Mid-Term-Volunteers projects 2018

 

WF MTV – 01Workcamp Leader in the East of Iceland

Mid-Term-Volunteer Placement Description:

 

Placement in the field:  Environmental, educational and renovation Work / Group Management

 

Dates                                                                   Number of placements

12.02.2018      07.05.2018                  3

30.04.2018      23.07.2018                  2

11.06.2018      03.09.2018                  3

27.08.2018      19.11.2018                  3

12.11.2018      04.02.2019                  3

 

Duration:  12 weeks

 

Location: The leaders will do their project in Fjardabyggd in the East of Iceland. They will also have the opportunity to visit one or two projects in another area of Iceland

“Fjarðabyggð” is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður 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 a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife, and countless breathtaking hiking paths.

 

Short description of the project/projects:  The workcamp leaders will work as a team under the supervision of the project manager of the organization. They will be involved in preparing, organizing, running and evaluating nature-oriented, agricultural and environmental protection projects in Iceland. Those projects are organized with international volunteers and usually last for 10 – 14 days. In each group there are one or two leaders from the organization. At the end of each camp the project coordinator will be expected to produce an evaluation of the projects and their results.

 

At the beginning of the stay here, they will receive qualified training from the organisation members. This training will capacitate them to perform the projects´ activities, which vary between cleaning beaches, planting trees, cutting lupine and different kinds of environmental-related tasks to taking care of environmental awareness campaigns. At the same time, will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and lead the projects, including topics as group management, conflict resolution, bookkeeping, development, leader roles, intercultural cooperation, motivation, etc. They will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, first aid, etc.

 

Activities: Our primary activity is organizing environmental-related projects where people coming from different countries perform voluntary work. In organizing them, much emphasis has been put on making sure the volunteers see that their work is important, they help a community in need, or they work for the protection of the environment. In the meantime, they themselves form a community and get in close contact with locals as well as with other participants of the project from different cultures and nationalities. They find out about each other’s habits and ways of life, also getting an insight to the problems of the area and its inhabitants.

 

Accommodation and Food:  During the workcamps the leaders will share a dormitory with several other volunteers in a house offering basic facilities. Beds are provided, however volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags.

Food is provided, 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!   There is internet connection available in all houses.

 

Profile of the organisation:  Veraldarvinir, Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organisation promoting nature and peace oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. We also send local volunteers intending to have similar experiences abroad. WF aims at promoting active participation of people and its mobility, intercultural learning and voluntary service, through non-formal educational activities. The main activities offered are workcamps, seminars, local events and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.
WF is a non-profit organisation with international scope.
Salary per month:  No salaries or pocket money are paid

 

Further support from the organisation:

 

Provides accommodation:  Yes

Food is provided: Yes

Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland. Please note that travels during your free time are not paid for.

Int. travels: Not paid

Insurance: not provided. You have to get a health and accident insurance for your stay in Iceland.

 

Desired Profile: 22 years old +. Course of studies:  Particular field of studies or defined subjects are not set. WF would like to host someone motivated to work for an NGO promoting environmental and peace oriented activities.

 

Linguistic skills:  English spoken and written needed. Other languages are seen as an advantage.

 

Technical skills:  Management of basic data processing packages as Microsoft Excel and Project Management, Word, Outlook and Explorer.

 

Skills and competencies:  Our leaders have to be positive and highly motivated to participate in group activities. Ability to organize on her/his own initiative. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

 

Documents to be submitted: CV and motivation letter

 

WF MTV – 02

Workcamp Leader in WF farm in Reykjavik – sustainable living

Mid-Term-Volunteer Placement Description:

 

Placement in the field:  Environmental, agriculture and renovation Work / Group Management

 

Dates                                                                   Number of placements

12.02.2018      07.05.2018                  2

30.04.2018      23.07.2018                  2

11.06.2018      03.09.2018                  0

27.08.2018      19.11.2018                  2

12.11.2018      04.02.2019                  2

 

Duration:  12 weeks

 

Location: 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 qualities of a great city – fun, culture, nature, clean air – and 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.

Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city and is centered on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Come at the right time of year, and in favorable conditions you will see the city’s skyline silhouetted against the glowing, shimmering curtain of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. Reykjavik is framed by the majestic Mt. Esja and the blue waters of Faxafloi Bay to the north, while rugged lava-fields spread to the southeast. On a clear sunny day, the Snaefellsjökull glacier glitters on the western horizon like a crystal.

 

Short description of the project/projects:  The workcamp Leader will work under the supervision of the project manager of the organization. They will be involved in preparing, organizing, running and evaluating sustainable, art, nature-oriented and environmental protection projects in Iceland. Those projects are organized with 6 – 12 international volunteers and last for 11 days. The purpose of this project is to use the resources that Mother Earth has to offer for sustainable living.

