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Icelandic Photography & Journalism

Code

Ages

Dates

Volunteering Type

Volunteers

Vegetarian Food

Nearest Airport

Reykjavik (KEF)

18 - 35

10/09/2024 - 24/09/2024

WF506

Environmental, Cultural

10

Yes

Nearest Bus/Train Station

BSÍ Bus Terminal

The project

WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA, where people can read about the life of the Organisation & learn through the articles written by the participants about different Environmental topics.


The aim of this project is to publish a monthly magazine created by the participants. This is a great opportunity to get creative! The design will depend entirely on you and the group, following our guidelines and requirements. The magazine consists of 2 parts: firstly the articles, written by the camp and the second part is about their experience in Iceland.


The participants will create the magazine from top to bottom, choosing the design, photos, and articles; Picking the Topic, Choosing the cover article, Pictures/Interviews, Write body articles, Find the cover image, Design of masthead, Incorporate graphics, and Decide on feature articles, Create a table of contents, A personal note from camp.


The group will take photos, create videos and conduct interviews with volunteers, local hosts, and people living in the area.


At the end of the project, the camp will prepare the final version of the magazine and publish it online. The outcome will be published in ISSUU.

Accommodation & food

Volunteers will be staying in the houses of Worldwide Friends. The houses are fully equipped with several dormitories each. Each house has fully equipped kitchens, several bathrooms, common areas, workshop rooms, and galleries. The houses are shared with other international volunteers. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags, but beds and sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.


Food is included for the duration of the work camp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, dairy products, and vegetarian/vegan options.

Location & leisure

Around the houses, you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, waterfalls, rivers, and canyons. The area nearby is great for hiking. The mountains and the fjords are awe-inspiring and the opportunities for outdoor activities and recreation are almost inexhaustible.


We will also concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos, or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers.


WF Iceland will organize reasonably-priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, lava forests, hot springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam vents, or even icebergs.


This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues, and intercultural learning.


The area around the house is also great for hiking. Plan ahead, share your travel plans, stay on the trail, properly dispose of waste, leave areas as you found them, and do not approach or feed wildlife. Don't go for high and steep mountains without a professional guide.

Project host

Worldwide Friends (WF), was founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are workcamps, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.

Interested?

Enquire below and we'll connect you with one of our volunteering team to help you apply or answer any questions. We can help guide you through the process for a hassle free journey to your next project.

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