We're an independent group of volunteers responding to the refugee crisis.

We stand for human dignity. We stand with refugees.

 
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We are volunteers. Our amazing volunteers come from all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. People living in the camp also volunteer their time and skills.

We support some of the world’s most vulnerable people, offering safe spaces for women and men, recreational activities for children and adults, and emergency laundry services.

We empower, offering informal educational courses, particularly in languages and arts. Our community volunteers and community council ensure our work is led by the people it benefits.

We facilitate, working collaboratively with other NGOs as they bring their expertise to help the island’s refugee population.

We can’t do this alone. We rely on donations and new volunteers to keep going.

 
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Stories from the field

Read the latest blog posts from those volunteering on Samos.

 
 

Latest News

The European Union says the migration crisis that began four years ago is over, as new arrivals have dwindled. But in Samos, things are worse than ever.

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Displaced Dishes

Our new cookbook celebrates 30 different recipes from around the world. All of the recipes were contributed by the residents of the Samos camp, and 100% of the profit goes towards supporting the work of Samos Volunteers.

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Alpha 4-1 Banana House

The football match of the year took place Monday afternoon here on Samos ⚽️

While both teams played their hearts out for the championship, we’re happy to say the Alpha team came on top! But we’re happier to say that it was an afternoon full of laughter and fun.

Take a look at our community centre, Alpha, where we provide psychosocial support and informal education to the more than 3,500 refugees and asylum seekers living on the island.

 
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