Inspired by Iceland
SEEDS Workcamps - Short-term projects

Workcamps are the most common form of short-term volunteering, where a group of volunteers work and live together on a project which has been identified by a local community or working with that community. SEEDS workcamps generally last for 2 up to 3 weeks

The types of the projects developed by SEEDS are mainly nature or environmental oriented, and they can be for instance building of walking paths or hiking trails, cleaning of the coastline, reforestation and erosion control works, construction or renovation of a community building, monument or community centre, ecological research, removing invasive growth (luppina), etc...

There are social, cultural, study, agricultural, archeological and maintenance projects among others depending on the identified need of the local community.

International workcamps bring together volunteers from different nationalities and backgrounds, aiming at building up international understanding and therefore encouraging peace while working for an identified need of the local community. Groups' sizes vary between 5 and 30 participants.

Every year SEEDS organises workcamps in Iceland. In 2015 we organised approximately 140 projects located in every corner of Iceland; we hosted 1200 international volunteers from 50 different countries, performing over 75.000 hours of valuable volunteer work. Since 2006, SEEDS has hosted nearly 8000 local and international volunteers in over 800 projects in Iceland.

Photo Marathon in Reykjavík
SEEDS 068
Photo Marathon in Reykjavík
06.07.2015 | 16.07.2015
Arts / Cultural
Capital Region
Trails & Hot waterfall in the East
SEEDS 069
Trails & Hot waterfall in the East
08.07.2015 | 22.07.2015
Construction / Environmental
East
Turf house renovation in the South
SEEDS 096
Turf house renovation in the South
10.07.2015 | 23.07.2015
Heritage / Renovation
South West
To the center of the earth - Snæfellsjökull
SEEDS 102
To the center of the earth - Snæfellsjökull
12.07.2015 | 25.06.2015
Construction / Environmental
South West
Meet us - don’t eat us (4:6)
SEEDS 072
Meet us - don’t eat us (4:6)
13.07.2015 | 25.07.2015
Arts / Environmental
Capital Region
History & Culture Festival in the West fjords
SEEDS 093
History & Culture Festival in the West fjords
14.07.2015 | 27.07.2015
Construction / Environmental / Festival
West Fjords
Tálknafjörður in the West fjords (4:4)
SEEDS 074
Tálknafjörður in the West fjords (4:4)
15.07.2015 | 29.07.2015
Construction / Environmental
West Fjords
Family Farm under the Glacier
SEEDS 078
Family Farm under the Glacier
15.07.2015 | 29.07.2015
Agriculture / Construction / Renovation
South West
Outdoor work on the South Shore
SEEDS 090
Outdoor work on the South Shore
15.07.2015 | 30.07.2015
Agriculture / Renovation
South West
Rey Cup - Football Festival for kids
SEEDS 076
Rey Cup - Football Festival for kids
16.07.2015 | 29.07.2015
Festival / Sports
Capital Region
SEEDS 077. Patreksfjörður - Unique West fjords (3:3)
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SEEDS 077. Patreksfjörður - Unique West fjords (3:3)
17.07.2015 | 31.07.2015
Construction / Environmental
West Fjords
Local festival in the East fjords
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Local festival in the East fjords
17.07.2015 | 29.07.2015
Festival / Heritage
East
Collecting herbs in the South - Vík (2:2)
SEEDS 089
Collecting herbs in the South - Vík (2:2)
18.07.2015 | 31.07.2015
Agriculture / Environmental
South West
Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (7:10)
SEEDS 079
Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (7:10)
19.07.2015 | 01.08.2015
Environmental
Capital Region
Growing Gardens in Reykjavík (2:4)
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Growing Gardens in Reykjavík (2:4)
20.07.2015 | 01.08.2015
Environmental
Capital Region
Photo Marathon in Reykjavík
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Photo Marathon in Reykjavík
20.07.2015 | 30.07.2015
Arts / Cultural
Capital Region
Planting on a family farm in West Iceland
SEEDS 092.
Planting on a family farm in West Iceland
26.07.2015 | 04.08.2015
Agriculture / Environmental
West Fjords
Meet us - don’t eat us (5:6)
SEEDS 084
Meet us - don’t eat us (5:6)
27.07.2015 | 08.08.2015
Arts / Environmental
Capital Region
Family Farm under the Glacier
SEEDS 083
Family Farm under the Glacier
29.07.2015 | 12.08.2015
Agriculture / Construction / Renovation
South West
Outdoor work on the South Shore
SEEDS 091.
Outdoor work on the South Shore
30.07.2015 | 13.08.2015
Agriculture / Renovation
South West
French Cemetery in the West Fjords
SEEDS 110
French Cemetery in the West Fjords
30.07.2015 | 11.08.2015
Agriculture / Environmental
West Fjords
Eyrarbakki - Stepping back in time
SEEDS 085
Eyrarbakki - Stepping back in time
31.07.2015 | 14.08.2015
Cultural / Festival
South West
Photo Marathon & Gay Pride
SEEDS 086
Photo Marathon & Gay Pride
03.08.2015 | 13.08.2015
Arts / Cultural / Festival
Capital Region
Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (8:10)
SEEDS 087
Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (8:10)
03.08.2015 | 15.08.2015
Environmental
Capital Region
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