Call for Volunteers on Samos from Mid-July onwards

Updated: 16 hours ago


Case Worker for the Refugee Law Clinic Berlin on Samos (Greek translation below)


Job Title: Case Worker

Location: Samos, Greece (Vathy)

Position Type: full-time or part-time

Salary: unpaid (our organization relies on volunteers, but if money is the reason for you not to apply, we can discuss it in the interview and find solutions, eg. application to ERASMUS grant is possible. Please feel encouraged to apply eitherway.)

Starting date: 15.07.2021 or later

Benefits: Accommodation (fully paid/ provided by the organisation)

Minimum period: 3 months

Application Deadline: 20.06.2021


Please send your application to samos@rlc-berlin.org


Project description

The project provides legal information to refugees on the island of Samos. The team consists of three to four legal counsellors and two to three translators. They offer legal information workshops, individual sessions for applicants before their asylum interview and assistance with family reunification applications. Upon your assignment, the project will also engage in appeal procedures for rejected applicants, accompany applicants to interviews and represent them at court. Detailed information on the project can be found at: www.rlc-berlin.org/samos

Costs for accommodation will be paid by the RLC Berlin. Travel expenses must be paid by the volunteers themselves. Working language is English. Students of a European university staying longer than two months on Samos can apply for an ERASMUS grant. The RLC Berlin will gladly support them.

For the future it is planned to found a new organisation which takes over the project from the RLC Berlin with the aim to professionalize it even more. This will not take place within the three months period of time in question.


Qualifications and Education Requirements

· Experience in counselling refugees in matters of asylum law (e.g. interview preparation, family reunification, administrative appeal procedures)

· Proficiency in English

· Experience in European asylum and immigration law

· Passion for issues of human rights law

· High resilience and flexibility; ability to work independently


Preferred Skills are

· Experience in team work

· Proficiency in another language additionally to English (e.g. Greek, French, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Kurdish)

· Experience in the non-profit sector