08.05.2012 - 00:51
- please find the schedule here to the left
- hope to be able to offer a lot of volunteers some work ..
For all volunteers:
The Arctic Fox Centre is a small, non-to-be-profit organization which relies on access fee and café sales as income to run the project.
We do not have any accommodation available at the centre. However, we offer free usage of the local camping place, ca 800m away from the centre. We offer a free soup and bread and nice coffee for our volunteers and there is a small grocery shop in the village. We work by spontaneous schedule on the volunteering process at the centre - meaning that independent volunteers with various skills can find themselves many useful things to do. For those who want to stay longer periods, we have access to apartment that can be shared with others for low budget.
For arctic fox monitoring, there are certain skills, gear, experience and physical condition required. Boat cost, 30.000;- IKR will be charged for those who tend to join us in monitoring arctic foxes in Hornvik. The amount goes for the boat ride back and forth. The boat ride is once a week to Hornvik so the monitoring will, as usual, take one week in total.
Amongst things that need to be done, for example: -
At the centre
Fixing the pup den, developing the botanic garden, sow and plant vegetables, help around the centre and the café, preparing and taking active part in events and games for kids, guiding, creating information, text panels, kids programs, signs, photographing, graphical work, data analysis, computer work, music, art, baking, cooking, serving, cleaning, improving environmental policy, survey, education and information ... There is a guesthouse in the town that needs an extra help in change for accommodation, this would be ideal for one or two volunteers, willing to commitment for longer periods than one week and prefer a house.
Arctic fox monitoring
For those who are interested in arctic fox monitoring, certain skills and gear is required. We have two locations with different protection scale and tourist pressure. Hornvik is located within the Hornstrandir Nature reserve, where arctic foxes are protected, otherwise legally hunted in almost all other locations in the country. Cliff Horn is an isolated bird cliff at the northern tip of the Westfjords. We go there by a boat and the sailing can take 3-10 hours, depending on the sea and wind. In Hornvik we set up a camp in a private land. Hestur is also a private land, closer to the Arctic Fox Centre and can be accessed by a car.
More information about the projects are on the schedule
we thank you for your interest and look forward to see you at the centre