Place

Auf der Mauer 3, Zürich, Switzerland

Type
Volunteer House Shared Room / Refugees

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.

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    The role/expectations What does the work schedule look like? Please give as much detail as possible

    On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays we cook at the volunteer house.
    On Mondays and Fridays, we start at about 8:45, weighing, washing, peeling and chopping the ingredients. The assigned chief for the day will start cooking usually around 10:00.
    By about 1:00 the cooking and washing should be done and we sit down and eat together what we have cooked.
    At 13:30 we load up the van and head to Malakasa Camp for 14:00 where we distribute the food we have cooked.
    By 15:00 we are usually finished distribution and head back to the house, unload the van and wash the serving dishes. We are usually done by about 16:00
    On Wednesday mornings we start at 8:00 and go to the local farmers market where we buy most of the produce for the week. We then head back to the house and the rest of the day goes according to the schedule for Mondays and Fridays.
    On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we cook at Oinofyta Camp.
    At 8:45 we start loading up the car with the ingredients and equipment and head to Oinfoyta camp where we follow more or less the same schedule as when cooking at home except that one of the residences will be the designated chef.
    Around 13:00 1/2 the team serves 1/2 of the food to the residence while the rest wash up.
    At 13:30 the foodKIND volunteers and resident volunteers eat what we have cooked.
    After our lunch, we load up the rest of the food and take it for distribution at Malakasa camp.
    We usually return home between 15:30 to 16:00 unload the van and wash up the remaining serving dishes.
    On Tuesday evenings we have a team meeting where we plan the menu for the week and determine what produce needs to be purchased at the farmers market. (we try to get the Oinofyta residence to act as designated chefs and provide us with their own recipes)
    Occasionally after camp we need to make a trip to Athens to buy dry goods at the large cash and carry.

    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.

    Sebastian

    foodKIND volunteer

    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.

    Details

    • 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

    Features

    What does the organization offer?

    • Electricity
    • Internet
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry
    • Lunch
    • Running Water
    • Transportation
    • Vegetarian Meals Provided

    What Should Volunteer bring and what are they responsible for ?

    • Airline tickets
    • Boots
    • Bug spray
    • Food
    • Pants/Jeans
    • Rain Coat
    • Shorts
    • Sun tan lotion
    • Sweater
    • Visa

    Terms & rules

    • Smoking allowed: Yes
    • Pets allowed: No
    • Children allowed: No
    • Additional rules information
    • Must be at least 18 years of age

    Availability

    • The minimum stay is 2 weeks nights

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