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Farfuglar ses - Hostelling International (HI) Iceland

Farfuglar ses - Hostelling International (HI) Iceland

Farfuglar ses - HI Iceland

Borgartún 6, 105, Reykjavík, Iceland - +3545756700

description of organisation

Farfuglar ses - Hostelling International (HI) Iceland is a non-governmental and non-profit membership organization established in 1939. The organisation is a member of Hostelling International (HI), a global network of Youth Hostel Associations, of over 4000 hostels with members in more than 80 countries. Membership means that the Icelandic hostels fulfill the international standards for HI Hostels. Its mission as stated in its constitution:

Opening the World to Youth: “To promote the education of all young people of all nations, but specially young people of limited means, by encouraging in them a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside and an appreciation of the cultural values of towns and cities in all parts of the world, and as an ancillary thereto, to provide hostels or other accommodation in which there shall be no distinction of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, class or political opinions and thereby to develop a better understanding of their fellow men, both at home and abroad.”

Since its inception the organisation's main goal has been to promote and encourage people of all ages to travel and to increase their knowledge and appreciation of nature and culture.

The Hostel network enables young people of different nationalities, cultures and social background to meet informally, share experiences; learn about themselves, each other and their surroundings. Hostels foster a remarkable international awareness about current issues such as environmental issues, sustainable tourism and sustainable development as a whole.

Hostelling also has a fundamental, but unofficial, role in the development of young people as future employees in a global market. The hostel environment encourages social awareness and the importance of living in a community, plus it develops the kind of self-discipline skills that result from experiencing different situations, having to make individual decisions and learning from them.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Economic obstacles
Geographical obstacles
Cultural differences

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Life at the hostels
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2016 to Sep 2017
01/10/2016 - 30/09/2017
10/04/2016 closed
Green Hostels - Grænt Farfuglaheimili
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Mar 2017 to Mar 2018
15/03/2017 - 14/03/2018
28/08/2016 closed

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC no: 946563928 | Last updated on 08/02/19

Organisation topics

Creativity and culture