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You are a carpenter? Construction fore(wo)man? Electrician?
We are looking for craftspeople with passion!
In the SKILLS FACTORY on Samos we produce humanitarian aid ourselves:
by hand. locally. sustainably. independently. honestly.
In the closed refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos there is a lack of everything. But the people who live in this misery, bring the knowledge and the experience to produce everything they need by themselves. And the fertile island of Samos supplies the necessary raw materials.
And this is where we come in.
In our workshops we work, learn and laugh together, pass on skills and knowledge, and develop innovative solutions. The products we manufacture directly improve the current living situation and alleviate humanitarian suffering. This is how we break the vicious circle of dependency.
- wood workshop
- metal works
- tailor workshop
- electric repair
- bike workshop
- painting and art
- cooking / baking / barista
- gardening / agriculture
- film and photograhie
What will I be doing?
In the different departments of the project on Samos, professionals from all over the world work closely together to exchange their knowledge, to create and produce, to find innovative solutions and to learn with and from each other.
The workshop project is managed by craftspeople from the refugee community, connected through locals, facilitated by external volunteers -> You :)
As external volunteer you will be responsible for:
The facilitation of the workshops and help to ensure smooth working days. You will have an overview on the team, their skills, the upcoming tasks, plans and external jobs, organize missing materials and ensure the connection to other actors or / and the local community.
You will participate in the daily morning meetings to discuss upcoming questions, changes or challenges and in the weekly self care / peer support circle. Whenever it’s needed, you will help out with general tasks like cleaning, cooking or shopping, team activities or joint projects with other departments.
Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
you will have the chance to meet, work with and learn from crafs(wo)men from all over the world - see other approaches, recognize the similarities and the great potential of all of us.
You will also have the chance to try new things yourself and to get an insight on the situation of asylum seekers kept at Europe's borders.
We need makers, creators, crafts(wo)men: If you love to work with your hands and feel comfortable in any of the above mentioned departments, we are looking forward hearing from you.
We provide free accommodation for volunteers (most likely a private room within a shared apartment. If we can't avoid it, you might have to share a room with someone for a certain period of time).
On working days, a fresh lunch is cooked for everyone at the project.
All the other living costs you will have to cover yourself.
In your free time you have the chance to explore the beautiful island of Samos (go hiking, swimming or any other outdoor activity you are interested in).
Acesso à internet
Acesso à internet limitado
Pode hospedar famílias
Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.
Mais de 2
Maximum 7 hours a day, 5 days a week