We Are Here has been working since May 2016 inside the camp of Nea Kavala, ‘relocation’ camp located near Polykastro, a small town 20 km away from the Macedonian border
With a social space, classrooms, a women’s space and an open community space, We Are Here creates an opportunity to learn, create, socialize, share, and build knowledge, confidence and connections. Despite operating inside a military-ran camp, the We Are Here project remains able to run the centre in a way that remains flexible to the ever-changing needs, and which takes into account the voices of those on the ground, both volunteers and refugees.
We are always looking for hardworking volunteers to come and join our team.
To find out more information about our project, please visit out website ; http://weareherecentre.org/
or our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreHereCentre
Not only is this charity and it's work inspiring, the team were very welcoming and I feel that even just during my two week volunteer period I made some amazing friends and memories.
I was able to use lots of different skills on the ground as well as my main English Teaching experience. Volunteering with We Are Here you will see straight away how much of a difference the charity makes and their hands-on, practical problem-solving approach means this is a great thing to get involved with if you like jumping into whatever task needs doing.
Even though my volunteer stint is over it's been great to stay in touch with the We Are Here family of volunteers.
A piece of advice: don't be afraid to take the lead sometimes! And pace yourself. <3