Volunteer Experience | Community Development

Greece: Empowering Refugee Youth Through Sports and Arts in Athens

Athens, Greece


Location: Athens, Greece

Duration: Minimum 4 weeks

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: €2120 Euros for first 4 weeks – see Costs section for more details

Includes: All food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation 24/7 support and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

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Join our Sports & Arts International Volunteer Program in Athens, Greece, for a life-changing experience focused on working with refugees!
Are you a passionate individual between 18 and 25 who believes in the power of sports and arts to make a difference in the lives of teenagers and young adults? Our program offers you the chance to connect with refugee youth at a local host center and engage with them in an inclusive, informal way.
Athens, the capital of Greece, is a multicultural city that has opened its arms to refugees from neighboring countries in recent years. Many families have faced separation, and various organizations have established host centers to provide essential support and reunite loved ones.

Daily Life

As a volunteer, your role is crucial in creating a supportive, safe environment for refugee youth to express themselves through sports and arts. You’ll foster meaningful connections, encourage active participation, and ensure they spend their free time engaged in valuable, enriching activities.
Your tasks may vary:
  • Organize daily sports training sessions, play in outdoor fields, and teach healthy eating habits.
  • Offer music lessons, teach photography and drawing, or lead drama classes.
  • Share your unique talents and skills to inspire creativity and self-expression.
This is an unparalleled opportunity to make a genuine impact on the lives of refugees while experiencing the vibrant culture of Athens. Are you ready to be part of a transformative journey that will stay with you forever? Join us now!
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Travel and Accom.

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted and transported to our project.

Volunteers will be accommodated in dormitories at a centrally located youth hostel in Athens. The dormitories are available in female-only or mixed-gender options and feature private bathrooms shared with other occupants in the room.

The hostel provides various amenities, including a bar area, a comfortable sitting area, and a communal kitchen for those who prefer to cook their meals. Additionally, some rooms offer balconies for relaxation, and the rooftop boasts stunning views of the Acropolis, providing a serene environment to unwind after a day of volunteering.

You will enjoy three meals a day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—provided at the hostel. The menu features local cuisine prepared in Greek style, offering a delightful mix of meat, fish, and fresh vegetables.

Upon arrival, volunteers will attend an orientation event that includes an introduction to Greek culture, an overview of the volunteer experience and program details, practical information, and safety guidelines.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to participate in a guided city tour, receiving insider tips to help them discover the best of what the city has to offer.

Fundraising Help


  • Minimum age 18
  • Passion and enthusiasm for conservation and fashion
  • Not afraid to get involved!
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Minimum 4 weeks commitment
  • Good English skills
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.
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€2120 Euros for first 4 weeks. €365 for each week thereafter.

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit, minimum 2 weeks booking

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes;

  • All food,
  • Accommodation,
  • Airport pickup,
  • Orientation,
  • Sim card
  • Guided tour of city
  • 24/7 in-country support and
  • All project related activities.
What’s not included:
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.
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We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.

We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.

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