Intercultural Learning in Iceland

Intercultural Learning in Iceland

SEEDS Iceland

Reykjavík, Iceland

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

SEEDS is an Icelandic non-governmental, non-profit-organisation. Our activities are related to promoting volunteerism and intercultural awareness through non-formal learning, nature-oriented work, environmental and social issues. We work with participants (short- and long-term volunteers) and the local public, in volunteering, and learning/awareness camps. We host camps in Reykjavík all year round. During the summer, Nature & Conservation camps are organised around the country. The following roles are available: Public Relations & Communications Volunteer, Environment Camp Coordinator, and Photography Camp Coordinator. Applications are ONLY processed via email to Please send a CV, motivation letter, and complete questionnaire: If you are not from any of the countries stated, please indicate a partner organisation to act as your supporting organisation. Read more here:

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation: shared house in Reykjavík, walking distance from the office/city centre. While in camps in the countryside, accommodation is provided by local hosts; facilities vary according to the accommodation available, but SEEDS always ensures good-quality and safe accommodation to its volunteers. Food is provided by SEEDS, and volunteers help organise the weekly shopping. A plant-based diet is followed during SEEDS'S camps. Transportation costs to Iceland and back are covered by the project's budget up to Erasmus+ limits for a certain country.

Training during the activity

SEEDS organises pre-departure (online) and on-arrival (in-person) orientation training to provide theoretical and practical knowledge. Volunteers are introduced to the ESC, SEEDS, Iceland as the hosting country, non-formal education, intercultural awareness and leadership. All volunteers have the opportunity to attend a 4-day on-arrival training provided by the Icelandic National Agency, within two months of arrival. Volunteers receive support from SEEDS' volunteer coordinator and peers while learning about SEEDS’ activities and building confidence within a comfortable environment.

Participant profile

SEEDS is looking for candidates who are motivated and who show an interest and concern towards intercultural cooperation, environmental issues and preservation practices, and artistic expression and creativity. The participants need to be ready to show some level of flexibility, adaptability, and have the ability to work independently, as well as in a team. Volunteers should be ready to implement and improve their leadership skills, public speaking skills, social skills and organisational skills. All our volunteers are required to be comfortable in communicating in English.

Activity dates

A total of 23 week(s) during the period 24/01/2024 to 01/07/2024

Activity location

Grettisgata 3 A, 101 Reykjavík Iceland

 Individual volunteering

Looking for participants from

Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Poland

Activity topics

Social challenges

Environment and natural protection

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 06/11/2023