What are you doing this summer? 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 June up until August 2020. Corona virus has added an element of unpredictability to our planning and therefore we want to actively recruit volunteers ahead of time to ensure we have extra hands on the ready if needed.  

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: 

  • We want to highlight that, to date 7th May 2020, the Greek government requires all arrivals on Greek soil to go into quarantine for a period of two weeks. Therefore we ask for a minimum stay of one month, so that the two week quarantine is part of that time frame.
  • Due to the unknown element of corona, and any new legislation in relation to it, we are unable to guarantee a spot on the team until closer to the date of arrival. 

Quick check: Do all 4 of these points apply to you?

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

If you answered YES to all four questions above, you are eligible to volunteer with us!

  • Do you have a question about volunteering? 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!', at the bottom of this page to fill out the volunteer application form.
  • Please make sure you answer all the questions in the form!
  • As a volunteer, you will be required to fundraise for the running of our activities on Lesvos and Samos prior to your trip. Once your application is approved, you will receive additional information about fundraising and some resources to help you achieve your target! 
  • Please note: 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.

I want to join!

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