An Athens Tale

Met Aysha, a lovely human rights lawyer from Kuwait. She brought a team of volunteers to help translate at Athens Port and on Lesvos. I admire her outgoing and courageous spirit. She is not only making a difference in the refugees' lives, but she is a woman on a mission to inspire other people to volunteer.

Often we make volunteering or helping out in a crisis more noble than it really is. All it takes is to go out your front door and go to a place where people need help. Maybe that is at the port where refugees are just arriving and need clothes and food. Maybe it's at your neighbourhood community center where teenage kids hang out. Or you can find a tandem partner and help an immigrant learn English while picking up some of their language as well.