WorkCamps experiences in Greece

Isabel was one of the volunteers’ team of Refugees Support Platform (PAR – Plataforma de Apoio aos Refugiados) from Portugal. She daily supported ELIX project “pame Scholio!” (Let’s go to School) at 87th school of Athens, educational and recreational activities project for kids from Eleonas Refugees Camp.


We express our big thanks to her and all the PAR team for their contribution to this project.


Read her experience:

Posted by ISABEL FERREIRA on JULY 22, 2016



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Christopher arrived from Austria to Athens to join ELIX spring Voluntary Workcamp "Neon Chora II Recycling for Good" from 20th of March till 2nd of April 2016.


The aim of this voluntary programme was to rebuild and reuse old furniture which was not any more in use and after to distribute them to families which face difficulties because of the economic crisis.

The project was funded by eea Grants – “We are all Citizens” throw the Bodossaki Foundation in Greece.


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From the first moment I learned that I was accepted at Little Brown Gwyn project, I started to prepare my journey.

Although I met a lot of obstacles until putting my plan into practice, these problems didn’t stop me from trying to achieve my goal. On the contrary, this reinforced my desire.

It was something like a personal bet. Something that would lead to my personal development. I was wrong……


This experience surpassed my expectations. I met ten wonderful European volunteers, a Welsh

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My name is Justyna, I'm 23 y.o. from Warsaw. I did my bachelor degree in Journalism, now I'm doing my second degree in Iberian Studies. I like listening to the music (Blur is my favourite band) and reading books (I love Haruki Murakami and good reportage books).


I stumbled across the idea of workcamps on the Internet when I was 19. I thought it was a cool thing to do and I promised myself that one day I would go on one, but later, I kind of forgot about it. One year later I saw that there

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This summer was really mine..It was a special summer, different from the others.


This summer I had the chance to participate in the ELIX’s program “This summer is ours”. Today is 30 of September and it’s true that I still remember everything..I have to say that this was one of my best life’s experiences.

The weird is that I was the only one that lives in Thessaloniki and participated in a volunteer project in Thessaloniki but I don’t regret about that..


In this program I had the

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I had never been in a voluntary workcamp like that and, after this amazing first experience I don’t know how to explain in a few phrases every second, every laugh, everything I learned there…

In my opinion, everyone should have his own "expectations list" before one important trip. My list included improve my English, meet new people, have a new professional experience-it was my first time working with children! – and of course visit the historic city of Athens.


We were 8 volunteers from

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Dance of life

one sunny morning in όμορφη Θεσσαλονίκη


After some time people usually remember smallest world, soft touch, pleasant sound. It can be good morning that somebody wished, thanks, hello, and kept silent goodbye somebody may haven’t said. It is an inquiring look, smell of morning coffee singing in the kitchen, small flesh of first Thessaloniki sun.


Altaught I miss ancient monuments, sea side, White tower, long walks and peaceful churches, I usually remember two simple

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