SEEDS volunteers will both take part in photography sessions and workshops and help with fundraising for the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
This is the sixth year that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons! 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; these topics will be mostly related to SEEDS work: Intercultural understanding, peace & Environment
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).
Apart from working on the photo marathon, volunteers will join the festive atmosphere during some days by handing out hot chocolate in the city centre as a way of fundraising for non-for-profit projects of the Icelandic Red Cross. We will help in the preparation by putting up the chocolate stations, decorating the tables, making the chocolate and taking it to the different stations around the city. At the end, we will assist in taking down the stations and leaving the areas clean.
Volunteers will also work with the Salvation Army helping them with fundraising among other tasks.
Volunteers with artistic skills, such as singing, juggling, playing music are encouraged to apply for this camp as they will have the chance to perform during the chocolate hand-out and help to create a nice and friendly atmosphere.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD
SEEDS volunteers will stay in an equipped house, in a beautiful setting inside the Botanical Gardens of the city of Reykjavík, which are located about 4 Kilometres from the centre of the city.
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. Do not forget some traditional food from your country for the international evening.
LOCATION & LEISURE ACTIVITY
The population of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik is over 200,000 including the metropolitan area, so two thirds of Iceland’s inhabitants live here. Reykjavik is 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 surrounded with beautiful nature.
In December you can see 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.
Participation fee EUR 200,- (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.
English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.
Weather in Iceland is unpredictable and in the winter it can be cold or rainy. Please bring warm winter clothes, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats as part of the project takes place outside.