ESC volunteering opportunity: ”Youth for Refugees”, Greece (long term)

The International Centre for Sustainable Development (ICSD) is a non-profit based in Ioannina, Greece. The primary focus of the  Youth for Refugees  project is to actively contribute to the integration of refugees.

Through long-term volunteering, the participants will engage in initiatives designed to support an empower the refugee community. As an organization committed to fostering positive change, collaboration is key to making a meaningful impact.

Project name: Youth for Refugees
Project dates: December 2023 – September 2024 (approximately 9.5 months)
Location: Ioannina, Greece
Financed by: European Solidarity Corps
Hosting organisation: International Centre for Sustainable Development (ICSD)

Application deadline: as soon as possible 
Volunteer profile:

  • Between 18 and 30 years old.
  • Basic proficiency in English is required.
  • Participants must be legally residing in one of the participating European and EU-Partner Countries.
  • The ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment is essential.
  • Flexible and creative, like very creative!
  • Open-minded with a positive attitude.
  • Motivated to promote solidarity.
  • Communicative and sociable.

Tasks of the volunteer: No specific prior knowledge, skills, or experience is necessary. Each volunteer supports the daily operation of his/her workplace by delivering various non-formal education activities to the minors. Examples: intercultural and language activities.

As a volunteer, you will benefit of:

  • A Youthpass certificate attesting to the skills you have learned in the project
  • Pocket money, food allowance, local transport, and reimbursement of travel expenses up to the established limit
  • Accommodation
  • Training and mentoring
  • Complementary medical insurance for the entire duration of the internship (HENNER)
  • Develop skills for social inclusion, social welfare support of refugees, advocating for the rights and needs of minors, cultural sensibility, and communication skills
  • Learn to be a member of a team and plan together
  • Learn how to organize and actively participate in social dialogue workshops and awareness events


How can you apply?

You can apply by filling the application form at
You must attach your CV (curriculum vitae) and explain what motivates you to apply to this project. To send an email to titled ”ESC in Greece” to