Volunteering on a lighthouse island with a non-profit organisation in the Norwegian sea, Norway

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Noruega

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    01/07/2022

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    This is a lighthouse located on a small island in the Norwegian sea in the arctic part of Norway. The lighthouse premises are the only buildings on the island. This is a non-profit organization in the process of turning the lighthouse into a special guest place. We are off grid and self sufficient with water, energy & boat transport.

    Elena is the lighthouse owner and she has been living here for fifteen years now. Last year, her close friend Frode, a carpenter, came to the lighthouse to share island life with her. They welcome strong and experienced volunteers who are ready to spend a 2 - 3 months at this unique place in the Arctic north.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Manutenção geral

  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Volunteers staying here will first of all learn how it is to be living off grid; as we are producing our own energy and collecting rainwater. We have some water flush toilets and some dry toilets. We need to go to the mainland to do our shopping and get rid of our garbage, even if we compost & recycle as much as possible. We have our own boat, handled by Elena or Frode, who go out at sea in most weather, but prefer to avoid the real storm.

    We are the only persons living on the island, so we have quite a lot of space, but as we are sharing a limited house space, you'll learn to be considerate. To keep the spaces clean.

    Elena & Frode are the only the only Norwegians and fellow volunteers normally come from all around the world.

    Some keywords; the sea, the changing weather, the constant change of light through long summer nights and short winter days, various fish types, always fresh sea weed, wood collection, wood burning all winter through, Northern lights, midnight sun - and all the shades of light in between. Coastal history & culture going hundreds of years back. And even today; weather, season and tides needs to be coordinated with many activities at the lighthouse island.

    Life here takes more time to live than in an ordinary society; certain things just takes more time, as it is manual. Also the boat transport of goods and food adds to this. Due to this + the fact that a warm lunch is prepared for you, or is made as part of your work hours, ONE HOUR OF VOLUNTEERING is added to the ordinary five hours a day. We normally start the day at 0900 with an hour lunch break at 1300 and finishing off at 1600. The rest of the ordinary survival comes in addition and is quite well organised among us.

    Be prepared that it demands a certain amount of energy to get used to life and routines here. We recommend that you don't bring important projects with deadlines on the top of the volunteer work.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    HANDY & STRONG PERSONS TO HELP OUT WITH BUILDING, LANDSCAPING, PAINTING AND MORE ARE WELCOME.
    WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS WITH BACKGROUND IN FOOD MAKING.
    IF YOU HAVE ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE AND CAN HANDLE WORD AND EXCEL, ELENA WOULD BE SUPER HAPPY TO GET SOME HELP WITH ADMINISTRATIVE COMMUNICATION AND MORE.

    We are looking for responsible persons who are strong & handy. Experience with electrical work or mechanics can be useful. So is carpentry and concreting. Experience from stonework can also be of use.

    Generally, we also need help with photos and filming, so if you have proven experience in this field, it might be valuable.

    Life here is physically quite demanding, so we do need persons who are fit and enjoy an active life. Volunteers coming here need to be interested in a self sustainable life at the edge of the ordinary comfort zone. It is also necessary that you respect the physical facilities made available to you and do your daily and weekly share of cleaning - for respect of yourself, the house and the others.

    Please write to us and describe any experience you may have relating to the tasks mentioned above. Also inform about the period you are available. Please DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY OF THE MENTIONED SKILLS that we are looking for.

    Depending on how long you are staying we do apply a TRIAL PERIOD of 2 weeks, for every volunteer coming to the island. This will allow both parties to end the cooperation if things do not work out as desired.

    Please check the availability on our calendar, we keep it up to date.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Fluente
    Norwegian: Fluente

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    Our volunteers share a small house by the sea which used to be a boathouse. Now it is pretty much as an old "Rorbu" or fisherman's cottage. It has a nice living room, a small bathroom and a kitchenette on the ground floor; the first floor is sectioned into 4 separate sleeping spaces.

    We normally share warm lunch together in the lighthouse keepers' house; breakfast and dinner is made in the boathouse. Our food is home-made and sound, often vegetarian, but we do use local and fresh fish quite often, sometimes also meat. We always make our own bread & jam and are experimenting with seaweed.

    Due to our off grid location in the Arctic and our daily routines WE CANNOT ACCEPT VOLUNTEERS WITH SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS (i.e. vegans, different allergies & intolerance, etc).

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    When applying please consider the travel expenses before contacting us! The cheapest way to come here is normally with plane from Oslo (Gardermoen) to Harstad/Narvik (Evenes). Check out the website for Norwegian or SAS. On an ordinary week day the airport shuttle bus to Sortland town is coordinating with flights if you're not arriving too late. Then bus from Sortland to Steine in Bø where you're picked up by boat. The absolute best is to start early from Oslo, otherwise you'll arrive too late to reach the poor bus connections!
    ALSO: REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR A TRAVEL & HEALTH INSURANCE. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN!

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    Horas previstas

    5 hours 5 days a week

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