We will grow vegetables; collect herbs, berries, seaweed among other things. At the beginning of the stay here, the leader will receive qualified training from the organisation members. This training will capacitate him to perform the projects´ activities. At the same time he will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and lead the projects, including topics as group management, conflict resolution, bookkeeping, development, leader roles, intercultural cooperation, motivation, etc. He will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, first aid, etc.

At the end of each camp the leader will be expected to produce an evaluation of the projects and their results.

 

 

Accommodation and Food:  The organization has been renovating an old farmhouse in the outskirt of Reykjavik 15 km away from the capital centre. Since the creation of Worldwide Friends, the organization has been looking for the opportunity to set up a project to renovate and work in farm. The volunteers will help us with the renovation and to take care of the work in the farm. We have chickens, a walapini green house for growing herbs, tomatoes and cucumbers and a piece of land where we grow potatoes, carrots, lettuce and other types of vegetables.

Worldwide Friends volunteers stay in our house in Sveinsstadir which is located in the outskirt of Reykjavik. This place is like a farm in the city so you can enjoy pure nature and at the same time the city life of the capital.

Food is provided, 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!   There is internet connection available in all houses.

 

Activities: Our primary activity is organizing environmental-related projects where people coming from different countries perform voluntary work. In organizing them, much emphasis has been put on making sure the volunteers see that their work is important, they help a community in need, or they work for the protection of the environment. In the meantime, they themselves form a community and get in close contact with locals as well as with other participants of the project from different cultures and nationalities. They find out about each other’s habits and ways of life, also getting an insight to the problems of the area and its inhabitants.

 

The volunteer will lead the following camps:

Sustainable living in Reykjavik and the WF farm

 

Profile of the organisation:  Veraldarvinir, Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organisation promoting nature and peace oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. We also send local volunteers intending to have similar experiences abroad. WF aims at promoting active participation of people and its mobility, intercultural learning and voluntary service, through non-formal educational activities. The main activities offered are workcamps, seminars, local events and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.
WF is a non-profit organisation with international scope.
Salary per month:  No salaries or pocket money are paid

 

Further support from the organisation:

 

Provides accommodation:  Yes

Food is provided: Yes

Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland.

Int. travels: Not paid

Insurance: not provided. You have to get a health and accident insurance for your stay in Iceland.

 

Desired Profile: 22 years old +. Course of studies:  People with education in the field of sustainability or environmental science. WF would like to host someone motivated to work for an NGO promoting environmental and peace oriented activities.

 

Linguistic skills:  English spoken and written needed. Other languages are seen as an advantage.

 

Technical skills:  Management of basic data processing packages as Microsoft Excel and Project Management, Word, Outlook and Explorer.

 

Skills and competencies:  Our leaders have to be positive and highly motivated to participate in group activities. Ability to organize on her/his own initiative. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

 

 

WF MTV – 03

Photographing and journalism Workcamp Leader

Mid-Term-Volunteer Placement Description:

 

Placement in the field:  Visual art – photographing and journalism / Group Management

 

Dates                                                                   Number of placements

12.02.2018      07.05.2018                  2

30.04.2018      23.07.2018                  2

11.06.2018      03.09.2018                  0

27.08.2018      19.11.2018                  2

12.11.2018      04.02.2019                  2

 

Duration:  12 weeks

 

Location: The volunteers will lead camps in the East of Iceland. They will also have the opportunity to visit one or two projects in another area of Iceland

 

 

“Fjarðabyggð” is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður 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 a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife, and countless breathtaking hiking paths.

 

Short description of the project/projects:  The Workcamp leader will work under the supervision of the project manager of the organization He/she will be involved in preparing, organizing, running and evaluating projects in Iceland related to visual arts, journalism and photographing. Those projects are organized with international volunteers and usually last for 12 days. In each group there are one or two leaders from the organization.

 

At the beginning of the stay here, she/he will receive qualified training from the organisation members. This training will capacitate her/him to perform the projects´ activities. At the same time he/she will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and lead the projects, including topics as group management, conflict resolution, bookkeeping, development, leader roles, intercultural cooperation, motivation, etc. She/he will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, first aid, etc.

 

Once the season to working on the field arrives, the work will consist in supervising and developing the projects, coordinating groups of 8 to 15 international participants staying two Weeks at a time. At the end of their stay in Iceland, The project coordinator will be expected to produce an evaluation of the projects and their results.

