Volunteer opportunity posted by: CADIP - Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects
Posted on: March 18, 2013
The volunteer project will take place in the area of Borgarfjörður Eystri, in the scenic East fjords from June 8 to June 20, 2013. This area is by some called a hiking haven, with a good number of marked trails. Mountains in the area are very beautiful with peaks such as Dyrfjöll, Staðarfjall, Geitfell and Svartfell.
The project base is in a farm situated off the beaten tourist track, 60 km north of Egilsstaðir between the two glacial rivers, Jökulsá á Brú and the Lagarfljót. The farm offers endless opportunities for excursions to discover Iceland's untouched nature.
The area is a paradise for nature lovers with 30 different species of birds, lush vegetation and seals that can be seen in their natural habitat. It gives an opportunity to enjoy almost complete peace and quiet to absorb land and nature. Ever wanted to spot seals in their nature habitat, have a close encounter with a red-throated diver, and get attacked by the great Skua? If so, this is the project for you!
Volunteers should have a motivation for working outdoors and getting to know the ways of living in rural areas of Iceland. This is an opportunity to get to know the Icelandic horse and the Icelandic farm life.
The volunteers will take part in environmental projects and perform various tasks outdoors: - Marking and maintaining walking paths, putting up signs with information and images - Setting up fences - Collecting and chopping driftwood - Laying fishing nets for salmon and trout - Painting houses or facilities that need maintenance - Planting vegetables and bushes - Other projects around the area such as farming, working with horses etc. All the projects undertaken will be for the benefit of the local community and the nature of the area. Leisure time: We will have horseback riding as a spare time activity. Fishing in the river and visiting a puffin colony is also possible.
Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Iceland at: http://www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland.htm
To enroll in the project now, click here: http://www.cadip.org/enrol.htm or give us a call:
USA: 646-582-9000; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400
Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400