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Welcome to our European Solidarity Corps program. In SHA we’re looking for talented people to join our team for 12 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible?
You can join our program if:
- You are 18 – 30 years old (no exceptions)
- You are an EU Citizen (Click here to see if your country is included)
How much money I receive?
Every month you will receive:
- 150 Euros for food
- 150 Euros to spend where you choose (pocket money)
- 35 Euros for a monthly travel card (covers all Athenian public transport)
- 200 Euros for housing (depending on the situation we will either offer you a room or we will give you the money to pay for your room
In case you want to make a project, event or anything else you can ask our team for money to run this project
It’s essential to know that we need receipts for all the money we give you. If you don’t provide receipts then we can’t provide the money!
How many hours do I have to work?
According to the ESC guidelines you have to volunteer for 36 hours per week.
Our team though is totally flexible on this as we value your output and not the hours worked.
We can also provide flexible working hours.
What if I want to travel all the time?
In SHA we’re looking for dedicated volunteers who want to build their professional capacity.
If you’re looking just to have fun and travel all the time then our organization is not a good fit for you!
What do we offer?
Learn from an entrepreneurial environment!
We are growing and learning from our experience every day!
We are proud of the inclusion and diversity of our team. Our team members come from over 8 countries!
The day you join our team we create a Learning & Development plan to answer your goals.
Flexible Working Hours
Don’t feel like starting early on Monday? That’s ok. Do you have to pick up your kid and arrange some paperwork? That’s cool too.
Unlimited Paid Vacations
You didn’t misread it. We are performance driven and as long you achieve your OKRs, you can take the time off you want.
Our office is based in Athens, but you are welcome to join us remotely if you want!
ESC Volunteer Testimonials
Social Hackers Academy allows me to be in a constant learning process. I feel I am working in a remarkable team that makes me improve professionally and personally.
I am very excited to participate in European and national projects and raise funds for the migrant community and other vulnerable groups. It feels great to join a team whose work improves the future of so many people!
After 5 months of working in the Social Hackers team, I can say that this experience has taught me so much already. Social Hackers Academy brings fresh and innovative solutions to the migration crisis that Greece is currently experiencing. I am very glad to be able to be part of this community and to contribute to the students’ growth and development. It is always such a joy to learn that a student has just been offered his/her dream job or that another one has been accepted into university to further his/her education.