 

Activities: Our primary activity is organizing environmental-related projects where people coming from different countries perform voluntary work. In organizing them, much emphasis has been put on making sure the volunteers see that their work is important, they help a community in need, or they work for the protection of the environment. In the meantime, they themselves form a community and get in close contact with locals as well as with other participants of the project from different cultures and nationalities. They find out about each other’s habits and ways of life, also getting an insight to the problems of the area and its inhabitants.

 

Accommodation and Food:  During the workcamps the leaders will share a dormitory with several other volunteers in a house offering basic facilities. Beds are provided, however volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags.

Food is provided, 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!   There is internet connection available in all houses.

Between the projects the leaders will share apartment in Stodvarfjörður a small village in Fjarðabyggd.

 

Profile of the organisation:  Veraldarvinir, Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organisation promoting nature and peace oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. We also send local volunteers intending to have similar experiences abroad. WF aims at promoting active participation of people and its mobility, intercultural learning and voluntary service, through non-formal educational activities. The main activities offered are workcamps, seminars, local events and exchange programmes suitable both for young people and adults.  WF is a non-profit organisation with international scope.
Salary per month:  No salaries or pocket money are paid

 

Further support from the organisation:

Provides accommodation:  Yes

Food is provided: Yes

Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland.

Int. travels: Not paid

Insurance: not provided. You have to get a health and accident insurance for your stay in Iceland.

 

Desired Profile: 22 years old + Course of studies:  Education in the field of journalism, photographing or graphic design.

 

Linguistic skills:  English spoken and written needed. Other languages are seen as an advantage.

 

Technical skills:  Management of basic data processing packages as Microsoft Excel and Project Management, Word, Outlook and Explorer.

 

Skills and competencies:  Our leaders have to be positive and highly motivated to participate in group activities. Ability to organize on her/his own initiative. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

 

Documents to be submitted: CV and motivation letter

 

 

 

WF MTV – 04

Workcamp Leader in Hveragerdi, South of Iceland

Mid-Term-Volunteer Placement Description:

 

Placement in the field:  Environmental, educational and renovation Work / Group Management

 

Dates                                                                   Number of placements

12.02.2018      07.05.2018                  2

30.04.2018      23.07.2018                  2

11.06.2018      03.09.2018                  2

27.08.2018      19.11.2018                  2

12.11.2018      04.02.2019                  2

 

Duration:  12 weeks

 

Location: The leaders will spend their time in Hveragerði which is in the south 40 km away from the capital Reykjavik. They will also have the opportunity to visit Reykjavik. They will also have the opportunity to visit one or two projects in another area of Iceland

Hveragerði is a small town of about 1,700 inhabitants that lies some 45 km east of Reykjavík. This friendly little community sits on top of a highly active geothermal field, which provides heat for hundreds of greenhouses where fruit, flowers and vegetables are produced throughout the year. Even bananas grow in these greenhouses! The name Hveragerði means ‘hot springs garden.’ Geothermal energy is Hveragerði’s lifeblood, and you probably won’t find such a natural wonder in the middle of a populated area anywhere else in the world. Nearby you will find an even more geothermally active site: Gufudalur, the lovely ‘Steam Valley’ behind the town. This whole valley is full of hot springs, geysers, mud pots, fumaroles and steaming vents.

Our host is the Rehabilitation and Health Clinic, which is a part of the Natural Health Association of Iceland.  Every year approximately 2,000 patients and other guests enjoy their diverse rehabilitation programs, which are focused on an approach that builds self-confidence and personal responsibility for the patients’ own health. The Clinic has earned a solid reputation, both in Iceland and internationally, since its foundation in 1955 for personal and effective care of patients. It is one of the two most important rehabilitation clinics in Iceland.

Short description of the project/projects:  The workcamp leaders will work as a team under the supervision of the project manager of the organization. They will be involved in preparing, organizing, running and evaluating nature-oriented, agricultural and environmental protection projects in Iceland. Those projects are organized with international volunteers and usually last for 2 weeks. In each group there are one or two leaders from the organization.

At the beginning of the stay here, they will receive qualified training from the organisation members. This training will capacitate them to perform the projects´ activities, which vary between cleaning beaches, planting trees and different kinds of environmental-related tasks to taking care of environmental awareness campaigns. At the same time, will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and lead the projects, including topics as group management, conflict resolution, bookkeeping, development, leader roles, intercultural cooperation, motivation, etc. They will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, first aid, etc.

At the end of each camp the project coordinator will be expected to produce an evaluation of the projects and their results.

 

Accommodation and Food:  The leaders will share a double room in a house offering basic facilities. Beds are provided, however volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags.

Food is provided in the restaurant of the Health clinic,

There is internet connection available in all houses.

