BCA encourages students to take advantage of learning opportunities both in and beyond the classroom. Our partner in Greece, CYA (College Year Athens) has worked hard to establish partnerships with local organizations (agencies, non-profits and/or NGOs) where you can complete a volunteer experience that will complement your studies and expand your connections to the local community.  CYA can also work with you to develop a unique opportunity if desired.

In the past, BCA students have volunteered with the following organizations:

  • Agora excavation
  • Amnesty International
  • Animal Shelters, Art Galleries, Bakeries
  • Caritas Hellas
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Friends of the Cat Association
  • Greenpeace
  • Greek Forum for Immigrants
  • Insider Magazine
  • Missionaries of Charity
  • NO Project (human trafficking)
  • Philippino Community of Athens
  • Teaching English
  • The Medasset Organization
  • Salvation Army
  • RePower Greece
  • The Blegen Library at the American School
  • The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) of Classical Studies
  • The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
  • Viewmax Productions
  • War Musuem
  • Women’s Issues
  • World Wildlife Fund

We are working to establish new volunteer opportunities all the time, so please let us know when completing your application if you are interested in volunteering while studying abroad. Once on site, CYA will work with you to find a placement that fits your schedule and your goals, as well as the organization’s needs.  Our hope is that your volunteering experience will be mutually beneficial for both you and the organization!  BCA’s expectation is that students take their volunteering commitment seriously and demonstrate this by faithful attendance and communication with their organization.