Samos Volunteers are here to provide essential services and are determined to remain in Samos until refugees no longer need our support. Our daily presence in the camp has allowed us to build relationships with the now largely static population of refugees on Samos. Upon arrival, they must settle into the semi-closed camp to await the long-drawn out asylum procedure: this can take months, and in some cases, years. At the end of the winter of 2016, we changed our focus from the daily distribution of non-food items, to informal educational activities and psycho-social support. The government organisations mandated to be present in the camp can now largely meet the clothing and hygiene needs of those residing in the camp, and so we feel we can have a bigger impact on our beneficiaries through means of informal education, recreational activities, and interesting projects and courses.