 

Activities: Our primary activity is organizing environmental-related projects where people coming from different countries perform voluntary work. In organizing them, much emphasis has been put on making sure the volunteers see that their work is important, they help a community in need, or they work for the protection of the environment. In the meantime, they themselves form a community and get in close contact with locals as well as with other participants of the project from different cultures and nationalities. They find out about each other’s habits and ways of life, also getting an insight to the problems of the area and its inhabitants.

 

Profile of the organisation:  Veraldarvinir, Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organisation promoting nature and peace oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. We also send local volunteers intending to have similar experiences abroad. WF aims at promoting active participation of people and its mobility, intercultural learning and voluntary service, through non-formal educational activities. The main activities offered are workcamps, seminars, local events and exchange programmes suitable both for young people and adults.
WF is a non-profit organisation with international scope.
Salary per month:  No salaries or pocket money are paid

 

Further support from the organisation:

 

Provides accommodation:  Yes

Food is provided: Yes

Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland.

Int. travels: Not paid

Insurance: not provided. You have to get a health and accident insurance for your stay in Iceland.

 

Desired Profile: 22 years old +. Course of studies:  People with a good knowledge or education in the field of Agriculture or environmental science. WF would like to host someone motivated to work for an NGO promoting environmental and peace oriented activities.

 

Linguistic skills:  English spoken and written needed. Other languages are seen as an advantage.

 

Technical skills:  Management of basic data processing packages as Microsoft Excel and Project Management, Word, Outlook and Explorer.

 

Skills and competencies:  Our leaders have to be positive and highly motivated to participate in group activities. Ability to organize on her/his own initiative. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

 

Documents to be submitted: CV and motivation letter

 

WF MTV – 05

ON THE MOVE – Art, renovation and environmental workcamp Leader

Mid-Term-Volunteer Placement Description:

 

Placement in the field:  Art, environmental and renovation work / Group Management

 

Dates                                                                   Number of placements

12.02.2018      07.05.2018                  1

30.04.2018      23.07.2018                  3

11.06.2018      03.09.2018                  3

27.08.2018      19.11.2018                  1

12.11.2018      04.02.2019                  1

 

Duration:  12 weeks

 

Location: The volunteers will lead workcamps in different parts of Iceland. They will not have a special place that they can call their home but instead they will move around the island from one place to another working and resting in different places.

 

Short description of the project/projects:  The Workcamp leaders will work under the supervision of the project manager of the organization. They will be involved in preparing, organizing, running and evaluating art, nature orientated, environmental and renovation projects in south and also the North of Iceland. Those projects are organized with international volunteers and usually last for 2 weeks. In each group there are one or two leaders from the organization.

At the beginning of the stay they will receive qualified training from the organisation members. This training will capacitate her/him to perform the projects´ activities. At the same time he/she will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and lead the projects, including topics as group management, conflict resolution, bookkeeping, development, leader roles, intercultural cooperation, motivation, etc. She/he will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, first aid, etc.

 

Once the season to working on the field arrives, the work will consist in supervising and developing the projects, coordinating groups of 8 to 15 international participants staying two Weeks at a time. At the end of their stay in Iceland, The project coordinator will be expected to produce an evaluation of the projects and their results.

 

Activities: Our primary activity is organizing environmental-related projects where people coming from different countries perform voluntary work. In organizing them, much emphasis has been put on making sure the volunteers see that their work is important, they help a community in need, or they work for the protection of the environment. In the meantime, they themselves form a community and get in close contact with locals as well as with other participants of the project from different cultures and nationalities. They find out about each other’s habits and ways of life, also getting an insight to the problems of the area and its inhabitants.

 

The volunteers will lead workcamps in different parts of Iceland

 

Profile of the organisation:  Veraldarvinir, Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organisation promoting nature and peace oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. We also send local volunteers intending to have similar experiences abroad. WF aims at promoting active participation of people and its mobility, intercultural learning and voluntary service, through non-formal educational activities. The main activities offered are workcamps, seminars, local events and exchange programmes suitable both for young people and adults. WF is a non-profit organisation with international scope.
Salary per month:  No salaries or pocket money are paid

 

Further support from the organisation:

Provides accommodation:  Yes

Food is provided: Yes

Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland.

Int. travels: Not paid

Insurance: not provided. You have to get a health and accident insurance for your stay in Iceland.

 

Desired Profile: 22 years old +. Course of studies:  Particular field of studies or defined subjects are not set. WF would like to host someone motivated to work for an NGO promoting environmental and peace oriented activities.

 

Linguistic skills:  English spoken and written needed. Other languages are seen as an advantage.

