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Support a community centre for asylum seekers refugees in Serres, Greece

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  • Last activity: 21 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are looking for volunteers! Welcome!
    We are an NGO and we operate a community center for the residents of a nearby refugee camp.
    We provide psycho-social support throughout our different programs: Female Friendly Space, Children Friendly Space, Educational Program (English and German lessons), Arts and Recreation program (yoga/fitness/dance/guitar/piano lessons), and Warehouse (distribution of dry food/ clothes/hygiene products).
    We are located in Serres, Northern Greece, about an hour away from Thessaloniki.
    The residents of the camps are from eighteen different nationalities and backgrounds.

    After contacting us either via message or email, we'll send you an information pack and application form - if there's a match with one or more of our programs, we'll invite you for an interview - talking about your experiences, motivation, and which programmes you would like to join and confirm a placement afterwards.

    Skills preferred: English / German teacher (experience, TEFL, or strong interest and organizational skills), experience working with children, experience working with women and girls.

    Minimum Commitment: 8 weeks!

    Thank you very much for your interest!

    Greece Team.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll be part of a great team of international volunteers, the life in Serres is very nice, lots of restaurants, cafés, bars, hikes, close to Sofia and Thessaloniki.
    You'll be part of an amazing solidarity project and you'll get the chance to discover the fascinating cultures of our beneficiaries!
    It'll also be the opportunity to discover the humanitarian work from a field perspective.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We can provide different types of volunteer opportunities :

    - Female Friendly Space volunteers: facilitate activities like knitting day, spa day, movie day, ensure that the space is safe, socialize with the residents.

    - Children Friendly Space: facilitate different activities for children aged 2 to 6 (sensory games, role play, construction, etc.), ensure the safety of the space, help the children to interact in an appropriate way and to express themselves.

    - English & German teachers (TEFL and CELTA / Previous Experience preferred)

    - Arts and Recreation - Help out teaching or assisting with yoga, fitness, art or music classes. As well as many other games and activities!

    Volunteers are expected to help about 5-7h a day, to attend the team meeting once a week and at times help out in other programs if necessary.
    Two days off every week (Monday+Tuesday)

    We do not provide meals.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shared apartment in the center of town for 7 euros a night for under 90 days!

    For stays of more than 90 days accommodation is completely free!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your days off you can go spend the weekend on the coast, or in cities like Thessaloniki or Sofia, you could go hike Mount Olympus, go to the Tuesday market...

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    About 6 hours a day, 5 days a week

  • ...

    This host charges a fee

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    7€ a night for accommodation to our charity
Host ref number: 131114212154

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