I AM YOU is a non-profit based in Greece that focuses on resolving real-time needs of the
population it serves. The need can either be on going or momentary. The impact of solving a
real need however is permanent.
Currently we are operating in one refugee camp within Central Greece. I AM YOU started in
October 2015 in response to the immediate emergency needs of refugees arriving in Lesvos.
We are a grassroots organization that believes in the power of people and that there is a better
way of providing aid. Our mission is to serve displaced populations and fight prejudice, by
putting our common humanity first.
Volunteering with I AM YOU means that you will join a dynamic team of individuals who
work together to support our work while bringing a sense of humanity by improving the lives
of displaced men, women and children. Our organization focuses on human-to-human aid,
putting volunteers at the forefront of our work and building our organization from their skills
and experience. We celebrate the diversity in our team and believe it makes us stronger.
To provide English lessons and Social-Emotional Learning sessions to children aged 6-12.
Plan and teach up to 4 sessions per week of English language classes, based around the Greek Primary School curriculum.
Plan and teach up to 4 sessions per week of SEL, based around the IRC Social-Emotional Learning toolbox.
Keep accurate daily attendance records.
Keep accurate daily records of class content.
Manage behaviour in the classroom.
Participate in parent-teacher meetings.
Contribute to the cleaning of classrooms and communal spaces.
Ensure classrooms are tidy, safe and welcoming.
Make, print and deliver end of course certificates.
Make, print and deliver flyers and posters advertising the courses.
Monitor classroom supplies and notify management when stocks are running low.
Do community outreach.
Skills, experience & qualities
Teaching experience or experience working with 6-12 year olds
Calm, friendly but professional, consistent, firm
Able to structure a lesson
Able to adapt communication style for different age groups and language abilities
Team player - able to share a classroom with another teacher/helper and divide duties between the two.
Able to handle very challenging behaviour without displaying strong emotional reactions or giving in.
Creative, innovative - able to find new, interesting and engaging ways to deliver material.
The work is voluntary and the ideal candidate will be available for at least two months. You will not receive any economic compensation and volunteers are expected to pay for their own flights and meals during their stay. I AM YOU sponsors volunteers with shared transport on location and special rates for accommodation.
Please fill out a volunteer application on our website http://iamyou.se/volunteer/