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Iceland’s Environment Agency recruits more than 200 volunteers each summer for work on practical conservation projects around the country, mainly creating or maintaining trails in Vatnajökull National Park. Places on its short-term programs (under four weeks) are usually arranged through its partner volunteer organisations, including UK-based The Conservation Volunteers and Working Abroad , or Iceland-based SEEDS and Worldwide Friends. Longer-term placements are also possible on Trail Teams that work together for 11 weeks over the summer; see the UST website for details.