Coastline cleanup on the island of Videy - Iceland

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Island of Viðey


The city of Reykjavík will once again be our host in this project and the international volunteers will have the opportunity to work in the historical island of Viðey for the 11th year in a row!

Viðey is a popular destination during the summer among Icelandic as well as foreign visitors and the volunteers will help preparing it for a busy season. The project offers diverse tasks and various experiences for the team. First of all, the volunteers will beautify the surroundings by cleaning up the area, especially along the coastline. They will carry out some planting and gardening activities as well and possibly make and maintain walking paths. Depending on the advance of the project, the group may have some other tasks like checking up and repairing garden furniture.

Location: Viðey or “Wood Island” is the largest island in the Kollafjord Bay, just outside Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. The island is covered by many species of plants and at least 30 species of breeding birds have been counted here.

There is a regular boat connection between the island and the harbour of Reykjavík. The trip takes just about 10 minutes. This makes Viðey so special, it is a peaceful place, very close to the busy city life of the capital.

There are hiking and cycling paths around the island and there is no motor traffic allowed. It also hosts intriguing sculptural art work, amongst them all nine pairs of basalt pillars that comprise Richard’s Serra’s work Áfangar and Yoko Ono’s “Imagine peace” column, a tower of light in memory of John Lennon.

Project dates: August 28 - September 7, 2018

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CADIP International Volunteer Program:

Canada, Iceland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Kenya, India, Botswana, South Korea, Mexico, Uganda, Mongolia, Vietnam, Nepal, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Tanzania . . .


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How To Apply

Enrollment and other similar 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