Still I Rise

The Mazi Community Centre provides education to teenagers on Samos.

Where is it?

Samos, Greece

Nearest Airport

Samos Aristarchos Intl Airport

About the project

Still I Rise Samos  has a local team based at Mazi Youth Center in Samos formed with a combination of long term staff and volunteers.  They strive to work together in a way that puts each person’s individual skills to use to best serve the students. In creating Mazi Youth Center, they also envisioned employing local staff to provide specific skilled support.

What will I be doing?

Depending on your skills and expertise, you may be involved in:

  • teaching (English, Greek, Maths, Biology, Computer Class, Geography, History)
  • recreational activity ( Art, Music, Fitness, Sewing, Drama, Photography, Videomaking etc.)
  • psychological and social assistance: psychologists and social workers are also welcome to run workshops and sessions about dealing with emotions, respecting others, respecting your body etc. Other subjects/workshops can be proposed as well.

You will also be asked to help run the center: serve breakfast and lunch to the students, help with cleaning and overseeing the center and children during their breaks from classes. You will be working 6 days a week Monday to Saturday unless a different agreement is decided on before your arrival.

What impact would I have?

You will help provide refugee children with an environment that is safe, clean and healthy. You will support them as a team as they learn languages and life skills that will be useful on their journey and life in Greece.

Who would I be working with?

Refugee children aged 12-18

Minimum Age

20 years old


€150 euros per month in the “Mazì” house, shared rooms. Still I Rise covers accommodation after 2 months of volunteering.

Minimum time

6 weeks

Extra Costs

  • Food and any other expenses
  • Travel to the island