The Hot Spring capital of Iceland
Description: SEEDS volunteers will have the unique opportunity to work in the hot spring capital of the world Hveragerði, volunteering for the municipality. The town is built above a hot-spring field, and derives its name from the Icelandic word for hot spring: hver.
Type of Work: Volunteers will mainly be working in the town of Hveragerði and take part in a sports event called “Landsmót 50+” held by the Icelandic Youth Association (UMFÍ) for seniors over 50 years old. Landsmót 50+ is a sports event for people over 50 years old. People will compete in various sports, for instance in boccia, tractor driving, athletics, golf, judo, chess, swimming and more. Volunteers will be involved in preparing the tournament and assisting during them. Volunteers will help prepare the competition areas, put up signs, clean the areas and other related tasks. Volunteers will play a big role in making it possible for these events to take place.
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Accommodation: We will be staying in a local house/school with access to kitchen & bathrooms, sleeping on mattresses on the floor. Shower facilities are basic but we will have access to the local swimming pool. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies & be in charge of cooking & cleaning activities. Do not forget some typical food from your country for an international dinner.
Language: English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.
Requirements: Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Participation fee EUR 280 (Euros). This fee is paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic krónas. The fee includes the transportation from Reykjavík to the camp and back (on the first and last day of the camp) and the Golden Circle trip.
Approximate Location: Hveragerði is a South-Iceland town renowned for greenhouse gardening and its geothermal springs. It is located 45 Km from Reykjavik, and may be seen from the vantage point of the Kambar mountain slope, as it spreads out across a 5,000 year-old lava field. Throughout the years, pillars of steam from the numerous hot springs in the town may be seen rising up out of the ground.
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