Campo di lavoro in ISLANDA – Hveragerð
Durata: meno di 1 mese
Tipo di programma: Campi di lavoro
Stato del bando:
Età minima: 18
Età massima: 99
Area geografica: 4
DATE: Dal 24/8/2015 al 7/9/2015
ONG: IBO Italia
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 Natural 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 one of the two most important rehabilitation clinics in Iceland.
“In the last years this ongoing camp has been the most popular camp in our organization”
The Natural Health Association has a horticultural and environmental department, including forestry, gardening, and greenhouses, which is where Worldwide Friends volunteers work most of the time. The nature of the work depends largely on weather conditions, which can change quickly. The volunteers will also maintain the green areas around the clinic, collect herbs for making tea and participate in other environmental tasks which are needed. Volunteers should bring clothes appropriate for outdoor work, but also clothes for working inside the warm greenhouses. The working hours are usually from 09 am to 15 pm 5 days a week and volunteers will have one hour lunch break.
Costo: 150,00 € (assicurazione, parte delle spese di segreteria) 10,00 € (quota socio IBO Italia per l’anno in corso)
Extra Fee: 200,00 €
Incontro precampo generale: 20 giugno dalle 10:00 alle 16:30