Greece Volos Outreach - Reaching the Refugees, Romani & Greeks: Greece

The purpose of this outreach is to serve in an area where there are very few missionaries and to support the local church in reaching out to the locals, refugees, and Roma (gypsy) people.

Come engage and share the love of Christ with many different people groups: Greeks, Romani (Gypsies), and Syrian/Iraqi refugees. We will be serving people in a variety of ways, and supporting the church in a community often overlooked by missionaries. Will you join us in making Christ known to the nations?

Dates:Wed 03 Jan 2018 – Fri 12 Jan 2018
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Cost:520 EUR (participants from Finland)
Ages:18-
single people welcome married couples welcome sorry, no families groups welcome

Ministry Details

You will organize and run children’s programs in the refugee camp and at the Roma village. This includes setting up and supervising a “bouncy castle/moon bounce,” making balloon animals, doing face painting, and playing games. You will assist the local church in city beautification by picking up trash in the community. You will assist the local church in making and distributing food packs for the refugee families. You will attend local church services and share to encourage the local congregation. You will develop and run the program for the church’s youth group, in coordination with the team leader.

Participant Profile

Participant’s should be ready and willing to serve. This is Greece and things frequently change, so flexibility is a must for those who wish to serve on this outreach.

Accommodation:

You will spend one night at the beginning and ending of the trip in a local church dorm in Athens. During the outreach, you will be staying in a hotel in Volos. Please note, it may not be possible for couples and groups to stay together in the accommodations.

Food:

You will eat at the local church and/or local restaurants. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions when you apply.

Travel:

You are responsible for arranging your travel to and from Athens International Airport. The airport code is “ATH.” You should arrive before 18:00 on the scheduled arrival day. You will be picked up and dropped off at the airport by an OM team member. Groups should arrive and depart together.

Health:

Participants must be in good health and physically able to stand, bend, lift, walk, and do other physical activity as needed. Participants will be required to help move the “bouncy castle/moon bounce,” which weighs ~200kg.

Visa:

Citizens of the EU, Schengen Member States, USA, and Canada do not need a visa for this outreach. All others may need a visa. If a visa is required, and a fee is involved, it is the participant’s responsibility to pay the fees.

Notes:

Groups need to have at least one member who is legally able to drive in Greece, has had their driver’s license for a minimum of three years, needs to be willing to drive a 9-seater van, and knows how to drive with a manual transmission.