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.

Spring in Eyjafjörður – the longest fjord
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Spring in Eyjafjörður – the longest fjord
09.05.2016 | 17.05.2016
Construction / Environmental
North
Photo Marathon in Reykjavik
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Photo Marathon in Reykjavik
10.05.2016 | 19.05.2016
Arts / Cultural
Capital Region
Outdoors work in the Far East
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Outdoors work in the Far East
10.05.2016 | 21.05.2016
Construction / Environmental
East
Djúpavík - Where the northern road ends!
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Djúpavík - Where the northern road ends!
11.05.2016 | 25.05.2016
Construction / Environmental / Renovation
West Fjords
Lambing season in Skagafjörður
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Lambing season in Skagafjörður
16.05.2016 | 30.05.2016
Agriculture
North
Island of Viðey (1:2)
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Island of Viðey (1:2)
17.05.2016 | 27.05.2016
Construction / Environmental
Capital Region
Planting trees on a horse farm in the East
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Planting trees on a horse farm in the East
20.05.2016 | 03.06.2016
Construction / Environmental
East
Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (3:10)
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Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (3:10)
22.05.2016 | 04.06.2016
Cultural / Environmental
Capital Region
Photo Marathon in Reykjavik
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Photo Marathon in Reykjavik
24.05.2016 | 02.06.2016
Arts / Cultural
Capital Region
Family Farm under the Glacier (4:7)
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Family Farm under the Glacier (4:7)
25.05.2016 | 08.06.2016
Agriculture / Renovation
South West
Outdoor work on the South Shore
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Outdoor work on the South Shore
26.05.2016 | 07.06.2016
Agriculture / Renovation
South West
Pathway to the Volcano
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Pathway to the Volcano
29.05.2016 | 11.06.2016
Construction / Environmental
South West
Meet us - don’t eat us (1:6)
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Meet us - don’t eat us (1:6)
30.05.2016 | 11.06.2016
Arts / Environmental
Capital Region
Nature reserve below the Arctic Circle
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Nature reserve below the Arctic Circle
01.06.2016 | 14.06.2016
Construction / Renovation
West Fjords
The Highlands North of Vatnajökull glacier
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The Highlands North of Vatnajökull glacier
02.06.2016 | 16.06.2016
Construction / Environmental / Renovation
Highlands / Interior
Work and fun in the East fjord
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Work and fun in the East fjord
04.06.2016 | 15.06.2016
Construction / Environmental
East
Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (4:10)
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Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (4:10)
05.06.2016 | 18.06.2016
Cultural / Environmental
Capital Region
Photo Marathon in Reykjavik (Teenage Camp)
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Photo Marathon in Reykjavik (Teenage Camp)
07.06.2016 | 16.06.2016
Arts / Cultural
Capital Region
Tálknafjörður in the West fjords (1.4)
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Tálknafjörður in the West fjords (1.4)
08.06.2016 | 22.06.2016
Construction / Environmental
West Fjords
Revegetation in the south of Iceland (1:2)
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Revegetation in the south of Iceland (1:2)
10.06.2016 | 24.06.2016
Environmental
South West
The Highlands of Iceland - The Famous Kjölur Road (1:2)
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The Highlands of Iceland - The Famous Kjölur Road (1:2)
12.06.2016 | 26.06.2016
Environmental / Renovation
Highlands / Interior
Meet us - don't eat us (2:6)
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Meet us - don't eat us (2:6)
13.06.2016 | 25.06.2016
Arts / Environmental
Capital Region
Hiking trails near Katla volcano
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Hiking trails near Katla volcano
13.06.2016 | 26.06.2016
Agriculture / Environmental
South West
Hitting the slopes - Blue Mountains (1:2)
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Hitting the slopes - Blue Mountains (1:2)
18.06.2016 | 25.06.2016
Construction / Environmental / Renovation
Capital Region
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