First-time volunteers: Thank you so much for your interest in the refugee situation in Greece. There's a need for doctors, nurses, lawyers, translators, tech experts, cooks, logistics experts and more specialized knowledge. We also need plenty of people who simply offer generosity, energy and heart.
The following is a list of documents and other tools to give you an overview of what's needed and how prepare for your trip. It can seem overwhelming at first, but all of these links will point you to places where all your burning questions about volunteering in Greece will be answered. Between the key Facebook groups, maps and even/especially useful tools on this site, you will be able to decide where in Greece to work with refugees.
This is the chronic question. We can't answer it for you, as the crisis is in more than 45 camps all over Greece, all with different populations and needs. The best fit depends on your skills and interests, and the amount of time you have.
There's no way around it: You really have to...