Computer Lab Volunteer



Minimum Commitment 

6 weeks

Type of Position

Volunteer Opportunity

Start date



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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.