LINKS


6 occurrence(s) found.
reset

  25. March 2018

Driving in Lesbos -- moving goods, bringing items to Greece, etc.

When bringing aid to Lesvos please be aware of the restrictions of the authorities. Please be aware of this before you come to Lesvos, although we are known as the island of solidarity the authorities here are becoming increasingly intimidating towards volunteers and those helping refugees. We do not hear of this amount problems on other islands or on the mainland even though people have to pass through these ports before reaching Lesvos. No foreign registered vehicles are allowed to move items inside Greece even if they are withing the 6 month allotted time! Fine 2000 euro and seizure of vehicle!!! Bringing items from outside of Greece in a foreign registered domestic vehicle 5000 euro fine and seizure of vehicle!!Moving goods around in none commercial Greek registered vehicles is also an offence and will result in number plate being taken and fines.Foreign registered vehicles can only be driven by the registered keeper, and may only remain in the country for six months in a year!Also be aware if you are driving here ensure that you are wearing your seat belt, that you have your driving license with you, if you are from outside the EU you will need an international driving license. Do not over load the vehicle with more passengers than it is licensed for. Be aware for turning restrictions.The incidents over the last weeks are to many to list, vans impounded, license taken, plates taken, please be extra careful!! Even moving items from a warehouse in Simi to lesvos resulted in many hours spent in customs, 2000 euro fine, van impounded, sniffer dogs brought in......the full treatment!! when they finally released the aid we had to hire a transport company to move it to the warehouse as they told us it was illegal to use our van. The original van remained impounded!!Also be aware if you arriving with aid in a suitcase, it is possible if you admit you are here to help refugees you may be questioned by the authorities. Stay Safe Everyone  

FAQs | donations | *Lesvos basics* | Greece: Lesvos
  6. August 2016

I have medical skills. How do I help?

In addition to the Volunteers Needed listings here on the site, also search the Teams directory by 'medical / health care.' And join and post in the Facebook group Medics for Greece, http://www.facebook.com/groups/135609506795670/

FAQs | General
  6. August 2016

I speak Arabic / Farsi / Urdu etc. How can I help?

Speakers of Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, Urdu and more are needed all over. Many of the camps are a majority of one nationality. Please see www.bit.ly/howtovolunteeringreece (work by skill set) for a chart of camps organized by majority language. Also of course see the Volunteers Needed section of this site for specific calls (check the 'language' box when searching) and search the Teams directory for other organisations that need translators but which may not be actively recruiting.

FAQs | General
  6. August 2016

I want to come [on any date more than two weeks from now]. Will my help still be needed?

Short answer: yes. As for where...it's hard to say in advance, as the situation changes frequently. Please prep by reading http://bit.ly/howtovolunteeringreece. You can safely commit to buying a ticket to either Athens or Thessaloniki, then adding on tickets to specific destinations later. Reach out to various organizations, but understand that administrative support is limited, and you may not get a response immediately if your planned trip date is more than a few weeks away. It's stressful, we know...but trust that plans will fall into place and you will be useful in the end.

FAQs | General
  6. August 2016

Why isn't there a "Volunteers Offered" section? I'm sure my skills would be useful somewhere.

There are so many talented volunteers with great skills--but very few admins, and no one with the capacity to sift through a huge list of volunteers and their skills and trip dates.* This is why we leave it up to you to read the Volunteers Needed listings and browse the Teams directory to see what groups are working where, and decide which might be a good fit for you. (*Group coordinators: We don't mean to underestimate you; we're just basing this on past experience. If a volunteer database would be useful to you, please let us know: admin@greecevol.info.)

FAQs | General
  16. August 2016

I don't have any special skills. Can I still help?

Yes, definitely! This whole response has been driven by regular people with energy and time to commit. See the "volunteer starter kit" page on this site, particularly the main Google doc.

FAQs | General

Terms of Service | privacy policy (for app)
Greecevol.info -- admin@greecevol.info