Some of our team (click or hover on each image to find out more about us)
These are a few of the people who make Vrouva special. We have many, many other supporters and volunteers to thank for making Vrouva run.
Alexia founded Vrouva Farm and is the driving force behind everything that Vrouva is. A consumate animal lover, Alexia cares deeply about the environment and social issues.
She's an inspiration to us all.
Sandy has been volunteering at Vrouva almost since the beginning. She cares deeply about animals; she has eight dogs of her own and lots of cats. Sandy is a native of South Africa and has been living on Aegina for over 20 years. She also does wonderful walking tours of the island - see her page on Tours by Locals. She's also the island's dog groomer!
Jezo is the guy who gets stuff done. Building hen houses and stables, grooming the olive trees, Jezo helps make sure that Vrouva can operate. He's been working with animals most of his life. He's Kurdish and has been living in Greece for over 20 years.
Mariana is one of the backbones of Vrouva; without her Vrouva would not be the same. Never having worked with dogs before, she has a way of coaxing even the most frightened dog out of its pen. She has a wonderful sense of humour and a air of serenity. She also happens to be a German-Greek translator!
Marios is a valuable member of our team and every week he impresses us with his work ethic and attention to detail. And the animals adore him!
Carolina is the kind of volunteer everyone needs - comes in, makes things happen, does what she says she's going to do and is happy to do anything. She's has a lovely Italian sense of life and great fun!
Kostas is Vrouva's master builder and fixer of all disasters. Without Kostas, there would be no Vrouva. Besides fixing and building, Kostas also is a weekly volunteer, doing whatever needing to be done around the sanctuary.
Anna is one of our most consistent volunteers. She loves the puppies - so much that she cycled almost 10 kilometers uphill just to volunteer at Vrouva!
The always practical and handy Dalies has been volunteering at Vrouva because she just loves animals - and clearly likes to help out in any way she can. Her Cuban background give Vrouva a more Latin vibe.
Elizabeth is a long supporter of animal rights in Greece and on Aegina. Her Canadian roots make her a practical person. Her advice and support since the foundation of Vrouva have helped us to help more animals.
Every summer Lulu comes to Vrouva to volunteer for a few weeks. She's wonderful to have - always taking the dogs for walks and sometimes taking them to the beach. Her Danish no nonsense approach is welcome!
Sotiris has supported Vrouva from the beginning. From shearing sheep to cleaning out pens, Sotiris is Vrouva's backbone. He's the embodiment of Vrouva's team spirit and utterly reliable - always there to help if there's an emergency.
Aimee is a volunteer dog walker. Like any good dog walker, Aimee travels; she hasn't lived in the US since 1995 and now calls Aegina her home. She lives with Spike; they met and fell in love at Vrouva. Spike is a Pit Bull/Boxer mix.