Volunteering for the grassroots organisation Samos Volunteers

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Help refugees on a Greek Island – update 20th August 2020

Hello everyone, we need volunteers at Samos Volunteers to come and help us develop and expand our language classes and support our hygiene and logistics team.

Samos Volunteers is an NGO based on Samos which was established to support people living in the refugee camp on the island. We run a community centre which offers activities to people of all abilities including English, German, Greek, French, yoga, fitness, sewing & guitar.

Alongside the community centre, we also run the islandโ€™s only laundry service, which gives people the simple dignity of having their clothes washed and dried. Rather excitingly, we are expanding this service to help even more people living in the camp.

We are looking for people who can join our friendly team and help us expand our activities in our community centre and laundry station.

Find out more in the contact details section below.



Previous announcement August 2019

A volunteering invitation from Ester – Hi everyone!ย Iโ€™m currently volunteering for the grassroots organisation Samos Volunteers, which focuses on hygiene, educational and psychosocial support for asylum-seekers trapped on the Greek Island of Samos. The camps here are built for 648 individuals, however, at the moment there are over 5.000 persons living in and around the area of the camp.

The conditions are inhumane and devastating.

Samos Volunteers provides essential assistance to the men, women and children living in these circumstances, but they are currently very short on volunteers, which might seriously jeopardise the successful continuation of their activities.

So my questions to you are; do you want to make a difference in the lives of people? Are you over 20 years of age and can you commit for a minimum of 4 weeks? If yes, JOIN THE SAMOS VOLUNTEERS TEAM!


The mission of Samos Volunteers:

A grassroots movement of volunteers on the Greek Island of Samos, attempting to improve the daily lives of refugees and asylum seekers by offering psychosocial support in our Alpha Centre, and many other activities. Samos Volunteers provides necessary help and support to refugees living in the camp and shelters on Samos, instilling a sense of normality, combatting boredom, and empowering people while they wait for their asylum to be processed.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for team players, who are also able to work independently. We need people who are patient, who will remain professional and respect pre-existing systems, but who can bring new, fresh ideas. Our timetable and each volunteerโ€™s role varies depending on the day-to-day needs. For this reason, an open mind and a flexible approach to work are essential.

If you are a teacher, you probably wonโ€™t just be teaching!


Please check out their website, Facebook and Instagram for more information (do not use the comment section below)!

Website ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://samosvolunteers.org
Facebook ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.facebook.com/samosvolunteers/
Instagram ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.instagram.com/ samos volunteers

Volunteer page: https://samosvolunteers.org/volunteer


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