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.
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.
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.
For more see: CYA Media Lab Internship Application
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...
NGO - Volunteering in the clothing donation center
Environment, ecology and climate change projects
Environment and animal-related projects
Preserving cultural heritage in Greece
Teaching English to immigrants and refugees, working in soup kitchen
Soup Kitchens and community work helping the disadvantaged
Intern in social media and museum studies
At the American School of Classical Studies
Students work with refugees, in hospitals, and in soup kitchens
The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research
Feeding stray animals in Athens
Migration, asylum seeker and human rights projects
Baking sweets at a local Pangrati bakery
Volunteering with the community and athletes during the race
The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy
Help save the Mediterranean sea turtles
Promising students can apply for the ASCSA summer excavation in the Athenian Agora
a grass-roots organization redefining Greece by confronting prevailing misconceptions
Journalism and writing for an Athenian English-language magazine