22 occurrence(s) found.

Working with children in Greece (official recommendations)

Assembled by the Child Protection Sub-Working Group (CPSWG): NGOs, UN agencies and other partners on Lesvos.

Unicef ethical photography guidelines

Short answer: respect.

Life Vest Upcycling

Collected wisdom and ideas

Basic principles of crowd management


UNHCR Lesvos newsletter

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.)

Best distribution practices

How to safely and effectively distribute food, clothes, etc. Developed for Idomeni but applies anywhere.

10 Tips for Individuals Volunteering in a Refugee Camp

Blog post by Gillian Seely

Boat landing protocol

Developed by Stichting Bootvluchteling and UNHCR -- the best procedure for calm and safety.

General work principles

Best practices. Every volunteer should read these. Links to the main Lesvos info doc.

information for Athens (Google folder)

Compiled documents for Athens volunteers. Please read first if you are headed to Athens.

Conflict De-escalation

How to calm down a volatile situation, how to soothe angry people.

Info Guide for Volunteers in Katsika Ioannina

This main document provides all the basic info for volunteering at Katsika.

NGO registration form (northern Greece)

For registration of *groups*, via the ministry in Thessaloniki

Tips for Buying Aid for Refugees in Athens

collected by Anastasia Shepherd For a list of all shopping pins in Athens (dynamic, on this site), see, then click 'show results on map' to create a Google Map.

Packing list

In the Lesvos volunteer doc, a detailed packing list (some items are just for winter).

Providing Housing for Refugees -- guidelines

Collected wisdom from the Immigrant and Refugee Support Group in Athens on Facebook.

Safeguarding children / how to get a criminal background check

Compiled by Sumita Shah. Instructions for (highly recommended) procedure of getting official clearance to work with children.

Teaching resources (courtesy No Border School)

Google Drive of materials for teaching English and German materials, courtesy of No Border School. Includes Farsi-English and Arabic-English materials.

Boat Report - Lesvos

FB page where Lesvos boat arrivals are posted. (May not be totally complete.)

Thessaloniki - Polikastro or nearby Camps

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)

Refugee Center Online: Free course for volunteering with refugees

5-unit, 2-hour free online course that covers basic communication skills, legal details, etc. (Not yet tested; posting link for info purposes only.)

Sphere Handbook

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: