While the refugee crisis of 2015 has settled down and our attention has been focused elsewhere in the world by current events, Greece is still home to tens of thousands of refugees from the Middle East. The Lord has given us a wonderful opportunity to witness to these displaced people, many of whom would have never had the opportunity to hear the Gospel in their home countries. Come help us serve refugees in Greece!
Volunteers that participate in this ministry can expect to participate in one of our ministries geared towards serving Middle Eastern refugees in and around Athens. They may work on projects in refugee camps or in our Connect cafe in Athens (oftentimes, both!). Volunteers serving in the refugee camps can expect to engage in relational ministry and to assist camp management in various projects. Volunteers serving in Connect can expect to engage in relational ministry, food packing and distributing, and, potentially, English language classes. NOTE: Our refugee ministry does not currently serve Ukrainian refugees in Greece, as we haven't yet had that opportunity.
Citizens of the EU, Schengen Member States, and Canada do not need a visa for this outreach. Citizens of the USA will need to apply for a visa waiver (see more info at etias.info). All others may need a visa. If a visa is required, and a fee is involved, it is the participant’s responsibility to pay the fees. You can check if you need a visa here: https://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/visas-for-foreigners-traveling-to-greece/countries-requiring-or-not-requiring-visa.html