The International Christian Consulate relies on the help of committed volunteers both in the UK and in Greece. The majority of volunteering opportunities are in Athens, where we can use your skills in a range of ways. Please make sure you read our Statement of Faith before you apply, as we do require your agreement of this statement.
We are particularly looking for volunteers who are living in Athens and want to get involved. If you are living in Greece, and are looking for a great opportunity to help the mission of the ICC through your administration, Greek/English language teaching, prayer/worship sessions, fellowship meals, safe house re-decorating or general handy person skills, please send us an email.
If you are looking for a volunteering opportunity and you aren't part of a team or organisation, you are more than welcome to apply. We'd love to hear from you!
What sort of things will I do as a volunteer?
Volunteering opportunities with the ICC cover a range of jobs, and depending on your willingness and skills, you could be doing anything from decorating a new safe house to teaching a new skill or language to refugees with other volunteers. There will be opportunities to sit down and talk with refugees and get to know them. You may also be asked to help out with some administrative work, or help clean up or prepare spaces for meetings.
Will you cover my expenses?
No. The ICC is a charity without funds to cover this sort of thing. As a volunteer you will be expected to cover all your flights and expenses. You can fundraise to enable you to do this, before you come. Food can be expensive in Greece but in general it is similar to the UK. Be aware that a lot of places don't accept debit cards, so make sure you bring some Euros.
Is it hot in Greece?
It can be colder between November and February (and rainy at times!) but most of the year it's warm to hot. The summer is very hot so if you come between June and September, expect strong sun and 40 degrees or more. Make sure you pack appropriately and bring a hat and sunscreen.