Campo di lavoro in ISLANDA – Reykjavik
Durata: meno di 1 mese
Tipo di programma: Campi di lavoro
Stato del bando: Aperto
Età minima: 18
Età massima: 99
Area geografica: 4
DATE: Dal 4/9/2015 al 14/9/2015
ONG: IBO Italia
Reykjavik is a city full of energy, just waiting for you to experience it. Powered by heat from the earth below, with ever-changing weather sweeping across the landscape, its natural features are matched by the energy of its residents. Think of the qualities of a great city – fun, culture, nature, clean air – and Reykjavik has them in spades. All the advantages of a modern, forward-looking society are complemented by the beautiful natural setting. In a country of only just over 300,000 people, the Reykjavik Capital Area has a population of about 200,000. However, since it’s the only major city in the country, Reykjavik has a lot of the amenities that you would only expect to find in a much larger center elsewhere in the world.
Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital city and is centred on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Come at the right time of year, and in favorable conditions you will see the city’s skyline silhouetted against the glowing, shimmering curtain of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. Reykjavik is framed by the majestic Mt. Esja and the blue waters of Faxafloi Bay to the north, while rugged lava-fields spread to the southeast. On a clear sunny day, the Snaefellsjökull glacier glitters on the western horizon like a crystal.
During this project volunteers will be involved in different task. The main task of the work camp is fixing bicycles which been thrown away in the recycling stations of Iceland. We have the knowledge that at least 5 still useable bikes can be found in the containers a week and we had made an agreement with the recycling centre in Reykjavik to keep the bicycles for us in order to fix them and use them for our volunteers and projects. One of our main sentence in WF ICELAND is “Reduce, reuse and recycle” and therefore this project link strongly to our ideas of reusing things which people consider garbage and give them life for some more years. We created a small workshop in the center of Reykjavik where we will fix the bikes.
We will organise the workshop in a way that everybody will easily understand how to work. Taking Bicycles spare parts and use them in custom way for other ones. We will clean, paint and make the bikes ready to be used again 🙂 Another tasks of the workcamp are GREEN ARMY actions and will take place in our farm meaning volunteers will be involved in different task of gardening, cleaning around our farm and harvesting. Work such as gardening , basic work for renovation such as painting walls or fixing small things and basic work of farming. Lot of fun!
The organization is renovating an old farmhouse in the outskirt of Reykjavik 15 km away from the capital centre. Since the creation of Worldwide Friends, the organization has been looking for the opportunity to set up a project to renovate and work in farm. The volunteers will help us with the renovation and to take care of the work in the farm. We have chickens, a greenhouse for growing herbs, tomatoes and cucumbers and a big piece of land where we grow potatoes, carrots, lettuce and other types of vegetables.
It will be highly appreciate it for this work camp to have knowledge on fixing Bicycles or other handy abilities.
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