Inspired by Iceland
European Voluntary Service (EVS)

SEEDS Icelandic Experience

SEEDS, with the support of the Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission, offers opportunities to young people(18-30)  to be a volunteer in Iceland for a specific period of time (usually 5 months).

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is one of the actions of the Youth in action programme, a programme that promotes the mobility of young people through international activities with a non-formal education dimension such as youth exchanges, voluntary services, youth initiatives and training of youth workers.

The EVS allows a young person to be a volunteer in another country for a specified period, normally between 6 and 12 months. Voluntary service activities can take place, for example, in the field of the environment, arts and culture, activities with children, young people or the elderly, heritage, sports and leisure or civil protection.

EVS is one of the opportunities for young people to get actively involved in European project work. An EVS project gains from intercultural experience, it builds on a trans-national partnership between youth organisations and the volunteer.

For more information on the Youth in Action Programme, please visit:

For details on the The European database on EVS accredited organisations go to:

To visit the site of Evrópa Unga Fólksins, the Icelandic National Agency for the programme and one of our main supporters, please go to:


EVS with SEEDS 2018

Each year we host EVS volunteers in cooperation with our partner

organisations around Europe. Our EVS projects are 5 month long

projects and the EVS volunteers can apply for the position of

International Workcamp Leader or Environmental Messenger.


This year we will be hosting EVS volunteers from Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Latvia

Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.


Please write to if you are from any of these countries

and are interested in becoming an EVS volunteer.  


Please note that you can only apply for this EVS if you are

between 18-30 years old and if you have not done EVS before.

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