• Greece
    • Crete
2 to 52 weeks

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Price Details
The Basic package includes 4 Weeks of Volunteering. Every project can be extended and has different rates for extension weeks. You will find them at our homepage. Please note: prices may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations!
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

Some projects require you to bring your own work clothes. There may be extra charges for some accommodations or meals. You will find out everything before your order in your consultation.

Dec 07, 2021
Dec 03, 2021
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About Program

Volunteer in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. Greece is known for its ancient millennia-old ruins, such as the historic Acropolis. It was here that the foundations of European democracy were laid and the first Olympic Games were held.

The "land of the gods" has a very diverse landscape. Wide beaches with small bays, green landscapes with Mediterranean plants and gigantic rock massifs. Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, impresses with archaeological sites such as the Palace of Knossos and the longest canyon in Europe, the Samaria Canyon. The Ionian Islands are located along the west coast of Greece.

Our RGV projects in Crete and the Ionian Islands are mainly for animal and marine conservation, such as dolphin research. Social projects, where you take care of or teach children, are also part of it - or would you rather do something in the medical field or develop renewable energies? The choice is yours!

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Program Highlights

  • Explore the most ancient ruins in europe while you volunteer to help others
  • Get individual advice and help with the organization of your entire stay
  • Accommodation and part of the meals are included
  • Receive a T-shirt from the project and an internship certificate for your resume
  • Combine 2 or more projects if you want to try different things and book an optional language course or additional excursions! Get involved in various projects in marine &wildlife conservation, animal & environmental protection, social or medical work

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Renewable Energies Greece

Are you interested in renewable energies or do you want to train in this field? Great! Here you can either expand your knowledge and gain practical experience or, if you don't have any practical experience yet, learn a lot about solar energy and its benefits for the environment. Besides, you will get to know the culture and beautiful landscape of Crete and experience the wonderful and famous Mediterranean flair.

Animal Shelter

Look after animals and their welfare. The tasks of the volunteers vary, depending on your previous knowledge. Important are love of animals and willingness to work. Duties include greeting clients, filing medical records and caring for animals. Volunteers provide a pleasant and friendly atmosphere and environment.

Diving Greece

In this project you will support conservationists and marine biologists underwater, on the water and on land. The research stations and your accommodation are located on an idyllic island on the west coast of Greece. Environmental protection is a very topical issue. Participating in this project is your chance to work for our nature on land and in the water to protect, explore and preserve it. You like to work outside and love nature? Then this is the right project for you.

Children at the Greece Kindergarten

Get involved in a kindergarten in Crete and help to improve the situation on the ground. Since many schools now have to raise their own funds for activities and materials, it is even more important to get additional helping hands. As a volunteer you are very welcome and your help is urgently needed. The kids on site will thank you a lot!

Medical Care Crete

Volunteering on the paradisiacal island of Crete! In the port city of Iraklio you will support the staff in the hospital on site. You will assist the patients with everything that is necessary. For example, talking to them, being there for them or making the beds. Monitoring the condition of the patients is also part of your job - depending on your experience.

Horse Care Project Crete

Are you crazy about horses and dreaming of a stay abroad in Crete? Then this is the right place for you. In this more than dreamlike region in the Mediterranean Sea you can live out your passion for these wonderful animals and take care of them.

Animal Care Greece

In Crete, a large number of dogs and cats lived as strays, in need of proper care and attention. In the animal shelter on Crete, volunteers provide exactly that! Here you spoil the four-legged friends with a lot of love and affection. In addition, they are socialized and can be placed in a permanent home.

Volunteer at the shelter and help the dogs and cats on site. In your free time you can also discover the beauty of Greece!

Watch dolphins in the wild

Join the Mediterranean dolphin research project in Western Greece. Working outside and being on board will be fun and you will learn a lot and take home fantastic memories. This project will also be an enrichment for your resume and you can take a lot with you into your professional life.

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Ghana - The best place to start Volunteering

I worked at the Children Center in Accra for 8 weeks and I would never want to miss this time. I was able to get involved in so many areas. I taught the street children, helped with the education and carried out many leisure activities. My accommodation of Mama Mina is directly on the same railing as the street children project. So I did not have to travel to the project.

During the weeks we traveled a lot through the country together with other volunteers. The infrastructure is great as well as the security in the whole country.

All in all, I can say that the choice to go abroad with the German volunteer organization Rainbow Garden Village was exactly right!

What was your funniest moment?
beeing on a wedding was just awsome! The people are so warm and I felt at home in Ghana from the very beginning. Really a great welcoming mentality!
The daily situations are hard to describe, you just have to experience the livestle in Ghana yourself. So much positive energy, just great!
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