Support our NGO, an intercultural maker space for refugees in Katsikas, Greece

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  • Last activity: 25/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    Our project is a makerspace, a space of open workshops. We offer a platform for education, empowerment and social encounters for refugees and locals in the region of Ioannina, northern Greece.
    In 13 different working areas, we offer material, equipment and know-how for people to create solutions for their daily life problems, to share skills and unfold their potential. We believe that people are the experts of their lives. We don’t see people who fled their countries as helpless victims, but as talented and experienced men, women and children who can be an enrichment for our societies – if we provide the structures that allow them to integrate. This is what we aim to do on a small scale. The existing working areas are: wood, metal, bike repair, sewing, creative, media lab, plastic recycling, sports, electronics, kitchen -currently closed due to covid-19, library, Music Lab and garden.

    Want to Join our team?
    Become a Workshop Supervisor!
    Our project is an ever changing environment and consequently the type of involvement we need is not always the same from month to month. At the moment we need workshop supervisors in: BICYCLE REPAIR and SEWING
    PLEASE DO NOT apply if you do not have skills that relate to these areas.

    Our Workshop Supervisors are responsible for managing the workshop so that people have the opportunity to use it independently, but also to gain and enhance their skills. Our Workshops are heavily used with both very skilled individuals coming to use the space, as well as people who have no experience yet.
    Some of the tasks are: facilitating the creation of projects and repairs, organize guided workshops, procurement of materials, communicate with the makers, contribute in project's fundraising 1h a week, be part of decision making and team meetings, contribute in general tasks (reception, cooking and cleaning).

    What are we looking for?
    People between the age of 20 and 65;
    With experience in the working area
    A minimum of 3 weeks commitment

    What do we offer?
    Include you in our team of experienced specialists from all over the world
    Cover your food and accommodation
    Provide a unique learning experience
    Get you in touch with incredible people

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    This is a platform for meetings and encounters, for brainstorms and common projects. While bringing in their skills and working and living with an international team of experts, new team members get to meet, interact and work with people who came to Greece in search for freedom and safety from countries outside of Europe.

  • Help


    We need motivated people with experience to support in the following working areas are:
    ● Wood Workshop ● Metal Workshop ● Bicycle Workshop
    ● Sewing Atelier ● Creative Atelier ● Community Garden ●Gym
    ● Electronics ● Library ● MediaLAB ●Plastic Recycling

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    Catalan: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    A team accommodation is provided by the organization who founded the project.
    There are shared rooms, two toilets, one kitchen and washing machine.
    We provide food for all team members. We start the day with a team breakfast and we stop to have lunch together. One different team member is responsible for cooking lunch every day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The North of Greece is a beautiful region that offers access to hiking trails in the mountains as well as to relaxed places at the beach within one hour drive.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 415645378486

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