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 organized by our partner organizations who handle the booking of places. Holiday groups volunteer placements last two weeks each and the team is located in Skaftafell (Vatnajökull National Park). This program is not available for 2020. For further information, or to join another volunteering program, please visit their 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 organize volunteer service projects for groups of 5 to 15 people and only for a few days. Outdoor activities and camping experience is required. If you are interested, please contact us at volunteer@ust.is

The Environmental 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.