Worldwide Friends

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39

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23

Years in business

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 - ...

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- 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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Victoria Aguilar

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Worldwide Friends beoordelingen

My stay in Iceland changed my attitude toward nature. I learned about the beauty and power of nature and felt a strong desire to protect it. I also had a great time with everyone and it was a memory I will never forget. The Northern Lights that I saw in Iceland left a strong impression on me. I am ...
I had an amazing experience in Iceland that I will never forget in my life. In renovating the house, I had to strip and file paint to clean the doors, and drill holes in the walls to run water pipes. I had never done anything like that before so it was a very new and valuable experience. I also ...
Jakub Wituch rating4,8

2024 at Ecovillage - One with Nature

I participated in the Aurora Hunting & Renovation program, but for a few days, I also tried working with the Art of Recycle program, and I can really recommend these programs. Very cool approach to volunteers, pleasant and relatively diverse work, great camp leader staff (Kai, Isa, Ramona, René, ...
I would like to thank all those involved. I knew nothing about Iceland before taking part. But as a volunteer I was able to learn not only about Iceland's rich nature and friendly people, but also about the countries of origin of the other participants, which made the experience very ...
In the volunteer I participated in, I worked in cooperation with everyone, but in addition, we all went to various places together. Among those experiences, there were a lot of scenery that I couldn't see alone. For me, it's like an adventure, but it's a very good memory that someone will always ...
I have never been to Iceland and this was my first time doing volunteering and I loved it. To live in the middle of nature with international group of dudes was something unreal. I dont know who made this island but it sure rocks ...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Zero Hunger
  • Sustainable Cities And Communities
  • Climate Action
  • Life Below Water
  • Life On Land