Worldwide Friends Iceland (WF) was founded in 2001 as an organisation promoting nature protection, peace-oriented activities, friendship, and international understanding among people interested in spending time in Iceland in a useful way.
WF also sends Icelanders abroad who wish to have similar volunteer experiences elsewhere in the world. The main activities offered by WF Iceland are short amd longterm volunteering, summer camps for teenagers, exchange programs and educational tours.
Today the endeavour of attaining world peace has become a tangible possibility and the development and strengthening of bonds of cooperation and friendship through contact with people from other countries and cultures has proven to be one of the most fruitful means of achieving understanding and unity among nations. Veraldarvinir‘s main aim is to increase intercultural understanding through offering foreign volunteers the opportunity to take part in nature and peace-related activities.
For participants coming to Iceland, such projects will give them a unique opportunity not only to explore and directly interact with Iceland’s unique culture and landscape, but also to work with other international people and local residents in challenging and unfamiliar contexts. This interaction between unspoiled nature and people from different backgrounds provides the participants with invaluable opportunities to learn more about themselves as individuals, their international fellows, other cultures and the human and natural richness of Mother Earth. These are all unique opportunities for building bonds of unity and understanding between societies around the world.
veraldarvinir / WF Iceland aims
- Promoting peace and friendship
- Promoting inter-cultural learning, exchange and awareness
- Preserving Icelandic nature and raising awareness about environmental issues
- Promoting voluntary work and a culture of volunteering
- Fighting the global warming on international level through educational programs