Environmental Awareness Workshop in 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 global climate, waste management, animal protection, sustainability and other topics, this project might be the best for you. Local Icelandic environmental issues as well as issues from the participants’ countries will be addressed through discussions.

The main focus of the project is to learn about different aspects of environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops, discussions and visits. Topics may include issues like renewable energy, food waste, and sustainable practices such as collaborative consumption or veganism. The over 2 million tourists coming to Iceland every year leave a mark on the country. This project will help you to be an environmentally aware traveller and consumer. Participants 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. The group will also visit a Geothermal power plant and have a guided tour of the facilities via interactive multimedia installations, wall displays and presentations to learn about Iceland's geothermal energy utilization.

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. Participants should be ready to walk around the city for different activities, visits and sightseeing.

Project dates:

  • January 6 - January 14, 2018
  • January 17 - January 25, 2018
  • January 27 - February 4, 2018
  • February 7 - February 15, 2018
  • February 17 - February 25, 2018
  • February 28 - March 8, 2018
  • March 10 - March 18, 2018
  • March 21 - March 29, 2018
  • March 31 - April 8, 2018

For more information and enrollment, please go to: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-iceland

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

Canada, Iceland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Kenya, India, Botswana, South Korea, Mexico, Uganda, Indonesia, Vietnam, Nepal, Thailand, Togo, Turkey . . .


Housing Available

Language/Cultural Support Available

We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply

Enrollment and other similar volunteer projects: http://cadip.org

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

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