Improving forest trails in Vaglaskogur

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Short-Term (few weeks/months)


North Iceland


The volunteers will be working on a project in the beautiful forest Vaglaskógur in the North of Iceland, doing nature and environmental oriented tasks. We have been cooperating with the Icelandic forest service and our groups of volunteers have been helping out for few years in other forests around Iceland with very good results. The participants and the Icelandic nature conservation have been very happy with the projects and the reforestation efforts. The main tasks will be to maintain hiking paths, build stairs, make and put up signs. The volunteers will also collect pine cones that are used to plant again. Other tasks will be to trim branches and beautify groves that are located near hiking paths. Well maintained paths enable people to visit these amazing areas without damaging the area and this important work also helps to improve safety for visitors. The work can be demanding and might require a good physical condition. No previous experience is needed. As it is outdoors work, volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the -changeable- weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities planned. The working plan will be flexible and it will depend on the needs of our local host, the advance of the diverse projects in the area surrounding the forest and of course on the weather conditions. Volunteers should be prepared for all kinds of weather. Last but not least volunteers can explore the surroundings of the location and enjoy free time activities arranged in cooperation with our local project host.

Dates:September 4 - September 17, 2018

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