Assignments

We are currently looking for volunteers interesting in contributing to different roles. Below you can read more about our vacant volunteer roles in Greece or in Norway.

Coordinators 

 

“For me being a coordinator is about inspiring others to do good and have fun at the same time. It is spreading the message that the most important mission we have is to give love and hope to those who need it the most.” – Cláudia Sabença, former project and logistic coordinator for A Drop in the Ocean. Read the interview here

While contributing as Coordinator, one will have challenging, valuable and different tasks. The main responsibility is to manage and coordinate our activities at the locations where A Drop in the Ocean operates. In addition, one of the most important tasks is organizing the contribution from all our present volunteers.

 

 

The coordinators have various responsibilities and tasks 

  • Project Coordinator: responsible for operating our projects and activities at the location
  • Volunteer Coordinator: responsible for volunteer management such as induction, training and follow up on volunteers
  • Logistics Coordinator: responsible for our “supply chain” including running and maintenance of warehouse, calls for and reception of donations to the location and distribution.
  • Site Coordinator: responsible for finances and administration at the location, preparedness, as well as being the nearest leader to the other coordinators.

The Coordinators are official representatives for A Drop in the Ocean at the locations and cooperate with other NGOs, UNHCR and local authorities.

Relevant background

For being a Coordinator one must have background and experience from humanitarian field work, primarily from crisis areas. Solid experience from project management and leadership is important, as well as good communication skills. Our Coordinators have good health, are service-minded and have good abilities in general computer knowledge. All Coordinators are fluent in English. Knowledge of Greece is an advantage. Coordinators have valid international drivers license. As for all volunteers with the organization, one has to be above the age of 25 to be considered as Coordinator.

A Coordinator of A Drop in the Ocean is traveling on his/her own responsibility, and must be able to contribute in Greece for at least three months with training and handover in addition, preferably four months. Site Coordinators have to commit for at least six months in a row.

Benefits

A Drop in the Ocean will reimburse expenses regarding travel to the location, rental car and phone. All coordinators live in our shared apartments at the location. Coordinators may receive coverage of personal expenses the first 4 months of €300. From the 5th month, the amount to cover these expenses is €400.

If you are interested in applying for a volunteer Coordinator assignment, please forward your CV with letter of motivation as soon as possible to hanneb@drapenihavet.no and describe what period you are interested in volunteering in Greece. Do also tell what Coordinator role that might be of interest.

 

Need for Medical Personnel to work with Kitrinos Healthcare in Kitrinos Clinic inside Moria

We urgently need nurses, doctors and pharmacists to join our medical work with the Greek NGO Kitrinos Healthcare in their clinic in Moria refugee camp.

  • We are in need of personnel from 30. October who can stay for two weeks or more.
  • You have to provide a copy of a clean criminal record and proof of medical licence.
  • You must be over 25 years of age.

The clinic is located inside Moria camp and offers medical care through a dedicated team of volunteers working together. This team consist of a Kitrions Coordinator, doctors, administrative secretary, translators, nurses, pharmacists and other medical volunteers. Opening hours are from 9.00 to 17.00 every day, and field workers are working 6 – 7 days a week. (Long-term volunteers usually have two days off a week or more when needed).

For more information contact us at volunteer@drapenihavet.no or Sign up here

 

Coordinator Mentor/Counsellor

The Coordinator Mentor/Counsellor is responsible for biweekly 1:1 follow up on Coordinators in Greece through Skype. We have at all times approximately 15 Coordinators based in Greece that receive this kind of support from the organisation.

Among the focus areas when being mentor will be Coordinators´ mental and physical health, their well-being, self-care and challenges as field workers. Furthermore time management, prioritization and personal challenges and development are important areas for the follow-up conversations. Background as a psychologist or other healthcare/mentoring roles can be relevant for this volunteer role.

 

For being considered to this volunteer role, one has to have the following qualifications:

  • Experienced / certified coach
  • Good interpersonal skills and an excellent listener
  • Service minded
  • Experience with problem solving and advising in challenging situations
  • Fluent in English
  • Having been field worker with A Drop in the Ocean is an advantage.

Forward your CV and describe your experiences as Coach/Mentor to birgit@drapenihavet.no as soon as possible.

 

Therapists

We are looking for therapists who have the opportunity to assist from their home as volunteers in the case of debrief conversations with our field workers, either by acute need or after returning from field work. The conversations are held on Skype and it is a prerequisite that you speak English fluently. We believe the following background is relevant for such assignments: police / fire department / paramedic or psychologist / psychiatrist / therapist. It is an advantage with experience from debriefing, crisis situation and meeting with people who are traumatized, burned out or have experienced a very demanding situation.

Kindly send information about yourself, your background and your motivation for such an assignment to birgit@drapenihavet.no and mark the inquiry “Therapist”.

 

English teachers, Skaramagas Athen and Drop Centre Lesvos

To our locations in Athen and Lesvos we are looking for a english teacher or people that are interesting in teaching english. You have to be able to volunteer for minimum 4 weeks. For more information send an e-mail to: frivillig@drapenihavet.no