Long term ESC project in Iceland!

Location: Reykjavik, İceland

Project name: Green Messenger HI-Eco Promoters

Hosting organization: Hostelling International Iceland – Farfuglar ses,

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: The project is to raise awareness about sustainability among international guests of HI Iceland, the staff and the local community. We do that by maintaining the already developed sustainability policy of HI Iceland and developing new ways to increase sustainability consciousness in the daily activities of the HI hostels. As stated in our mission, HI Iceland seeks ways to increase the knowledge and appreciation of the nature and culture of its staff and guests. We believe we can help and inspire others to shift from conventional thinking and practices to a sustainable, community-based life, in harmony with the surrounding environment. The volunteer’s role is to explore different ways of promoting sustainability in the HI Hostels. This can be done in various ways and we are open to new ideas that contribute to the sustainability activities of HI Iceland. There will be two HI – ECO Promoters working together on sustainability-related projects.

Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period  – 01/05/2020 to 30/09/2021 (1 year)

Deadline: 20th January 2020

How to apply? – Please get registration number and apply through YOUTH PORTAL

All costs are covered by ESC

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

The volunteers stay in a house shared by the volunteers and trainees working at the Reykjavik Hostels, and will share the facilities (kitchen, bathroom, laundry etc) with the other volunteers and trainees living there. Transport The volunteers will be given a bus card for the public transportation. Usage of bicycle. Food Half board during working days (breakfasts and lunches) will be provided/prepared by/at the Reykjavík HI Hostel, while dinner will be prepared by the volunteers themselves in the apartment, provided by an extra monthly allowance from HI Iceland.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

We would like volunteers applying for this project to have a strong motivation and dedication for working inside an international group on mostly environmental and responsible tourism educational and practical activities. Volunteer’s enthusiasm, creativity and interest in order to engage with people, to work in team but also willingness to accept personal responsibilities are highly appreciated. A readiness to work with flexibility in changing or developing situations is essential. Particular interest in environmental issues, in sustainability, culture and responsible travelling.