Volunteering & Internships

We help dozens of students arrange volunteer or internship experiences; students have done everything from volunteering in law firms to serving at local soup kitchens to assisting beekeepers. Volunteering is a great way to gain experience, and build friendships & networks while in Athens. CYA is also a Bonner Approved study abroad program which mean Bonner Leaders & Scholars are able to satisfy their required community service through study abroad at CYA in Greece.

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities exist across a wide range of interest areas including: refugee aid, soup kitchens, environmental groups, animal welfare, special needs education, film & theater, writing & editing, libraries, museums, art galleries, kindergartens, marketing & advertising, and various non-profit organizations. Internships at some organizations may be arranged as part of specific courses.


CYA Media Lab Internship

We offer a great in-house opportunity for students interested in building their portfolio, knowledge and skills in digital media and communications. Applications are open to all CYA students prior to the beginning of each semester. Application deadlines for spring semester 2018 will announced soon.

For more see: CYA Media Lab Internship Application 

Collaborating Organizations

We have a strong network of contacts in Athens, below are just some of the organizations we collaborate with.

Nadia Meliniotis who is in charge of Student Affairs, will be happy to connect you with more organizations and help you find volunteer opportunities to suit your interests...


Praksis

NGO - Volunteering in the clothing donation center

Greenpeace

Environment, ecology and climate change projects

World Wildlife Fund

Environment and animal-related projects

 Diazoma

Preserving cultural heritage in Greece


Caritas Hellas

Teaching English to immigrants and refugees, working in soup kitchen

Missionaries of Charity

Soup Kitchens and community work helping the disadvantaged
 


Museum of Cycladic Art

Intern in social media and museum studies

 
The Blegen Library

At the American School of Classical Studies

Doctors of the World - Doctors Without Borders

Students work with refugees, in hospitals, and in soup kitchens

IOBE

The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research

 


Friends of the Cat
 & Nine Lives Greece

Feeding stray animals in Athens

Amnesty International

Migration, asylum seeker and human rights projects 


O Artopoiitis Bakery

Baking sweets at a local Pangrati bakery


Athens Authentic Marathon

Volunteering with the community and athletes during the race

ELIAMEP

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

MEDASSET

Help save the Mediterranean sea turtles

HOPE CAFE

Feeding the hungry in Athens 


Athenian Agora Excavation

Promising students can apply for the ASCSA summer excavation in the Athenian Agora

Repo(we)r Greece

a grass-roots organization redefining Greece by confronting prevailing misconceptions 


Athens Insider

Journalism and writing for an Athenian English-language magazine