A Drop in the Ocean

A Drop in the Ocean works in Greece distributing food, clothes and non-food items to refugee camps.

Where is it?

Northern Greece, Athens  and Lesvos

Nearest airport

Thessaloniki, Athens, Mytiline

What will I be doing?

You will be participating in distribution, warehouse logistics, activities for children and construction of various gathering points for the refugees. You could be distributing vegetables in the camps or managing the mother and baby space. In Lesvos they need volunteer boat spotters and people to teach language classes.  Working as a volunteer demands many hours of working both inside and outside the camps. You will be part of a hard-working committed team of people.

What impact would I have?

Volunteering with A Drop in the Ocean allows you to have a widespread impact, whether its providing people with nutritious fruit & vegetables or running children’s activities. The impact of your work will reach every corner of the community as Drop in the Ocean provide such a range of services & activities.

Who would I be working with?

You will be working with residents of the camps, Drop in the Ocean team members and you may also work with partner organisations such as UNHCR and the Red Cross.

Minimum Age

25 (unless previous experience)


This varies due to the location of your placement.
Short – Term: Studios/rooms from 10 euro / night.
Long – Term: Discounted hotels and apartments via Drop in the Ocean and Air bnb

Minimum time

2 weeks

Extra Costs

Monthly donation of 10 euro signup when volunteering. (This can be cancelled after your volunteer placement). This monthly donation includes A Drop in the Ocean T-Shirt, cap and wrist band.
In Lesvos you may need to rent a car, the cost will be split between fellow volunteers.