The Rescue Center is supported throughout the year by a dedicated team of part- time volunteers, who are residents of Athens and the surrounding areas. Below are the options available for part-time participation.
The rescue & rehabilitation program, all year round. Part-time volunteers will receive training from experienced volunteers and specialized staff and can share duties and responsibilities for cleaning of tanks and preparation of meals and feeding the animals. They will be able to observe medical treatments and procedures. They may be asked to participate in transportations of injured turtles and in releases of treated animals back to the sea. They may also be asked to offer their skills to technical and maintenance work in installations of the Rescue center. The duties of each part-time volunteer are agreed with the supervising officer, taking into account the needs of the program and the specific time availability of the volunteer. The minimal time requirement in this program is 4 weeks with at least 4 days participation/week.
The Visitor information and public awareness program, every Saturday and Sunday between 11:00-17:00. Part-time volunteers will receive training from the Education Officer and will be responsible for guided tours of visitors during the hours that the Rescue Center is open to the public. The minimal requirement for this program is 4 weeks with at least 2 days of participation during this period.
A participation fee of €30 is required for part-time volunteers. This fee covers administrative costs and annual subscription as ARCHELON supporter.
You can find out more by filling up the relevant on –line application form and notify us for your intended participation in a preliminary visit to the centre.
For Sea Turtle rescue and rehabilitation: scheduled visits take place at 12 noon on the last Saturday of each month, please notify the Rescue Coordinator Irini Kassimati (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel : 210 8944 444, 00306941511511)
For the visitor information activities: scheduled visits take place at 15:00 of the last Wednesday of each month, please notify the Education Coordinator Anne Konida (email@example.com, tel: 210 89 82 600, 00306932640949)
Following your visit and discussion with the coordinator, you will be asked to sign the participation form and pay the fee of €30.