Ocean Missions’ Volunteer Position
Summer Season 2024

We are beyond thrilled to announce that Ocean Missions is offering two volunteer positions for 2024!

We are overwhelmed and full of excitement at the same time to receive many requests from motivated people that want to be part of the Ocean Missions’s team. Therefore, we decided to put “all hands-on deck” to work towards making these dreams come true. Today, thanks to the support of the University of Iceland’s Húsavík Research Centre and North Sailing, this has become a reality and we can’t wait to see you in action with us.

Together, we are the change!

This is the UN decade for the oceans and it is a unique opportunity to work on ocean conservation and make a difference for the planet. This volunteer program has been created with care, love and responsibility in order to provide you with the best experiences and skills to help with the development of your professional career.


The program is mainly directed at University students with an environmental background or similar, but the program is also available as a professional experience for graduates with other backgrounds. So, if you feel that you fit the profile you are more than welcome to apply.

Get involved!

What do we want from you?

We are looking for two highly motivated and hardworking souls with positive energy to join us in accomplishing Ocean Missions’ environmental goals for 2024. Preferred dates would be from May – September. Previous sailing experience, involving ocean research and/or conservation is not mandatory but helpful to scale steps during the selection process. 

Other additional skills in digital marketing, video making, scientific writing, storytelling or fundraising are highly valuable but not mandatory.

This would be you main responsibilities during your time with us:

  1. Data Collection and Analysis: Lead and take part in precise data sample, collection and analysis of zooplankton, microplastics, and macro fauna. If you want, you can also take part in eDNA studies and research that we will be carrying out.
  1. Education: Educate diverse audiences on the OM work and environmental aspects of our mission along by contributing to our educational program execution.
  1. Exhibition Management: Open and manage the OM exhibition, welcome, inspire and engage with visitors, explaining our projects, our researches, our main goals and our victories to all who would be interested.
  1. Langanes Tour: coordinate Langanes summer tour, lead beach cleanups, and educational activities with the help of the Ocean Mission’s Cleanup team.
  1. Community Engagement: help organizing beach clean-ups in Northern Iceland, contribute to OSPAR Surveys and lead trash classification.

Depending on the skills, the volunteers could also help with the internal work of the organization: video making, digital marketing, fundraising, scientific redaction, etc.

If you have any particular interest, or you want to elaborate your own project, we are happy to hear your proposals!

Volunteer/Internship program positions are currently open for 2024 and the deadline for applications is the 14th of February 2024. The final decision will be published latest by mid March 2024

If you are interested, you can send a letter of motivation and your CV to us at: info@oceanmissions.org
If you would like to receive more details about the program, do not hesitate to contact us.

We will be waiting for you in our lovely whale town, looking forward hearing from you!

Húsavík harbour, Iceland
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