Assembled by the Child Protection Sub-Working Group (CPSWG): NGOs, UN agencies and
other partners on Lesvos.
Short answer: respect.
Collected wisdom and ideas
Sign up to receive email bulletins about various topics. (Anyone can sign up--don't be put off by the questions about what organization you're with.)
How to safely and effectively distribute food, clothes, etc. Developed for Idomeni but applies anywhere.
Blog post by Gillian Seely
Developed by Stichting Bootvluchteling and UNHCR -- the best procedure for calm and safety.
Best practices. Every volunteer should read these. Links to the main Lesvos info doc.
Compiled documents for Athens volunteers. Please read first if you are headed to Athens.
How to calm down a volatile situation, how to soothe angry people.
This main document provides all the basic info for volunteering at Katsika.
For registration of *groups*, via the ministry in Thessaloniki
collected by Anastasia Shepherd
For a list of all shopping pins in Athens (dynamic, on this site), see www.bit.ly/GVAthensShopPins, then click 'show results on map' to create a Google Map.
In the Lesvos volunteer doc, a detailed packing list (some items are just for winter).
Collected wisdom from the Immigrant and Refugee Support Group in Athens on Facebook.
Compiled by Sumita Shah. Instructions for (highly recommended) procedure of getting official clearance to work with children.
Google Drive of materials for teaching English and German materials, courtesy of No Border School. Includes Farsi-English and Arabic-English materials.
FB page where Lesvos boat arrivals are posted. (May not be totally complete.)
If you need regular transportation from Thessaloniki city center/ to nearby camps, safe and quick by car, just drop me line. - Can host 1-3 people for car. Only for fuel cost :)
whatsupp/viber: +306937981241 (upon request and availability)
5-unit, 2-hour free online course that covers basic communication skills, legal details, etc. (Not yet tested; posting link for info purposes only.)
The official guidelines used by big NGOs -- it specifies things like how many toilets per number of people, etc. Independent volunteers don't need to know all of this, but it can help you with general jargon and standards.
There's also an online course that walks you through the handbook: http://www.sphereproject.org/learning/e-learning-course/