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The Art of Recycling




Volunteering Type


Vegetarian Food

Nearest Airport

Reykjavik (KEF)

18 - 35

02/09/2024 - 09/09/2024


Environmental, Art, Educational



Nearest Bus/Train Station

Reykjavík BSÍ Bus Terminal

The project

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Create!

Create artwork using recycled materials and discover the importance of recycling and its impact on ocean life. Volunteers will explore and find inspiration from the natural world by making art using material collected from Beach Cleaning around Iceland. We will engage in more process-oriented individual and collaborative projects while connecting to Mother Earth.

You will be volunteering along with other art enthusiasts. The project will depend on the skills and knowledge of each volunteer.

During the project, you will be working on your art piece, whether it is a sculpture made out of microplastics or a couture dress made out of fishing nets. you will have guidance from the camp leader. The group will present their art during the openings of the exhibition on the weekends.

Accommodation & food

The house is located 45 minutes by bus from City Hall on the outskirts of Reykjavik. It is a nice cosy place on top of the hill with a nice view. The house can host up to 10 people. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, 1 toilet, 1 Bathroom, a living room, 2 mixed dormitories, a Greenhouse, and a tool room.

Beds, sheets, and blankets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.

Food is included for the duration of the volunteer project; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. We provide a well-balanced and healthy variety of food products that includes a wide variety of whole grains, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pantry staples, and dairy products. We try to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet by cutting down our meat intake and we usually encourage volunteers to try more sustainable foods.

Location & leisure

Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos, or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers.

WF Iceland will organize reasonably-priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, lava forests, hot springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam vents, or even icebergs. Golden Circle is Included in the camp fee!

This project gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues, and intercultural learning.

The area around the house is also great for hiking. Plan ahead, share your travel plans, stay on the trail, properly dispose of waste, leave areas as you found them, and do not approach or feed wildlife. Don't go for high and steep mountains without a professional guide.

Project host

Worldwide Friends (WF)

Founded in 2001 as a non-profit organization promoting nature and peace-oriented activities for volunteers wanting to spend some time in Iceland. Our main theme for this year is to give education about the 17 Sustainable Goals of the United Nations and to clean the whole coastline of Iceland. The main activities that we offer are projects, seminars, local events, and exchange programs suitable both for young people and adults.


Enquire below and we'll connect you with one of our volunteering team to help you apply or answer any questions. We can help guide you through the process for a hassle free journey to your next project.

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