Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Spread some Christmas cheer this holiday season! Help promote peace and understanding in a multicultural environment!
The main idea of this volunteer project is to celebrate Christmas together and to promote peace and friendship among the international volunteers through intercultural learning and exchange. Volunteers will live together and create a cozy atmosphere in the House on the Hill near Reykjavik by putting up lights and Christmas decorations. We will also create a Christmas postcard together. The House on the Hill is isolated from the capital city but in the same time well connected by public bus (about 30 min). It is a small but cozy house, where the group will cook and live together and enjoy a snowy time in Iceland. We will learn Christmas songs from all over the world from each other and, if weather is good enough, we will sing in the streets of Reykjavik and other public places in town as a sign of peace and multiculturalism.
For New Year’s Eve, we will organize a small party for the volunteers and we will enjoy Reykjavik´s spectacular fireworks in front of the cathedral. We will also arrange a visit to the ‘Imagine Peace Tower’ which was designed by Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon. The tower is made up of 15 large searchlights surrounded by a number of prisms that act like mirrors, reflecting the light vertically into the sky, usually reaching an altitude of at least 4000 meters. Over half a million written wishes that people from all over the world have sent to Yoko Ono as part of her ‘Wish Trees’ project are buried underneath the tower.
Project dates: December 23, 2018 - January 2, 2019
Reykjavik is a city full of energy, just waiting for you to experience it. In this time of the year, you can see the Northern lights' (Aurora borealis) glowing curtain of greenish yellow lights, dancing in the distance to a spectacular, multicolored fusion stretching across the sky.
To find out more, please visit: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Submit your application at: http://cadip.org
USA: 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400 Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400