WORK / PROJECT:
This particular project will combine various tasks within Reykjavík city with different partners. This will ensure diverse daily tasks and a rich experience for SEEDS volunteers.
The main task of the project is to give support to DesignMarch 2013, which takes place on the weekend of March 14th -17th. SEEDS volunteers will support the organisers and assist in various tasks related to the artistic events.
Possible tasks may include handing out invitation letters, putting up posters around the city, sorting out information in the office, receiving guests at the airport, driving them and running errands for the festival. In some instances volunteers might get the chance to help artists to put up their exhibitions. As volunteers will have to communicate with the project managers, artists and guest it is required that they have good conversational skills in English.
DesignMarch is a four day feast for designers, artists, and anyone interested in design. The first four DesignMarch programmes in 2009-2012 were splendid with events reflecting a wide range of designs. For more information on the event of 2012 click here.
Depending on the amount of tasks during the festival, other jobs may include renovation or maintenance work on the houses that SEEDS run as volunteer bases in Reykjavík.
SEEDS volunteers will stay in a house in down town Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with only one shower and bathroom and volunteers are expected to show consideration for their companions. Volunteers will be sleeping in shared rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities.
Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your home country for the international evening.
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.
Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers.
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.
English will be the language of the camp. Good conversational skills are required.
Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).
EXTRAS / SPECIAL REMARKS:
Participation fee EUR 180 (Euros) to be paid to SEEDS. Please note that the fees are to be paid on arrival in Euros or Kronur and they include full board and lodging (food and accommodation) for the whole duration of the project.
Volunteers need to have good conversational skills in English.
The weather in Iceland is unpredictable. Volunteers have to bring warm clothes, hats, gloves and scarves as part of the project takes place outside.
Tours and excursions (Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon or South Shore) will be arranged for SEEDS volunteers at discount fares (usually 30% to 50% lower than regular tour operators).