Iceland Conservation Volunteers - Trail Work Summer 2020

Environment Agency of Iceland


Volunteer • Full Time +3545912000 René Biasone

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 10th February 2020  

The ICV Trail Team program is organised by the Environment Agency of Iceland (Umhverfisstofnun).

Trail Teams work on a variety of projects related to conservation management and ecological restoration throughout the country's national parks and nature reserves, often staying in camps in these areas. The main tasks are natural trails maintenance and building, landscape restoration, removal of invasive plants, and so on. Volunteers work in small teams and travel between areas to complete a series of practical projects. An important role of the Trail Teams is to support the work of local rangers. The program runs for 9 weeks and the teams usually spend one or two weeks in each location.

Due to the hands-on work and the need of hiking in order to reach work locations, participants must be physically fit. Applicants should have some experience of outdoor practical activities, camping and hiking. The remoteness of work sites and Iceland’s notoriously changeable weather make the volunteer program both an adventure and a challenge. Applicants must be over 20 years of age.

Please visit our website for full program details and an application form

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