Basic requirements

In order to volunteer with us, you’ll need availability for at least four weeks and be at least 18 years old. Our vetting process requires you to provide a

1) Resume

2) Reference letter

3) Copy of criminal background check

4) Copy of passport (valid till at least 6 months from your stay) or ID (for EU/EEA citizens).

You’ll also have to read our safeguarding policy and pass our online assessment.

Apply to Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in joining Better Days!

We would love to welcome you into our team of dedicated and talented volunteers who have helped us become what we are today. Please share your knowledge, energy, time, and passion with us to create a difference in people’s lives.

At the moment, due to COVID-19 restriction measures and limited programming we are just accepting long term applications. We are currently only onboarding volunteers with specific skills in order to reduce the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak on the island.

In any case, we will make sure that your application is carefully assessed as soon as possible.

Please apply by emailing us at hello@betterdays.ngo with your CV and cover letter including the potential duration of your stay and your main skills.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for a volunteer?

  • What are the requirements for a volunteer?
  • Availability: minimum 30 hours per week
  • Age: 18+ Prioritized
  • Skills: Database Management, Education, Field Experience in Humanitarian Response Translation (Farsi, Arabic, Urdu, French, African Languages) , Business Administration Social Media & Storytelling, Copywriting and Ghostwriting, Craft and Technical Skills, Permaculture

Can I contribute by bringing physical donations or is it better to bring money?

Our advice is to raise money to support the needs of Better Days or other trustworthy organizations on the island. This allows your donation to not only serve asylum seekers in our programs, but also the local economy by shopping at local businesses. If you still wish to bring physical donations, please contact us to ensure that you only bring items that are currently in demand.

How safe is it on the Island?

Our experience in Greece since our founding in 2016 has been overwhelmingly positive from both the local Greek and asylum-seeking communities. Unfortunately, due to the continuing stress and growth of the situation on Lesvos, we can’t ensure that people will always welcome you. Tensions can rise quickly, so always be aware of where you are, how you behave and what you’re communicating to others. If you haven’t done so, please inform yourself of the current situation on Lesvos and in Greece through trusted news sources before finalizing travel plans.

Where do I stay?

You will have to arrange your own accommodation and transportation whilst working for Better Days as a volunteer. In case you are staying longer than 2 month, housing and transportation may be available.

Volunteer Handbook

Read our volunteer manual to learn more about our work and how you can contibute.

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