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.

Team Leader Drop Centre, Lesvos

We are urgently looking for a long term volunteer interested in becoming Team Leader for our Drop Centre in Moria village on Lesvos, who can commit for at least 6 weeks.

The Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day running of the centre, training new volunteers, and engaging with coordinators to ensure the project is working effectively. The Drop Centre is a safe space where the residents of nearby Moria camp can come to relax, learn, develop their skills and have a break. At the centre we offer a varied programme of activities; including education for adults and children, chess club, computer classes, women’s space, sewing, yoga and painting classes.

Tasks

  • Develop and maintain routines to ensure that the project runs efficiently.
  • Train new volunteers in the activities
  • Manage a team of international and resident volunteers during opening hours
  • Maintain a safe environment
  • Report weekly to the onsite coordinators
  • Maintain a daily and weekly schedule
  • Oversee cleaning and maintenance of the centre
  • Work with the Project Coordinator to ensure that the project always has sufficient equipment

Requirements

  • Project management experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Organised approach
  • Service minded and solution oriented
  • Experience with humanitarian work is advantageous
  • Criminal record check is required
  • Fluency in English. Greek is desirable. Arabic/Kurmanji/French/Urdu/Farsi skills advantageous.

To be considered for the Team Leader role, please send your CV and letter of motivation to volunteer@drapenihavet.no marked “Team Leader Lesvos”.

Please include your availability and for how long you are able to commit in your application email. 

 After 2 weeks as a volunteer you will be eligible to apply for a stipend to cover living costs, renewable with every 4 week commitment thereafter.

Fotball Coach for our football team on Lesvos

We are looking for a football coach for our football team on Lesvos. You have to be able to start from July 2 and should commit for at least 2 months.

Experience: Football coaching experience preferable, but not essential. Passion for the game and an interest in coaching.

Schedule: Wednesday and Friday 8:00am til 9:30am. Applicants can be international volunteers, resident volunteers or locals.

Application can be sent to: volunteer@drapenihavet.no , marked «football coach»

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

Coordinators

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 at each location, such as

  • 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 and Drop Shop, calls for and reception of donations to the location.
  • Site Coordinator: responsible for finances and administration at the location as well as being the nearest leader to the other coordinators.

Among the tasks relevant for the coordinators, are planning and administration of volunteers’ efforts in and around the refugee camps, such as distribution of food and non-food items, warehouse logistics, activities for children, language lessons and running of our markets/Drop Shops.

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

For being a coordinator it is advantageous having background and experience from humanitarian work, primarily from crisis areas. In addition, 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. Coordinators have valid international drivers license.

A Coordinator of A Drop in the Ocean is travelling on his/her own responsibility, and must be able to contribute in Greece for at least three months, preferably four months. Site Coordinators have to commit for at least five, preferably six months in a row. As for all volunteers with the organization, one has to be above the age of 25 to be considered as Coordinator.

Benefits

A Drop in the Ocean will cover expenses regarding travel to the location, rental car and phone. All coordinators live in our 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 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.