Meet The Team
Strategist Planner and Researcher, studying Humanitarian Action.
Nadia first went on Lesvos in September 2015.
She is dedicated full time to NoMoreWalking and loves to be inspired by people with hearts of gold- the silver linings of this refugee crisis.
"A piece of my heart will always be in Lesvos and many more travel throughout Europe with these people. May they all find a safe, warm place to sleep and rebuild their lives."
We are a small team of volutneers based in Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Greece and the USA. All of us have found a home away from home and know what it feels like to put your life in boxes for search of a better life. We have been lucky to not know war nor religious or social persecution.
We strive to help people with their new beginnings and inspire others to do so too.
High school teacher in Bilbao.
I believe that a better world is possible but we will only achieve it if we fight injustice.
Martin Luther King said “our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”.
This humanitarian crisis matters. I don’t want to become silent about it.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Miguel had his first volunteering experience in Andravida in August 2016, came back again in December and, like he says, is sure that he “will go there again”.
After this life-changing experience, he has been actively involved in different initiatives to do his bit in this refugee crisis.
"For all of us who found a foreign place to call home, duty is double. For all of us calling ourselves Europeans, duty is double.
We can’t allow this happening on European soil.
It’s on us to turn history and save Europe from disgrace.
There has to be a way to make this a better world and we are going to find it."
Lucy has experience volunteering for vulnerable children with Terre Des Hommes. Raising awareness (and collecting socks!) has been her main focus!
Maria's heart and mind are with those who flee for their lives. She can put into words better than any of us how we all feel.
Although Magali has devoted her life to being a volunteer, she admits that volunteering in Lesvos was one of the most intense experiences of her life. She is our driving force, motivating, challenging and supporting us all!
"Put your hand on your heart, as the refugees do to express "thank you", and then decide in which way you can help . Let your heart guide you. Thank you for your support."
Postgraduate student from Madrid. Idomeni and Piraeus caused me a huge impact so I decided to volunteer in Greece.
I did so in Andravidas Camp (LM Village) in September 2016. Since then my life has changed and I have been trying to raise awareness from Spain.
Vanessa G. Thomsen
Vanessa is a practicing criminal lawyer with a special interest in humanitarian law.
After volunteering twice at the refugee camp Andravidas in Greece, Vanessa decided to join No More Walking.
Deeply disappointed with the passivity of European governments, she believes in the strength, the power and the responsibility of individuals to make a positive impact on other people’s lives.
We top up our energy from the refugees themselves, their motivation, their resilience and their dream for a safe life. We believe that we were lucky to be born on the right place on the map and we ought to give back to those less fortunate.
Εveryone can help, doing exactly what they are good at.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!