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.

Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (5:10)
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Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (5:10)
19.06.2016 | 02.07.2016
Cultural / Environmental
Capital Region
Local flower festival in South Iceland
SEEDS 058
Local flower festival in South Iceland
20.06.2016 | 01.07.2016
Environmental / Festival
South West
Photo Marathon in Reykjavik
SEEDS 061
Photo Marathon in Reykjavik
21.06.2016 | 30.06.2016
Arts / Cultural
Capital Region
Tálknafjörður in the West fjords (2:4)
SEEDS 062
Tálknafjörður in the West fjords (2:4)
22.06.2016 | 06.07.2016
Construction / Environmental
West Fjords
Revegetation in the south of Iceland (2:2)
SEEDS 063
Revegetation in the south of Iceland (2:2)
24.06.2016 | 08.07.2016
Environmental
South West
Hitting the slopes - Skálafell and Blue Mountains (2:2)
SEEDS 064
Hitting the slopes - Skálafell and Blue Mountains (2:2)
26.06.2016 | 09.07.2016
Construction / Environmental / Renovation
Capital Region
Meet us - don’t eat us (3:6)
SEEDS 065
Meet us - don’t eat us (3:6)
27.06.2016 | 09.07.2016
Arts / Environmental
Capital Region
Outdoor work on the South Shore
SEEDS 069
Outdoor work on the South Shore
01.07.2016 | 12.07.2016
Agriculture / Renovation
South West
Permaculture and creativity at the foot of Mt. Esja
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Permaculture and creativity at the foot of Mt. Esja
03.07.2016 | 15.07.2016
Cultural / Environmental / Renovation
Capital Region
Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (6:10)
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Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (6:10)
03.07.2016 | 16.07.2016
Cultural / Environmental
Capital Region
Geothermal experience in the South (1:2)
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Geothermal experience in the South (1:2)
04.07.2016 | 15.07.2016
Construction / Environmental
South West
Growing Gardens in Reykjavík (2:6)
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Growing Gardens in Reykjavík (2:6)
04.07.2016 | 16.07.2016
Agriculture / Environmental
Capital Region
Photo Marathon in Reykjavik
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Photo Marathon in Reykjavik
05.07.2016 | 14.07.2016
Arts / Cultural
Capital Region
Between glaciers & lava
SEEDS 075
Between glaciers & lava
05.07.2016 | 15.07.2016
Construction / Environmental / Renovation
South West
Tálknafjörður in the West fjords (3:4)
SEEDS 074
Tálknafjörður in the West fjords (3:4)
06.07.2016 | 20.07.2016
Construction / Environmental
West Fjords
Meet us - don’t eat us (4:6)
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Meet us - don’t eat us (4:6)
11.07.2016 | 23.07.2016
Arts / Environmental
Capital Region
Land of fjords and majestic mountains in the East
SEEDS 083
Land of fjords and majestic mountains in the East
17.07.2016 | 01.08.2016
Agriculture / Environmental
East
Family camp in the Botanic Garden
SEEDS 084
Family camp in the Botanic Garden
17.07.2016 | 24.07.2016
Cultural / Environmental
Capital Region
Geothermal experience in the South (2:2)
SEEDS 085
Geothermal experience in the South (2:2)
18.07.2016 | 29.07.2016
Construction / Environmental
South West
Growing Gardens in Reykjavík (3:6)
SEEDS 086
Growing Gardens in Reykjavík (3:6)
18.07.2016 | 30.07.2016
Agriculture / Environmental
Capital Region
History & Culture Festival in the West fjords
SEEDS 087
History & Culture Festival in the West fjords
19.07.2016 | 27.07.2016
Construction / Environmental / Festival
West Fjords
Tálknafjörður in the West fjords (4:4)
SEEDS 088
Tálknafjörður in the West fjords (4:4)
20.07.2016 | 03.08.2016
Construction / Environmental
West Fjords
Family Farm under the Glacier
SEEDS 089
Family Farm under the Glacier
20.07.2016 | 03.08.2016
Agriculture / Renovation
South West
Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (7:10)
SEEDS 090
Botanic Garden in Reykjavík (7:10)
24.07.2016 | 31.07.2016
Cultural / Environmental
Capital Region
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