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2. Voluntary Activities

2.1 General context

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Historical developments
  2. Main concepts

Historical developments

No specific scientific data exists on the historical, social, cultural, or religious circumstances of youth volunteering in Iceland. That said it is a known fact that many movements in Iceland rely greatly on youth volunteering in their organisations and have done so for decades. These organisations include the sports movement, religiously based movements such as the YMCA, the Red Cross and many other non-profit organisations.


Definition(s) and concepts

No official definition of volunteering exists in Iceland.