Short-Term Opportunities

Due to short Icelandic summers, conservation work can only be done between late May and mid-September.

We have two different short-term volunteer placements.

WorkingAbroad Holiday Groups are organized by our partner organizations who handle the booking of places. Holiday groups volunteers’ placements last two weeks each and are located in Skaftafell (Vatnajökull National Park). This program is not available for 2020. For further information, or to join another volunteering program,, please visit the website http://www.workingabroad.com/  

Volunteer service groups activities in Icelandic protected areas are organized in accordance with the availability and typology of the projects, and the volunteers’ group requirements. We organize volunteers service projects for groups made of 5 to 15 people and only for few days. Outdoor activities and camping experience are required. For enquiries, please contact us at volunteer@ust.is

 The Environment Agency of Iceland may also carry some conservation management projects within the protected areas with the help of volunteers from Icelandic organizations like SEEDS, World Wild Friends when needed.