REFUGEE4REFUGEES IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FROM AUGUST ONWARDS!
Join us as a volunteer on Samos, or you can help remotely. We are always looking for volunteers with varied backgrounds for different roles within our organization. There's no better way to make an impact than to become an active advocate yourself.
You must be willing to work long hours, sometimes for days in a row. And you may be called upon to work these hours at short notice, so you must be flexible to the NGO's needs - the nature of both R4R and the refugee crisis as a whole dictates this, with emergency situations a common occurrence. Furthermore, the work will sometimes be physically or mentally challenging, so you should be confident of being able to cope with such demands. And you must also be capable of taking responsibility for yourself, so you are able to turn up to shifts on time and in a fit state to work. If you are unsure you are able to fulfill these requirements, please think carefully before applying.
The activities that R4R runs in Samos include the following:
R4R storage warehouse: Volunteers sort all the clothes and store them in different classified sections in order for them to be sent to the R4R distribution warehouse (called “the R4R shop”) in an organized way in order to facilitate the distribution.
R4R shop: Refugees come to our distribution shop on a daily basis and choose the items they need (mainly clothing and hygiene items). Volunteers assist in this free shopping experience by welcoming people and keeping the system in the shop running and the clothes organized.
Children activities: R4R rented a plot of land right next to Vathi Camp, where we run recreational activities with the children living in the camp.
Olive Grove Cleaning: Volunteers clean the Olive Grove, the informal settlement next to Vathi Camp, in order to create a better living environment for the people living there.
Tent set up for new arrivals: when refugees arrive to the island of Samos, R4R volunteers assist in setting up the tents for them and providing them with the basic items that they will need during the first weeks of their stay.