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Description:

A new center for environment and sustainability was opened near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre is in the area of Hrutafjordur which a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snæfellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors who are coming to the area.

This project has different kind of tasks. Some days we will focus on renovation, painting, cleaning and fixing things around and inside the house. We will also do some artwork, for example paintings and sculptures made of driftwood. Other days we will clean the coastline and/or plant trees in the area.

From January to April, when the forecast for the Auroras Borealis (Northern lights) is favourable, we will go for Aurora hunting!

We will give a special focus on global warming and the volunteers will have workshops about climate changes. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects’ participants. Within the project we will learn about green energy, sustainable households, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you have to understand the issues and tasks first. In addition to the theoretical part, we are going to practice sustainable work. For example, planting trees is one of the main activities in the project. Planting trees is a very useful action against climate change because trees absorb carbon dioxide, clean the air and prevent erosion. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change!

The project is a way to enjoy an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while they are exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Project dates:
January 13 - January 24, 2020
January 27 - February 7, 2020
February 10 - February 21, 2020
February 24 - March 6, 2020
March 9 - March 20, 2020
March 23 - April 3, 2020
April 6 - April 17, 2020
May 4 - May 15, 2020
May 18 - May 29, 2020
June 1 - June 12, 2020
June 15 - June 26, 2020

More details, other projects in Iceland and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland

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

Canada, France, Iceland, Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Greece, Kenya, India, Italy, Bolivia, Botswana, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Uganda, Peru, Egypt, Vietnam, Spain, Nepal, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe...


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.


Training:

There will be an orientation meeting on the firts 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
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

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

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