The two workcamps “This Summer is Ours” in Thessaloniki aim to support children and young people with disabilities, by providing them the opportunity to spend a quality summer time through creative activities.
What kind of work
You will work with children, teenagers and young people (from 10 to 29 years old) with mental and physical disabilities: you will support the educational activities fixed by the pedagogues (athletic activities, workshops, artistic events, theatrical plays and much more) or even implement your own ideas of activities.
About the accommodation and the food
You will stay in a spacious school for children and young people with disabilities in the outskirts of Thessaloniki. You will sleep on the floor of the classrooms (sleeping bags and carry mats are necessary).
The accommodation will be basic but adequate. There will be toilets, showers, a big yard, cooking facilities but you will not find hot water in the showers or internet Wi-Fi. Food will be provided, and meals will be prepared, in shifts, by you.
Thessaloniki and your leisure time
Thessaloniki is the second largest Greek city and the most important center of the area. Built near the sea, it is a modern metropolis bearing the marks of its stormy history and its cosmopolitan character, which give it a special beauty and charm.
There is a lot to do in this city with an active nightlife, many cafes and museums (The White Tower, the Archaeological Museum, Olympic Museum, The Ancient Forum, The Museum of Cinematography).
The volunteer’s profile
You must enjoy working with children, teenagers and young people with mental and physical disabilities. Games, songs, instruments and crafting ideas are more than welcome. Do not forget to write a motivation letter with your ideas and the reasons that made you apply for this specific camp!
All accepted volunteers have to provide ELIX with the original Certificate of Good Conduct.
|Code||Name||Start||End||Age||no of Vols|
|ELIX19-04||This Summer Is Ours III||28/06/19||13/07/19||18+||15|
|ELIX19-05||This Summer Is Ours IV||13/07/19||27/07/19||18+||15|
Interested? In order to apply for these workcamps you should contact your local, national organization that will help you with the process. Please find the nearest to you in the list of partners of Alliance of European Voluntary Organizations.
Nearest airport: Thessaloniki international airport (SKG)
Camp address: Kordelio-Evosmos
This Summer is Ours is organized for the fifth consecutive year with the support of the Hellenic Petroleum and the Municipality of Kordelio-Evomos.