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Northern Lights Aid

Northern Lights Aid

Northern Lights aId operates to support the residents of the Perigiali Refugee Camp located in Kavala, a historic city in Eastern Greece. The camp comprises nationals from different countries, most commonly Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia and Sierra Leone. NLA runs different distribution programs, amongst which a free clothing-store and a mother and baby support programme, and a Community Centre. Our centre is made up of a workshop area for all activities, a computer cafe and library. Here we also host a variety of different activities from Professional Development sessions to informal language classes.


Want to get a glimse of the project? Check out this video.

  • Where is it?

    Northern Greece, Kavala

  • What will I be doing?

    Volunteering with Northern Lights Aid allows you to get involved in many different roles, depending on your skills and experience. Here’s a list of tasks that our volunteers are usually involved in:

    • Teaching English 
    • Teaching German 
    • Running Arts & Crafts activities 
    • Running family appointment in our clothing store 
    • Helping users to make CVs in the community centre 
    • Running computer classes 
    • Logistic and distribution (es: sorting incoming donations) 
    • Project coordination
  • What impact would I have?

    As NLA is the only NGO working to support residents of the camp in Kavala, the impact of your volunteer work is huge! Working to provide the only source of activities and workshops, your work with NLA has a tremendous impact on those living in the camp who visit Northern Lights for a sense of community and normality.

  • Who will I be working with?

    Our team is made of international and local volunteers as well as residents from the camp who choose to volunteer with us. It is a unique opportunity to work with a truly multicultural team! 

  • Minimum age

    20 years old (23 years old for coordinator positions)

  • Accommodation

    Volunteers have the opportunity to arrange their own accommodation or to stay in the NLA apartment for an affordable price. The volunteer apartment has four bedrooms, of which one is single and the other three are shared. The room sharing may occasionally be mixed gender. The apartment is in the city centre and it’s located a 20-minute walk from the projects.

    Cost of rent: 

    • 75 € per week for the first four weeks.
    • 60 € per week for the second four weeks.
    • 50 € per week for the third four weeks
    • 35 € per week for the remaining time in the apartments.
  • Extra Costs

    • Languages (English & German)
    • Activity Lead
    • Arts, Music & Textiles
    • Beautician
    • Builder
    • Carpenter
    • Children
    • Children’s activities
    • Community Services
    • Construction and Renovation
    • Dance Teacher
    • Drama Teacher
    • Early childhood support
    • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Interested in volunteering?

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