Program Details

Ársól Preschool

  • Start Date 2017-02-20
  • End Date: 2018-02-23

  • Location: Reykjavík

The Preschool Ársól is for children aged between 9 months and 3 years old.
The main aim of Arsól is to encourage a healthy school environment. The members of staff and volunteers are therefore emphasising the wellbeing of the children and aiming to motivate and stimulate them through good nutrition, physical activity and various outlets for creativity.
The preschool consists of a sports hall, fully functional kitchen and 2 main departments:
Kisustofa = Kitten room (24 children of mixed ages and 6 members of staff).
Bangsastofa = Teddy bear room (24 children of mixed ages and 6 members of staff).


The volunteer will most likely live with other volunteers or with a host family. The volunteer might have to share room with another volunteer of the same gender. The school is about 15 minutes bus ride from the flat that AUS (ICYE Iceland) has rented for the volunteers and most of our host families are also very centrally located in Reykjavík. The volunteer should find it easy to travel to and from work.

The volunteer will recieve all the food by the host family. The volunteer will be provided with a bus card.

Ársól is recognised as being a Health Policy school. The goal of the Health Policy is to promote and strengthen the kindergarten community by means of encouraging good nutrition, physical activity and artistic creation through playing. It is therefore important to have both staff and volunteers that are focused on the wellbeing of the children and are willing to care and stimulate them.
The preschool is also aiming to become environmentally friendly and has started on the project “Green flag”.


The volunteer has to be flexible, like to work with young children and care for them, be open to new experiences and interested in discovering different society and culture. The preschool will emphasise the strength of the volunteer and how those skills can be harnessed to be valuable to the organisation.

How to get there?
International Airport: Keflavik Airport
Domestic Airport:


6 months - 2,900.00 EUR

12 months - 4,000.00 EUR