Mazí Housing Project
Mazi Housing exists to support young displaced men living on the streets, in camps or in precious accommodation in Athens, into long term-independent housing. Over 60% of asylum seekers in Greece are adult men, yet there is a near-absence of support for this demographic. They are bottom of the list for all basic services. Mazí supports these men with access to housing while carrying out case management and employability support.
Where is it?
What will I be doing?
During their time with Mazi, volunteers can engage in a number of activities depending on their skills. We support our residents with food, clothes and other NFIs. These are procured by our on the ground team and involve visiting warehouses, collecting items, doing inventories and distribution.
For longer term volunteers and interns, we are looking for support with case management which involves supporting our residents with navigating the Greek asylum system, accessing medical care, employment opportunities, and referrals to other actors. This role could also involve accompaniments depending on the volunteers experience / language capacity.
What impact would I have?
You will provide direct support to our residents, strengthening their capacity to live independently in Greece and beyond.
Who will I be working with?
Men over 18 travelling alone in Greece
Accommodation is not provided by the organisation, but is easily accessible in Athens. The options range from renting an apartment long term, to renting rooms in shared flats, whole airb’n’bs or living with other volunteers. The cost varies depending on the area, but a minimum of 200 per month should be budgeted to be on the safe side.
Volunteers should consider the cost of food, utilities, transportation and personal care. Mazi does not provide any financial or material support for volunteers' living costs.
- Social Work
- Youth Work
- Communication skills
Interested in volunteering?