25.10. - 05.11.2021
Celkový počet účastníkov:
Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening a centre of environment and sustainability at the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre, called BRÚ,is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood 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 centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area.
This camp has different kind of tasks. Some days we will focus on renovation, painting, cleaning and fixing things around and inside the house. We will also make some artwork, for example, paintings and sculptures made out of driftwood. Other days we will clean the coastline and/or plant trees in the area. One of the tasks is also to recycle the plastic that we find in the coast while cleaning. We will give special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate change. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. Humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects’ 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 must understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to these theoretical workshops, we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, the volunteers will have the opportunity to plant trees. 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! This work camp is a great 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.
Worldwide Friends volunteers stay in the Worldwide Friends sustainable centre offering basic facilities. Beds are provided; however, volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags. Wi-fi is available for free. The house is 1.200 m2 with separated living areas so there will also be another group of volunteers living there. Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; 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 favourite recipes from home!
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 or even icebergs. The area around the place is also great for hiking.
We will also concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries 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 is an extra participation fee of 350 euros for this workcamp. WF will arrange a minibus trip from Reykjavik to Brú and back again which is almost 600 km in total
– this trip includes several stops where you will discover unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic areas and lava fields.
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