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 Serrés, Northern Greece, about an hour away from Thessaloniki.
The residents of the camps are mostly Yazidis from Northern Iraq and Syria who had to leave their country during the war. We also have residents from Afghanistan, Yemen, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
At the moment, due to the COVID pandemic and government restrictions, we are unable to process any applications. This is due to the fact that our field is temporarily closed and there isn't a set date for when it will reopen - it depends on the course of the pandemic recovery and the changing of government rules. We would be, however, happy to share more detailed information about our work and you can make a decision on filling in an application for when our activities go back to normal, just send us a message!
We are currently providing a limited amount of services to the refugee camps, including remote education, a mobile library, and regular distribution of goods. We cannot wait to be able to reopen again and go back to our lively and wholesome normal activities.
Skills preferred : English / German teacher (experience, TEFL, or strong interest and organizational skills), experience working with children, yoga/fitness, experience working with women and girls.
Minimum commitment: 6 weeks.
Pratique d’une langue
Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
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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 yazidi culture !
It'll also be the opportunity to discover the humanitarian work from a field perspective.
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, socialiaze 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 teachers (TEFL and CELTA or previous experience prefered)
- German teachers (no certification or experience necessary, only a good/fluent level of german)
- Piano / guitar teachers (no experience in teaching required)
- Yoga / Fitness / Dance teachers (certification or strong experience prefered)
The volunteers are expected to help about 5h a day, to attend the team meeting once a week and sometimes to help out in other programs if necessary.
They'll have two days off every week (tuesday / wednesday)
We do not provide meals.
UPDATE : due to the pandemic we will have a smaller team from now on, and all volunteers are expected to contribute to two or several programs.
Shared apartment in the center of town for 5 euros a night !
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...
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Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Plus de 2
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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