Johnny Rolt and Ollie Campbell have made a short film about their experiences volunteering with us in Thórsmörk last summer. As well as a taste of life at the volunteer camps, the film visits our projects and worksites in Thórsmörk, Goðaland and along the Laugavegurinn trail. Congratulations to Johnny and Ollie on this amazing work. It’s beautiful!
Spend a few minutes in Thórsmörk with us now…
Planning and preparations for the summer are now well underway and during the last weeks we have been busy reading through applications and organising Skype interviews.
A large number of applications reached us in December and the first places have been allocated. Although we will keep the applications open until the end of the month, some of the teams are already starting to fill up so if you would like to join us this summer, don’t delay getting in contact.
The final deadline for volunteer applications for this season is January 31st.
After a short break we will begin preparations for next season. Full details about our 2018 programme including placement dates and application forms will be published here on December 15th. Interviews and placement allocations begin in the new year and applications will be open until January 31st.
This weekend we finished packing away the trail tools and closed our camps for the season. Despite the recent good weather, winter is on its way to Thórsmörk.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined our teams and worked with us this season. 2017 was our most ambitious season so far and together the volunteers completed more than 300 weeks of trail maintenance and nature conservation work across Thórsmörk, Goðaland and along the Laugavegurinn trail.
Thank you all for your hard work and enthusiasm throughout those long days on the trails. Thank you for staying cheerful even when we were moving materials out to distant work sites or working through the days when the rain didn’t stop. Thank you for your friendship and support. We hope that you enjoyed your time in Iceland and have some good memories of your work with us in Thórsmörk. Thank you for accepting the challenge – thank you for choosing us.
We will take a short break in November before beginning preparations for next season. 2018 placement information, project dates and application forms will be published here on December 15th and applications will be open until January 31st.
We have now reached the last few days of applications for our 2017 trail teams. This month we have been busy with placement planning and Skype interviews and although many of the places have now been allocated, we do still have some places available in several of the groups.
As our work area and number of teams increased last season, we have expanded our Operations team and created several new places for additional volunteer leaders. Applications will close on Tuesday, January 31st, so if you would like to join us, don’t delay!
No previous experience of trail construction work is necessary as practical training will be provided. We are looking for participants who have some experience of camping and hill walking, enjoy wilderness landscapes and are ready for a challenge. Iceland’s notoriously changeable weather means that our teams have to be well prepared with warm clothing, good waterproofs and sturdy tents. Due to the strenuous nature of our work, participants must be physically fit and as many of our work sites are in remote locations; we do a lot of hiking to get to them!
Full details and application forms… https://trailteam.is/opportunities/