Living and Working in Greece
Information & guidance about seasonal jobs in Greece
Seasonal jobs in Greece
Greece offers many jobs in it’s summer tourist industry and work can be found between May and September in hotels, bars, clubs and restaurants. Most vacancies are in the busier tourist areas and the Greek Islands of Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Kos and Zante.
Au Pairs usually need some childcare experience but won’t always need to be able to speak Greek. Au pairs live with host families, looking after the children and perform basic domestic duties such as cleaning. Wages are often low but food and accommodation is usually included. Athens is a good place to look for this type of work.
Harvests throughout the year include oranges, bananas, potatoes, olives and grapes in a number of places including Toló, Argos, and Crete. Most harvest work can be found by enquiring in person to various farmers. The majority of jobs on farms will not pay very well and working hours can be long.
Work Teaching English is offered in private language schools throughout Greece, particularly in towns and cities such as Edessa, Larissa and Preveza in mainland Greece.
Voluntary Job Opportunities In Greece Include conservation work opportunities in Greece and the Greek Islands.
Greece Visa Information: If you intend to visit Greece, on holiday, a business trip, to study, work, volunteer or as an emigrant you should get up to date and accurate information from the official website of the Greece Ministry Of Foreign Affairs.
For up to date information on visa requirements, you can also check with the Embassy or Consulate of Greece before you travel
Voluntary work in Greece
Most voluntary work in Greece is located in the more populated cities; Athens offers both the opportunity to help underdeveloped communities whilst basking in the beautiful views the city has to offer. Volunteers will be immersed in the cultural and social life of the Greek capital, in and around the landmarks that are centuries old. The incredible architecture provides a stunning backdrop for the mythology, and drama, and philosophy that engulfs the city; the awe inspiring Acropolis is visible from almost every part of the city, and creates the central monument which modern day life in Athena still revolves around. The magnificent architecture is rivalled only by the stunning beaches just beyond Athens, meaning you will struggle to decide how to split your free time between all the spectacular spots!
Thessaloniki is the country’s second city, that offers just as many voluntary work in Greece opportunities as its better known counterpart. The sprawling city is full of diverse neighbourhoods, home to the Arch of Galerius, a 4th-century monument, a revamped waterfront and energetic nightlife. There is also the opportunity for voluntary work in Greece’s rural areas; remote villages such as Prespes and Dikella often house environmental conservation projects that the bigger cities lack, where volunteers are better able to invest in conservation of the natural environment.
Volunteering projects in Greece
A popular field of voluntary work in Greece is environmental conservation, which needs tackling due to the lack of policy implementation. Volunteers will be responsible for contributing toward the implementation and continuation of conservation and environmental measures. The marine landscape is the focus of these environmental conservation programs, as protections and cleanups are required due to its popularity amongst tourists. Conservation voluntary work in Greece is also required to control and prevent forest fires that frequently occur in the summertime, as well as reforestation efforts in the affected areas.
Voluntary work in Greece can also include organic farming and agro-tourism projects, which are a great way to help local farmers and increase tourists’ knowledge about organic farming practices. Volunteering in Greece can also include community development and education programs, as volunteers promote awareness and education to communities on ways they can reduce their impact on the environment. Voluntary work in Greece can also include teaching English, to both adults and children.