Teach skateboarding to those who need it most!

Free Movement Skateboarding provides regular skateboard lessons on a mobile skatepark for the young refugees and Greeks in Athens.
We move our portable skatepark in our van across several refugee camps and community centres, offering several small groups skateboard lessons.

AIMS

Give the benefits of skateboarding to young refugees and locals, with a focus on their mental wellbeing. Most refugees have experienced trauma; if only for an hour a week, our lessons can give them a different focus.

Support girls and women to participate fully. There is little preconception about skateboarding in the Arabic world, so if we present it as a mixed activity, we can have a gender equal refugee skate scene in Athens.

Encourage refugees and locals to skate together in lessons and beyond. Our lessons are open to local children as well as refugees. With asylum applications taking as long as 4 years, it is crucial that refugees feel integrated in Athens – we can do this through the skate scene.

Free Movement Skateboarding
Free Movement Skateboarding
Requirements:
  • Basic skateboarding ability
  • Good level of English
  • Basic understanding of the refugee crisis
  • Reliable and flexible with working hours
Preferred:
  • Arabic or Farsi speaking
  • Experience teaching sport
  • Experience working with refugees or other vulnerable groups
  • Practical DIY skills for ramp building / maintenance

We are looking for local skateboarders who want to help teach in our skateboard lessons every week, Monday-Friday, with variable hours. We will drive you in our van to the refugee sites, leaving from Exarchia.

If we feel you fit our team well, we will offer you a Full Time paid position where other responsibilities beyond teaching will be added to match your skillset, such as finance, registering young people, marketing and practical DIY.

We will train you to understand the situation of the refugees, their psychological condition and how this affects behaviour and how we teach skateboarding.

Paid at €10 per hour initially, potential for Full Time paid work long term.

Free Movement Skateboarding

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