The medical team of Boat Refugee Foundation works in refugee camp Moria on Lesbos, Greece, where thousands of people reside often for a long time. The conditions in the camp are dire and harrowing, causing despair and feelings of hopelessness amongst the refugees. Many basic facilities are insufficient, and the camp is severely overcrowded. For you to be able to work in the camp, it is necessary and important to take knowledge of the situation and the effects it causes, like despair and sometimes aggression.
The medical team runs evening shifts located in a medical cabin in the camp, seven days a week. The medical team (consisting of medical professionals) provides primary and emergency care seven days a week. In addition, the team may be asked to provide emergency assistance in emergency situations (such as riots). The patients mostly originate from the Middle East, other parts of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The variety in complaints is wide; from flu-like symptoms and relatively simple problems to severely ill patients and acute psychological complaints.
What do we expect from you (required)?
What else do we expect from you?
Who do we welcome to the medical team on Lesvos?
Unfortunately we do not accept:
We are also looking for volunteers who, in addition to their activities for the medical team, want to take on tasks as an assistant for the coordinator. Are you interested in this? Then take a look at the profile of assistant medical coordinator.
Boat Refugee Foundation owes the reason for existence to the dedication of the many volunteers and donors. Without them, we would not be able to carry out our work. We wish to spend the available funds to supplies for refugees as much as possible. For these reasons, we ask all our volunteers to pay their own travel and stay. In addition, all volunteers are responsible for their own travel insurance and possible vaccinations.
Do you recognize yourself in the profile above and do you want to be a volunteer in Greece? And did you read this information about practical matters and the registration procedure?
Please, register yourself by completing the form below. We ask you to fill out all parts of the form completely, so we get a good idea about you as a volunteer.