Human rights education for children in Iceland

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Short-Term (few weeks/months)




This project focuses on human rights education activities that will be carried out by the volunteers in schools in East Iceland. The aim of this project is to increase awareness about human rights among elementary school aged - children and early adolescents through a non-formal education approach. Volunteers will have the opportunity to explore first-hand the Icelandic education environment and put in practice their passion for human rights.

The volunteers will be encouraged to learn more about human rights. This will bring them to learn also how to talk about human rights in an international environment using a way of communication that is accessible for children. The international volunteer projects are joined by all kind of people from any part of the world in any stage of their lives. This diverse environment represents a constant learning opportunity for the volunteers involved which will give the project a very international and cross-cutting profile. The mutual exchange will enrich both the volunteers and the children. Volunteers will have the opportunity to challenge themselves about how to teach a topic like human rights to children.

The volunteers and the group leaders will spend the beginning of the project discussing and planning the activities they would like to carry out in the school. To do this, training materials on human rights education will be consulted and they will receive inputs from the teachers about which topics to face during the activities with the students. Discussions and the free initiative among the volunteers will be encouraged in order to involve the volunteers as much as possible into the planning of the activities with students. Before their arrival, volunteers can be asked to consult some sources on their own too.

We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theater - the form of introduction is up to you. Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening with the other volunteers.

This project gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Project dates:

  • April 26 - May 6, 2019
  • May 6 - May 16, 2019
  • May 16 - May 26, 2019

More info at:

CADIP Volunteering Worldwide:


  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

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