Volunteer in Turkey


Renovation and landscaping of Math Village education center
Sirince, Izmir       May 1 - May 14, 2016


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 between June 1st and September 15th.

The volunteers' tasks in this project include construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening and classroom cleaning. The volunteers will also work in the kitchen of the non-formal education center and help the staff with preparing and cooking meals, setting up tables and serving food to the students during courses.

Math Village was created by a university professor aiming to endear math to young people. The village is already 9 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 student dormitories until May 28th. After May 29th, 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: Izmir

Age range: 18 and over

All available dates for this project:
May 1 - May 14, 2016
May 15 - May 28, 2016
May 29 - June 11, 2016
June 12 - June 25, 2016
June 26 - July 9, 2016
July 10 - July 23, 2016
July 24 - August 6, 2016
August 7 - August 20, 2016
August 21 - September 3, 2016
September 4 - September 17, 2016

Renovation and landscaping of Math Village education center
Sirince, Izmir       May 15 - May 28, 2016


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 between June 1st and September 15th.

The volunteers' tasks in this project include construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening and classroom cleaning. The volunteers will also work in the kitchen of the non-formal education center and help the staff with preparing and cooking meals, setting up tables and serving food to the students during courses.

Math Village was created by a university professor aiming to endear math to young people. The village is already 9 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 student dormitories until May 28th. After May 29th, 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: Izmir

Age range: 18 and over

All available dates for this project:
May 1 - May 14, 2016
May 15 - May 28, 2016
May 29 - June 11, 2016
June 12 - June 25, 2016
June 26 - July 9, 2016
July 10 - July 23, 2016
July 24 - August 6, 2016
August 7 - August 20, 2016
August 21 - September 3, 2016
September 4 - September 17, 2016

Organising activities and preparing a party for kindergarten children
Duzce       May 16 - May 30, 2016

Volunteer project: In this project, we cooperate with a local women's association which is running a kindergarten for the kids of the working mothers of Duzce city. In order to raise funds, they also organise different activities related with their jobs. Producing hand made food like jam, tomato sauce, powder soup and selling them is a source of income for the association.

We need female volunteers to help prepare the end of year party at the kindergarten, to decorate the walls, play games and sing songs with the kids, welcome the guests, etc. The volunteers will also help the staff to run activities with the kids. If you can play a portable instrument, or teach some games to the kids, or are able to do handicrafts, you are very welcome to join. Also some gardening and landscaping tasks will be a part of your work.

Special requirements: This is a female only project.

Language: English

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

Location: Duzce is a big city in the north-west of Turkey. The project site is in the suburb of the city.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 18 and over

Help the youth of Orhaneli improve their English speaking skills
Orhaneli, Bursa       May 23 - June 6, 2016

Volunteer project: Orhaneli town hosted an international voluntary workcamp in 2015 which got a big interest of the young locals. Many of them have been inspired by the workcamp and therefore want to improve their English. We are looking for volunteers who will spend their time with the local youth in order to practice English. You don’t need to be a native speaker but must have at least an intermediate level of spoken English.

The international volunteers will be facilitators of conversation sessions. Apart from practicing English they will also do some manual work like landscaping of children playgrounds.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a students dormitory. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary.

Location: Orhaneli is a rural town of Bursa province, located in the northwest of Turkey.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 18 and over

Renovation and landscaping of Math Village education center
Sirince, Izmir       May 29 - June 11, 2016


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 between June 1st and September 15th.

The volunteers' tasks in this project include construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening and classroom cleaning. The volunteers will also work in the kitchen of the non-formal education center and help the staff with preparing and cooking meals, setting up tables and serving food to the students during courses.

Math Village was created by a university professor aiming to endear math to young people. The village is already 9 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 student dormitories until May 28th. After May 29th, 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: Izmir

Age range: 18 and over

All available dates for this project:
May 1 - May 14, 2016
May 15 - May 28, 2016
May 29 - June 11, 2016
June 12 - June 25, 2016
June 26 - July 9, 2016
July 10 - July 23, 2016
July 24 - August 6, 2016
August 7 - August 20, 2016
August 21 - September 3, 2016
September 4 - September 17, 2016

Teaching basic English to primary school children
Kumköy, Samsun       May 30 - June 21, 2016

Volunteer project: If you like children and can teach them very basic English like days of the week, the hours, counting up to 100 with games or if you can organize daily talks with them and play with them, you will enjoy being in this project a lot. The primary school kids in the small village of Kumköy will be waiting for you and you will have unforgettable memories with them. If you are talented at drawing, you can also draw and paint some pictures on the classroom walls.

Volunteers' main task will be practicing basic English with the primary school children.

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

Language: English

Accommodation: In a village house, sleeping bag and mat are necessary.

