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Volunteer in Greece

Volunteer in Greece

Discover International Volunteer HQ’s spectacular Greece volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Greece volunteer projects, including Content Creator For Impact, Homeless Support, Animal Care, Community Support, Sports & Arts With Refugees and Special Needs Support. Volunteer work in Greece is in the stunning historical city of Athens, where you can explore ancient ruins, art, philosophy and culture. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 135,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Greece.

Highlights:
  • 7 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from $690 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a sustainable hostel in the heart of Athens

  • Affordable Greek language lessons available in-country

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from $690
Volunteer from 1 - 12 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Based in the ancient city of Athens
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Greek language lessons available

Volunteer opportunities in Greece

Protects animals

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1050

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in local animal shelters
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Volunteer in an animal shelter in Athens that provides a safe space for abandoned and rescued dogs and cats. Help care for, feed, socialize and look after these dogs and cats so that they can find a new and loving home.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1050

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in local community centers
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Support local NGOs that help refugees and asylum seekers upskill, secure steady employment and integrate into Greek society in a community center in Athens.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1410

  • Duration: 3 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based with a local NGO in Athens
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Volunteer with NGOs in Athens involved in causes such as social inclusion and environmental conservation. Help develop online presence and marketing materials for local NGOs using your creative and technological skills!

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1770

  • Duration: 4 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Volunteer with non-profits in Athens
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help make fashion more sustainable by volunteering in Athens, Greece. You'll be helping recycle and upcycle clothes with local non-profits that employ refugees and survivors of human trafficking.

Improves health and wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $690

  • Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Volunteer with local NGOs in Athens
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help the homeless in Athens by volunteering with NGOs that provide aid and basic services to vulnerable people living on the streets.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1410

  • Duration: 3 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in activity centers disabled children
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Improve the quality of life for those with special needs in an activity center in Athens. Help provide a safe space for disabled children to learn, grow and have fun through creative and enjoyable activities.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $1770

  • Duration: 4 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in host centers for refugees
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help run arts and sports activities for young refugees in a host center in Athens. Provide a safe space for young people to socialize, express themselves, think creatively and learn new skills.

What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

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Serica Battaglia
27 Feb 2024

I can’t fault the guidance and preparation resources from IVHQ! They have been absolutely amazing and were always on hand whenever I needed advice, thank you!

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Francesco Andrea Rossi
20 Feb 2024

I loved volunteering with IVHQ. The Greece Program was amazing. I loved exploring the various food markets in Athens and I feel extremely good because I know I did something for others.

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Florencia Lira
20 Feb 2024

Volunteering with IVHQ was a very fulfilling experience. You get to know places that you never imagined you would know before. You also meet new people that become great friends and who join you on an amazing trip to explore new cultures.

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Sabrina Tomlinson
13 Dec 2023

I can confidently say volunteering was the best decision of my life and I have already signed up for another 12 weeks in Bali with someone I met on the trip. I was a very anxious person before going but I believe this trip has helped settle it. I’ve become so much more confident, I feel I learned so much from the people volunteering at the dog shelter, the dogs, everyone I met, and just from being in Greece for so long. I got to immerse myself in their lifestyle which was very different but amazing. I constantly pushed myself out of my comfort zone and in return it was the most rewarding and impactful trip of my life.

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Fernando Castro
31 Oct 2023

IVHQ did an amazing job with their guidance and preparation resources, I hope to work with them again. The local team did exceptional work. Their communication and organization were outstanding, making it easy for volunteers to contribute effectively.

Volunteering at a dog shelter in Greece was an incredibly rewarding experience. The opportunity to work closely with the shelter's dedicated staff and the dogs in their care left a lasting impression on me. The shelter staff exhibited an unwavering commitment to the well-being of the dogs. Their passion and tireless efforts to provide food, shelter, and love to these animals were evident every day. Their dedication to creating a safe and nurturing environment for the dogs was truly inspiring.

During my time there, I had the chance to engage in various tasks, from feeding and grooming the dogs to taking them for walks and providing socialization. It was heartwarming to witness the positive changes in the dogs' behavior and demeanor as they received attention and care. Overall, my time volunteering at the dog shelter in Greece was a life-changing experience, thanks in large part to the incredible local staff, and IVHQ, and their dedication. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of this meaningful endeavor, and I hope to return in the future to continue supporting their vital work.

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Hannah Picerno
02 Aug 2023

I went in to my volunteering experience not knowing what volunteering with homeless people would be like. This project opened my eyes to the reality of homelessness. The locals organizers' passion for their work was inspiring and makes me want to continue volunteering on projects like this. I was hesitant to volunteer as a solo traveler as I felt that I may feel lonely or homesick but the in-country volunteer coordinator was so helpful. The hostel is a great way to meet people and make great friends. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone wanting to volunteering in Greece.

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