Internship – Volunteers

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASince Sólheimar was founded volunteers have played important role in the community. It is estimated that more than 2000 volunteers have live and worked in the community. Every year about 10 volunteers and interns take part in the community.

How can you become a volunteer or intern in Solheimar?

There are several ways to become a volunteer or intern.  You can send us application via our internship/volunteer programme.

The internship-  programme provides people three month seasonal or longer  enriching professional education opportunities during which they develop personal educational goals and gain insight into environmental and community sustainability and service under the mentorship of Solheimar staff.  The main goal of this programme is to give students and volunteers the opportunity to become a part of the Solheimar community, a world-renowned eco-village located in southern Iceland.  The focus is on compassionate living as students carry out individual and/or group learning projects that benefit the community and provide valuable practical experience to help students and volunteers further their careers.

Overview of the Programme

The program in Solheimar is open for everybody (18 years old and older) but preference is given to those who demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm, personal motivation and education or training in a field with focus on community sustainability, artistic skills, environmental studies and/or specific research applicable to Solheimar’s needs.

The specific goals of the internship program are:

-To introduce people to one of the world’s oldest and unique eco-villages and to the everyday realities of the organization’s work

-To enhance knowledge about community and environmental sustainability

-To craft individual learning objectives for the experience

-To help clarify career paths by providing real life career opportunities in relevant fields

-To create life-long career development tools

Other groups

There are other volunteering groups that come to Sólheimar like World Wide Friends and SEEDS.

If there are any questions about the programme please conntact us via e-mail





Sólheimar sjálfbært samfélag | 801 selfoss | Iceland | Sími: 422 6000 |