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Leaders & Returners

Returning volunteers

Although the Trail Team programme runs for 9 weeks, shorter placements are available for volunteers returning to the ICV programme. The dates of placements are decided in unison with the applicants and the participants may join the Trail Teams or, in the case of 4-5 volunteers coming during the same period, a “Returners‘ ICV Trail Team” might be set up. 

Placements run for two to four weeks and follow the standard Trail Team format. They begin on Sunday and end on Saturday so that participants do not arrive or leave in the middle of projects. The participants will need to arrive in Reykjavík on the day before their placement starts. We regret that ICV cannot provide accommodation for participants arriving before the start of their placement or who are staying on after their placements are completed. Within the placement’s period however, accommodation, food and transport is of course provided. 

Please note that Returning Volunteers places are very limited. 

General ICV Trail Team terms and conditions (costs, equipment, insurance, etc.) apply and further information about the ICV Trail Team programme can be found in the Trail Team Programme Outline

To apply please email us at volunteer@ust.is before the 1st of March. 

Team Leaders

Volunteer leaders who have already led an ICV trail team or a holiday group in Iceland are always very welcome.

Volunteers with experience in leading teams in other countries than Iceland who would like to lead ICV teams are also welcome to contact the coordinator and discuss further steps. This process usually involves a skype interview.

We generally recommend that our volunteer leaders join our annual Leaders' training course which is held in the Lake District (UK) mid-March. To attend this training course, please contact us at volunteer@ust.is 

During this training, the Environment Agency of Iceland organizes workshops and training for both new and experienced team leaders.