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EACEA National Policies Platform


2. Voluntary Activities

Last update: 31 March 2022

No national-level policy on youth volunteering exists in Iceland. However, various youth organizations uphold some form of youth volunteering, either in terms of young people volunteering for administrative duties within the organization or the organization itself upholds some form of social volunteering in which young people can participate.

These organizations include the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association (only in Icelandic), the Icelandic Red Cross, YMCA and YWCA, the Icelandic Youth Association (only in Icelandic), and the Icelandic Youth Council. Each of these organizations has its own unique history which has formed the basis of their youth volunteer work.