The General Secretariat for Youth is implementing the following volunteer programmes, which are open to all young people between the ages of 18 and 30:
- Holidays and Volunteerism
Three hundred young volunteers have the opportunity to spend their holidays in a popular tourist area of Greece, mainly on the islands, combining pleasure and leisure with voluntary work for Hellenic Post (ELTA). The programme, which covers meals, accommodation and travel expenses, is open to young men and women aged 18 to 30 all over Greece.
- Medical Assistance for the Frontier Islands
The volunteer programme ‘Medical Assistance for the Frontier Islands’ is being implemented in cooperation with the Scientific Association of Medical Students of Greece. Under the programme, medical students do voluntary work as assistant medical personnel at hospitals and clinics of the Aegean and Ionian islands. In the period 2000-2001, the programme operated at 25 health centres, hospitals and clinics. In 2002, a total of 280 medical students are participating in the programme, offering their services on 31 islands.
- First-Aid and Emergency Medical Treatment
Under this programme, Ioannina University medical students provide voluntary work at the Regional Health Centres of Epirus.
Action 2 of the ‘YOUTH’ programme in cooperation with the European Voluntary Service (EVS).
Further information is available at the Youth Information Centres or the General Secretariat for Youth web site: www.neagenia.gr