After the EU–Turkey statement, Lesvos Solidarity came to realize the necessity of setting up a team of paid staff in order to cope with the growing needs of the refugee and local population in the island. The founders - all volunteers - along with the group of paid staff make up the core team of Lesvos Solidarity. In addition to the core team, Lesvos Solidarity depends on a group of international and local volunteers.
In Lesvos Solidarity – Pikpa camp, an average number of 15 volunteers helps in running the daily activities in the camp, along with those residents who are able to help. Site maintenance & construction work, food distribution & cooking, clothes distribution, gardening, language support classes, cleaning, creative activities, children activities and translation work are examples of the various tasks that volunteers and residents help with on a daily basis.
Every week the core team, the volunteers and Pikpa’s residents participate in different meetings in order to share ideas, exchange information and discuss any possible problems.