Volunteering

We do already have enough volunteers until December.

If you still want to volunteer before that date, we can recommend one of the following projects:

Do you want to become a part of our One Happy Family? We are always looking for people which support us on the ground as Volunteers. There are just three important points, you need to have in mind, before you think about volunteering in the One Happy Family Community Centre: 

  • Be at least 20 years old.
  • Support us for at least two weeks*.
  • Be open and open-minded.
  • Be flexible and bring a lot of energy with you.
  • Contribute to the costs (transportation and accomodation).

*If this is not the first time you voluneer in the One Happy Family community center, then it is possible to also come for a shorter time period.

You will find detailed information about how you can volunteer with us in the following PDF-Sheet.  Also, do not hesitate to contact us for any further information (volunteer@ohf-lesvos.org).

To register, please fill in the registration form on the right side. Afterwards, our volunteer coordinator will contact you and checks if we still need volunteers in the time period you selected.

Futhermore, you will arrange an appointment for a Skype call, at which you will be given the possibility to clarify open questions, and we will have the opportunity to get to know you a little better. We reserve the right to refuse candidates after this conversation.

Don't have the time to come to Greece yourself? Support us financially and enable others to work in the field!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you still need volunteers?

In general, we work with and depend on the help of the people from the camps. Our volunteer team consists of up to eight short-term volunteers. We cannot promise, that we will have space at our apartment or in the project. Therefore, it is important that your applications needs to be confirmed by us before booking any flights.

How can I apply as a volunteer?

Please use the application form on this page. Please do not send volunteering requests via Facebook, as this introduces an additional communication channel and delays the response time. By submitting your request on this page here, we will have all your information in one place.

What kind of support do you need? What can I contribute?

We always depend on financial support to cover the running costs. OHF finances itself through private donations. We can use any support and are glad if the volunteers aid us in bearing the running costs. Apart from money, we often need shoes and men clothes. However, please bring only seasonally appropriate clothes with you, as we have limited storage capacity.

Is there an age restriction?

Volunteering with OHF means, that you will be in close contact with people from different cultural backgrounds, which are living in difficult circumstances. We cannot take responsibility for the volunteers, and are therefore requiring that all volunteers are of legal age. Depending on the current situation on site, we might also increase the age-limit.

Volunteering Request

Please note that we need to review and confirm your volunteer request, and do not book any flights or accommodation before you haven't received a positive answer from us.