Volunteering in Iceland
Volunteering can be both educating and exciting. Here are some volunteering opportunities in Iceland.
People do volunteer work for a variety of reasons. The job at hand might be interesting and rewarding and others are just about doing good. Most people are seeking to gain experience and something positive to add their CV.
Where can I volunteer?
Numerous companies and organizations rely on the participation of volunteers in their work:
- The Red Cross offers diverse volunteer opportunities. About 3000 people are employed by the The Red Cross in Iceland at various jobs. For instance working with immigrants or socially isolated people. Everything from ambulance drivers to knitting teachers s needed.
- international aid organizations in Iceland often need volunteers. You can for instance contact Amnesty International or UNICEF and ask them if they have openings for volunteers.
- The Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue - ICESAR Is built on volunteers and their efforts. Go to Slysavarnafélagið Landsbjörg and get information on how to become a member of a rescue team.
- Mæðrastyrksnefnd and Family Help Iceland often rely on the effort of volunteers. It is best to contact them by phone.
- Dýrahjálp Íslands - The Iceland Animal Aid often needs volunteers in various projects. You can register as a volunteer on their website.
- Samhjálp provides assistance to individuals who have gone off track in life. Contact their office to see if they need a volunteer.
- Hjálparstofnun Kirkjunnar - The Church Aid Fund Is regularly looking for volunteers. More information is available on their website.
- ABC Children's Aid often utilizes the efforts of volunteers. You can contact them by phone or email.
- Krabbameinsfélag Íslands - The Icelandic Cancer Society often needs volunteers. It is best to contact the association office and see how you can get involved.
- Hjálpræðisherinn - The Salvation Army is a Christian volunteer effort. Information is available at their website:
This article was written in cooperation with Áttavitinn