HOW TO VOLUNTEER
If you are interested in volunteering in Greece or Serbia
1. Read the volunteering information below
2. And complete the online registration form
You MUST be 18 or over to volunteer
Volunteers MUST be available to start within 8 weeks of completing this registration
On completing the online form, indiGO Volunteers will start to review your application, and look at what volunteering projects need your skills. Help Refugees partner with indiGO Volunteers to coordinate project needs and volunteers on the ground in Greece and Serbia.
Whether you can give two days, two weeks or two months, we need your help!
There is a network of grassroots projects operating throughout the region, which are constantly seeking volunteers to join and support their teams. We regularly need to fill a diverse range of roles, from carrying out food and clothing distribution from the warehouse, to supporting education, community integration, psychosocial support, medical care, and legal services.
We welcome volunteers for both short- and long- term commitments, from a few days to 6 months and more, including part-time work for our volunteers who live, work or study locally.
Most of our short-term volunteers (if you are volunteering for less than 2 weeks) work at our Help Refugees HUB, at a warehouse site in western Thessaloniki. Spending time in the hub is the perfect opportunity to acclimatise and involve yourself within the foundation of the grassroots operations responding to the refugee crisis in Northern Greece.
The majority of the work undertaken by our warehouse volunteers is working to complete distribution orders for over 12 projects working in northern Greece and the region. Philoxenia / Soul Food Kitchen and the Food Project are independent projects that also operate from our warehouse site, and are another great way to get involved if you are only here for a short time.
If you can commit to more than 2 weeks and have the relevant skills, we will try to find you a suitable placement with one of our associated groups. We currently need volunteers with the following skills / experience:
- Health workers i.e. qualified doctors, paramedics, nurses, midwives, etc.
- English and German teachers (with qualifications)
- Yoga, dance and music teachers
- Arabic, Farsi, Greek or Kurdish translators
- HGV license holders
- Chefs (or experience managing a kitchen)
- Skilled labourers (i.e. construction, carpentry, plumbing, engineering, electrics)
- Lawyers or experience in advocacy
If you have any questions please contact indiGO Volunteers at: