"Hundreds of applicants have been turned down", Oscar Uscategui, manager of Seeds Iceland, told the local news site visir.is that the organization receives between 1,200 and 1,400 volunteers each year. The organization works closely with local authorities and other non-profits to develop projects which strengthen local communities and helps protect and preserve nature.
The volunteers come from 60 different countries, most from Europe, but there are also large groups from the US, Canada and East Asia. Some 140 different groups have been working across Iceland on a variety of projects, including reforestation, clean-up of beaches, constructing paths and working on a variety of other projects which benefit local communities or protect nature. Every group is accompanied by a group leader provided from Seeds."
Read the full article here: https://icelandmag.is/article/growing-interest-volunteering-iceland