One earth, our home - Let's prevent global warming One earth, our home - Let's prevent global warming Reykjavík, Iceland Worldwide Friends
This program will focus on environmental education, environmental activities, and sustainability. The main tasks are beach cleanups, seed collecting, and renovation work.
Health and Environment Supporter Hveragerði, Iceland Worldwide Friends
Volunteer in a geothermal Greenhouse in the south of Iceland. You will have the opportunity to prepare organic medicines and learn from organic agriculture.
Saving the shores - Drone mapping on the move Reykjavik, Iceland Worldwide Friends
Travel around Iceland, clean the coastline and map the shores with drones. Participate in environmental education and environmental activities.
Let's get Sustainable - 6 weeks on the move Reykjavik, Iceland Worldwide Friends
Learn about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Embark yourself on an adventure that will take you to discover all of Iceland and its natural wonders.

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Project Details

We are an environmental organization that focuses on 2 weeks workcamps or medium to long volunteering programs. Our main topics are climate change and sustainability.

- Who are we?

Worldwide Friends (WF) was founded in 2001 as a non-governmental, nonprofit organization. Our aim is to promote nature and peace-oriented activities among people interested in spending time in Iceland as volunteers. 
The staff of WF consists of 5 members: 
  • Our director and founder - Toti Ivarsson.
  • 4 project managers: Valentina, Steini, Bjarki, and Sebastian.
Alongside the staff members, we have long-term volunteers that are crucial for our programs.
- What we do:
The main activities offered by WF Iceland are workcamps, exchange programs, and educational seminars. Our activities are suitable for anyone interested in discovering an exotic and safe destination. WF also sends Icelanders abroad who wish to have similar volunteering experiences elsewhere in the world. Our programs are a mixture of volunteering, excursions, cultural exchanges,  environmental work, and environmental education.
- Where we work:
Worldwide Friends is located in one of the safest countries in the world, the land of Ice and Fire, Iceland. We work all over the country but mostly in the east and west of Iceland where we have our two main centers. We try to have a balance between outdoor work and indoor work but most of the time it depends on the weather.
- Our mission/vision:
  • Promoting peace and friendship
  • Promoting intercultural education and awareness
  • Preserving Icelandic nature and raising awareness about environmental issues
  • Promoting voluntary work and a culture of volunteering
- Our goal:
To be able one day to live in a sustainable society that respects and protects the environment.
- Who are we looking for?
The biggest requirement that we have is that our volunteers must be interested in the environment. If you like to work outdoors, explore exotic locations, discover unspoiled nature, have a cultural exchange with volunteers from different countries, and improve your environmental knowledge then we are looking for you!
- Why choose us?
When you choose us, you are making the decision to volunteer with one of the biggest and more experienced organizations in Iceland. We have hosted thousands of volunteers in all these years, which grants us the opportunity to offer you the best experience possible. 

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NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
2001
Contact Person
Sebastian Diaz Duran
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

Since 2001, the year of our foundation, Worldwide Friends - Veraldarvinir has been taking part in different social, educational, and environmental programs. We helped organize music festivals, exhibitions, and environmental education. 

Worldwide friends has had a significant impact on the coast of Iceland. From the beginning, we have been working all over Iceland to get rid of the plastic pollution that has been accumulating on the shores for decades. So far we have covered more than 5.000 km and picked up more than 2.000 kg of plastic waste.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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