Environmental awareness program in Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Short-Term (few weeks/months)




This project will allow you to learn about both global and local environmental issues through theory and practice as well. If you are concerned, for example, about climate change, waste management, animal protection, sustainable solutions and other environmental topics, then this project is the one for you. Local Icelandic environmental issues as well as issues from the participants’ countries will be addressed. The over 2 million visitors coming to Iceland every year leave a mark on the country. This project will help you to be an environmentally aware traveller and consumer. The main focus of this project is to learn about different aspects of environmental issues through a selection of workshops whereby a deeper understanding of issues can be studied and discussed. Topics can include issues like animal farming, food waste, and sustainable practices such as collaborative consumption and veganism.

Volunteers also get the chance to visit local projects focused on the environment, such as a visit to a local recycling centre where a tour of the plant is given and the activities are explained. We will also organise a guided visit to a geothermal power plant, where participants can learn about the utilization of geothermal energy in Iceland and how it can be utilized in a sustainable manner.

The participants may also get a chance to improve the local environment through hands-on activities. In most cases, the project includes a day or two of voluntary service but in some cases it will not be possible, as the weather does not always allow activities to take place outdoors.

This is a project that combines learning, sharing, exploring Reykjavik and having fun. Participants should also use this opportunity to share something about environmental issues in their home country with the group.

Project dates:

  • October 11 - October 19, 2018
  • October 22 - October 30, 2018
  • November 1 - November 9, 2018
  • November 12 - November 20, 2018
  • November 22 - November 30, 2018
  • December 3 - December 11, 2018
  • December 12 - December 20, 2018
  • December 27, 2018 - January 4, 2019

For more information, please visit http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland

CADIP International Volunteer Program: http://cadip.org


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To apply, please go to http://cadip.org

If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us at 646-657-2900 or 416-943-4900