Refugee Biriyani & Bananas
Where is it?
What will I be doing?
Typically, the work we do is sorting, packing, preparation, and distribution of aid. This may be for the people residing in Vial camp or for those living in apartments and squats for displaced people in Chios. You may be asked to do some work on a laptop if deemed suitable such as registration for distributions or other admin activities for the organisation.
You may also be asked to go to suppliers, shops, or other warehouses to buy, collect or gather aid. If you are a driver you may be needed for transportation of aid, supplies, other volunteers, and those we are helping to support with their general wellbeing such as taking them for hospital appointments.
You may be involved in participating in providing morale boosting sessions such as taking groups on day trips or children’s activities.
We work hard. Please be prepared for long physical days. We may be making food packs, sorting clothes, lifting boxes, managing distributions, and much more.
Most of the work we do will be during the daytime however if we may continue into the evening and night after a safety and accessibility assessment. The field project coordinator will discuss this with the team before a decision is made. We also work during weekends. However, you will be provided with time to rest or days off.
What impact would I have?
You will be helping us to provide urgent aid and basic necessities to over five thousand people who are seeking asylum in Chios. This can include food, water, shelter items, clothes, shoes, season specific aid such as firewood in the winter or mosquito repellent in the summer, medical aid, baby products and hygiene kits.
You will help us to sustain people under the challenging conditions they are living in, provide dignity and the means to boost morale, fulfilling basic human needs.
Your support will also help us to raise awareness and garner further support fo