Removing invasive plants in the Eastern fjords of Iceland

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP

Published

06/20/2018

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Fjarðabyggð
Eastern fjords
Iceland

Description

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 mean picture perfect fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful sweeping views.


The main task of the project is to remove the Alaskan lupine from certain areas where other plants are growing. The lupine is not a “native” plant in Iceland, but it was imported into the country to help prevent erosion in areas where almost nothing grows. The lupine is now overrunning native species in many areas, so it is very important to control it. The group will also do other environmental work if needed.

Our work will also depend on weather conditions, which is why we have to be flexible. You should be prepared for unfriendly weather, but hopefully, it will be nice most of the time. This is a perfect camp for people who like outdoor work and physical challenges. Working hours are about 6 hours a day.

We will also concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre - the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening with other volunteers.

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.


Project dates:

  • June 26 - July 5, 2018
  • June 29 - July 8, 2018
  • July 5 - July 15, 2018
  • July 8 - July 17, 2018
  • July 14 - July 25, 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

Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • 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


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