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Code: SEEDS73-11
Country: Iceland
Region: Reykjavík
Title: Rey Cup - Football Festival for kids
Start date: 13 July 2011
End date: 26 July 2011
Project type: Cultural
Ages: 18 - 70
Partner organisation: Seeds
UNA Exchange Placement Fee: £150.00 find out about costing
Work: SEEDS volunteers will be part of the team organising Rey Cup, an International football festival for kids in 4th and 5th grade. The festival is 5 days long and will be organised in Reykjavík, between July 20 and 24. The festival has been growing every year since it was first held in 2001 and this year it will include international teams from Finland, Canada and Faroe Islands and referees from Germany, Denmark and Switzerland.

Rey Cup is a great adventure in the eyes of the young taking part, participants and volunteers take home precious memories about the days and nights they spent in Laugardalur and the neighbourhood. We will team up with the local Icelandic volunteers, young people interested in outdoor activities and sport, the parents of the participants and others. This festival is run mainly by volunteers and the support SEEDS is giving to the event is well appreciated.

We will share all types of tasks related to the festival and the group will be split according to the needs and to give everyone the chance to try out different assignments. We might be working during the weekends, but free days will be given accordingly to the working days. Volunteers are an integral part of creating an international atmosphere in Reykjavík. The input of us the volunteers will make a big difference in making the festival an impressive multicultural event.

Before starting the festival we might be helping with preparing the area for the festival, cleaning, painting and doing light maintenance work. During the festival we will be keeping the football fields clean, helping with closing the fields in the evenings, helping with preparing breakfast for the teams, help with the clearance of the area after the tournament and a wide variety of many different duties before, during and after the festival. We will have great change to mix with the locals and get to know Icelandic culture.
Location: Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, often called “the nightlife capital of the north”. But there is more to Reykjavík than pubs and clubs. Reykjavík also gathers the most interesting of Icelandic culture. It is an incubator of new ideas and styles which often indicates new global trends. It is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene.
Accommodation: We will be lodged in a local house or school in Reykjavík. We will sleep on mattresses, so please bring your own sleeping bag. Food will be provided and cooking, cleaning or common tasks will be shared fairly among the participants.
Special remarks: TERMINAL : Closest International Airport: Keflavík (Reykjavík) ; SPECIAL REMARKS : We will have free passes to the biggest geothermal outdoor pool in Reykjavík during the project. We will be invited to the final barbeque party in the in the Reykjavík Zoo ; STUDY THEME : None ; EXTRA FEE : Extra fee of 140 Euro to be paid on arrival at the project.

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