Legal Address:

Via Dante 53, 80079, Procida (NA) - Italy

Italian Tax Number

91015070633

​Find us: 

Kanari Street 14, Samos, 83100, Greece

We need you in Samos!

We need a team of committed, patient and resilient learning mentors to carry out our operations.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does it cost anything to volunteer with Still I Rise?

No.  Volunteers need to cover their accommodation and food  costs but there is no payment to Still I Rise.

Are you a teacher?

We are looking for experienced teachers and educators to join our team and teach our kids English, Greek, Biology, Geography, Music, Computer, Art and Sports to help them acquire the skills they need to thrive in Europe. Experience teaching English as a foreign language is a huge plus! 

Are you a  psychologist or a social worker? 

 Do you have the training to support resiliency by working with children individually and within class programs? Can you observe and listen well to connect with kids in crisis and transition? From building social and coping skills  to making referrals to partner agencies- we support students in every way we can.

Are you a kids person?

 Working with children aged 12-17 requires a combination of energy and patience! At the heart of the Youth Center is an enjoyment of the students in all the complexity of their experience and interactions. We are looking for motivated leaders to inspire and teach kids through all of our activities. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficient in English. 

  • Over the age of 20.

  • Minimum of 6 weeks. 

  • Completion of CRB/background check

  • Facebook Messenger. 

  • Passion, drive, dedication to our cause.

Due to the changing circumstances of our work, we cannot accept applications more than 4 months prior to your starting date.

Frequently asked question

Does it cost anything to volunteer with Still I Rise?

No.  Volunteers need to cover their accommodation and food  costs but there is no payment to Still I Rise.

Who do I contact about volunteering?

Please read all information on our site before applying to volunteer with us. If you have further questions, you can contact admin@stillirisengo.org. If you are confirmed as a volunteer, it is not formal employment and we cannot support documentation for visas.

Would I need a car on Samos?

Since all of our activities take place in Mazi, our youth center, it is not necessary to have a car while you volunteer with us. However, it is very likely that you will walk 10-15 minutes from your accommodation to reach the center each day. 

What would I be doing as a volunteer with Still I Rise?

We make an effort to use our volunteers' strongest skills while they are with us. People trained in teaching, whether English or other courses, may be teaching regular classes. If you have skills in art, engineering, science, dance or other activities, Mazi has enjoyed providing topic specific workshops for our students. Staff at the common hall desk are also needed to keep the center clean, supervise and engage with kids between classes, and support teachers throughout the day.

Transport and Accommodation

FERRY Transport

Ferries arrive on the island throughout the week. The ferry schedule changes based on season and tickets can be reserved online from Athens to Samos. The ferry terminal is on the outskirts of Vathi and taxi service can be arranged from the port for about 5 EUR. 

Flights to Samos

Samos airport is approximately 15km from Vathy and a taxi from the airport into town will cost around 25 EUR. There is a small taxi rank outside the airport. Alternatively, you can come by bus (1.80 EUR). The bus stop is very close to the airport arrivals hall. 

Unfortunately, we cannot arrange to personally meet and pick-up volunteers when they arrive. 

Accommodation

Still I Rise volunteers can opt to stay in our volunteer house for a small and reduced monthly fee.  To accommodate as many volunteers as possible there are a few shared rooms and it is likely that you will share the room with at least one other volunteer.

Still I Rise is completely privately funded and the financial donations that we receive are used to support our work. As such, all of our volunteers are responsible for their own expenses. If you are interested in staying in our volunteer house, we will provide you with further information after you have submitted your application.

Fundraising

Volunteers usually fundraise to support their stay and personal expenses in Samos. You can do so through crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe, CrowdRise, YouCaring or Generosity. Please note all these sites charge an administration fee. Donations can also be received through a PayPal account, for which no fee is charged.

Shared housing typically costs about 100 EUR per month. With a small budget for food and expenses, most volunteers can manage on 300 EUR per month.