OTHER CCS PROGRAMS
The refugee crisis in Greece has reached record levels. There are more than 62,000 refugees from Syria and elsewhere stranded in Greece with more families arriving daily. CCS Social Work Interns in Greece provide important and meaningful services to support the physical, social, and emotional needs of camp residents through work in the distribution center and supporting daily census activities for new arrivals.
Due to the sensitive nature of a social work internship at a refugee camp, Interns must be 20 years of age or older and commit to a 12-week position. University students under 20 are invited to support the distribution of clothing, water, and hygiene supplies through our Volunteer Abroad Refugee Program in Greece.
Social Work Interns in Greece will work alongside CCS staff and volunteers in the distribution center each day to distribute water, milk, hygiene supplies. The center supports the needs of approximately 800 residents in the camp. Interns have the important additional responsibility of helping conduct the camp census along with other camp agencies. Interns coordinate with the CCS team and fellow volunteers to provide educational and seminar opportunities to residents on topics including sanitation, and the spread of communicable diseases to ensure families receive the appropriate resources to remain healthy during their time at the Ritsona Refugee Camp.
The future is uncertain for these families, and restoring dignity and purpose in their daily lives is a crucial goal of this program. Bringing a sense of normalcy and routine in a chaotic and foreign environment is so valued, needed, and appreciated by residents.
Both at the camp and at your home base, you'll have the full support of full-time CCS team members, including a Program Specialist to prepare you for success and a Greek counterpart with extensive experience working at the camps.