Renovating volunteer houses in the East of Iceland

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Short-Term (few weeks/months)




This project is about renovation, painting, cleaning and fixing the volunteer houses and the surrounding area in Eskifjordur and/or Stodvarfjordur. We will work about 6 hours a day in order to make these houses a much better place to live in. The house in Eskifjordur used to be the school of the village and it is more than 100 years old. The house in Stodvarfjordur was the local bank of the village. Both houses are located in very nice areas with a great view over the fjords and mountains. The houses are now used to accommodate volunteers. The volunteers will be supervised by a professional carpenter.

We will also concentrate on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre – 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 amongst other volunteers.

This project is a way to enjoy an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while they are exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.

Project dates:

October 6 - October 16, 2018

October 16 - October 26, 2018

October 26 - November 5, 2018

November 5 - November 15, 2018

November 15 - November 25, 2018

November 25 - December 4, 2018

December 4 - December 14, 2018

December 14 - December 23, 2018

December 23, 2018 - January 2, 2019

More info at:

Cadip volunteer project review:

"I had an incredible time in Iceland in August, it was my first time doing a Cadip volunteer program and it was absolutely amazing, rewarding, challenging and fun. The nature was breathtaking and I enjoyed talking to people from all over the world and immersing myself in a new local culture. I enjoyed getting to know the values, traditions and daily routine of locals and expanding my knowledge of other cultures and ideals." Maia N.

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