Still I Rise

The Mazi Community Centre provides education to teenagers on Samos formed with a combination of long term staff and volunteers. The volunteers strive to work together in a way that puts each person’s individual skills to use to best serve the students. In creating Mazi Youth Center, they also envisioned employing local staff to provide specific skilled support.

  • Where is it?

    Samos, Greece & Turkey

  • What will I be doing?

    Depending on your skills and expertise, you may be involved in:

    • teaching (English, Greek, Maths, Biology, Computer Class, Geography, History)
    • recreational activity ( Art, Music, Fitness, Sewing, Drama, Photography, Videomaking etc.)
    • psychological and social assistance: psychologists and social workers are also welcome to run workshops and sessions about dealing with emotions, respecting others, respecting your body etc. Other subjects/workshops can be proposed as well.

    You will also be asked to help run the center: serve breakfast and lunch to the students, help with cleaning and overseeing the center and children during their breaks from classes. You will be working 6 days a week Monday to Saturday unless a different agreement is decided on before your arrival.

  • What impact would I have?

    You will help provide refugee children with an environment that is safe, clean and healthy. You will support them as a team as they learn languages and life skills that will be useful on their journey and life in Greece.

  • Who will I be working with?

    Refugee children aged 12-18


  • Minimum age

    20 years + 

  • Accommodation

    €150 euros per month in the “Mazì” house, shared rooms. Still I Rise covers accommodation after 2 months of volunteering.

  • Minimum time

    6 weeks

  • Extra Costs

    • Food and any other expenses
    • Travel to the island
  • Skills required

    • Early Childhood Teacher
    • Foreign Language Teacher
    • Secondary School teacher
    • TEFL / English Teacher
    • Youth & Sports Activities
    • Psychologist
    • Social Worker
    • No specific skill 

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