Join Give Back Beyond Cincinnati as we travel to Greece to provide refugee support through Cross Cultural Solutions (CCS). This trip is scheduled for October 6-13, 2018.
During the trip, we will support the needs of refugee families, including much-needed supplies through the CCS Distribution Center. Our work will help uphold human dignity and provide a sense of stability while working in the Center by meeting basic needs for the 800 camp residents with consistency and respect. At the Center, volunteers are responsible for the distribution resources, as well as running the camp clothing shop. Additionally, tasks and duties will be avialble depending on trip size.
During the trip, we will interact directly with refugees. The days will be long and may be physically and/or mentally exhausting. Evenings will be spent relaxing, socializing, as well as a de-brief of the day’s activities and interactions.
Though the refugee camp is located in Ritsona, our accommodations will be in nearby Chalkida, a lively seaside town with plenty of tavernas and restaurants.
The cost could be up to $1,550 plus flight. Included will be:
§ Transportation once in Greece
A deposit of $350 is due by July 6th and is non-refundable. The Trip Lead(s) will contact you regarding your deposit close to the date. If you are unable to make this date and do not make alternative plans with the Trip Lead, you will be dropped from the trip.
As GBBC is a non-profit/volunteer run organization, we strongly encourage everyone to participate in the trip planning and preparation to make it the most successful one to date!
By signing up, you are committing to your ability to fund the full amount of the trip and have time off work (as needed). Also, that you will be available to help volunteer for group fundraising opportunities. If we are successful in our fundraising, we may be able to cut the program cost significantly.
By filling out this application, you acknowledge that you are:
§ Interested and available on the dates listed above
§ Able to pay the cost of the trip
§ Physically able to handle hard labor and work every day
§ Willing and able to take on an active role in planning and fundraising for the trip
§ Able to participate in group fundraising
§ Agree to a background check
§ FLEXIBLE! Details could change as we gather additional information or as the needs of the partnering organization changes
§ Going to have a great time on one of the most enjoyable weeks you will experience this year!