In the past two years tens of thousands of refugees flooded into Europe. Now, the European Union, in agreement with Turkey, has established a number of measures to curb the flow of refugees through Greece into Western Europe. This has resulted in a large reduction in the number of refugees arriving daily, but has also stranded approximately 50,000 refugees in Greece, primarily in Athens.

How can you help?


 Go With Us for 1 Week!

Short-term team opportunities are available for groups or individuals. Team members will serve at various refugee camps and/or ministry centers in Greece. Daily activities can include:

  • Helping with food & clothing distribution or organization in warehouses
  • Organizing children’s programs
  • Assisting with physical, social, and spiritual needs
  • Offering words of hope and prayers of comfort
  • Connecting with a few people or a family for longer term long distance friendship

Experience a paradigm shift in your understanding of the refugee situation by partnering with Greek volunteers as they serve the people that have been flooding into their country. See the holding pattern that refugees live in before they are resettled in the U.S. or Europe.

Trip Dates:

DatesDetailed Trip Info
May 6 - May 13, 2017
May 27 - June 3, 2017
June 3 - June 10, 2017Trip Info Packet & Forms
June 17 - June 24, 2017
July 1 - July 8, 2017
August 5 - August 12, 2017Trip Info & Packet Forms
Belmont Church Trip - 2017
Cornerstone Church Trip - July 14-25, 2017Trip Info Packet & Forms
Ecclesia Church - July 22-29, 2017Trip Info Packet & Forms
Restore Church - December 8-15, 2017
(After opening link, right-click to download and save Info Packet pdf)

If you would like to bring a group from your church or work please apply and let us know. We will work with you to set up the dates that work best for your group. If you are an individual, apply and we’ll let you know when we have dates for the next open trip.

Cost per trip is approximately $1800-$2000 + round-trip airfare to Athens. 

Short Term Trip Pre-Application


Church Group Trips

Build community within your church as you serve, cry and laugh together. There is nothing like having your mind and heart impacted in such a way you are changed forever. Teams have gone home with a different perspective on the migration crisis and become spokes people and leaders with your community. This experience not only helps participants understand the crisis better but is also creates a desire to be more engaged at home. We can serve on the island of Lesvos and include 2 days in Athens for a tour or we can serve in Athens alone.

Please contact Lisa Harris for detailed information. 615-832-2282 or lharris@servantgroup.org.

Leader Trip Pre-Application


Give!

Your financial gifts will go to helping our teams meet the needs they encounter while on the ground in Athens. These costs always come up, whether it’s a stroller, a meal, or some medicine. Thank you!

Give to Greece Refugee Outreach

 


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