About the local hosting organizationSEEDS Iceland
About the volunteer workPROJECT: The Environmentally Aware learning camp will allow you to learn about global and local environmental issues through theory and practice. If you are concerned, for example, about climate change, waste management, animal protection, sustainable solutions and other environmental topics then this project is for you. Local Icelandic environmental issues as well as issues from the participants countries will be addressed. Please note this project is a learning/sharing camp, in which everybody is expected to contribute their own knowledge and experience, and not a standard workcamp. The main focus of this camp is to learn about different aspects of environmental issues through a selection of workshops. Topics may include issues like renewable energy, food waste, and sustainable practices such as collaborative consumption and veganism. The over 2 million tourists coming to Iceland every year leave a mark on the country. This camp will help you to be an environmentally aware traveller and consumer. Participants also get the chance to visit local projects focused on the environment, such as a visit to a local recycling centre whereby a tour of the plant is given and the activities are explained. SEEDS participants may also get a chance to improve the local environment through hands-on activities. In most cases, the camp includes a day or two of voluntary service but in some cases it will not be possible, as the weather does not always allow activities to take place outdoors.Iceland Airwaves (1-5 November) is an annual music festival hosted in the city of Reykjavik. There are performances from established and new artists in a host of different venues including art museums and record stores, among many others. More information at www.icelandairwaves.isSEEDS does not provide passes for the festival, there are however a lot of free events and off-venue concerts all around town to attend.
Local accommodationSEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavik. The facilities are basic with a shower, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. We will sleep in shared rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.We will receive food supplies and the group will be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food and/or drinks from your home country for the international dinner.
About the project locationReykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal- and hydropower. The world s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavik is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. Reykjavik is often called the nightlife capital of the north , but there is more than pubs and clubs. Reykjavik also gathers the most interesting of Icelandic culture. It is an incubator of new ideas and styles which often indicates new global trends. It is an International city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded with beautiful nature.
RequirementsPlease bring your own sleeping bag.LANGUAGE: English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.Participation fee EUR 260 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas.The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp and back into SEEDS office (on the first and last day of the camp). Some excursions (eg. Golden Circle, South Shore, Snaefellsnes or Reykjanes) can be arranged at discount fares for SEEDS participants in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp. We also offer some local leisure activities such as the cinema and the flea market. Weather may be cold and/or rainy, so we recommend to bring warm and/or waterproof clothes (overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) as part of the project takes place outside.
Extra info about the projectParticipation fee EUR 260 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas. SEEDS does not provide passes for the festival, there are however a lot of free events and off-venue concerts all around town to attend.