Camp Q ( Give Greenlandic Children a Great Summer
Description: The Danish NGO Greenlandic Children has been making projects for children and youth in Greenland since 1924. We have been doing work camps every summer since 2014.Association Greenland Children is cooperating with the local community in the town of Qeqertarsuaq.Qeqertarsuaq is situated on the huge Disko Island just west of the very famous Ilulissat.Qeqertarsuaq is a small town located on the west coast of Greenland with 841 inhabitants. 207 of these are children at the age of 0 to 18 years. Despite the size of the town, Qeqertarsuaq is in many ways a well-equipped town with a supermarket, a school, a kinder garden, a church etc. However, in many ways, Qeqertarsuaq is also a very remote place. In 2020 you can only get to Qeqertarsuaq by boat or helicopter. It is quite expensive to go to Qeqertarsuaq. The municipality of Qeqertarsuaq do not get a lot of worldly inspiration, and children are bored and under-stimulated during summertime where the school and the gym are closed.
Type of Work: Association for Greenlandic Children wants Camp Q to give the inhabitants a fantastic, creative, active, interesting summer. The activities will take place five days a week 12.00-17.00, and will fall into these categories:-Music-Dance-Singing-Games-Sports-ExcursionsThe volunteers will decide which activities to offer during the camp. We will invite the entire population to a social event every Saturday. This could be a night of music and dancing, teaching each other to play an instrument, cooking food from your home country, movie night etc.
Accommodation: Sleeping facilities:The Association for Greenlandic Children ensures that you will get a place to stay. We expect you to stay in a shared bedroom with other volunteers of the same sex. Telephone coverage might be scarcely, and you might not be able to use the internet more than once a week for a very short time.Kitchen bathroom facilities: All food will have to be transported by ship. Therefore you should be able to adapt to these local conditions or bring a small stock of goods yourself. It can be difficult to be vegetarian or vegan since many meals in Greenland is based on meat and fish. Therefore you will have to bring some stuff yourself if you need a special diet.We will make cooking and cleaning teams. The group is responsible for shopping, cooking, cleaning etc. which is also going to take up some of your time every day. So, you should expect long days.
Requirements: We want everybody to feel welcome to join our Work Camp, and that also includes volunteers with disabilities. But we also want to inform you that there might be hills and staircases to/from where you are going to live.Vegetarian food is available, but it can be difficult to obtain the necessary protein, especially if you do not eat fish. Therefore we recommend, that you bring some extra protein and snacks. We do have access to vegetables, that is mostly frozen and other canned food products.As you will be working with children, you will have to provide a copy of your clean criminal record. We will also need a copy of your travel insurance.
Approximate Location: The nature in Greenland is in general amazing. In Qeqertarsuaq the area is lush and green, and the weather should be sunny and nice. You can hike, go boat riding etc. in your leisure time.Hiking in the fells is an amazing and unique experience. You can decide to organize a weekly leisure activity going hiking, fishing etc. on Sundays, which is your weekly day off.Hopefully, the gym will be accessible to us around the clock. It will also be possible to play football or other sports with the community.