Iceland – Supporting Local Forestry


Country: Iceland
Location: Selfoss
We are looking for 5 ESC volunteers
NAME OF THE HOSTING ORGANIZATION: Skógræktarfélag Íslands  
DATES: 1st May 2020 – 30th September 2020
DURATION: 5 months
DEADLINE: 3rd February 2020

Project Description

The goal of the IFA and the other forestry associations in Iceland is to restore Iceland´s lost forest cover, provide green recreational areas (open to anyone), and protecting the forest remains of Iceland. IFA will host 5 EVS volunteers for 5 months, from 1st of May until 30th of September. The project composes of various outdoor activities, including: planting (most significant), path making/maintenance, basic wood/stone construction and light thinning. The team will be led by a forestry educated supervisor who will work with and instruct the group in their work. The main location of the project is in and around the farm of Úlfljótsvatn, which is the headquarters and home of the volunteers during their stay. Additionally, the group will travel to different sites around country were the volunteers will assist small forestry associations with their recreational forests. Applicants should consider that the tasks will be physically demanding and the weather conditions can be challenging.

More information you can find here.

Profile of the Volunteer

Participants should first of all be interested in nature and physical outdoor work, knowledge and experience can be beneficial but far from necessary. Communication skills (working language is English) and a positive mind-set are vital, since the tasks are performed in a group. However, everyone is considered and strong motivation and passion is the biggest quality. This project can include young people with fewer opportunities, but there is no adapted frame for physically and mentally disabled people. Once training completes participants need to be able to work and live independently.

How to Apply

If you are interested, send your CV and motivation letter on volunteer.ifa@gmail.com and put evs@inexsda.cz in a copy.

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