OTHER CCS PROGRAMS
The refugee crisis in Greece has reached record levels, with over 62,000 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere stranded in Greece, with refugee families continuing to arrive daily. 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 to the camp.
Due to the sensitive nature of a social work internship at a refugee camp, Social Work Interns must be 20 years of age or older and commit to a 12-week internship experience. Students of social work or related fields 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 volunteers in the distribution center each day to distribute water, milk, hygiene supplies, and operate a clothing distribution center for a refugee camp meeting the needs of approximately 800 residents. As an intern, your experience will include responsibility for the camp census, in coordination with fellow camp "actors". To supplement your work at the distribution center, you will coordinate with camp agencies to monitor and record new refugee arrivals and families that have been relocated to ensure updated tracking of the community to ensure each family receives the resources they need to sustain their physical and emotional needs.
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.