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

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2 - 6 weken  ·  Leeftijd 18 - 50+

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  Geverifieerd door Volunteer World
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Highlights

  • Discover the amazing nature of Iceland, exploring glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls, and geysers
  • Immerse yourself in different cultures through cultural dinners featuring traditional food from around the world
  • Experience the mesmerizing White Nights in summer and the captivating Northern Lights in winter
  • Enhance your English proficiency while actively participating in environmental workshops
  • Make a meaningful impact by joining the fight against plastic pollution, cleaning Iceland's coast and encountering charming seals

Vooral geschikt voor

Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen

Over het programma

Engage in environmental education, sustainability efforts, and vital tasks like beach cleanups, seed collection, and renovation work in beautiful Iceland! 🌱

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 ...

Over het programma

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. 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 different organizations



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 


Dagelijkse activiteiten

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

Dagelijkse activiteiten

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


Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

WF Iceland will organize reasonably-priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. 

Extra activities that volunteers can book at additional costs are:
  • Snæfellsnes Penninsula (100)

  • Into the Glacier (€250)

  • Canyon Baths & ...

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

WF Iceland will organize reasonably-priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. 

Extra activities that volunteers can book at additional costs are:
  • Snæfellsnes Penninsula (100)

  • Into the Glacier (€250)

  • Canyon Baths & Waterfalls (120)


Voorwaarden

Voorwaarden

Minimum leeftijd: 18 jaar

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 and ID

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 - 16:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Worldwide Friends

Included in the project:
  • All meals & Housing
  • WIFI
  • Workshops
  • Volunteering activities
  • Transportation related to the project
Pre-Camp (when added to the project)
  • Pick up at BSI Bus Station
  • 2 Days in Reykjavík
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Golden Circle Excursion
  • Meals 

WF Cancellation fees & charges

As we start to incur costs from the time the contract is confirmed we will apply cancellation charges as shown below from the time when written notification of the cancellation is received:

  • With a notice of more than 30th days, the cancellation will be free of charge.
  • With a notice between 30th – 14th days, 50% of the total fee will be charged.
  • With a notice of less than 14th days, 100% of the total fee will be charged.
  • Any expenses that may occur due to early departure will be covered by the participant and not WF, no refund shall be given.

Code of Conduct

In order to have adequate conduct during the program, the following points are established that must be complied with without exception.

  • WF is committed to ensuring an environment that is free of discrimination and to fostering a climate in which all participants can have an exceptional experience.
  • Clothing. Appropriate footwear and suitable outdoor clothing must be worn. We reserve the right to refuse participation to participants who are dressed inappropriately or with inappropriate footwear since this will put the participant’s well-being and safety at risk.
  • Non-prescription Drugs. We reserve the right to terminate the program to participants we believe are under the influence of drugs, in such circumstances, no refund shall be given.
  • WF reserves the right to refuse participation and to cancel the stay to any participant whose conduct or manner is likely to cause offense, upset, or put other participants in danger. Any expenses that may occur due to early departure will be covered by the participant and not WF.

Accomodatie

Worldwide Friends volunteers stay in the Worldwide Friends sustainable center offering good facilities. Volunteers must 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 coffee machine. The bathrooms are shared.

Pre-Camp "The Farm"
Hostel style mix dorm
The house is fully equipped (we have one cat name Lisa )
50 min by bus to City Center

Eten & Drank

Food is included for the duration of the camp; however, 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. We try to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet by cutting down our meat intake and we usually encourage volunteers to try more sustainable dishes. 

We can accommodate special diets such as gluten-free, vegetarians, vegans, or any allergies, please let us know in advance

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! 

Internet toegang

Makkelijke toegang op de project site

Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?

Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Keflavik International Airport

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. VIND GOEDKOPE VLUCHTEN

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. KRIJG EEN OFFERTE

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. VACCINATIE CHECKER

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

Arrival

Volunteers will be picked up at the City Hall of Reykjavik in Tjarnargata 11 101 Reykjavik at 09.00 am on the first day of the camp. 

Departure

Drop off will be on the evening of the last day of the program at BSI Bus Station. You will arrive no sooner than 18:00. The time may vary due to adverse weather conditions and other related conditions. We strongly recommend departing no earlier than one day after the last day of your work camp. Keep in mind you have to arrange your stay for these days.

We strongly recommend arriving in Iceland at least one day before the first day of your project and departing no earlier than one day after the last day of your project. 


