Volunteer Coordinator

at A Drop in the Ocean
Published September 4, 2022
Location Lesvos, Greece
Category General  
Job Type Volunteer  


We are currently seeking a motivated individual for the position of Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate work amongst volunteers in line with capacity and requirements at the location of Lesvos.




Provide information regarding practicalities to new volunteers prior to their arrival

Induction, training, mentoring and development of all on-site volunteers

Ensure a sufficient number of field workers at the location

Recruitment of resident volunteers on site

Manage and update database (volunteer management system) of present volunteers

Manage and coordinate volunteer work and inform volunteers of tasks to be completed. Coordinate with Project Coordinator and HR volunteer recruitment.

Responsible for projects/activities at the location may be relevant. In such cases:

Qualitative and quantitative data collection from each project in order to implement, ensure and follow-up on relevant M&E plans

Any other relevant tasks as requested by Site Coordinator and Head of Operations



University degree in Business Management, Human Resources, Social Work or a related field and/or

6 months minimum Experience from humanitarian organisations, field work (refugee camps) and volunteer management in particular

Leadership skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Service minded and ability to work in multicultural settings

Fluent in English; Greek and other context relevant languages (i.e. Farsi/Arabic/Pashto/Dari) are an advantage

The Volunteer Coordinator will work full-time in Mytilene-Greece.


All Coordinators with A Drop in the Ocean are travelling on their own responsibility, and must be able to contribute for at least 3 months. The successful candidate will be hired on a Greek contract for six months with the possibility of extension. Greek residency is preferable to be hired on a Greek contract. Non-EU candidates can apply provided they have all the required documents to work in Greece. DiH does not support hired coordinators with Visa applications. Greek country requirements must be handled by the candidate prior to his/her arrival on site.


A valid driver’s license (Greek/European, valid no less than 2 years) is necessary to be considered as a Coordinator. All field workers of the organisation must be above the age of 25 and have to provide with a valid police certificate. Insurance including travel and health is mandatory for all field workers


How to apply


We would like to receive your CV and motivation letter, marked “Volunteer Coordinator- Greece” in the subject line to Head of Operations by email.

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