Join our diverse community on a hill in Galaxidi, Greece

  • Greece
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  • Last activity: 26 Feb 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    This is a place where adults with developmental disabilities and caregivers live together in Galaxidi, Greece

    All our residents are Greek, and for many we have becomes their home. Our staff and volunteers come from all corners of the world and are brought together by their wish to grow and contribute to this truly diverse community.

    We run regular work in our workshops and our gardens, a rich cultural and social life and the building of family-like warmth, all contribute to the development and well–being of each member and the entire community.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    The volunteers benefit by living in our community in a lot of ways. They realize that even if people look very different from one another, there are always elements that unites them and through them they can create close relationships. They acquire the ability to coexist with people from different countries and with different capabilities. After living here, their opinion on people with disabilities change and they gain more respect for all people. They can now see the person behind the disability, which will accompany them the rest of their lives.

    In the workshops they acquire specialized knowledge (pottery, gardening, jewelry), as well as in the leisure activities depending on the interest from their part. Of course learning a new language is an important asset and opens horizons and way of thinking.

  • Help


    We have many volunteers coming to us from around the world and this is what makes this place even more colourful and lively.

    We want volunteers to assits us in our garden: working alongside with the residents in the garden and assisting with light household jobs. We want volunteers to also take part in activities such as swimming and outings in the local area plus activities within our community for the evening time such as dancing, baking, sport, art, music.

    The aim of our project is to create a family atmosphere and environment for all members of our community. Also to bring members in contact with different cultures and to give the opportunities to volunteers to experience a different attitude towards people with special needs.

    Because of the nature of our work, that has to do to do with taking care of people with disabilities, we want stable volunteeres. We need volunteers to commit for three months.

  • Languages spoken

    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The room will most likely be in one of the houses, sharing bathroom and other common areas with the residents. The volunteer has a private bedroom when it is for long term and may share with another volunteer when it is short term.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 3 klm up the hill from Galaxidi, we use our vans to transfer people up and down when needed.
    Volunteers usually walk, get a lift or cycle down to go to the local cafes, to the beach or just for a walk. Galaxidi is not very well connected to many different places and there is no big city very close. Athens, the capital of Greece, is around 200km from Galaxidi. Patras, another big city with port is 100 Km from Galaxidi. Nafpaktos is about 1 hour away and there is a bus. Amfissa is only 30 minutes away and there is also a bus. Worthwile visiting is Delfi ancient ruins that are close by, it takes about 1 hour to get there by bus. We are generally very relaxed and quiet up here. Due to the fact that this place in home to our people with disabilities we are considerate of them at all times of the day.

  • 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 days a week, 25 hours

Host ref number: 913784715841

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