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OCTOPUS VOLUNTEER TEAM LESVOS

People but specially children are literally hours from death at the camps on Lesvos.    
With our face book pages CHILDREN OF REFUGEES and OCTOPUS VOLUNTEER TEAM LESVOS we are trying to help as much as we can but we can't do this without you our volunteers.!!



SIGN UP HERE
We are coordinating volunteers and helping you with cheap accommodation by
Contacting  info@nassosguesthouse.com
You can register here in the NORTH (Molivos) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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URGENT EMERGENCY call for help.

SO PLEASE HELP US

My name is Thom van Maanen and I am living here in the North part of Lesvos since 2004 where most refugees arriving.                                                                                 
We always had refugees here on Lesvos Island but never as many like we now have!

I have created the OCTOPUS VOLUNTEER TEAM LESVOS where I am coordinating all volunteers who are contacting me and helping them with finding accommodation and looking for an organization to volunteer as I work with all organizations

We need hands to help where ever help is needed like cleaning beaches, handing out food, driving refugees from landing area to transit camps, transit camps need volunteers, medical care, giving dry clothes to the children and anybody who is wet (they all arriving totally wet) helping people when they arriving with their boats on our coast line as we are just 8 km form Turkey For this the refugees only have to take a journey of 1 hour if they are lucky. They are facing lots of problems and danger as people and smugglers are robbing them all the time because nobody is protecting them from these horrible people.

 

Sometimes the big Camps in Mitilini (MORIA & KARA TEPE) are full and then they don’t allow the busses anymore to pick up the refugees from our part the NORTH, So they have to stay here in the North only our transit camp are not made for this and situation is getting very bad for the refugees as they have to sleep on the streets with hardly no shelter. We do the best to provide them with food and care but if we have 5000 people arriving only in the North then is too much even for the organizations who running the camps here Also people are desperate so refugees with children and babies starting to walk to Mitilini/Moria which is 65 km from our place

VOLUNTEERING

For our volunteers we trying to support them as much as possible where needed,
like save clothing / tools or anything needed to keep you as volunteers protected if our resources will let us...

With your help we will able to fill all gaps between all organizations active in the North part of Lesvos.
For this you need to be flexible.

Fort this we will ask here on this page and you as volunteers sometimes to help us finding some funds, gear, tools or what ever is needed to make our and your job successful.

So if you have decided to become a volunteer sign up here and let us know
WHAT HIDDEN SKILLS YOU HAVE
WHAT DATES YOU ARE AVAILABLE
HOW MANY OF YOU WILL JOIN
GROUPS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME

You need to take care of follow
ARRANGE YOUR OWN FLIGHT
HIRE MINI VAN IF POSSIBLE
LET US ADVICE YOUR ACCOMMODATION
BRING FRACTAL CLOTHING TO WEAR

Don't bring goods/supplies to hand out to refugees as we have enough here, better to bring donated money and buy locally to support the Greek economy.

* You can take a cheap flight to ATHENS or THESSALONIKI and from there a ferry ticket as they are the cheapest

* For connecting flight you can have a look here http://www.pamediakopes.gr/us/

SOME JOBS YOU CAN DO HERE

ACTIVE job's
*Helping refugees at landing area on the front line at several beaches
* Driving people from beach to transit camp.
* Helping with changing dry clothes.
* Clearing beaches
* Handing out bus tickets
* Handing out food
* Translating Farsi /Arabic

NON ACTIVE JOBS
* Sorting clothes
* Helping the local hope centre
* Outlook 24 hour post watching for arriving boats 

We need your help without you as volunteers we are unable to help the refugees.
You can contact us info@nassosguesthouse.com  or info@lesvosisland.com

 

The day you arriving and depending what time you will be joining one of the introduction meetings for all information you need

You can register here in the NORTH (Molivos) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So bring your passport to register..!

Please keep your message short..... ;-)