Assignments

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

Team Leader “Build-and-repair”, Nea Kavala – Northern Greece

We are looking for a volunteer with construction/manual labour experience who can commit for at least 6 weeks to run our build and repair workshop, among other duties, in Nea Kavala camp. The project is popular with camp residents wanting to make tables for their containers, repair items and fix their bikes. The individual would be a Team Leader for the workshop but would also get to experience our other projects, including bike rental, laundry and food/clothing distributions.

The Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day running of the project and training new volunteers. The role is accountable to the coordinators, working together to ensure the project is working effectively.

After 2 weeks the volunteer is eligible to receive an attractive stipend to cover living costs, renewable with every 4 week commitment thereafter. To apply, please send an email with details of your suitability for the role to frivillig@drapenihavet.no”

Laundry Team Leader, Nea Kavala – Northern Greece

We are looking for a volunteer with customer service/WASH experience who can commit for at least 6 weeks to run our laundry service, among other duties, in Nea Kavala camp. The laundry is a key public health service that we provide, and is very popular with residents, who really value the project. The individual would be a Team Leader for the laundry but would also get to experience our other projects, including bike rental, workshop and food/clothing distributions.

The Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day running of the project and training new volunteers. The role is accountable to the coordinators, working together to ensure the project is working effectively.

After 2 weeks the volunteer is eligible to receive an attractive stipend to cover living costs, renewable with every 4 week commitment thereafter. To apply, please send an email with details of your suitability for the role to frivillig@drapenihavet.no.

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

Team Leader, Drop Centre, Lesvos

To our services close to the refugee camp Moria, in Moria village, we are looking for a long-term volunteer interesting in contributing as Team Leader for at least 4 weeks.

The Team Leader will be responsible for the operation of the daily activities in the Drop Centre

Among the tasks are:

  • Maintain and development of routines for our activities
  • Training of volunteer staff to relevant activities
  • Maintain daily and weekly schedule for all learning activities
  • Oversee the cleaning and maintenance of our inside areas of the centre
  • Establish and follow-up good opening and closing procedures for the centre
  • Communicate with Project Coordinator regarding need for restock

We are looking for a volunteer with the following background

  • Good leadership skills
  • Structured and organised
  • Service minded and experienced with problem solving
  • Experienced within the humanitarian sector
  • Experience from administrative work
  • Good English skills. Arabic and/or Greek skills advantageous

For being considered as a volunteer Team Leader, we kindly ask you to as soon as possible send your CV and letter of motivation to frivillig@drapenihavet.no marked “Team Leader”. Please also tell us when you are able to start, and for how long you are able to volunteer. All long-term volunteers (volunteering more than 6 weeks) have the opportunity of applying for coverage of personal expenses.

If you are interested in volunteering with us on Lesvos, please read more about our operation and register on our website www.drapenihavet.no.

Market Manager, Nea Kavala – Northern Greece

We are looking for a long-term volunteer interested in volunteering as Market Manager for our DropShop in Nea Kavala camp in Northern Greece with durability for at least 4 weeks.

The Market Manager is responsible for the operation and the daily running of our DropShop, which provides a shop environment for distribution of clothing and hygiene items to over 700 residents.

Among the tasks are:

  • Develop and maintain routines to ensure that the DropShop runs efficiently.
  • Manage a team of international and resident volunteers during opening hours
  • Train volunteer staff in DropShop processes and systems
  • Create a safe environment within the DropShop, in collaboration with the onsite coordinators
  • Report weekly to the onsite coordinators
  • In cooperation with Logistics Coordinator, ensure that the DropShop always has sufficient items for “sale” and distribution to residents
  • Use the Drop App to ‘sell’ items to residents
  • Work with the onsite Volunteer Coordinator to produce a volunteer rota
  • Field queries and complaints from residents.

We are looking for a volunteer with the following background

  • Experience in retail and supply chain
  • Good leadership skills
  • Service minded and experienced with problem solving
  • Experience with humanitarian work
  • Fluency in English. Arabic, Kurmanji, French or Farsi skills advantageous.

To be considered for the volunteer Market Manager role, please send your CV and letter of motivation to frivillig@drapenihavet.no marked “Market Manager”. Please also tell us for how long you are able to volunteer. All long-term volunteers staying for more than 6 weeks, are able to apply for coverage of personal expenses.

If you are interested in volunteering with us in Northern Greece, please read more about our operation and register on our website www.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.

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. Site Coordinators have to commit for at least five 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 apply for coverage of personal expenses limited to € 300 a month.

If you are interested in applying for a volunteer coordinator assignment, please forward your CV with letter of motivation to birgit@drapenihavet.no and describe when you are available, and for how long you are interested in volunteering in Greece. Do also tell what Coordinator role that might be of interest.