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Description:

Forestry and gardening activities in the Rehabilitation and Health Clinic in Hveragerdi.

December 27, 2018 - January 7, 2019
January 7 - January 21, 2019
January 21 - February 4, 2019
February 4 - February 18, 2019
February 18 - March 4, 2019
March 4 - March 18, 2019
March 18 - April 1, 2019
April 1 - April 15, 2019
April 15 - April 29, 2019
April 29 - May 13, 2019
May 13 - May 27, 2019
May 27 - June 10, 2019
June 10 - June 24, 2019

Hveragerði is a small town of about 1,700 inhabitants that lies some 45 km east of Reykjavík. This friendly little community sits on top of a highly active geothermal field which provides heat for hundreds of greenhouses where fruit, flowers and vegetables are produced throughout the year. Even bananas grow in these greenhouses! The name Hveragerði means ‘hot springs garden’. Geothermal energy is Hveragerði’s lifeblood, and you probably won’t find such a natural wonder in the middle of a populated area anywhere else in the world. Nearby you will find an even more geothermally active site: Gufudalur, the lovely ‘Steam Valley’ behind the town. This whole valley is full of hot springs, geysers, mud pots, fumaroles and steaming vents.

Our host is the Rehabilitation and Health Clinic which is a part of the Nature Health Association of Iceland. Every year approximately 2,000 patients and other guests enjoy their diverse rehabilitation programs, which are focused on an approach that builds self-confidence and personal responsibility for the patients’ own health. The Clinic has earned a solid reputation, both in Iceland and internationally, since its foundation in 1955 for personal and effective care of patients. It is the oldest and one of the two most important rehabilitation clinics in Iceland.

The Natural Health Association has a horticultural and environmental department, including forestry, gardening, and greenhouses, which is where the international volunteers will work most of the time. The nature of the work depends largely on weather conditions, which can change quickly.

More info and other available projects in Iceland: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland

CADIP - International Volunteer Programs
Phone: 780-638-2500
Web: http://cadip.org


Qualifications:

18 and over years of age - motivated to work for a charity project within an international team, tolerant, open-minded and cooperative person with adventurous spirit.
No specific skills or experience required.


Training:

There will be an orientation meeting on the first day of the project.


Benefits:

Participating in an international short term volunteer project (so called Workcamp) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other volunteers from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.
After successful participation CADIP issues a certificate for the completed volunteer hours.




Duration: One Time Ongoing
Faculty: ALES (Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences) All Faculties Arts Augustana Business Campus Saint-Jean Education Engineering Law Library and Information Studies Medicine and Dentistry Native Studies Nursing Pharmacy Public Health Rehabilitation Medicine Science
Location: Outside Canada

Contact:

Name: Program coordinator
Phone: 780-638-2500
Email: cadip@cadip.org

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Monday to Friday
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Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm
CLOSED Dec 25 - Jan 01


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9:00AM - 4:30PM
CLOSED Dec 22 - Jan 01


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Monday & Tuesday
8:15am to 4:15pm
Wednesday
10:00am to 4:15pm
Thursday & Friday
8:15am to 4:15pm
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InfoLink Desk at International Services Centre
Monday to Friday
8:30am - 4:30PM
CLOSED Dec 22 - Jan 01


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