URGENT EMERGENCY call for help.
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.
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 placeVOLUNTEERING
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
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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..... ;-)