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2. Voluntary Activities

2.8 Raising awareness about youth volunteering opportunities

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Information providers
  2. Key initiatives

Information providers

The only public body that promotes youth volunteering is the National Agency for Erasmus+Youth in Action (only in Icelandic) which offers volunteering opportunities through its Erasmus+ youth programme. 

Key initiatives

The agency has its own website and Facebook page. Posters and booklets are often displayed in colleges and universities.

It takes part in various events which promote opportunities abroad, both as a participant but also as the organiser. It has, on several occasions, held events and campaigns to promote the Erasmus+ programme among young people.

Various non-profit and NGOs offer youth volunteering opportunities which they advertise on their homepage, social media and also as participants in various events.

Apart from the Icelandic National Agency there are no state-funded volunteer centres that assist youth in finding volunteer placements or promote volunteering opportunities.