SEEDS volunteers will have the unique opportunity to work in the hot spring capital of the world, Hveragerði, volunteering for the municipality. The town is built above a hot-spring field, and derives its name from the Icelandic word for hot spring: hver. Volunteers will mainly be working in the town of Hveragerði and the neighbouring surroundings. The main tasks include pulling and removing weeds and applying preservation on wood. Volunteers will also do some work in a forested area in the municipality, such as making and maintaining walking paths. Other tasks might be cleaning up and light maintenance in the public recreational areas of the township.
27.05. - 06.06.2019
No previous experience is necessary but the work is demanding and requires a good physical condition. The work can be repetitive as general gardening and maintenance tasks tend to be. Most of the work is outdoors, so volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities planned. Volunteers need to be prepared for working outdoors, be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and bring warm winter clothes as the tasks take place outside and it can get rather cold. Bring warm under-layers, waterproofs, walking shoes/boots, a good sleeping bag, hat scarves and gloves.
The camp happens around the summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets and the nights are almost as bright as the days. The bright nights are magical and staying awake enjoying the beautiful surroundings is unique.
Hiking trails stretch from town through Ölfusdalur valley, into the Hengill volcanic area, all the way to Nesjavellir and Þingvellir National Park. Along the way are warm springs where bathing is possible.
SEEDS volunteers will be staying in a small local house with access to kitchen and bathrooms and will sleep on mattresses on the floor. Shower facilities in the building are basic but the participants will have access to the local swimming pool.Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening.
SEEDS is an Icelandic non-governmental, non-profit volunteer organisation designed to promote intercultural understanding, environmental protection and awareness through work on environmental, social and cultural projects within Iceland. SEEDS works closely with local communities, local authorities and other Icelandic associations both to develop projects in partnership, aimed at fulfilling an identified need, and to give assistance to established initiatives. Projects are designed to be mutually beneficial to all involved: the volunteers, the local hosting communities and Iceland as a whole. Every year host more than 1200 international volunteers from 50 to 60 different countries.
English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.
SEEDS volunteers will have access to the local swimming pool. There are also innumerable walking trails in the area that SEEDS volunteers will be able to explore in their free time.
Adresa: Hveragerði, Hveragerði, Iceland
GPS: 63.9975943, -21.1868303
Hveragerði is a South-Iceland town renowned for greenhouse gardening and its geothermal springs. It is located 45 km from Reykjavik, and may be seen from the vantage point of the Kambar mountain slope, as it spreads out across a 5,000 year-old lava field. Pillars of steam from the numerous hot springs in the town may be seen rising up out of the ground. In summer the town is a green community, abounding in trees. A green revolution is taking place as areas of woodland expand in and around Hveragerði, with the locals working together in order to further develop their blossoming town.
Other excursions can be arranged in the free days for SEEDS volunteers at discount fares (for example South Shore, Reykjanes or Snaefellsnes Peninsula).
Participation fees support the ongoing work of SEEDS. Please note that your entire fee might not necessarily go towards your particular camp. The fees are mainly used to: - Bear the administrative costs of the association: salaries, rent, office bills, external representation, website, equipment, supplies, banking costs, legal formalities, etc. - Provision of financial support & resources to aid some of our other activities (food and/or accommodation in some projects) & co-funding for our long term volunteers and project coordinators.
Extra participation fee 300.0 EUR
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