Auf der Mauer 3, Zürich, Switzerland
About this listing
foodKIND is a small 100% volunteer-run humanitarian organization that gives food with kindness to refugees. We started 3 years ago to help with the European refugee crisis. foodKIND has no government funding or large corporate sponsors. Most of our money raised comes from grassroots fundraising by our volunteers.
foodKIND currently works in 2 camps, located an hour north of Athens in mainland Greece. We run a community kitchen workshop in camp Oinofyta where we provide equipment, food and guidance to empower the resident of Oinofyta to cook for themselves We also provide food for refugees in Malakasa camp that are waiting for official registration and have no means to provide for themselves. We work Monday through Friday, Saturday mornings we all clean the volunteer house, Saturday afternoons and Sundays are time off.
The role/expectations What does the work schedule look like? Please give as much detail as possible
What are the Benefits of Volunteering with you? What will you learn?
It was a great experience I wouldn't want to miss.
The team was incredible. I met people who deeply inspired me and I will never ever forget. I made friends with some of the refugees and I still write with them. In generall really nice and kind people. They absolutely reinforced my view of almost everything... I can warmly recommend everybody volunteering the way I did. I always had the feeling to do something good for the people and even though there was a time I was working for 10 hours a day I don't regret a minute.
If you Charge Volunteers, please give us the complete break down of any cost involved
In order to make sure that all the money we raise goes towards our mission of providing food, we ask our volunteers to donate 10€/night (max 200€/month) towards the cost of the volunteer house. If a can not afford to pay for the rent, sometimes we can make an arrangement. The volunteer is responsible for their own food. A kitchen is available.
- ID : 4246
- Type: Volunteer House Shared Room / Refugees
- How many hours of work per day/week: We typically work 8:30 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, Saturday mornings we clean the volunteer house. Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday are free time.
- Type of weather : Mixed
- Languages spoken: English
- Are you able to host volunteers / interns with physical impairments such as mobility limitations (e.g. in a wheelchair), blindness, or deafness?: Yes
- Do You Charge Volunteers? : No
What does the organization offer?
- Running Water
- Vegetarian Meals Provided
What Should Volunteer bring and what are they responsible for ?
- Airline tickets
- Bug spray
- Rain Coat
- Sun tan lotion
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: Yes
- Pets allowed: No
- Children allowed: No
- Additional rules information
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- The minimum stay is 2 weeks nights
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