Volunteers Wanted For Reindeer Hunting In Greenland

23.4.2013
Words by Rebecca Louder
An Icelandic reindeer farmer in Greenland is looking for volunteers to spend the summer hunting, fishing and adventuring, DV reports.

Stefán Hrafn Magnússon owns and operates the Isortoq Reindeer Station in South Greenland, which herds around 1,600 wild reindeer. He is looking for men and women aged 16 and older, non-smoking, in good health with a passion for outdoor activities and a positive outlook. The volunteering period is from the end of the current school term until back-to-school time in the fall. It will also include some light fence-repair work.

Volunteers will participate in the herding and slaughtering of reindeer and curing venison. The farm is equipped with its own slaughterhouse and smokehouse. The farm is also near a lake known for good trout fishing. Stefán also places an emphasis on eating sustainably. “People can pick their own menu,” he says. “If you want fish for lunch, then grab a net and go to the lake. We want people to be self-reliant, but also be cooperative and participate in general with the farmers.”

Greenlandic summers are warm and dry, but also have lots of mosquitos. Stefán says that volunteers can make their own schedule while staying there, switching between work and leisure. “Working here is a pleasure but so is just a visit,” he says. “We promise a wonderful summer.”

Interested volunteers should send their CV and cover letter to Stefán at caribougreenland@gmail.com.

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