 

Technical skills:  Management of basic data processing packages as Microsoft Excel and Project Management, Word, Outlook and Explorer.

 

Skills and competencies:  Our leaders have to be positive and highly motivated to participate in group activities. Ability to organize on her/his own initiative. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

 

Documents to be submitted: CV and motivation letter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WF MTV – 06

Placement officer for incoming volunteers

Mid-Term-Volunteer Placement Description:

 

Placement in the field:  Administration – Working in the WF office in Reykjavik.

 

Dates                                                                   Number of placements

12.02.2018      07.05.2018                  1

30.04.2018      23.07.2018                  1

11.06.2018      03.09.2018                  1

27.08.2018      19.11.2018                  1

12.11.2018      04.02.2019                  1

 

Duration:  12 weeks

 

Location: The volunteer will be located in two places Fjarðabyggð in the East and Reykjavik in the south.

“Fjarðabyggð” is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður 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 a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife, and countless breathtaking hiking paths.

 

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 qualities of a great city – fun, culture, nature, clean air – and 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.

Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city and is centered on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Come at the right time of year, and in favorable conditions you will see the city’s skyline silhouetted against the glowing, shimmering curtain of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. Reykjavik is framed by the majestic Mt. Esja and the blue waters of Faxafloi Bay to the north, while rugged lava-fields spread to the southeast. On a clear sunny day, the Snaefellsjökull glacier glitters on the western horizon like a crystal.

 

Short description of the project/projects:  The volunteer will work under the supervision of the director of the organization. The main tasks are the following:

  • Communicating with international partner organisations.
  • Preparing and distributing documents concerning the placement procedure.
  • Dealing with applications of foreign volunteers applying for placements.
  • Initiating and looking after visa proceedings for participants.
  • Maintaining the organisation’s databases on projects/bookings/information brochures/trainings/information sheets/others and the WF website.
  • Answering any incoming request of participants and international partners
  • Collecting and controlling all payments regarding Participation Fee, Excursion, Minibus and hostel
  • Any other administrative tasks on the request of the director.

 

At the beginning of the stay here, they will receive qualified training from the organisation members. This training will capacitate them to perform the projects´ activities. At the same time they will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and do the project, including topics as group management, conflict resolution, bookkeeping, development, leader roles, intercultural cooperation, motivation, etc. They will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, first aid, etc.

 

Activities: Our primary activity is organizing environmental-related projects where people coming from different countries perform voluntary work. In organizing them, much emphasis has been put on making sure the volunteers see that their work is important, they help a community in need, or they work for the protection of the environment. In the meantime, they themselves form a community and get in close contact with locals as well as with other participants of the project from different cultures and nationalities. They find out about each other’s habits and ways of life, also getting an insight to the problems of the area and its inhabitants.

 

Profile of the organisation:  Veraldarvinir, Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organisation promoting nature and peace oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. We also send local volunteers intending to have similar experiences abroad. WF aims at promoting active participation of people and its mobility, intercultural learning and voluntary service, through non-formal educational activities. The main activities offered are workcamps, seminars, local events and exchange programmes suitable both for young people and adults. WF is a non-profit organisation with international scope.
Salary per month:  No salaries or pocket money are paid

 

Further support from the organisation:

 

Provides accommodation:  Yes

Food is provided: Yes

Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips and excursions organized by WF Iceland.

Int. travels: Not paid

Insurance: not provided. You have to get a health and accident insurance for your stay in Iceland.

 

Desired Profile: 22 years old +. Course of studies:  Particular field of studies or defined subjects are not set. WF would like to host someone motivated to work for an NGO promoting environmental and peace oriented activities.

 

Linguistic skills:  Fluent English spoken and written needed. Other languages are seen as an advantage.

 

Technical skills:  Management of basic data processing packages as Microsoft Excel and Project Management, Word, Outlook and Explorer.

 

Skills and competencies:  Our long term volunteers have to be positive and highly motivated to participate in group activities. Ability to organize on her/his own initiative. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

 

WF MTV – 07

The renovation team

Mid-Term-Volunteer Placement Description:

 

Placement in the field:  Renovation – Maintaining the Worldwide Friends houses.

 

Dates                                                                   Number of placements

12.02.2018      07.05.2018                  2

30.04.2018      23.07.2018                  2

11.06.2018      03.09.2018                  2

27.08.2018      19.11.2018                  2

12.11.2018      04.02.2019                  2

 

Duration:  12 weeks

 

Location: “Fjarðabyggð” is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður 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 a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife, and countless breathtaking hiking paths.

 

Short description of the project/projects:  The volunteer will work under the supervision of the director of the organization and a professional carpenter. The main tasks are to maintain and renovate the houses that WF is using for the volunteers. The houses are located in different areas of the island.

