Requirements

  • Strict 6 weeks minimum commitment due to the nature of our work;

  • English-speaking;

  • Over the age of 20;

  • A working phone with Facebook messenger;

  • Self-funded. This includes organising and covering the costs of your own transport, living costs, and activities outside of our projects. For more information, see our Travel & Accommodation page;

  • We cannot accept applications more than two months in advance of your starting date; and

  • We accept researchers or interns only on an ad hoc basis. Please be very clear in your application what it is you intend to do, and be aware that Samos Volunteers can only provide minimal supervision and paperwork due to our capacity.


Volunteer Coordinator Needed!

The position requires close teamwork with other coordinators, as well as a some key independent responsibilities. This is not a paid position. However, a stipend is offered to address living costs, as well as free accommodation. Before applying, please make sure that you meet the requirements set out below. With a team of up to 50 volunteers, we are looking for people with previous experience in the field, preferably with volunteer coordination specifically.

The volunteer coordinator role involves being the focal point for all volunteers prior to and during volunteering with Samos volunteers. This includes a mix of administrative tasks, and face-to-face interaction with volunteers and beneficiaries.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Applications (assessing, interviewing and making final decisions based on skills and our needs)

  • Inductions (welcoming new volunteers and providing the primary induction on how we work, including our policies for protection of beneficiaries)

  • Schedule (making the daily schedule for all activities)

  • Welfare (general welfare of volunteers - with support of the welfare team)

  • Community volunteers (recruitment and general welfare of community volunteers - with support from the coordination team)

Key skills necessary:

  • Administrative skills

  • Interpersonal skills (empathetic, personable & professional)

  • Organisation and time management

  • Leadership skills (the ability to guide, teach and support)

Minimum requirements:

  • Over 23 years old

  • Available for a minimum of 5 months

  • Can start as soon as possible


Social Media & Communications Coordinator Needed!

The position requires close teamwork with other coordinators, as well as some key independent responsibilities. This is not a paid position. However, a stipend is offered to address living conditions, as well as free accommodation. Before applying, please make sure that you meet the requirements below. We are looking for somebody both with experience in social media and communications, and a deep understanding of the refugee crisis.

The Communications & Social Media Coordinator is responsible for all of Samos Volunteers' communication strategies, be it on social or traditional media. It requires knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter), stats and Google Ads, as well as an understanding of the different styles each of these require. The C&SM Coordinator is also responsible for representing Samos Volunteers in meetings with visiting journalists, as well as furthering our aim of raising awareness of the situation on the island. Overall, the C&SM coordinator oversees all of Samos Volunteers' communications, both internal and external.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Social Media Updating and Planning (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter).

  • Increases visibility of Samos Volunteers on social media channels.

  • Creates fundraising strategies online, as well as targeted ads in all of the channels.

  • Manages media contacts and journalists coming to the island and online.

  • Creates and publishes newsletters and other external and internal communication.

Key skills necessary:

  • Experience creating communication strategies

  • Social Media experience

  • Google Ads, analytics and Facebook stats

  • Good leadership skills

  • Administrative skills

Minimum requirements:

  • Over 23 years old

  • Available for a minimum of 5 months

  • Can start as soon as possible


If you have any further questions, please check out our FAQ page or send us an email at recruitment@samosvolunteers.org.