Movement on the Ground

Movement on the Ground works with the local community in the attempt to connect locals with refugees. They support communities with infrastructure, food and schooling.

  • Where is it?

    Lesvos, Greece.
    Camps: Kara Tepe and Moria/Olive Grove

  • What will I be doing?

    As a volunteer with Movement on the Ground you will be doing many different things. We have some continuous projects which you will be

    • helping out with, the shop and our warehouse.
    • Assisting with the many different activities for residents (refugees) such as ladies night, community cooking evenings, game hours with unaccompanied minors and many more.
    • Working closely with and assisting residents and other volunteers
    • Supporting computer classes in the Olive Grove and on Kara Tepe in the DLL (Digital Learning Lab).
  • What impact would I have?

    Improving the lives of residents and their families in the refugee camps. Making life more dignified and helping residents feel more empowered.

  • Who will I be working with?

    You will be working within their team of volunteers on Lesvos, under the supervision of coordinators.

    There are four coordinators on the ground: two Olive Grove coordinators, a volunteer coordinator and a resident volunteer coordinator.

    The volunteer teams are made up of people from many different backgrounds and nationalities.


  • Minimum age


  • Accommodation

    Volunteers are asked to find their own accommodation

  • Minimum time

    2 weeks (14 days)

  • Extra Costs

    • Flights to and from Lesvos
    • Transport within Lesvos
    • Food and Drink
    • 200 euro donation to MOTG
  • Skills required

    • Manual Work / Labourer
    • Sport Coach
    • Logistics
    • No specific skills required

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