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Starfish Foundation

Starfish Foundation

Starfish Foundation is a grassroots Non-profit based in Lesvos, Greece that has been serving the local Greek and migrant communities wherever the need arises.

The Communications, Marketing and Media Officer will have one of the most key roles in Starfish Foundation’s growth. Starfish is currently working on two projects that rely on the broader community’s awareness and understanding of what we are doing. One project focuses on increasing the flow of resources to the people of concern on the island through our donation platform Needshub. To even provide the minimum resources to the people of concern, it is crucial that we are constantly growing our donor user base to fulfill the needs of the NGOs here more efficiently. The other project focuses on how to give back to the local Greek community in Lesvos and in order to maximize the local’s development, we need to effectively market our plan. will be in charge of collecting information about Starfish foundation and updating our constituents on our progress.

In addition, the Officer will also update our constituents on our progress and keep social media accounts and blogs updated with relevant news to our organization and the situation here.

You will be working with a small team giving you a flexibility in responsibilities and a lot of influence in decision making. The Starfish Foundation team is currently understaffed and overworked but with the right help, is in a unique position to create a huge impact here.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Volunteer for a minimum of 2 - 3 months
  • Speak proficient English
  • Have proficient written and communication skills
  • Have proficient knowledge in marketing and social media
  • Be willing to work in an unstructured environment and take initiative
  • Ability to drive a manual car is preferred

Please contact Grant at +1.650.521.1513 or or Melinda +30.694.412.1297 or for more information.

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About Starfish Foundation


Floor, Michail Goutou, Mithimna 811 08, Mithimna, Lesvos 811 08, GR

Mission Statement

Asterias Starfish Foundation is a local Greek non profit that supports vulnerable people residing in Lesvos by responding to the most pressing issues as they arise. Asterias Starfish Foundation is constantly serving, innovating and learning for the betterment of both the local Greek and immigrant communities.


During the summer and autumn of 2015, record-breaking numbers of refugees arrived on Lesvos, sometimes more than 60 boats a day. So a transit camp was built in the car park of a nightclub called Oxy to provide food, water, shelter, medical facilities and buses to Mytilini for every refugee. Donations from tourists and volunteers from around the world all helped to make this possible.

When the flood of arrivals slowed down during the spring of 2016, the Starfish team thought carefully about how to redirect our efforts. As a local organization, we decided to suspend our volunteer program and focus on a few ongoing programs while continuing our efforts to assist local people-the island that weathered the storm of migrants and volunteers alike now faces the challenge of rebuilding the tourist economy that evaporated during the crisis.

Meanwhile, Starfish continues to do what it always has and what the people of Lesvos are known for: providing a warm welcome to travellers, standing together to take on the challenges they face, and most importantly, never overlooking the value of offering help, for it is by living out the spirit of Starfish that the world will be changed.

Immigrants & Refugees
Media & Broadcasting


We'll work with your schedule.


1 Floor, Michael GutouMithimnaMithimna, Greece



  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Community Outreach




  • Must be at least 18
  • 30 Hours/ per week

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