you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife, and countless breathtaking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east.

Hveragerdi
You will be hosted at a health clinic for elderly people. Mostly you will be working in the greenhouses planting and harvesting vegetables, doing weed control and sometimes you will also be gardening. The agriculture that is practiced in the center is organic/bio. Hveragerdi is a small town in the south of Iceland. It is famous for its thermal river that runs in the mountains surrounding the town. Since the are has plenty of geothermal activity, the town has a high number of greenhouses. The house is fully equipped, has both single and double rooms.

Volunteers will do clean the coastline in different parts of the island and help to recycle the plastic which we are collecting there. Working hours are 4 - 6 hours per day five days a week. During the program we will have workshops about the sustainable development goals of the UN with a special focus on climate change. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the participants. Within the project, we will learn about green energy, sustainable householding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption, and lots more. In addition to the theoretical part, we are going to practice sustainable work. The clean-up of the coastline is the main task but we will also plant trees during the camp, if the season allows it. . Planting trees becomes a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air, and prevent erosions. Our work will 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.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

A typical working day has the following schedule:

8:00 Breakfast                                    8:00 Breakfast
9-12 Workshop                                   9-12 Beach cleaning
12:00 Free time                                  12:00 Free time
13:00 Lunch                                        13:00 Lunch
14-17 Volunteering activity              14-17 Volunteer activity
17-19 Free time                                  17-19 Free time
19:00 Dinner                                       19:00 Dinner
21:00 Movie Night                             21:00 Game Nights

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Free access to several geothermal swimming pools
• Access to Perlan geological wonders exhibition
• Several hikes
• During the project the volunteers will be touring around Iceland and visiting most of the best known natural wonders on the ring road. For example Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, Reynisfjara black beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Lake Mývatn, Hverir geothermal area, Goðafoss waterfall, Grábrók crater, and much more.

We will focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening a volunteer from a different country 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. There will be cultural dinners where volunteers prepare typical dishes from their country and share it with the groups. Bring any traditional ingredients that you want to share. 

We also offer extra activities such as whale watching, fishing, excursions, and glacier adventures. 
Watersport
Zwemmen
Bezienswaardigheden
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Wandelen
Museum/
Opera
Sport
Paardrijden
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Vereiste documenten
CV
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 09:00 - 17:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Worldwide Friends
For 2023 the fees include
  • Housing
  • South coast excursion
  • Perlan Museum
  • Transportation-related to the project
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
For 2023 the fees include
  • Housing
  • Golden circle excursion
  • Geothermal energy plant
  • Transportation-related to the project
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Accomodatie
Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in our house in Reykjavik for the first two days and after that in the WF houses in Brú, Stodvarfjordur, and Hveragerdi. The houses are all fully equipped, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags or borrow one from WF if they don’t have one. 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 favorite recipes from home!
Please keep in mind that there will be other volunteers in the same houses at the same time as your group.
Slaapkamer (Dubbel) Slaapzaal Jeugdherberg
Eten & Drank
All the volunteers are expected to cook. Each volunteer prepares his own breakfast and cleans after himself. 
For lunch and dinner, the volunteers will take turns cooking and cleaning. We can accommodate special diets such as vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free. 
Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Keflavik International Airport (KEF) in Reykjavik. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar IJsland.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor IJsland biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in IJsland dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor IJsland.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

The program starts on a Wednesday and ends on a Tuesday.

For 2022 the dates are the following:

  • 20.07
  • 03.08
  • 17.08
  • 31.08
  • 14.09
  • 28.09
  • 12.10
  • 26.10
For 2023 the program starts on Monday and ends on Monday, the dates are the following:
  • 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

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
6 - 16 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
6 weken (min. verblijf)
$2.295
8 weken
$2.907
10 weken
$3.519
12 weken
$4.131
16 weken (max. verblijf)
$4.743
Gemiddelde kosten
$339 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. Worldwide Friends zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Worldwide Friends gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

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Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Worldwide Friends jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Worldwide Friends

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Let's get Sustainable - 6 weeks on the move

Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Embark yourself on an adventure that will take you to discover all of Iceland and its natural wonders.

$333/week

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