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Support the conservation efforts of the Reykjavik Botanical Garden

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: CADIP

Posted on: January 31, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

The volunteer program with the Botanic Garden in Reykjavík is organized for the fourth year in a row. The Botanic Garden is an outdoor collection of living plants, founded in 1961 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011. The garden's main role is to conserve plants for education, research and delight. It conserves some 5000 plant species in eight plant collections. The collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone. In summer there is a variety of events in the Botanic Garden and group receptions are available throughout the year.

Volunteer in Iceland

The volunteers will be doing general gardening work, tending the flowers, trees and other plants. Volunteers will also assist in organising and carrying out special events that might be planned on short notice but are related to the general aim and work of the garden. Volunteer work starts early on weekdays, with regular shifts from 8:00am to 3:30pm.


Project dates:

April 27 - May 10, 2014 ✦ May 11 - May 24, 2014 ✦ May 25 - June 7, 2014 ✦ June 8 - June 21, 2014 ✦ June 22 - July 5, 2014 ✦ July 6 - July 19, 2014 ✦ July 20 - August 2, 2014 ✦ August 4 - August 16, 2014 ✦ August 17 - August 30, 2014

Project highlights:

▷ Experience the pure energy Iceland's capital city has to offer, from its boiling underground thermal energy to the city's natural green energy. ▷ Enjoy the fun-filled nightlife and lively culture. ▷ Sit by the harbor during summer and witness the beautiful sunset. ▷ Have a spectacular adventure with the amazing geysers, magnificent waterfalls, and impressive coastlines. ▷ Visit the famed geothermal Blue Lagoon spa.

Botanical garden

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How to apply

Enrollment and other volunteer projects:

USA: 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400

Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400; 780-638-2500