We are now accepting applications for more than 60 spots in our Greek America Corps volunteer programs in Greece during summer 2020.
Following successful volunteer missions in 2017 and 2019, which saw more than two dozen young North Americans traveling to Greece for month-long service programs, we are proud to make Greek America Corps an integral part of our programming.
This year’s mission consists of five volunteer programs ranging from one week to one month long. The program locations include Athens, Thessaloniki, Karpathos and Kasos islands and Chios island.
All programs will take place between early June and the end of July. They seek to instill in participants the Greek values of philanthropy and philotimo. At the same time, our efforts will provide critical aid to Greece in sectors such as homelessness, animal welfare and the refugee crisis, among others.
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Each program consists of numerous volunteer duties but also includes cultural immersion experiences such as excursions to historic, religious or otherwise significant sites — as well as local celebrations and festivities.
We have partnered with various accredited non-profit organizations as well as local government officials in Greece who will host our volunteer teams.
We are offering scholarships for young people to participate in these programs. Scholarships cover the cost of housing, program expenses such as cultural excursions, local transportation and various group meals. Airfare to Greece is not included.
Applicants who do not require financial aid may also opt to pay for themselves. Regardless of application type (scholarship/paid), participants must first apply and be accepted into the program to participate.
For details about each program, including requirements and how to apply, click here.
What Past Volunteers Say
Summer 2020 will mark our third year of hosting the Greek America Corps program. Past volunteers have referred to it as a “life-changing experience,” among other descriptions. Watch the video below and listen to their testimonials.