Bona Fides Association and SEEDS Iceland are looking for participants (citizens or residents of Poland, aged 18-30) for Intercultural Learning ESC Project in Reykjavík, Iceland!



Place: Reykjavík, Iceland
Mobility: 29.04.2024 – 05.10.2024 – all vacancies have been filled for these dates, however
next similar project in Iceland will start in September 2024 – You can apply now!
Duration: 5 months


What is SEEDS?

SEEDS is an Icelandic non-governmental, non-profit-organisation. Our activities are related to promoting volunteerism and intercultural awareness through non-formal learning, nature-oriented work, environmental and social issues. We work with participants (short- and long-term volunteers) and the local public, in volunteering, and learning/awareness camps. We host camps in Reykjavík all year round. During the summer, Nature & Conservation camps are organised around the country. The following roles are available: Public Relations & Communications Volunteer, Environment Camp Coordinator, and Photography Camp Coordinator.


Volunteer roles

Environment Camp Coordinator – volunteers who assist in coordinating and participating in the international Nature & Conservation workcamps around Iceland, and in the winter environment educational activities and virtual camps, as well as social solidarity projects in Reykjavík. They also act as a link between the Icelandic hosts and the international short-term volunteers. 

Photography Camp Coordinator – volunteers who assist in coordinating and participating in the international camps relating to photography, environmental awareness, and coordinating our arts and culture projects in Reykjavík.  They also participate in our social solidarity projects in Reykjavík.

Public Relations & Communications Volunteer – volunteers who are based in our office in Reykjavík and who assist in the creation and management of online content in SEEDS social media accounts; as well as keeping up-to-date quality and performance procedures; and participating in SEEDS artistic, cultural and educational activities. They also participate in our social solidarity projects in Reykjavík.

Volunteers in the role of Camp Coordinator lead teams of international volunteers for about 10-14 days. 

Volunteers are based in Reykjavík, and occasionally travel to camps in other locations in Iceland (applicable only during the summer season May-October).


Training during the activity

SEEDS organises pre-departure (online) and on-arrival (in-person) orientation training to provide theoretical and practical knowledge. Volunteers are introduced to the ESC, SEEDS, Iceland as the hosting country, non-formal education, intercultural awareness and leadership. All volunteers have the opportunity to attend a 4-day on-arrival training provided by the Icelandic National Agency, within two months of arrival. Volunteers receive support from SEEDS’ volunteer coordinator and peers while learning about SEEDS’ activities and building confidence within a comfortable environment.


Participant profile

SEEDS is looking for candidates who are motivated and who show an interest and concern towards intercultural cooperation, environmental issues and preservation practices, and artistic expression and creativity. The participants need to be ready to show some level of flexibility, adaptability, and have the ability to work independently, as well as in a team. Volunteers should be ready to implement and improve their leadership skills, public speaking skills, social skills and organisational skills. All our volunteers are required to be comfortable in communicating in English.

This role is ideal if you are…

  • – Ready to work with international groups
  • – Interested in spending time with people from all over the world
  • – Positive and flexible 
  • – Ready to work outside 
  • – Interested in environmental issues

What is included

– Accommodation: shared house in Reykjavík, walking distance from the office/city centre. While in camps in the countryside, accommodation is provided by local hosts; facilities vary according to the accommodation available

– Food is provided by SEEDS, and volunteers help organise the weekly shopping. A plant-based diet is followed during SEEDS’S camps

– Pocket money of approximately 180 EUR per month


Application

To apply for this opportunity please send your CV and motivation letter (in English) to mariachiara@bonafides.pl and anna@bonafides.pl. Please write in the title: ESC in Iceland