Early this year, I took a sabbatical from work after 15 years, to travel. Although I have been to Greece earlier and come to love everything about it, this time Greece warmed my heart a little more by the way it has opened its arms to refugees of one of the largest humanitarian crises, despite it’s own ongoing economic crunch. The ongoing refugee crisis has been making me very uneasy for a while now.
We are urgently searching two volunteering area coordinators to strengthen our teams in Greece. As an area coordinator your main responsibility is to welcome and assist all the volunteers arriving to the destination and train them in the tasks and the rules for working with refugees at the destination. You will be a team leader for Dråpen i Havet and participate in meetings with other NGOs. Reporting to the main office in Oslo is also one of the responsibilities.
In the Drop in the Ocean we have people with different backgrounds and experience who are volunteers. Check out why Tom is a volunteer with us at this video made by Stein Syrstad
Around two thousand volunteers have travelled with the Drop in the Ocean since the beginning of the refugee crisis. The majority of the volunteers are women. However, there is no restriction for men to be a volunteer.
Nicolas Lozano-Landinez, volunteer for Drop in the Ocean, shares his experiences as volunteer in Skaramangas refugee camp in Greece. From July to September, he volunteered at the Skaramangas Refugee Camp. This is a state-sanctioned camp 30 minutes west of Athens that provides shelter for refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kurdistan, and Pakistan.