Placement dates and application forms for our 2018 volunteer programme are now available.
We are putting together an international volunteer team that will join us at our camps in Thórsmörk next summer. We have volunteer placements for two or six weeks and there are longer placements for volunteer team leaders with our Operations team. No previous experience of trail construction is necessary as training will be provided. Participants organise their own travel plans and join us at the meeting point. There is no participation fee.
We will start allocating placements as soon as applications reach us so if you would like to join us in Thórsmörk in 2018, don’t delay!
Applications will be open from December 15th to January 31st.
Full details can be found at https://trailteam.is/opportunities/
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.
Since we began our work in Thórsmörk five years ago, each season has ended with a visit by a team of volunteers from the International School of Zug and Luzern in Switzerland. The students help with the end of season tasks which include trail maintenance, erosion control work and planting as well as construction and maintenance at the Langidalur volunteer camp.
These groups have been with us from the start and are an important part of our programme. The teams help us to finish the season’s work tasks and their energy, hard work and enthusiasm are hugely appreciated.
During their September visits the students have worked in all kinds of weather but this year the team found themselves in sunshine for much of their visit. Perfect conditions for making a video about their adventures in Thórsmörk…
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.