Refugee 4 Refugees aims to promote the establishment of a participative global aid ecosystem, whereby refugees and asylum seekers can feel empowered through their active involvement in humanitarian and development interventions.
Founded by Omar Alshakal in 2017, our teams are active in three locations across Greece providing emergency relief 24/7 all year round.
Where is it?Refugee 4 Refugees is spread across 3 locations:LesvosIn the new temporary RIC, our team of long-term volunteers work around the clock providing emergency relief, distributing essential NFIs from our warehouse and supporting the camp community.SamosOur team on Samos manages the R4R warehouse, providing NFI’s to various actors around the island to support the population of refugees and asylum seekers in Vathy camp. We also support emergency response operations by supplying urgently needed items.Mainland GreeceIn winter of 2020, R4R began a new project on the mainland to support the urgent winterisation of camps around Athens. So far, in Eleonas camp we installed over 50 new weatherproof shelters to improve living conditions in advance of the harsh winter weather.
What will I be doing?The projects you will be working on will vary, depending on which location you decide to volunteer in and the time of year. Please always ensure to ask R4R for the latest information on projects during the application process.Lesvos:R4R Free ShopOur team on Lesvos operates a Free Shop within the new camp, providing essential NFIs primarily to infants and vulnerable populations. The Free Shop enables a more dignified method of distribution, with beneficiaries being able to choose from a range of items. Currently, this project operates on a weekly basis with both visiting and community volunteers supporting the stocking, maintenance and operation