Beautifying towns and coastline areas in the Eastfjords of Iceland
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
This is a perfect project for people who like outdoor work and physical challenges.
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 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. You will explore the area during your stay in the east. Volunteers will have environmental tasks in different areas in Fjardabyggd, for example cleaning the coastline, planting trees and flowers, taking down old fences, removing lupines or other plants and fixing hiking paths.
Our work will also depend on the weather conditions and that’s why we have to be flexible. You should be prepared for unfriendly weather, even though, hopefully, it will be nice most of the time.
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.
- May 6 - May 16, 2018
- May 17 - May 27, 2018
- May 28 - June 7, 2018
- June 8 - June 18, 2018
- June 19 - June 29, 2018
- July 17 - July 28, 2018
- July 25 - August 4, 2018
- July 28 - August 7, 2018
- August 4 - August 14, 2018
- August 7 - August 17, 2018
- August 14 - August 24, 2018
- August 17 - August 27, 2018
- August 24 - September 3, 2018
- August 27 - September 6, 2018
- September 6 - September 16, 2018
- September 16 - September 26, 2018
- September 26 - October 6, 2018
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.
CADIP Volunteering Worldwide: http://cadip.org
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Enrollment and other volunteer projects: http://cadip.org
USA: 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400
Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400; 780-638-2500