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Archipelagos Institute

Media and Public Relations

Pythagorio, Greece

Thanks to the media and public relations team, the Archipelagos’ efforts are made public in real time.

Archipelagos’ research and conservation projects can be successful only if they are known, understood and believed in by the local communities and the wider public. Our media and design team creates posters, leaflets, animations and documentaries as well as uses social media in order to assure our success. Cooperating closely with Archipelagos researchers and volunteers, the team shows the unique nature of the Aegean Sea and islands to the world.

Media and Public Relations:

  • Creating press releases for newspapers, internet, television and radio.
  • Establishing new social network profiles and using them to promote Archipelagos’ work and launch awareness campaigns.
  • Extending Archipelagos’ partnerships by contacting international universities, institutions and embassies.
  • Designing and preparing fundraising campaigns and events.

Illustration of Flora & Fauna of the Aegean Sea:

  • Creating scientific illustrations of the species of the Greek seas and islands, both marine and terrestrial.
  • Creating illustrations to be used for information material in related conservation activities with the aim of raising public awareness.

Graphic Design of Environmental Awareness Material:

  • Designing posters which present the natural environment of the Aegean to raise awareness regarding local biodiversity and threats.
  • Designing leaflets and booklets with information about Mediterranean species and environmental threats.
  • Designing materials for lectures and presentations about marine and terrestrial biodiversity of the Aegean.
  • Working closely with other members of the media team to integrate illustrations into posters.
  • Using technical skills to design templates or images for use within video production.


  • Making animations about marine and terrestrial biodiversity (mammals, fish, plants, insects, birds etc.) of the Aegean ecosystems and the factors which threaten them.
  • Cooperating with graphic designers and illustrators to incorporate their work into the animations.
  • Participating in awareness campaigns at a local, Greek and European level.

Environmental Photography:

  • Wildlife and nature photography of species found in the eastern Aegean.
  • Landscape photography on the islands of the eastern Aegean.
  • Portrait photography.
  • Photography of research activities carried out by Archipelagos’ teams.
  • Working with members of the research teams and helping them with basic photography and editing techniques.

Documentary Film Production:

  • Filming the research activities carried out by Archipelagos’ teams.
  • Wildlife, nature and landscape filming on the islands of the eastern Aegean.
  • Video journalism concerned with issues related to biodiversity and factors impacting the natural environment.
  • Editing underwater videos using the archive material.
  • Filming and editing material for different media (TV, internet).
  • Producing promotional, awareness and educational material about the local biodiversity and threats to it.
  • Working with members of other teams to incorporate various forms of media into the production process, e.g. illustrations or graphic design.
What you should expect from your stay
The work of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation, is built upon a strong and enthusiastic volunteer team. We are therefore seeking applicants that are motivated and have a strong desire to protect and conserve the natural environment. You must be conscientious and highly motivated, able to work both individually and as part of a dynamic, multi-cultural team of people from around the world. 

Typical day

Usual working hours are Monday - Friday from 09:00 AM - 6:00 PM including the following tasks.
  • Media & PR
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Environmental Photography
  • Documentary Film Production
Which field you are going to be involved in, will be decided during your application process, please tell us which fields you are mostly interested in.

Free-time activities

Samos is one of the biggest islands of Greece and it's the favorite touristic destination in the north east aegean.
It features a rich history as well as beautiful nature, an intact infrastructure and friendly people who will make your stay a memorable one, be it for one week or many years. During the weekend the volunteers are organizing trips around the island or the near by islands boat trip, hiking, riding and so many other activities.

Water Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 18:00

Suitable for


Any questions? Just ask. We at Archipelagos Institute are happy to help you.

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Services by Archipelagos Institute
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Equipment and working expenses 
  • Transport for working purposes

We have shared rooms for 3 to 4 people with bathroom and balcony only 100 meters away from the sea.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

You will be getting three meals per day.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Samos Airport (SMI) in Samos. We assist you to find cheap flights to Greece.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Greece provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Greece you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Greece.
Costs (Prices in USD)
12 weeks (min. stay)
13 weeks
14 weeks
15 weeks
19 weeks
27 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Pythagorio/Greece between 12 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Archipelagos Institute will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Greece.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Archipelagos Institute during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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