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.

Working Abroad Holiday Groups are organised by our partners who handle the booking of places. For further information, or to join this type of volunteering programme, please visit the working abroad website

Volunteer service group activities in Icelandic protected areas are organized in accordance with the availability and typology of the projects, and the volunteers’ group requirements. We organise volunteer service projects for groups of 5 to 15 people and only for a few days. Outdoor activities and camping experience are required. If you are interested, please contact us at

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