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Beautifying towns and coastline areas in the Eastfjords of Iceland


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Last updated on April 24, 2014

Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbours mean picture perfect fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful sweeping views.
“Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður and Stöðvarfjörður, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area, you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife, and countless breathtaking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east.

Most of the work will consist of cleaning and beautifying the towns and the surrounding area. We will also do some other environmental tasks, for example clean the coastline, plant trees or build hiking paths. Our work will also depend on weather conditions and that’s why we have to be flexible. Please keep in mind that the work might be physically hard and you should be prepared for unfriendly weather, even though, hopefully, it will be nice most of the time. This is a perfect project for people who like outdoor work and physical challenges.

Project dates:
May 2 - May 14, 2014
May 13 - May 25, 2014
May 24 - June 5, 2014
June 4 - June 16, 2014
June 15 - June 27, 2014
June 26 - July 6, 2014
July 5 - July 17, 2014
July 16 - July 28, 2014
July 27 - August 8, 2014
August 7 - August 19, 2014
August 18 - August 30, 2014
August 29 - September 10, 2014
September 9 - September 21, 2014
September 20 - October 2, 2014
October 1 - October 13, 2014
October 12 - October 25, 2014
October 24 - November 5, 2014

More info and enrollment: http://www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland.htm

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.
No specific skills or experience required.
After successful participation CADIP issues a certificate for the completed volunteer hours.

This opportunity is sponsored by: CADIP International Volunteer Projects

We need volunteers who are free at these times
Weekdays
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (26-54)  Young Adults (18-25)
Individual
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Arts & Culture  Cultural
Children & Youth  Nonprofit Organization
Community Development
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
Arts / Culture  Public Relations / Outreach
Child Care  Recreational Activities / Sports
Dancing / Drama

Upcoming Dates:

Date Time # volunteers requested  
Sep 22, 2014 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
10
 
Sep 23, 2014 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
10
 
Sep 24, 2014 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
10
 

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Contact Person:
Program Co-ordinator, Program Co-ordinator, (646) 657-2900, (email)
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Address:

 Reykjavik
Iceland, TX 00000
This location is NOT handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.cadip.org
Last updated on April 24, 2014


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