 

At the beginning of the stay here, they will receive qualified training from the organisation members. This training will capacitate them to perform the projects´ activities. At the same time they will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and do the project, including topics as group management, conflict resolution, bookkeeping, development, leader roles, intercultural cooperation, motivation, etc. They will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, first aid, etc.

 

Activities: Our primary activity is organizing environmental-related projects where people coming from different countries perform voluntary work. In organizing them, much emphasis has been put on making sure the volunteers see that their work is important, they help a community in need, or they work for the protection of the environment. In the meantime, they themselves form a community and get in close contact with locals as well as with other participants of the project from different cultures and nationalities. They find out about each other’s habits and ways of life, also getting an insight to the problems of the area and its inhabitants.

 

Profile of the organisation:  Veraldarvinir, Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organisation promoting nature and peace oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. We also send local volunteers intending to have similar experiences abroad. WF aims at promoting active participation of people and its mobility, intercultural learning and voluntary service, through non-formal educational activities. The main activities offered are workcamps, seminars, local events and exchange programmes suitable both for young people and adults. WF is a non-profit organisation with international scope.
Accommodation and Food:  During the workcamps the leaders will share a dormitory with several other volunteers in a house offering basic facilities. Beds are provided, however volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags.

Food is provided, 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!   There is internet connection available in all houses.

Between the projects the leaders will share apartment in Stodvarfjörður a small village in Fjarðabyggd.

 

Salary per month:  No salaries or pocket money are paid

 

Further support from the organisation:

 

Provides accommodation:  Yes

Food is provided: Yes

Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips and excursions organized by WF Iceland.

Int. travels: Not paid

Insurance: not provided. You have to get a health and accident insurance for your stay in Iceland.

 

Desired Profile: 22 years old +. Course of studies:  Only volunteers with experience or education related to the topic of the camp are considered as candidates for this project.

 

Linguistic skills:  English spoken and written needed. Other languages are seen as an advantage.

 

Skills and competencies:  Our long term volunteers have to be positive and highly motivated to participate in group activities. Ability to organize on her/his own initiative. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WF MTV – 09

Clean Up the Coastline

Mid-Term-Volunteer Placement Description:

Placement in the field: Administration, teaching, science

Dates                                                                   Number of placements

27.11.2017      19.02.2018                  0

12.02.2018      07.05.2018                  1

30.04.2018      23.07.2018                  1

11.06.2018      03.09.2018                  1

27.08.2018      19.11.2018                  0

12.11.2018      04.02.2019                  0

 

Duration:  12 weeks

Short description of the project: The volunteer will work in our office in Fjarðabyggd and will visit other places in Iceland managing the activities related to our Clean Up the World campaign 2017.

The main aim of the project is focused on cleaning the coastline of Iceland. Veraldarvinir organizes around 130 different work camps all over Iceland. There will be a team of long term volunteers and staff members responsible for coordinating and running clean-up actions on beaches with the support of the local communities who host the camps. The volunteer from the “Clean up the World” project are closely working together with the long-term volunteers we are hosting to lead the work camps.

The volunteer will act in the camps as an additional leader, who promotes the idea of the “Clean Up the World” philosophy. (Take a look at www.cleanuptheworld.org )

 

The coordinator will also organize an exhibition within this Clean up Event at the 3rd weekend of September showing pictures about volunteering in Iceland.

 

The coordinator will work under the supervision of the Director of the organization, who will give assistance to her/him.

 

  • The Clean Up the coastline coordinator will organize the tasks of the volunteers and support them.
  • There will be three main events organized by Veraldarvinir in March/April, July and September: the coordinator will take care of organizing those events along with involved cooperating contacts. An essential task of the coordinator will in fact be to get in touch with these local partners as the media, governmental institutions, NGO’s, international and national environmental organizations and local communities. In the development of this task it will be necessary for the coordinator to show independence and self-motivated working flow, even though the support of the organization will always be at his or her hand as a starting base from which to work for the frame of the Clean up The World themes.
  • The coordinator will also join some of our workcamps as a leader where he will manage a group of international volunteers for the period of two weeks.
  • Veraldarvinir wants to involve children in secondary school in activities focused on environmental conservation and awareness. To do this, Veraldarvinir aims to involve children from all around the country in the Clean up the world weekends. The weekend will consist of a cleaning up day activity on a Friday, and then a weekend long conference on the cleaning up activity with the participation of interested people and learned specialists in the current field.
  • Updating the website of the organization www.wf.is
  • Coordinating and preparing the Clean Up section of the WF Newsletter.
  • Updating our database on brochures/reports/trainings/seminars/others.
  • Participating in fundraising activities related to the Clean Up activities.
  • Preparing and distributing documents concerning the Clean Up activities.
  • Be the contact person with Clean Up the World International.
  • Working in the office, with computer and usual modern facilities.
  • Visiting ongoing projects.
  • Any other administrative tasks on the request of the general director.
  • Additionally, for the time left, we try to add an extra dimension to the administrative work in finding new tasks, which are giving the intern a learning experience in a new area of work: e.g. helping to organize seminars, writing a grant application, etc. The exact tasks which can be agreed on depend on the interests and experience of the intern and on the actual needs and projects planned by the WF Iceland for that period.

