Help save the oceans from plastic litter and enjoy magical sailing in Risør, Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    Our sail boats are an important part of the organization In The Same Boat that are cleaning beaches along the beautiful Norwegian coastline.

    From march to november, our boats are on expedition, with international crew from WorkAway.info

    The beach cleaning is an adventure by itself, going out with fast work boats to vaste islands, dining outside, making stick bread on the bonfire and filling up tons of marine litter to bring back to the mainland.

    On our journey, we meet people along the coast, telling them about marine litter, and we arrange cleanup operations.

    We also make water samples, looking for micro plastics with a microscope, and we make movies about the great value of the ocean, and about the problems related to plastics and marine litter.

    If you will join us as crew, you will experience the most beautiful nature in Norway, and you will be taking part in the important job we are doing to clean beaches and tell the world about marine litter.

    You will also learn about sailing and how to be safe at sea, and you will most likely get insight in the fishery- and fish farming industries, as we meet them quite often in our operations!

    In your spare time, you may go hiking the mountains, free diving, padling SUP, or other activities in the harbors we visit.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will experience the most beautiful nature of Norway, probably the most spectacular coastline in the world, doing important work saving the oceans from plastic litter. You will learn about Norwegian culture, history and how Norwegian society look at sustainability. And, hopefully, you will get some new friends for life:-)

  • Help

    Help

    We need help on our sail boat, with cleaning beaches for marine litter and research in micro plastics. No experience needed. You may also take part in daily doings on the boats, like cooking, cleaning and other maintenance, and of course learn to sail.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Norwegian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be living in a sail boat with 3-8 other volunteers and the captain of the boat.

    We have double and single cabins, and when you apply, you should tell us if you prefer a single or double. We match double rooms with persons of the same gender, and you may get in touch with your room mate before arrival.

    Meals are served 3-4 times a day, but you may bring you own food if you have special preferences. We serve meat, fish and vegetables and water to drink, but try to keep it as sustainable as possible, with some weeks with no meat or fish. Vegan or vegetarian is often popular among our volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Time off may be used for hiking mountains, stand up padling, free diving and other activities in the nature. We have small boats and stand up paddling gear, that you may use in your time off.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Getting new friends, experiencing the most beautiful coastline in the world.
Nothing more satisfying than filling the bags and leaving a clean beach!
Sailing is therapy and also a reward for the effort we put in cleaning the beaches :-)
SUP Padling at Kjerringøy.
Analyzing water samples, looking for micro plastics, is one of our activities.
Sometimes, we get the opportunity to experience commercial products, events and facilities, like this panorama pool at Finnøya.
Seløya, some islands far out on Helgeland, north of Norway.
Sometimes we visit the cities, although it's not cities like you know them;-)
Hiking the mountains of Lofoten
You have to love the ocean to really enjoy your stay with us.

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