Women's Centre on Chios looking for female Volunteers from mid-August

13. August 2017
Tags: Greek Islands: Other (not Lesvos) | admin / coordination | language | legal / info | long-term | ASAP | ongoing

The Athena Centre for Women on Chios is a project by Zürich based NGO, Action from Switzerland. It opened in July 2016 and is the first women-only space outside of the camps in Greece. This centre is a “safe space” that offer the female refugee population of Chios the opportunity to enrich their lives, recover their sense of identity which has been lost during the crisis. Besides empowerment and educational activities, the Centre functions as a hub from where specific needs – legal/psychological/female health – of the women refugee population of Chios, will be addressed. 

We are looking for female volunteers to work in our Athena Centre for Women, on Chios from mid-August.

We need calm, level headed, highly organised, intrinsically motivated self starters and team players who are passionate about women's rights - especially those of our displaced sisters -  to join us. Due to the nature of our work, we ask for a minimum commitment of 4 weeks and a minimum age of 21 years old. 

If you are an English - Arabic / Farsi - English speaker, have background in psychology/education/ gender based violence or social work, or if you are simply passionate about women's rights - especially those of our displaced sisters, do get in touch.  Knowledge of asylum process and prior experience in Greece is also a huge plus 

Our working language is English. Shared housing and transportation will be provided if required. 

Email your CV, a short introduction about yourself and your dates of availability to our Volunteer coordinator, Rahel:  rahel@actionfromswitzerland.ch 

More information about the Centre: https://actionfromswitzerland.ch/our-work/protection/athena-centre-for-women-chios/faqs/

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