 

Accommodation and Food:  During the workcamps the leaders will share a dormitory with several other volunteers in a house offering basic facilities. Beds are provided, however volunteers should bring their own warm sleeping bags.

Food is provided, 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!   There is internet connection available in all houses.

Between the projects the leaders will share apartment in Stodvarfjörður a small village in Fjarðabyggd.

Activities: Our primary activity is organizing environmental-related projects where people coming from different countries perform voluntary work. In organizing them, much emphasis has been put on making sure the volunteers see that their work is important, they help a community in need, or they work for the protection of the environment. In the meantime, they themselves form a community and get in close contact with locals as well as with other participants of the project from different cultures and nationalities. They find out about each other’s habits and ways of life, also getting an insight to the problems of the area and its inhabitants.

The volunteers will be in the East of Iceland

Profile of the organization:  Veraldarvinir, Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. We also send local volunteers intending to have similar experiences abroad. WF aims at promoting active participation of people and its mobility, intercultural learning and voluntary service, through non-formal educational activities. The main activities offered are workcamps, seminars, local events and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.
WF is a non-profit organization with international scope.

Salary per month:  No salaries or pocket money are paid

Further support from the organisation:

 

Provides accommodation:  Yes

Food is provided: Yes

Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips and excursions organized by WF Iceland.

Int. travels: Not paid

Insurance: not provided. You must get a health and accident insurance for your stay in Iceland.

 

Desired Profile: 22 years old +. Course of studies:  Only volunteers with experience or education related to the topic of the camp are considered as candidates for this project. It is important that the volunteer has driving license.

 

Linguistic skills:  English spoken and written needed. Other languages are an advantage.

 

Skills and competencies:  Our long-term volunteers must be positive and highly motivated to participate in group activities. Ability to organize on her/his own initiative. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

 

 

 

WF MTV – 10

Workcamp Leader in Sveinsstadir – teenage camps

Mid-Term-Volunteer Placement Description:

 

Placement in the field:  Teenagers, Environmental, educational and Group Management

 

Dates                                                                   Number of placements

11.06.2018      03.09.2018                  3

 

Duration:  12 weeks

 

Location: 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 qualities of a great city – fun, culture, nature, clean air – and 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.

Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city and is centered on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Come at the right time of year, and in favorable conditions you will see the city’s skyline silhouetted against the glowing, shimmering curtain of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. Reykjavik is framed by the majestic Mt. Esja and the blue waters of Faxafloi Bay to the north, while rugged lava-fields spread to the southeast. On a clear sunny day, the Snaefellsjökull glacier glitters on the western horizon like a crystal.

 

 

Short description of the project/projects:  The workcamp leaders will work as a team under the supervision of the project manager of the organization. They will be involved in preparing, organizing, running and evaluating our teenage workcamps which are nature-oriented and environmental protection projects. Those projects are organized with international volunteers 13 – 17 old and they last for 12 days each project. In each group there are two or three leaders from the organization.

At the beginning of the stay here, they will receive qualified training from the organisation members. This training will capacitate them to perform the projects´ activities, which vary between cleaning beaches, planting trees and different kinds of environmental-related tasks to taking care of environmental awareness campaigns. At the same time, will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and lead the projects, including topics as group management, conflict resolution, bookkeeping, development, leader roles, intercultural cooperation, motivation, etc. They will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, first aid, etc.

 

Once the season to working on the field arrives, the work will consist in supervising and developing the projects, coordinating the teenage groups of 12 international participants. At the end of each camp the project coordinator will be expected to produce an evaluation of the projects and their results.

 

Activities: Our primary activity is organizing environmental-related projects where people coming from different countries perform voluntary work. In organizing them, much emphasis has been put on making sure the volunteers see that their work is important, they help a community in need, or they work for the protection of the environment. In the meantime, they themselves form a community and get in close contact with locals as well as with other participants of the project from different cultures and nationalities. They find out about each other’s habits and ways of life, also getting an insight to the problems of the area and its inhabitants.

