Due to concerns of COVID-19, we have decided to follow the advice of the Greek authorities to temporarily stop most of our activities at all our locations. We have decided that we will not process applications for the time being. Updated information about the coronavirus here.
A Drop in the Ocean is present on the island of Lesvos, Samos and in Northern Greece and the Athens area. We work directly inside the refugee camps, run by Greek authorities. Our main work tasks are to distribute food, clothes and non-food items. We are also involved in planning and organizing different activities for children and adults in the camps. Furthermore, we assist in teaching English as well as providing material and logistical support for bilingual education.
Our field workers participate in distribution, warehouse duties and in organising activities for the residents in and around different camps. Volunteers work hours are long, both inside and outside of the camps. When volunteering, you are expected to contribute in a positive manner and accept different kind of tasks that are given to you by our local coordinators. We are completely dependent on volunteer assistance, and all field workers must fully commit to the team they have been assigned to.