Short-Term and Summer Jobs in Greece and the Mediterranean
The Key Employers
Note: Many people find work in language schools by applying in person to schools.
ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, www.archelon.gr. Enthusiastic and committed volunteers are required for demanding sea turtle conservation projects run by ARCHELON in Greece. Zakynthos, Peloponnesus and Crete are major nesting areas for the loggerhead (Caretta caretta) turtle in the Mediterranean and have been monitored by ARCHELON, a non-profit making organization, for 20 years. In Athens, ARCHELON also runs the only Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Centre in Greece. Volunteers are invited to work on the island of Zakynthos where the first National Marine Park for sea turtles in the Mediterranean was established in 1999 and assist the Management Body of the Park in its task to protect the nesting beaches. In Peloponnesus, volunteers will protect nests from foxes and other mammals, experience the pilot project of sand dune restoration, help maintain nature trails and the running of the newly established Nature Information Centres. On the island of Crete, participants will work for the implementation of a Management Plan for the nesting areas. At the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, volunteers will have the opportunity to assist our staff in daily treatment of sea turtles that suffer from accidental and deliberate injuries.
Earth, Sea and Sky, P.O. Box 1063, Saxilby, Lincs. LN1 2TN, U.K.; www.earthseasky.org. Volunteers carry out summer projects like cleaning up wildlife habitats on the Greek Ionian island of Zakynthos and rescuing sea turtles.
Eurodivers, Laganas Beach, 29100 Zakinthos, Greece; eurodivers.nu. Dive center on Ionian island that takes on qualified dive instructors, dive interns, and commission sales reps for the season May to October. Free room and board for interns.
Global Choices: Work and Travel Greece. By participating in the Work and Travel Greece program you will earn money, gain work experience and enjoy Greece. The work and travel placements are available in the hospitality industry for a minimum duration of 3 months in the following locations: Crete, Chalkidiki, Samos, Naxos Island, Rhodos and Corfu. Positions include: waitress, chambermaid, female bar tenders, kitchen helpers, dog trainer, and representative for a travel agency. These are all paid positions. Visit: www.globalchoices.co.uk (reviewed by Web editor).
Hellenic American Union, 22 Massalias St., 106 80 Athens, Greece; www.hau.gr. TEFL-qualified teachers can contact HAU Career Office.
Medasset (Mediterrean Association to Save Sea Turtles), www.medasset.org. Short-term Office Volunteer. 3-5 week office-based volunteer work, including — but not limited to — assisting staff with projects, filing, letter writing, computer orientated and archive resource center tasks, database updating, internet search, etc. Free accommodation offered.
Nine Muses Au Pair Activities, Thrakis 39 & Vas. Sofia 2, 17121 Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece; www.ninemuses.gr. Placement service for au pairs. Also offers positions in the tourist industry. Language classes offered as well.
Papantoniou Institute, 30a Ippocratous, 2122 Nicosia, Cyprus; www.papantoniou-institute.com. English teachers hired on 9-month contracts. TEFL training courses offered onsite, lasting 2, 6, or 8 weeks.