Island of Viðey
Description: Viðey is a popular destination during the summer among Icelandic as well as foreign visitors. Volunteers will help prepare the environment for the busy season.
Type of Work: Volunteers will help prepare the environment for the busy season. Volunteers will beautify the surroundings by cleaning up the area, especially along the coastline. Volunteers will carry out some planting and other gardening activities as well and possibly make and maintain walking paths. Depending on the advance of the project, volunteers may have other possible tasks such as checking up and repairing garden furniture.
Study Theme: SEEDS volunteers will have the opportunity to work on the historical island of Viðey for the 11th year in a row with our host, the city of Reykjavík.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be lodged in a local house on Viðey Island, in a sleeping bag accommodation sharing rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag. The house has a well equipped kitchen. Volunteers will receive food ingredients and will be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening.
Language: English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.
Requirements: Participation fee EUR 260 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic krónas. Please bring your sleeping bag.
Approximate Location: Viðey
Notes: Please do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening. Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for an international evening. The weather conditions in Iceland are unpredictable and the temperature in May can drop during the evenings. Be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and be sure of bringing warm clothing since most of the work will take place outdoors. Volunteers should have motivation to work outside and work in all different kinds of weather.
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