IamA volunteer who just returned from Lesbos (Greece), the main arrival point for refugees. Reddit helped me do it and now AMA regarding my time volunteering!
Two months ago me and my partner decided to go and volunteer in Greece to help with the stream of refugees arriving to Europe. We didn't know where to start so we posted on /r/greece asking for help.
/u/systemg7 replied saying he could put us in contact with someone that was on the ground. He delivered and a few weeks after we were off to Lesbos to volunteer with the Doctors of the World Greece.
We mainly worked at Moria Refugee Camp distributing clothes, baby milk, nappies, shoes and hygiene kits. We also had a chance to go and observe the boats situation and spent a lot of time in Mytilini at the port where refugees await for the ferry to Athens.
We have just returned after 5 weeks there and I would love to answer any questions that people may have regarding this experience and hopefully encourage some other people to do the same.
I hope that the questions I answer will help more people make an informed decision about volunteering their time to help the refugees.
EDIT: Thank you for all the great questions! I will try and come back if I get new questions that ask about something I haven't talked yet. If you are thinking about volunteering, please research well before you depart and make sure you are doing responsible volunteering. Good luck!