Pre-camp in Reykjavik - NOT included but optional for 150 euro (2 days before the start of the program)

  • Day 1-Monday: Arrival day -Pick up at the BSI Bus Station (17:00)   -Accommodation in Reykjavík*
  • Day 2-Tuesday: Golden Circle Excursion - Accommodation in Reykjavík*
  • Day 3-Wednesday: Departure to Workcamp accommodation
*Accommodation in Reykjavík: Hostel-style mixed dorm, 20 minutes from City Center by car 


BOOKINGS FOR 2023 HAVE A 10% DISCOUNT

The start dates are every two weeks from Wednesday to Wednesday.

  • 13.09
  • 27.09
  • 11.10
  • 25.10
  • 08.11

Start Dates for 2024
(Every two weeks from Wednesday to Wednesday)

  • 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.

Programmakosten

2 weken (min. verblijf) 750€
4 weken 1.500€
6 weken (max. verblijf) 2.250€
Gemiddelde kosten 375€/week

Programmakosten

375€ per week 2 - 6 weken Leeftijd 18 - 50+

Betaalmethodes

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GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN


Duurtijd

2 - 6 weken

Waarborg

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

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.


Ontmoet je organisatie

Worldwide Friends

Zeer goed 4.3 rating (32 beoordelingen)

NGO - opgericht in 2001

Geverifieerd door Volunteer World

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Gesproken talen: Engels, Spaans

Over de organisatie

We are an environmental organization that focuses on 2 weeks workcamps or medium to long volunteering programs. Our main topics are climate change and sustainability.

Ontmoet je organisatie

- Who are we?

Worldwide Friends (WF) was founded in 2001 as a non-governmental, nonprofit organization. Our aim is to promote nature and peace-oriented activities among people interested in spending time in Iceland as volunteers. 
The staff of WF consists of 5 members: 
  • Our director and founder - Toti Ivarsson.
  • 4 project managers: Valentina, Steini, Bjarki, and Sebastian.
Alongside the staff members, we have long-term volunteers that are crucial for our programs.
- What we do:
The main activities offered by WF Iceland are workcamps, exchange programs, and educational seminars. Our activities are suitable for anyone interested in discovering an exotic and safe destination. WF also sends Icelanders abroad who wish to have similar volunteering experiences elsewhere in the world. Our programs are a mixture of volunteering, excursions, cultural exchanges,  environmental work, and environmental education.
- Where we work:
Worldwide Friends is located in one of the safest countries in the world, the land of Ice and Fire, Iceland. We work all over the country but mostly in the east and west of Iceland where we have our two main centers. We try to have a balance between outdoor work and indoor work but most of the time it depends on the weather.
- Our mission/vision:
  • Promoting peace and friendship
  • Promoting intercultural education and awareness
  • Preserving Icelandic nature and raising awareness about environmental issues
  • Promoting voluntary work and a culture of volunteering
- Our goal:
To be able one day to live in a sustainable society that respects and protects the environment.
- Who are we looking for?
The biggest requirement that we have is that our volunteers must be interested in the environment. If you like to work outdoors, explore exotic locations, discover unspoiled nature, have a cultural exchange with volunteers from different countries, and improve your environmental knowledge then we are looking for you!
- Why choose us?
When you choose us, you are making the decision to volunteer with one of the biggest and more experienced organizations in Iceland. We have hosted thousands of volunteers in all these years, which grants us the opportunity to offer you the best experience possible. 

32 beoordelingen · rating4.3

I have never been to Iceland and this was my first time doing volunteering and I loved it. To live in the middle of nature with international group of dudes was something unreal. I dont know who made this island but it sure rocks ...
I had a really great time in Iceland and I highly recommend this program. We travelled around the island to different places and the nature was incredible. The work was manly cleaning the coast but we also took some drone videos and had workshops about global ...
Montserrat García Sánchez rating5

2023 at One earth, our home - Let's prevent global warming

I loved every second in Iceland, I have no words to describe my experience, I never imagined that at 18 years old I would be traveling from Mexico to Iceland and that there I would meet great people who would make my experience the best I have. Thank you to the team at Bru and Siglu for treating me ...
During the two weeks in Brú we did a lot of beach cleaning and it was a shock for me to see all the fishing nets on the shore. We cleaned it up and I felt great about my contribution. In June there is a daylight all around the clock in Iceland and it was just like magic to be there. We also did ...
It was more tourism than volunteering and I cannot say that I felt like what I was doing has whatsoever impact on the planet. Unfortunately, some NGOs are more a business than a real organization with real engagement. It is the case for Worldwide Friends. If one is looking just for a summer camp ...
The time in Iceland was a disappointment. The house in Bru is in a bad condition. In some rooms the windows were broken. Also the bedrooms are very poorly equipped. Some of them didn’t have a curtains or some furniture. So no space for you clothing or anything. The kitchen is very small and there ...

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