We made an early start to the season this week with our first trip to Thórsmörk.
As well as delivering equipment ahead of the volunteer teams, it was a valuable opportunity to take a look at conditions on the trails and in the forest as the snow clears, and to make some final decisions about our work priorities for the season.
It was very nice to back at our volunteer camp at Langidalur (it felt like returning home), and exciting to begin preparations for another Trailteam summer. Our first international volunteers will be with us in less than 6 weeks time and we are looking forward to getting back on work on the trails.
Pictures taken at Langidalur volunteer camp on April 11th.
After weeks of applications and interviews, our summer teams are now finally (just about) ready.
Once again, this year we received a lot of interest in the placements with many strong applicants and there were some difficult decisions when making the selection. A couple of new teams were added to the programme so that we could include as many as possible.
Our 2022 teams are made up of participants from 18 countries and include first-time volunteers, returners and others with placements that were deferred due to travel disruption last summer. We are delighted that several of our most experienced volunteers will be returning as team leaders this summer and we very much look forward to working with them again.
We plan to return to Thórsmörk for preparations and trail survey tasks in April (when conditions allow) and our first volunteers will begin the practical work in May.
We would like to thank all our volunteers and Thórsmörk friends for another great year.
A very Happy New Year to you all and best wishes for 2022.
Thank you for another great season. Merry Christmas to you all, and best wishes for a Happy New Year.
Our 2022 programme launched last week and our search for volunteers is well underway. We were delighted by the response and have had an exciting first week reading through all the applications and beginning the task of putting together the teams.
Next season we will be hosting a series of 3-week Trailteam projects at our Langidalur volunteer camp, as well as 6-week teams at Básar. There are also 8-week placements available for team leaders, which is a challenging role that is particularly suitable for returning volunteers.
Thank you to everyone who has been in contact about the places. We will focus on interviews and placement allocations as soon as we return to work at the start of January.
Full details including project outlines, dates and application forms are available here…https://trailteam.is/opportunities/
Applications close on January 31st.