 

Profile of the organisation:  Veraldarvinir, Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organisation promoting nature and peace oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. We also send local volunteers intending to have similar experiences abroad. WF aims at promoting active participation of people and its mobility, intercultural learning and voluntary service, through non-formal educational activities. The main activities offered are workcamps, seminars, local events and exchange programmes suitable both for young people and adults.
WF is a non-profit organisation with international scope.
Salary per month:  None

 

Further support from the organisation:

 

Provides accommodation:  Yes

Food is provided: Yes

Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips organized by WF Iceland.

Int. travels: Not paid

Insurance: not provided. You have to get a health and accident insurance for your stay in Iceland.

 

Desired Profile: 24 years old +. Course of studies:  We are looking for teachers or animators which are interested in working with teenagers in the age of 14 to 17 years old. WF would like to host someone motivated to work for an NGO promoting environmental and peace oriented activities.

 

Linguistic skills:  English spoken and written needed. Other languages are seen as an advantage.

 

Technical skills:  Management of basic data processing packages as Microsoft Excel and Project Management, Word, Outlook and Explorer.

 

Skills and competencies:  Our leaders have to be positive and highly motivated to participate in group activities. Ability to organize on her/his own initiative. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

 

Documents to be submitted: CV, motivation letter, criminal record.

 

 

WF MTV – 11

European programs coordinator

Mid-Term-Volunteer Placement Description:

Placement in the field: Administration

Dates                                                                   Number of placements

27.11.2017      19.02.2018                  1

12.02.2018      07.05.2018                  1

30.04.2018      23.07.2018                  1

11.06.2018      03.09.2018                  1

27.08.2018      19.11.2018                  1

12.11.2018      04.02.2019                  1

 

Duration:  12 weeks

 

Location: Fjarðabyggð is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður 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 a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife, and countless breathtaking hiking paths.

 

Short description of the project/projects:  The volunteer will work under the supervision of the director of the organization. The main tasks are the following:

  • Writing applications for the Erasmus+ program
  • Controlling the current projects
  • Making necessary reports for ongoing projects and projects which are finishing
  • Communicating with international partner organisations.
  • Preparing and distributing documents concerning the placement procedure.
  • Dealing with applications of Icelandic and foreign volunteers applying for EVS placements.
  • Answering any incoming request of participants and international partners related to Erasmus+
  • Any other administrative tasks on the request of the director.

 

At the beginning of the stay here, they will receive qualified training from the organisation members. This training will capacitate them to perform the projects´ activities. At the same time, they will receive guidance in how to plan, organize and do the project, including topics as group management, conflict resolution, bookkeeping, development, leader roles, intercultural cooperation, motivation, etc. They will also receive practical information about planning a project, spare time activities, first aid, etc.

 

Activities: Our primary activity is organizing environmental-related projects where people coming from different countries perform voluntary work. In organizing them, much emphasis has been put on making sure the volunteers see that their work is important, they help a community in need, or they work for the protection of the environment. In the meantime, they themselves form a community and get in close contact with locals as well as with other participants of the project from different cultures and nationalities. They find out about each other’s habits and ways of life, also getting an insight to the problems of the area and its inhabitants.

 

Profile of the organisation:  Veraldarvinir, Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organisation promoting nature and peace oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. We also send local volunteers intending to have similar experiences abroad. WF aims at promoting active participation of people and its mobility, intercultural learning and voluntary service, through non-formal educational activities. The main activities offered are workcamps, seminars, local events and exchange programmes suitable both for young people and adults. WF is a non-profit organisation with international scope.
Salary per month:  No salaries or pocket money are paid

 

Further support from the organisation:

 

Provides accommodation:  Yes

Food is provided: Yes

Local travels: You will have the opportunity to travel all around Iceland free of charge with the scheduled minibus trips and excursions organized by WF Iceland.

Int. travels: Not paid

Insurance: not provided. You have to get a health and accident insurance for your stay in Iceland.

 

Desired Profile: 22 years old +. Course of studies:  Particular field of studies or defined subjects are not set. WF would like to host someone motivated to work for an NGO promoting environmental and peace oriented activities.

 

Linguistic skills:  Fluent English spoken and written needed. Other languages are seen as an advantage.

 

Technical skills:  Management of basic data processing packages as Microsoft Excel and Project Management, Word, Outlook and Explorer.

 

Skills and competencies:  Our long-term volunteers have to be positive and highly motivated to participate in group activities. Ability to organize on her/his own initiative. Time-management skills and ability to work under time pressure during high peaks of the season.

Documents to be submitted: CV and motivation letter

 

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