Office Administrator in Cyprus


Refugee Social Program – Cyprus
Office Administrator

Duration: 1 Year or More

  • Locations: Cyprus
  • Application Deadline: Now accepting applications
  • Orientation: In U.S. and on-site
  • Departure Date: ASAP
  • Return Date: Varies depending on departure date

Leverage your administrative skills and compassion and volunteer with the Refugee Social Program in Cyprus!

Thousands of refugee families and individuals from Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Sudan and Somalia have been uprooted from their homes and forced to seek refuge in a foreign country. IDEAS partners with an organization that has created a community of care and love for refugees in Cyprus. Almost 150 refugee families with desperate needs find peace and a sense of belonging through this project’s services of English teaching, food distribution, a cafe and social programs, discussion groups and activities.

Your role as administrator will help maximize the services of the refugee center, including English language teaching, food bagging and distribution, cafe management, discussion groups on health and social issues, and special outings and activities. And you will have the opportunity to turn your good ideas for social events and excursions into reality, managing approved new events from start to finish.

This volunteer opportunity will ensure a smooth running of the home office, becoming the backbone of the service to refugees and their families. Responsibilities can include:

  • Data maintenance
  • Clerical duties
  • Maintain petty cash finances
  • Coordinate maintenance and ensure office rules are enforced
  • Create, collect, maintain and distribute a variety of communication pieces through multiple sources
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • Skills in administration and organization
  • Personable, dependable and efficient
  • Committed to the mission, vision and core values of the project
  • Able to empathize with and understand different cultures and issues that face refugees
  • Financially self-supported, including medical inusrance
  • Be able to adapt to a Mediterranean climate and way of life

$1,765 (1 month)*

  • Budget is based on a single person and includes housing, utilities, internet, food, car rental, fuel and administrative costs.
  • Required expenses that are not included in the Program Cost include round trip airfare, international insurance and mobile phone expenses.
  • Discretionary funds include personal expenses and spending money.
  • Fundraising training and coaching are available.

*All program costs are an approximation and are subject to change. Customized budgets can be created for each applicant.

Syrian-refugee-children-300x169As a volunteer, you will see refugees gain a sense of peace, harmony and stability, in great contrast to their experiences of being displaced and losing their relationships, possessions and communities. The cafe offers a place of belonging and your service will greatly contribute to their improved quality of life.

In recent months over 150 refugee families/units have received:

  • Weekly fruit and vegetable supplies
  • Clothing for their adults and children
  • Language learning in English classes
  • Community in cafe-based social events
  • Recreation on local excursions

Be a part of this exciting opportunity to help bring hope and transformation to many displaced individuals and families. One, two or three months within this community will not only impact their lives, but it will change yours as well! Join our Refugee Social Program in Cyprus today!