We're an independent group of volunteers responding to the refugee crisis.

We stand for human dignity. We stand with refugees.

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Our work

We support some of the world’s most vulnerable people, offering safe spaces for women and men, recreational activities for children and adults, and emergency laundry services.


Volunteer with us

Volunteering with us is an exciting and rewarding experience. We work in a highly challenging and demanding environment, where your time and energy can have a real impact.


Situation on the ground

What started out as a crisis in 2015 has turned into a long, unending story of suffering. Those responsible for caring for and protecting these people have largely failed to rise to the task.


Latest News


Project Manager Needed

Samos Volunteers is looking for a project manager to oversee the organisation on the ground, lead a team of between 35-50 volunteers, and work towards the priorities of the 12-month strategic plan.

To find out more about this role, please click here.

The European Union says the migration crisis that began four years ago is over, as new arrivals have dwindled. But in Samos, things are worse than ever.


Displaced Dishes

Our new cookbook celebrates 30 different recipes from around the world. All of the recipes were contributed by the residents of the Samos camp, and 100% of the profit goes towards supporting the work of Samos Volunteers.


Alpha 4-1 Banana House

The football match of the year took place Monday afternoon here on Samos ⚽️

While both teams played their hearts out for the championship, we’re happy to say the Alpha team came on top! But we’re happier to say that it was an afternoon full of laughter and fun.

Take a look at our community centre, Alpha, where we provide psychosocial support and informal education to the more than 3,500 refugees and asylum seekers living on the island.


Stories from the field

Read the latest blog posts from those volunteering on Samos.