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One resident who’s got to know the volunteers at HSA well is fifteen-year-old Mariam. Just before she went to Athens to begin the next step of her journey, Ben Cooke caught up with her to talk about her plans for the future and the joy she gets from learning English. Mariam is a keen photographer, […]
It’s true that volunteering and humanitarian work can be addictive. Nobody encompasses that more than Mélodie Sawyer Maurel who is currently in Kara Tepe on her sixth trip to the island showing her true dedication to the HSA cause! What is your role in HSA and what does it entail? I am a volunteer in […]
What you may not understand about HSA is that often the residents of the camp have gone on to become dedicated volunteers for HSA and provide an essential bridge between the volunteers and residents. They also bring unique skills and personalities to the HSA family. Bishno Prasad Chundali Paudel is a key member of the […]
What our volunteers say
I am always so impressed with how the community works together. You see this especially when new people come to the camp and the welcome and help they receive from people staying here already. Its heartwarming.
I was blown away by the number of residents that spoke little to no English when they arrived at Kara Tepe. Now, they are able to have full conversations with people from all over the world. Some are learning Greek, German, and English!