Starfish welcomes volunteers. We can offer a variety of volunteer roles to support Starfish projects and operations.
We need volunteers for the following roles:
Starfish Field Coordinator
The field coordinator has a key role in making sure that Starfish activities and operations run smoothly. The main responsibilities are planning, evaluating, and staffing, including the Starfish container in Moria camp and the inventory tool for items needed. The role involves coordinating transportation to and from Moria, organising translators for meetings as needed, and making sure that security processes are followed (including the Moria evacuation plan). The field coordinator attends Moria security and general meetings, takes and distributes the minutes, and collects data from Starfish project managers to report to the Starfish director.
Starfish field coordinator supports our activities inside Moria camp (the main refugee camp on Lesvos). The camp has a large and fluctuating population of refugees from many countries, including families. The Starfish ‘container’ is within a safe NGO area of the camp and offers classes and activities on different days: self-defence and empowerment for women; yoga; distribution of baby boxes and non-food items; Greek language classes; meetings with Moria community representatives to develop further activities.
Marketing and media volunteer
As a marketing and media volunteer, you will play an important role in helping us keep our website and social media relevant and up to date. You will create marketing and social media campaigns, and content and marketing messages to support Starfish’s values and communications. You will work with Starfish project managers to make sure that project updates are written and posted weekly on Facebook and other social media.
Communications and fundraising volunteer
Communications and fundraising volunteers have a key role to help us keep our existing projects running and achieve new projects. The role involves searching for calls for action, organising fundraising activities, and making sure that funding offers, donations of money or gifts are fulfilled. Volunteers help write proposals, report back to funding organisations, update funding platforms and reports, and keep timelines relating to funding up to date.
Warehouse and supply volunteer
Warehouse and supply volunteers help us manage logistics. Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the inventory, delivery and transportation of items, coordinating the supply of baby boxes, attending meetings relating to non-food items, and liaising with other NGOs on Lesvos.
BabyBox project helper
BabyBox helpers are part of a very special project, distributing baby boxes in Moria to new parents. The role involves helping to prepare and check the baby boxes before they are distributed, updating the baby box checklist, organising inventory to keep track of baby box item donations, and managing photos and posts for Facebook and other social media.
OpenSpace is the Starfish operational hub in the centre of Mytilene (the main town and port of Lesvos). It’s busy every day, used by local residents as well as refugees. OpenSpace is a welcoming space for visitors, has a library, and hosts regular workshops and events, including a weekly yoga class for Lesvos volunteers. OpenSpace helpers are part of the Starfish team, helping us to organise events, keeping OpenSpace premises looking good for daily visitors, replying to emails, entering data and keeping our database up to date, and other admin as needed.
Personal characteristics and experience:
If you are interested in one of these positions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please include a CV, a short paragraph about why you have chosen to apply for Starfish, and your availability.
You can find the Starfish volunteer policy documents by clicking on the links below.