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Volunteer in the Rehabilitation and Health Clinic in Hveragerdi Iceland.
October 14 - October 28, 2019
October 28 - November 11, 2019
November 11 - November 25, 2019
November 25 - December 9, 2019
December 9 - December 21, 2019
December 27, 2019 - January 6, 2020
January 6 - January 20, 2020
January 20 - February 3, 2020
February 3 - February 17, 2020
February 17 - March 2, 2020
March 2 - March 16, 2020
March 16 - March 30, 2020
March 30 - April 13, 2020
April 13 - April 27, 2020
April 27 - May 11, 2020
May 11 - May 25, 2020
May 25 - June 8, 2020
June 8 - June 22, 2020
June 22 - July 6, 2020
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.
Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Iceland at:
CADIP - International Volunteer Program
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...
Volunteers should be prepared for all kinds of weather. The work is physically demanding and volunteers need to be motivated to work outdoors.
There will be an orientation meeting on the first day of the project.
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 Public Health Science
Location: Outside Canada
Contact:Name: Program coordinator
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