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Journey Overview

Volunteers will partner with local churches in Thessaly to assist with their relief work. Following floods that have been described as 'biblical' in the central region of Greece, Thessaly, thousands of people have been displaced, left homeless, and/or lost their livelihoods as farms and shops were destroyed. We will be establishing a base in Trikala, Greece from which we will work to clean homes, help rebuild, provide food and clothing, and meet whatever other community needs we can. We anticipate having a presence in the region until after summer 2024.

Price excludes non-refundable deposit of £50, flights, insurance & any possible vaccinations and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Individuals applying must be 18 or over. 16 & 17 year old's can apply with parental consent and must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please check dates with us before applying. If you live in the UK, you can use this link to apply https://www.uk.om.org/short-term-mission-application-form

As part of our Safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate, which may cost an additional £15.

What To Expect

Volunteers will be involved in cleaning flooded homes, rebuilding projects, food and clothing distribution, among other practical work.

Participant Profile

Age Range: 18-50

Participants should be flexible in regard to schedules and planning and should be able-bodied.

This journey is available to applicants from:
American Samoa
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Cook Islands
French Polynesia
Heard & McDonald Islands
Marshall Islands
New Caledonia
Norfolk Island
Pitcairn Islands
Solomon Islands
Wallis & Futuna
Falkland Islands
Isle of Man
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
United Kingdom
British Virgin Islands
Your country is not on the list? Please talk with us and we will try to work something out for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be accommodation provided?

Accommodation will be in a church dorm or an apartment rented by OM.

Will there be food provided?

Food will need to be arranged with OM Greece's volunteer coordinator. It will depend on if the volunteer is staying at a rented flat or a church dorm. The cost will vary and is separate from the cost of the outreach.

Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?

Volunteers are responsible for their own travel to Athens, Greece. We will arrange for their travels from Athens to Trikala.

What should my health condition be like?

Participants must be in good health and physically able to stand, bend, lift, walk, and do other physical activity as needed.

Do I need a visa?

Citizens of the EU or Schengen Member States do not need a visa for this outreach. Citizens of the USA and Canada will need to apply for a visa waiver (see more info at etias.info). All others may need a visa. If a visa is required, and a fee is involved, it is the participant's responsibility to pay the fees. You can check if you need a visa here: https://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/visas-for-foreigners-traveling-to-greece/co…

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