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Watershed is a grassroots organisation working in Mavrovouni RIC on Lesvos, for better sanitation and living conditions for the residents there.

  • Where is it?

    Lesvos, Greece

  • What will I be doing?

    Our team responds to WASH and shelter needs of people on the move. Currently our operations are based in Mavrovouni RIC on Lesvos. We have a wide range of daily activities: from rain water management, such as laying sandbags, spreading gravel and being on-call in times of wet weather, to all types of small construction projects to improve the conditions in the camp and increase the number WASH facilities, we also actively contribute towards mapping and monitoring the camp and its facilities. We are looking for practical, active people who can help us find solutions to all manner of problems.

  • What impact would I have?

    Our work is hands-on, practical, and solution-focussed. You may come home tired and dirty, but satisfied with your day’s work. Through our work we are able to see the general conditions of the camp improve, little by little. Despite the emergency nature of the camp, we continue to focus on WASH and shelter, and undertake all manner of projects to strive towards our goal of decent, dignified living conditions.

  • Who will I be working with?

    You will be working with a small, close-knit team of skilled staff and volunteers. They work together every day, often collaborate with other organisations and work alongside the residents of the camp.


  • Minimum age

    20 years old (over 25 years old is desirable for car insurance purposes)
  • Accommodation

    Volunteers are expected to manage their own accommodation during the first month; however, accommodation can be provided for volunteers who intend to stay with the team long-term. This is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Extra Costs

    No extra costs
  • Skills required

    • Builder
    • Construction and Renovation
    • Manual Work/Labourer
    • Plumber
    • Water Supply, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)
  • Interested in volunteering?

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