Hellenic Initiative Australia Launches Volunteerism Campaign

(Perth, Australia) – The Hellenic Initiative Australia in Perth has recently launched a campaign that will allow people traveling to Greece to volunteer while they’re in the country. The program will help connect travelers with nonprofit organizations while they are in Greece. The program was co-founded by Andrew Liveris, a Greek-Australian who is the grandson of a Greek immigrant. Liveris is the Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company.

According to their website, the mission of the Hellenic Initiative is to help promote Greece’s economic recovery. The website says, “The Hellenic Initiative was founded in 2012 by members of the global Greek and philhellene communities who were compelled to respond to the worsening economic crisis and inspired to help shape Greece’s long-term recovery.” This new program in Australia falls in line with that mission.

Lee Varios, Chairman of the Wyllie Group, is also part of the Perth branch of the Hellenic Initiative in Australia’s campaign to help promote volunteerism in Greece during people’s holidays. The program will connect volunteers with two Greek programs – Boroume and Desmos – two services that are devoted to distributing goods throughout Greece to aid in crisis relief.

Verios observed that these groups, especially Boroume, had people volunteering from places like Europe and the United States, but Australia was left out. He said, “The Hellenic Initiative was founded in 2012 by members of the global Greek and philhellene communities who were compelled to respond to the worsening economic crisis and inspired to help shape Greece’s long-term recovery. The Hellenic Initiative was founded in 2012 by members of the global Greek and philhellene communities who were compelled to respond to the worsening economic crisis and inspired to help shape Greece’s long-term recovery.”

He went on to say that anyone can participate in the program. They don’t necessarily need to be from Australia.

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