Short-term volunteering

this information applies to every workcamp:

Study theme:

In the year 2020 global warming will be the study theme in all our camps. Each working day the volunteers will have study sessions and practical training on how to reduce our personal impact on climate change.

Camp language:

English is the spoken language in our camps. Volunteers are required to have at least a basic knowledge of the English language. Should the language requirements be higher, this will be specified in the workcamp description.

Camp leaders:

There are always two or more leaders for each camp, depending on the size of the group. Leaders represent the link between the hosting community and the group of volunteers. They coordinate the work, organize free time activities and plan excursions, shopping and cooking sessions. Apart from these additional responsibilities, they are equal to the other volunteers. Most of our camp leaders are from other countries, as we are very open-minded in hosting international leaders from other organisations. All our leaders start their program with one week of training.


Veraldarvinir provides a third part liability during the duration of the camp. WF Iceland does not provide volunteers with a medical insurance. Therefore, we strongly recommend that the volunteers purchase an insurance for their stay here in Iceland. European volunteers should bring their European Health Cards (former E111).

Some practical matters:

We highly recommend volunteers to bring a sleeping bag, warm and waterproof work clothes, hiking boots and swimming suits. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring information about their country, such as photos, music, songbooks, games or musical instruments.

Volunteers with special needs:

Our camps are open to everyone. If you have volunteers with special needs, please contact us. We will do our very best to find a way to host them.

Volunteer excursions:

WF Iceland will organize for its volunteers reasonably-priced weekend excursions with professional drivers to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. To see the excursions, press here.


You can apply to our workcamps through your local volunteer organizations. To see the list of our partner organisations, press here.