Computer Lab Volunteer
Type of Position
About the position
Join our team on Samos in the Computer Lab, a vibrant and creative digital centre for refugee women and youth. Alongside general psychosocial support, develop and lead our IT teaching programmes along with the permanent Computer Lab staff, creating a safe and welcoming environment for all participants.
Key responsibilities of the job include:
Delivering IT lessons and courses to children and adults
Developing our IT programme and curriculum to cover a range of levels and needs
Maintaining the upkeep of our technical equipment
Provide social support including creating an environment to build the confidence, resilience and self-esteem of students
Attending regular planning meetings and fortnightly trainings
Reporting any child or adult protection concerns
Remaining flexible based on the project needs
Cleaning of the spaces twice a day along with the rest of the volunteer team
Your set of skills:
Experience in teaching, IT, ESL, social work, youth work, & project-based activities
An awareness of migration issues and sensitivity to working with vulnerable communities
You share our vision of a world in which everyone has equal chances to education
Familiarity with all major computer programmes: Microsoft, Adobe, Google software
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrable experience in IT education
Multi-tasker who performs well under pressure.
Willing to give long hours in a variety of roles and tasks
About the organisation
Action for Education is an independent, grassroots organisation founded in the UK and Greece in 2017. We develop and support projects that aim to remove the barriers to education for displaced communities. In early 2019, we launched a Youth Centre project on Samos as an emergency response to the desperate condition of refugees on the island – a critical bottleneck on the road of flight to Europe.
AFE pursues two main goals with this project:
First, we offer an essential safe space to the children and youth, in which they can rediscover a piece of childhood. Careful guidance in learning, playing and communal activities build resilience and develop peace-building mechanisms, an opportunity they are ill-afforded in the harsh, tense and frequently violent conditions in the camps.
Second, we help students develop language and concentration as well as motor and cognitive skills through curricula of English, languages and projects, which also stimulate imagination and let students and participants explore their own interests, old and new.