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).
Volunteer work will be done 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, working in the garden, cleaning 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.
ACCOMMODATION: SEEDS volunteers will stay in a fully equipped house at Úlfarsfell in the outskirts of Reykjavík; in shared rooms. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Volunteers will receive food and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Equipped kitchen and washing machine are available.
Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening.
LOCATION: The project will take place in the outskirts of Reykjavík, in the hills of Mountain of Wolfs (Úlfarsfell). 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 be able to visit the capital during the project.
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 world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides.
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. The population of the city is over 200,000 including the metropolitan area, so two thirds of Iceland’s inhabitants live here.
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 250 (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.