We need volunteers for autumn!

What are you doing this autumn? Do you want to make real impact in the humanitarian field?  

We are looking for long-term volunteers that we can count on to help us run our programs as of the beginning of September.

We are always in need of people with building, electrical, handyman skills, so if this skillset is something you possess please do highlight this in your application!

Please consider the following: 

  • Covid-19 continues to add an element of unpredicatability around travel. Please consider that both Greek restrictions or that of you home country are subject to change and could impact your trip. 
  • The Greek government requires all arrivals on Greek soil to be tested for Covid-19. You will then be require to go into quarantine for one week. Therefore we ask for a minimum stay of one month (quarantine time included).


If you answered yes, then be sure to fill in our volunteer application form. 

I want to join!

Once submitted, it will be reviewed by our volunteer recruitment officer and they will then reach out to conduct a first phone call.

Before applying, please be sure that the following points apply to you:

  1. You're 21 years or older.
  2. You're financially independent (you need to cover all your own costs from transport to accommodation to meals).
  3. You're available to volunteer for at least four weeks in a row.
  4. You're planning to volunteer in the next three months.


  • If you have any pressing questions about volunteering with us, please feel free to contact us via the contact page. Please keep in mind that the contact page is only for questions. To apply to become a volunteer, click on the button, 'I want to join!' to fill out the volunteer application form.
  • Please make sure you answer all the questions in the form!
  • Due to our much-needed help on the island, it is sometimes very difficult for us to assign you to activities you prefer helping out with, therefore, we ask that when applying, you mentally prepare yourself for all sorts of activities and volunteer work.
  • We ask all volunteers to engage their network and fundraise for the running of our activities on Lesvos and Samos. You can visit our fundraising platform to get a better understanding of what is expected when fundraising for us. You will also receive additional information about fundraising once you're approved as a volunteer.

Our fundraising platform!

On behalf of the entire team on Movement On The Ground, we thank everyone who volunteers to join our mission to make the situation on Lesvos and Samos a little better! We sincerely appreciate you devoing your time and energy to our Movement!

Volunteering on Lesvos or Samos is an experience of a life-time. The trip consists of activities that vary. We promise to provide emotional support through every step of your journey and be ready to make lasting connections with people from all over the world

Image credit: Serafino Faluzo