Become a Field Worker

At this moment, there are more than 120 000 people with their life on hold in Greece. There are still people fleeing from war and persecution, and who arrive in boats every day. Contribute to give these people dignity and purpose in a life full of hopelessness and fear of what the future holds. Your contribution can make a difference. Register to volunteer, today.

Read more about our vacant volunteer roles and assignments here:

Fieldworkers in Skaramagas Refugee Camp

My experiences as a field worker 

You can register as a field worker if you

  • Have a genuin wish to contribute to change for people fleeing war and persecution
  • Are at least 23 years of age
  • You can stay for a minimum of four weeks
  • You can provide a valid police certificate, proof of insurance, copy of your passport, CV and two references
  • You are prepared to work long hours and for the unpredictable nature of our work


Practical information:

Due to new requirements from Greek authorities, we need to present more extensive documentation from our field workers than previously. Because of this, the application process may take up to four to five months. We need a lot of documentation, and some of this needs to be translated before it is handed over to Greek authorities.

All field workers and coordinators will be interviewed prior to their assignment. You need to provide a minimum of two references that will be contacted. Those who are accepted, get access to our volunteer system with practical information regarding what needs to be done before departure, tips for housing, what to pack and much more.

As a field worker you need to cover travel and living expenses yourself. A Drop in the Ocean is not responsible for helping with this, but we do support some field workers. If you are in the field for more than four weeks, you can apply for financial support up to 300 EUR each month to cover expenses related to your field work. This includes housing and transportation. We have a limit of five receipts each month for refund.


Did You Know?

100 000 refugees in Greece
60 % are women and children
So far in 2019, there have been more than 65 000 new arrivals in Greece

An Insight from Our Work in Nea Kavala

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Registration process

A step by step guide

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Stories from people fleeing war and persecution