Refugee Project (D)

The purpose of this outreach is to help refugees in and around Athens meet their practical needs and to offer emotional and spiritual support.

Dates

3 October 2022 – 28 October 2022

Cost

AUD 1200.00

Application Deadline

26 August 2022
Note: Prices do not include flights, visa, insurance or any vaccinations required.

Open to

Singles

Open to

Marrieds

Sorry,

No Families

Open to

Groups

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.

Volunteers must be flexible. Ministry in Greece is constantly changing, and volunteers must be able to adapt. Those who are not flexible will not be able to thrive while serving in Greece. Volunteers who demonstrate initiative are especially welcome.
Will there be accomodation provided?
Volunteers will stay at an OM apartment. Volunteers should expect to have roommates. Volunteers may be required to climb several flights of stairs if a lift is unavailable. If special accommodation is required, please inquire with the STM coordinator. While couples are welcomed to serve in this outreach, we do not have adequate accommodation to house them together. You may choose to find your own accommodation.
Will there be food provided?
Participants will be solely responsible for purchasing their own groceries and preparing their own meals. They will have access to a kitchen in the apartment.
Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?
Participants are responsible for arranging their travel to and from Athens International Airport. The airport code is “ATH.” They should arrive as close as possible to 12:00 local time on the scheduled arrival day. Par
What should my health condition be like?
Participants must be in good health and physically able to stand, bend, lift, walk, and do other physical activity as needed. Athens is a large city and volunteers must be able to walk long distances and climb hills/stairs.
Do I need a visa?

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

Interested?

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