WORK & STUDY/PROJECT:
This is the fifth year that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons! Last years’ were very successful and we want to continue organising this project! One of our objectives is to deliver messages and draw the attention to the local population through pictures and photos made during the camp! The main idea and task of the project is involvement and participation of the volunteers in the SEEDS Photo Marathon
SEEDS coordinators will prepare different topics on which the participants will base their entries; those topics will be mostly related to SEEDS work: Environment and intercultural understanding.
Participants need to take their own digital cameras and its main work will be done taking photographs on the issues given; the best pictures will be selected for a final exhibit. The last part of the project will be putting up the exhibition.
Volunteers shall be prepared for walking/cycling, flexible time schedule (early morning photo sessions, night photographing).
Volunteers additional work will be at the new SEEDS volunteers’ base located in the outskirts of Reykjavík. We will be assisting and giving contributions to the future development of SEEDS volunteering activities. We will help with setting up the centre for the summer and if weather allows preparing the garden in the volunteers centre and painting the house where needed.
Volunteers may work with the city of Reykjavík; trying to keep the city and its public areas lively. Tasks may involve painting to cover graffiti tags, tiding up public spaces and face-lifting the city.
SEEDS volunteers will stay in two different SEEDS volunteers bases, both fully equipped houses; sleeping in shared rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Food ingredients will be provided and a kitchen will be available, volunteers will share the duties of preparing and cooking meals. Please do not forget some typical food for the international evening, where others can try and taste some specialities from your home countries.
The project will take place in the city centre and also in the outskirts of Reykjavík: Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, often called “the nightlife capital of the north”. But there is more to Reykjavík than pubs and clubs. Reykjavík also gathers the most interesting of Icelandic culture. It is an incubator of new ideas and styles which often indicates new global trends. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene.
The population of the city is over 200,000 including the metropolitan area, so two thirds of Iceland’s inhabitants live here. It is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers.
Part of the time the group will stay in the hills of Úlfarsfell, or Mountain of Wolves. The location is far enough from the city to be able to enjoy the quality of the country life, pure air, nature and tranquillity but close enough to the capital.
March is the last month when you can see, with a piece of good luck, the Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) in Iceland. In the area closer than 100 Km from Reykjavík, there are several spectacular waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastline and the well-known geothermal Blue Lagoon spa to visit.
LANGUAGE: English will be the language of the camp; high proficiency is not required.
TERMINAL: International Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).
EXTRAS / SPECIAL REMARKS:
Participation fee EUR 150 (Euros).
Volunteers have to bring warm clothes, part of the project takes place outside and it can be cold.
Tours and excursions (Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon or South Shore) will be arranged for SEEDS volunteers at discount fares.