Teen volunteer experience on a farm in Iceland

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


(no state)


In this project, we are renovating an old farmhouse on the outskirts of Reykjavik, 15 km away from the city centre. The volunteers will help with the renovation in the house and on the property, and will take care of the work on the farm. We have chickens, a cat, a greenhouse for growing herbs and vegetables, and a piece of land where we grow potatoes, carrots and lettuce. The volunteers will help with all tasks related to the farm depending on the season. We will also have special topics to discuss in the project, such as food waste, recycling and renewable energy.

We will also concentrate 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, 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 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.

Leisure time: Two excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer will be organised for the volunteers. The excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as glacial lagoons, waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, geysers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs.

There are bikes available in the farm, so the group can go on short rides around the area. A city tour in Reykjavik will also be organised with a visit to one of the outdoor swimming pools.

The volunteers will be staying in a house in Sveinsstadir which is located on the outskirts of Reykjavik. This place is like a farm in the city, so you can enjoy pure nature and the city life of the capital at the same time.

Age range: 14 - 17 years old

Project dates:

  • July 19 - July 29, 2018
  • July 29 - August 8, 2018
  • August 8 - August 18, 2018
  • August 18 - August 28, 2018
  • August 28 - September 7, 2018

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in Iceland at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland

Volunteer opportunities for teens: http://cadip.org/teen

For programs in other countries check out: http://cadip.org


  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To enroll in the project now, click here: http://cadip.org or give us a call:

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

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