Posted by: neilh10 | May 7, 2012


I just got an email from Seeds, a volunteering association in Iceland. I’ve been interested in the work of Seeds since 2010, when they set up a workcamp in Flateyri. At the time I thought it was a bit bizarre that people from Germany, Spain and Poland would sign up to volunteer in a place like Iceland, which until recently was one of the richest countries in the world. Furthermore, the work that they were doing appeared to largely revolve around improving the appearance of the town. It just didn’t make sense that foreign volunteers would do this, surely it should be the responsibility of the local government?

But, the more I reflected on it, the more I started to think that this was actually a really good thing. The volunteers were working with the younger people in the town to install a sense of pride and civic responsibility, and also environmental consciousness which is sadly noticeably absent amongst many Icelanders. On this basis I would wholeheartedly endorse their request as set out below. 

Dear friends,

If you know someone who may be interested in volunteering in Iceland, please feel free to share this call for candidates.

We are looking for a number of medium and long-term volunteers.  Please note that these projects are self-sustainable and volunteers do not receive any support from EVS / the Youth in Action Programme.

If you are already a beneficiary of a grant like for example Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus, Civic Service or part of a funded scheme, please let us know as well; as this may increase the chances of being selected.

To know more about the different positions and the projects details, please go to the following 2 links s:

Do not hesitate to contact us in case of questions or comments. Warm regards,

Anna, Célia, Kaelene, Ingibjörg, Lucia, Sonja, Valdís, Dāvis, Emanuele & Oscar
SEEDS Iceland – 2012 Office Team

SEEDS – Sjálfboðaliðar umhverfis landið
Grettisgata 3a
101 Reykjavík
Ph: +354-8456178


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