Volunteering is an integral part of our work since it represents the basic humanitarian values that we serve.

Having received training our volunteers are actively involved in the programs we operate in Athens, Alexandroupoli, Heraklion, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Kalamata, Komotini and Patras, with the continuous support of professionals.

Volunteer work is an essential complementary part but not a substitute for the scientific and pedagogical work of professionals.

Our volunteers provide support services in the following areas:

  • Saving time for professionals
  • Networking with the community
  • Promoting the work of SOS Children’s Villages
  • Sharing a new perspective and input to our work

We believe that volunteers are entitled to the fulfillment and recognition of their work within a structured framework.

It is important for us that volunteers have a sense of personal development while working with us.

The volunteers that are initially selected are those who can contribute the greatest to our programs based on their expertise and personal skills.

The main areas of volunteering are the following:

  • Educational support to the children (from students or education professionals)
  • Administrative support
    • Administrative positions
    • Raising awareness for SOS Children’s Villages work
    • Participation in our bazaars and other events
    • Creation of support groups in the cities where we operate
    • Simple gardening and maintenance of buildings
    • Supporting the warehouse logistics