Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbours, picture perfect fishing villages and seemingly never ending roads provide beautiful sweeping views.
“Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the 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. You will explore the area during your stay in the east. Volunteers will have 5 hours of environmental work during weekdays, for example cleaning the coastline and rivers, planting trees and flowers, taking down old fences, removing lupines or other plants and fixing hiking paths. The work depends on the need of the local community. We also have the option to do a little bit of renovation in the house or taking care of the garden if needed.
Our work will also depend on the weather conditions and that’s why we have to be flexible. This is a perfect project for people who like outdoor work and physical challenges. The team will work about 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.
For two hours a day from Monday to Thursday, we will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and awareness of the project participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable household, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and much 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. For example, planting trees is one of the main activities in the project. Planting trees is 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 project gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.
More info at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland
Cadip volunteer project review:
"I had an incredible time in Iceland in August, it was my first time doing a Cadip volunteer program and it was absolutely amazing, rewarding, challenging and fun. The nature was breathtaking and I enjoyed talking to people from all over the world and immersing myself in a new local culture. I enjoyed getting to know the values, traditions and daily routine of locals and expanding my knowledge of other cultures and ideals." Maia N.
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Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbours, picture perfect fishing villages and seemingly never ending…