Overseas Relief Project, Lesvos

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You can partner with Global Aid Network (GAiN) to provide essential and practical support to the refugees arriving into Southern Europe. By taking a team of volunteers directly to the Hotspot Camp Moria in Lesvos, Greece, GAiN and the team will be able to help make life changing differences to those stranded in the camps.

We have connected with local faith-based organisations who have been working with the government to provide additional supplies and care to the families living in these temporary transition camps. Through this partnership we are able to spend time in Greece, giving attention to both the physical and emotional needs of the refugees living there.

In response to this humanitarian crisis we welcome volunteers who are motivated, with a heart of compassion to join with us to serve and learn from the people we seek to help. In the words of one of the students who came with us in previous years;

“If you want to do something that will really benefit the people you meet, experience another culture and see how little people actually need to be truly happy, then I’d recommend this trip to you. It’s challenging in so many ways, everyone will grow and gain something from this trip.”


Group Project – Open to All

Where: Lesvos, Greece

When: 14-22 Feb 2020

How Much:

£595 + flights to Athens

The project starts in Athens. Prices shown include all in-country costs, you will book your own flights to Athens separately.

Application Deadline: 

Friday 6th December 2019

Student Project – University Students

Where: Lesvos, Greece

When:

Cancelled Due to Covid-19.

How Much:

One week – £560 (€650) + flights to Athens

Two weeks – £765 (€890) + flights to Athens

The project starts in Athens. Prices shown include all in-country costs, you will book your own flights to Athens separately.

Application Deadlines:

Early Bird Discount of £50 is available if you apply by Sunday 15th December 2019

Final Deadline – Friday 31st January 2020

Project Briefing:

The Student Project will have a team briefing on Saturday 14th March. You will need to be available to join either in person or virtually, depending on the nearest meeting point to your location.

Who is the project run by?

Our projects are run in partnership with GAiN and Agapé UK. It is organised and administrated by our parent organisation Agapé Ministries Ltd. 

Funding your project…

A large part of this project will involve you raising the funds to cover the cost of your travel to Greece and your in-country expenses. Once you have applied and been accepted to join the project, we will send you a training pack that includes resources to help spark ideas for raising your funds. It is best to start fundraising as soon as you receive confirmation of your acceptance onto the project; this way you have plenty of time to fund-raise before the payment deadlines.

There will be deadlines for you to make staged payments which then build up to the final payment. The first payment is a non-refundable £100 deposit which is used to secure your place. This payment is due within one week of being offered a place on the project. Your local GAiN or Agapé contact will be available to help you with any queries that might arise with regards to fundraising and deadlines.

What Now?

We’re excited that you are interested in joining us in supporting the Refugees living in the camp Moria, Lesvos. To apply you will need to click on the link below to our online form. You will need to complete and submit this form in one-sitting. We have provided a PDF version of the application form so that you can review and consider you answers before submission of your application.

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We look forward to receiving your application soon.

As a part of the application you will also have to provide references from two people who know you well (for at least one year); they should not be related to you or just a friend. (They could be your manager, tutor, previous employer or faith leader). Share the link below with them to complete.

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Questions…?

Please get in touch if you have any questions or what to know more about applying to join one of our projects. Phone: 0121 765 4404 or email: projects@globalaidnetwork.org.uk

*Please note that when you are accepted as a participant on the project, we will require an initial non-refundable deposit of £100 within 7 days of being offered a place on the project. You will be advised of the due dates for subsequent payments at the time of acceptance. The final balance will be due two weeks prior to departure.  

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