A Drop in the Ocean

A Drop in the Ocean works in Greece distributing food, clothes and non-food items to refugee camps.

Where is it?

  • Northern Greece
  • Athens
  • Lesvos
  • Samos

About the project

A Drop in the Ocean aims to provide support for people who are on the run. Where appropriate, our main focus will be helping women and children. In addition to distributing food, clothes and non-food items, we also organize different activities for children and adults in refugee camps.

What will I be doing?

You will be participating in distribution, warehouse logistics, activities for women and children, and construction of various gathering points for refugees. You could be distributing vegetables in camp, or managing our women and baby space. We also need teachers to lead our English classes. Working as a volunteer field worker can be demanding, but you will be a part of a hard-working committed team of people.

What impact would I have?

Volunteering with A Drop in the Ocean allows you to have a widespread impact, whether its providing people with nutritious fruit & vegetables or running children’s activities. The impact of your work will reach every corner of the community as Drop in the Ocean provide such a range of services & activities.

Who would I be working with?

You will be working with residents of the camps, Drop in the Ocean team members and you may also work with partner organisations such as UNHCR and the Red Cross.

Minimum Age

25 unless previous experience


This varies due to the location of your placement.
Short – Term: Studios/rooms from 10 euro / night.
Long – Term: Discounted hotels and apartments via Drop in the Ocean and Air bnb 

Minimum time

2 weeks

Extra Costs

Monthly donation of 10 euro signup when volunteering. (This can be cancelled after your volunteer placement). This monthly donation includes A Drop in the Ocean T-Shirt, cap and wrist band.
In Lesvos or New Kavala you may need to rent a car, the cost will be split between fellow volunteers.