Our Community

OUR COMMUNITY OF VOLUNTEERS

Over the years, Second Tree has hosted 100+ volunteers coming from more than 12 countries. We strive to keep in touch with them, and we have grown to be a true community. Some past volunteers have come back to Greece when they had time, and many others still help from abroad.

 

Meet our volunteers 

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“Try to leave this world a little better than you found it and, when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best” – Robert Baden Powell.

ADRIANA ROMO
Logistics Coordinator from Madrid, Spain
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"Everyone deserves second chances, but not for the same mistakes"

Ahmed Said bidaar
Translator from Ceerigaabo, Somalia
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“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” – Eeyore.

ALEXA MARKOVICH
Fundraiser from Diamond Bar, California, USA
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“A lot of small people in small places, doing small things, can change the world.” – Eduardo Galeano.

AMAYA ANDRÉS
Scout Leader from Burgos, Spain
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“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” ― Frank Zappa

ANDREA GUIDUZZI
Adult’s Teacher from Bologna, Italy
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“Think globally, act locally” – David Brower.

ANTOINE LEGAT
Scout Leader from Brussels, Belgium
Catherine Lowe

“Have the courage to tell young people that they all are sovereign people, and thus, obedience is no longer a virtue, but the most subtle of temptations” – Don Lorenzo Milani.

CATHERINE LOWE
Qualified English Teacher from Faenza, Italy
Chrysa Kouroukli

“They will tell you not to shine. And you shine, instead.” – Pier Paolo Pasolini.

CHRYSA KOUROUKLI
Outreach Assistant from Athens, Greece
Dan Jones

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle.

DAN JONES
Volunteer Coordinator from Harrogate, UK
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“If we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” – Howard Zinn

DINA PASIC
Programmes Manager from Bosnia / Qatar
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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten” ― Neil Gaiman."

ELLIE SLADE
Children's Teacher from London, UK
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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

GIOVANNI FONTANA
President from Florence, Italy
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“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.” – Paulo Freire

HOLLY DAWSON
Education Program Manager from Cheltenham, UK
James Booth

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway.

JAMES BOOTH
Qualified English Teacher from Perth, Australia
James Perry_Second Tree

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.” – Isaac Newton

JAMES PERRY
Volunteer Coordinator from High Wycombe, UK
James Pledger

“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.” – George Orwell.

JAMES PLEDGER
Grants and Fundraising Manager from Basingstoke, UK
Jose Angel Perez

“No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.” – Robert Baden Powell.

JOSÉ ÁNGEL “PUCHE” PÉREZ
Scout Leader from Burgos, Spain
Kyle Warren

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation will be, look to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Seth Godin.

KYLE WARREN
Fundraiser from Diamond Bar, California, USA
Leah Whyman_Second Tree

``A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life`` — Charles Darwin.

LEAH WHYMAN
Youth Program Coordinator from Tewkesbury, UK
Lucas Bertoldo

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” – Albert Camus."

Lucas Bertoldo
Lucas Bertoldo Integration Program Manager from Geneva, Switzerland 
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"Never give up"

Mustafa Sekandari
Translator from Afghanistan
Paula Reguera Rodriguez

“Leave this world a little better than you found it.” – Robert Baden-Powell.

PAULA REGUERA RODRÍGUEZ
Scout Leader from Valladolid-Santander, Spain
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"In a gentle way, you can shake the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

RACHEL
Social Media Support
Ruben Raposo Cabello

“You have to look deeper, way below the anger, the hurt, the hate, the jealousy, the self-pity, way down deeper, where the dreams lie, son. Find your dream. It’s the pursuit of the dream that heals you.” – Billy Mills.

RUBÉN RAPOSO CABELLO
Scout Leader from Valladolid, Spain
Urszula Pogorzelska

“Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field, I will meet you there.” – Rumi.

URSZULA POGORZELSKA
Qualified English Teacher from Rzeszów, Poland
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