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Lighthouse Relief

Lighthouse Relief

Lighthouse Relief fills gaps in humanitarian support for people seeking refuge in Greece.  Since our early days responding to the emergency needs of people arriving on the Aegean island of Lesvos, our services have evolved to meet shifting needs and circumstances.


Today our activities revolve around three programmatic pillars: 1) long term psychosocial support for children, youth, and people with particular vulnerabilities living in refugee camps,  2) immediate emergency assistance for people experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, or otherwise precarious situations in Athens and 3) access to social services and integration support activities. Across everything we do, we take a holistic and sustainable approach guided by, and in cooperation with, those we serve. Lighthouse Relief is a nonprofit humanitarian organisation registered in Sweden and in Greece with no political or religious affiliation.

  • Where is it?

    In the broader Attica region on mainland Greece. Our offices are located near Victoria Square in central Athens. Activities take place in the Victoria Community Center, our nearby warehouse, as well as, in sports fields in Avlona and Chalkida, approximately 75 km from Athens (transportation by train or LHR vehicle). 

  • What will I be doing?

    Volunteers, depending on their expertise and interests, provide support in a variety of ways ranging from administrative support tasks (such as receipt keeping) to facilitating football sessions. General volunteers usually engage in sports activities as well as monthly distributions. Depending on other skills such as language skills and/or their technical profession, tasks can differ.  All positions have a set terms of reference (ToR) which describes specific requirements and tasks.

  • What impact would I have?

    Volunteers working in sports activities and activities focused on children, will support in the facilitation of these activities and depending on their background can engage in workshops or new activities. Volunteers who work in Athens will be supporting our distribution activities, preparing our monthly baskets and can contribute to administrative tasks (such as Monitoring & Evaluation, Accounting & Finance etc.) in our head office. 

  • Who will I be working with?

    Depending on your profile, expertise and interests, and which activities you will engage in, you will be working with people of all ages, potentially children and youth, along with your LHR team members.

  • Minimum age

    21 years old (interview required) 

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation is not provided. Transportation to and from activities outside camp is provided. For our operations in Athens, we can support in finding available housing. Monthly costs start from €250/300 for a private room in shared accommodation in the centre of Athens, near LHR’s head office (metro Victoria). 

  • Extra Costs

    Living costs (food and spending money) as well as housing costs. Check on Greece’s living costs and price inflation to ensure you are aware of the current situation.

  • Skills required

    • Accountancy and Finance
    • Activity Lead
    • Architect
    • Arts, Music & Textiles
    • Beautician
    • Breastfeeding Support
    • Builder
    • Business Consultant
    • Business Mentor
    • Carpenter
    • Case Worker / Legal support
    • Children
    • Children’s activities
    • Community Services
    • Construction and Renovation
    • Counsellor
    • Dance Teacher
    • Drama Teacher
    • Early Childhood Support
    • Early Childhood Teacher
    • English Teacher 
    • Greek Teacher
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Interested in volunteering?

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