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Volunteer opportunities in TURKEY

Renovation and landscaping of Math Village education center
Sirince, Izmir          September 1 - September 15, 2015

Volunteer project: The Math Village in Sirince needs small groups of up to five international volunteers for different daily tasks during the spring and summer. This project will give you a chance to meet a lot of Turkish young people who will be participating in mathematics courses in the center.

The volunteers' tasks in this project include construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening, classroom cleaning and work in the kitchen of the non-formal education center.

Math Village was created by a university professor aiming to endear math to young people. The village is already 8 years old. Around 200 math lovers gather in this center during summer holidays, to learn, exercise and study math. International and national math professors are voluntarily sharing their knowledge with the young students.

Language: English

Accommodation: In dormitories until June 1st. After June 1st, under the supplied tents. Sleeping bag and mat are necessary in both cases. If you prefer privacy you can bring your own tent.

Location: Sirince is a small village in the west of Turkey. Please be aware that the center is a bit isolated. No night life or TV at the center, but there is Internet connection. The next village Sirince, which is only 15 minutes by foot, is very attractive and is famous for its homemade wines and its traditional architecture. The nearest town Selcuk is the home of the world famous Ephessus open-air museum. The nearest city Izmir is one hour away by bus.

Terminal: Istanbul or Izmir

Age range: 18 and over

                                                                                                         

 

 

 

Clearing and marking hiking trails in Kırklareli Province
Demirköy, Kırklareli          September 14 - September 28, 2015

Volunteer project: The participants in this project will join local efforts to create awareness about the natural environment and promote trekking in Kırklareli Province in the European part of Turkey.

The help of international volunteers is needed in marking trekking roads, installation of information and direction signs on the roads, clearing the paths and collecting plastic garbage. The longest daily walk will be around 15 km.

Arrival and orientation: The project will start in Istanbul with an orientation meeting that all volunteers should attend on the first day of the project. The group will travel together to the project site by a coach on the same day.

Language: English

Accommodation: Under the supplied tents. Sleeping bag and mat are necessary. The group will move to a different location every 2-3 days. Applicants should be aware that the living conditions will be basic.

Location: Demirköy is a town of Kırklareli Province in the Marmara region of Turkey.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 18 and over

                                                                                                         

 

 

Help Turkish students boost their English skills
Bozkurt, Kastamonu          September 29 - October 12, 2015

Volunteer project: Native or non-native English speakers are invited to spend 2 weeks with Turkish teenagers studying in a high school, in order to practice English by daily lessons, activities, and games. Volunteers must be minimum 20 years old and have a good level of English. Practicing English is the main aim of this project. Thus creative volunteers with some experience in teaching, outdoor or table games, music, drama, sport will be preferred.

The volunteers will be organizing and running daily activities for local teenagers in the 15-17 age group who are high school students. The aim is to practice English with the students and help them improve their language skills.

Special requirements: A motivation letter including Skype ID should be sent along with the application form.

Arrival and orientation: The project will start in Istanbul with an orientation meeting that all volunteers should attend on the first day of the project. The group will travel together to the project site by an overnight coach on the same evening.

Language: English

Accommodation: In the school dormitory. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary.

Location: Bozkurt is a small town in the north of Turkey near the Black Sea coast.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 20 and over

                                                                                                         

 

Organic olive farm project
Yeni Sakran, Izmir          November 1 - November 8, 2015

Volunteer project: The Youth Center in Yeni Sakran is a place where programs and activities are organized for disadvantaged youth and children, disabled people, teenagers and kids. In order to supply the annual olive and olive oil stocks, the center will host volunteers to pick up and process olives from a municipal field.

Volunteers will collect olives from the trees, separate according to quality, pack, make stripes on olives, etc. There is a chance to see olive oil making process in a factory. As the youth center will be shut after this project, the volunteers will be asked to help move some goods and do some cleaning work as well, as part of their daily work.

Language: English

Accommodation: In the youth center, in double rooms with toilet and shower.

Location: Yeni Sakran is by the Aegean Sea, in west of Turkey. The next city is Izmir.

Terminal: Izmir. Volunteers should arrange their arrival to Izmir Airport.

Age range: 35 and over

                                                                                                         

 

Olive picking experience in Turkey
Sirince, Izmir         November 15 - November 30, 2015
Sirince, Izmir         December 1 - December 15, 2015

Volunteer project: Math Village is a math summer school located in the nature, which owns over 1000 olive trees and harvests about 20 tons of olives per year. The oil produced from the collected olives is used in the kitchen of the summer school.

International volunteers will collect olives from the trees and pack them. If the olive harvest is low due to the weather conditions and there's not enough olive to pick, the volunteers will help with some other manual works in the facility.

Language: English

Accommodation: In student dormitories for 6 people each. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary.

Location: Sirince is a small village in the west of Turkey. The camp site is 1 km from the village. No night life or TV is available at the center, but there is internet connection. Sirince is very attractive and is famous for its homemade wines and its traditional architecture. The nearest town Selcuk is the home of the world famous Ephessus open-air museum. The nearest city Izmir is one hour away by bus.

Terminal: Izmir. Volunteers should arrange their arrival to Izmir Airport.

Age range: 18 and over

                                                                                                         

 

 

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