Volunteer abroad

What you should bring with you

Empathy

The situation for the local people is not easy. Empathy is important in order to maintain a respectful relationship with the center visitors.

Resilience

Working at the community camp can be very physically and mentally demanding. You should therefore be resilient and be able to assess yourself well.

Personal initiative

The Paréa Center welcomes every volunteer who can contribute their own ideas. Independent work is a prerequisite.

Communication skills

As many of the visitors speak a different language, your communication skills, especially in English, are required.

What you can expect on site:

You support our partners from #Leavenoonebehind or Europe Cares at the Parea Center. The minimum stay on site is four weeks. You will work together with other international volunteers and of course be in constant contact with the camp residents. You work daily from 9-15/16 hrs. The camp is closed at weekends and you have time off. On site, you usually live with other volunteers in an apartment in Mytilini, about 5 km from the Paréa Center. However, this cannot be guaranteed as rooms are not always available. In this case you will have to find your own accommodation.


The tasks vary depending on the area and time of year. They range from registering refugees and organizing joint activities to handing out food, toiletries and clothing. Your tasks will be discussed in advance with the local volunteer coordinator and will also depend on which partner organization you are working with. Europe Cares, for example, focuses more on community work, whereas #Leavenoonebehind focuses more on the laundry or the free store.

Requirements
for an application:

  • You are at least 20 years old.
  • You have to pay for your own travel to and from the event and for your own meals.
  • You should be able to assess yourself correctly and know your resilience.
  • You enjoy working well in a team, are empathetic and have a certain sensitivity.
  • You must also attend one of our information events, to which we regularly invite you, and provide an extended certificate of good conduct.

    The next one will take place online on Wednesday, May 22 from 6 pm. To do so, simply contact us at volunteers@stelp.eu. Do you have any further questions? Then send us a message!

Contact Person

Leonie Lobert

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