Last month, we celebrated the seventh birthday of the Thórsmörk trailteams.
Although the volunteers were busy preparing the Langidalur volunteer camp for the season, they were able to find some time for the chocolate cake.
After seven years on the trails, we still feel very lucky to call Thórsmörk our home.
Our 2019 team is now ready and we will be returning to the Langidalur volunteer camp to start work in just a few weeks’ time.
In April we begin work with a survey the trail network so that as the snow recedes, we are able to focus on areas where there has been damage over the winter months and finalise a work plan. This season includes plans to return to several of our old (and favourite) sites as well a series of new project locations. During April we are able to gather materials and equipment ahead of the arrival of the main groups of volunteers and this season we will be hosting approximately 55 international volunteers from 15 countries.
We are very exited to meet the new volunteers and very much looking forward to another season with our teams on the trails in Thórsmörk and Goðaland.
After a restful autumn break, we are now back to work and busy preparing our 2016 volunteer programme. The placement dates, project details and application forms will be published here on December 19th.
Once again, the programme will include two and six-week projects as well as longer placements for volunteers joining our operations team (helping with organisation and team leadership). The first Skype interviews will take place on January 2nd and placements will be allocated as soon as suitable applicants are found.
Applications open in less than four weeks…
One of our last jobs this season was lifting the potatoes that were planted around the base camp at Langidalur. Not a huge crop, but enough to feed us for many days.
Although our friends in the north might not feel it yet, summer is most definitely on the way!
We are now only about 4 week away from returning to Langidalur to setup the volunteer base camp in preparation for official start of the 2014 programme planned for 20th May.
As we move into our fieldwork season, we need to complete the registration process for everyone intending to join us this summer. Once we are back out on the trails, communications can be difficult (we don’t leave anyone behind in the office) so we ask all our returning volunteers to complete the registration process by 18th April.
Don’t miss your chance!