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Offer: Volunteer in Iceland!

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Umhverfisstofnun, the Environment Agency of Iceland, has a variety of positions available for conservation volunteers this summer. Here is the information:

Environment Agency volunteer projects take place in Iceland's national parks, nature reserves and nature conservation areas. Our main task is the construction and maintenance of hiking trails, but our volunteers are involved in all aspects of practical nature conservation in these areas.

Our volunteer projects are organised in partnership with agencies and organisations across Iceland. Projects are carefully chosen and our teams are managed by local staff and trained volunteer leaders. Volunteer projects last from two weeks to four months.

The remote locations of many of our projects, basic living conditions at the camps and Iceland’s notoriously changeable weather make these projects both an adventure and a challenge.

Applications are due March 26th.

I am not a contact for the organization, but I did the Trail Team program last year and I'd be happy to answer any questions about it.

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mboneenie's picture

Thanks

Please what are the criteria for this program. I have not seen any contacts. Please I run the Pan African Climate Education (PACE) Centre in Accra, Ghana and many of my members shall be interested to participate.

regards,
Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie

Ms Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie
Geologist/Gender Ambassador/GEN Ambassador
GEN Africa Council Member
Executive Director, Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) Tanzania
International Coordinator
African Mayors Action on Climate Change (AMACC)
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michellee's picture

more info

Hi Rosemary,

Here is the basic information:
Volunteers pay their own travel costs to Iceland, but upon arrival at Skaftafell (Vatnajökull National Park) and throughout the programme, food, transport and accommodation (often camping) are provided. Participants cover their own costs during the holiday week. Volunteers work in small teams and travel between worksites to complete a series of practical projects. The teams work on a variety of footpath construction projects and other conservation management tasks throughout the country’s national parks and nature reserves, often staying in camps within these areas. The programme runs for 11 weeks and the teams usually spend one or two weeks in each location. No previous experience of this work is necessary as all training will be provided, however, enthusiasm and team spirit are essential. Due to the strenuous nature of our work, participants must be physically fit.

You can follow this link to the programme outline and application form for their two long term programs: http://english.ust.is/of-interest/ConservationVolunteers/Projects/Long-t.... There is also an email contact within the programme outlines that you can reach out to. Let me know if there's anything else I can do.

Be well,

Michelle
World Pulse Technology Associate

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