Location: Kumköy is a small village in the north of Turkey in the Black Sea region, Samsun Province. The nearest town is Carsamba and the nearest city is Samsun.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 18 and over

Renovation and landscaping of Math Village education center
Sirince, Izmir       June 12 - June 25, 2016


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 between June 1st and September 15th.

The volunteers' tasks in this project include construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening and classroom cleaning. The volunteers will also work in the kitchen of the non-formal education center and help the staff with preparing and cooking meals, setting up tables and serving food to the students during courses.

Math Village was created by a university professor aiming to endear math to young people. The village is already 9 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 student dormitories until May 28th. After May 29th, 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: Izmir

Age range: 18 and over

All available dates for this project:
May 1 - May 14, 2016
May 15 - May 28, 2016
May 29 - June 11, 2016
June 12 - June 25, 2016
June 26 - July 9, 2016
July 10 - July 23, 2016
July 24 - August 6, 2016
August 7 - August 20, 2016
August 21 - September 3, 2016
September 4 - September 17, 2016

Help a shelter for poor children with renovation and gardening
Catalca, Istanbul       June 18 - July 2, 2016

Volunteer project: Volunteers in this project will support a shelter for kids from poor families. The children come from all over Turkey and they are taken care of by the center until they can stand on their own feet. During the project the kids will be on holiday. There are different types of manual work for the volunteers like gardening, landscaping, renovation, waste disposal, field work, etc.

The volunteers will be doing manual work according to the daily needs. They will help with renovation and gardening works. Some days there might be work on the field like hoeing the soil, picking vegetables, etc. or some work in the kitchen like preparing food, washing the dishes.

Language: English

Accommodation: In the theatre hall of the center. Sleeping bag and a mat are necessary.

Location: The shelter is located in the outskirts of Catalca town, which is 1,5 hours away from Istanbul. But please be aware that this project will not offer you the city life of Istanbul.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 18 and over

Counseling and leading activities for groups of children in a summer camp
Yeni Sakran, Izmir       June 19 - July 1, 2016

Volunteer project: Summer camps for groups of kids aged between 10-14 will be organized in a youth center by the seaside. Each camp lasts one week. There will be two different kids groups in each week. The first group consists of kids whose families are financially supporting this holiday. In the second week, the camp is for socially and economically disadvantaged kids. The funds raised by the family supported camps in the first week are used to support the camp for disadvantaged kids so they can have a holiday in the same center.

The volunteers will be counseling a group of children aged between 10-14, leading several activities for them. You will share the responsibilities of the leading team to take care of a group of kids from the beginning till the end of the camp, including the trips outside of the camp as well as all kind of activities during the camp.

Please, note that you will be dealing with the kids through the given and intensive program all day long. You will spend most of your time with the kids in the camp area with a limited private life. Thus contact with the locals is very limited; however, you will have contact with the people working in the campsite. Volunteers may have fun together only after the kids go to bed and the team covers the daily late staff meeting. Leaving the camp area is not allowed due to unexpected emergency cases. Teamwork is essential. Please, note that only 5 international participants are recruited for this project.

We are looking for communicative, talkative, active and child friendly volunteers who are at least 20 years old, with a good command of English, because practicing English through songs, games and dialogues will be a part of your tasks. Experience and skills in any sport (like basketball, volleyball, swimming, football, table tennis, etc.), chess, arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, in and outdoor group games is preferable.

Special requirements: A motivation letter with a pass size photo should complete your application form. Please add your Skype address in the motivation letter.

Language: English

Accommodation: In the Youth Centre, in 2-3 bedded rooms with toilet and shower. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary. The counselors will eat together with the group of children they are responsible for.

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

Terminal: Izmir

Age range: 20 and over

Ramadan in rural Turkey
Dursunbey, Balikesir       June 19 - July 4, 2016

Volunteer project: This project is a unique opportunity to get to know the traditional way of life of Turkish people in the rural areas. The project will take place in the traditional Dursunbey town with 17.000 inhabitants.
As this project will take place during the sacred Ramadan month of Arabic calendar, the volunteers will have a chance to observe how local people live in Ramadan. The volunteers will have the chance to have dinners with local families who are keeping fasts during the Ramadan or join in public dinners called “iftar” which means end of daily fasting.

The volunteers will help reorganizing the public picnic area of the town: leveling the ground, paving stones on the roads, creating green areas, setting up tables and seating for groups, etc.

Special requirements: Volunteers should be aware that they will be in a religious environment thus must respect the rules of Ramadan like not eating, drinking or smoking in public during the day. Clothing is also a serious issue, no short trousers or mini skirts will be allowed. This is a very nice project for people who like to learn about other cultures.

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 a dormitory, sleeping bag and mat are not necessary.

Location: Dursunbey is a medium size town in the west of Turkey. The nearest city is Balıkesir.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 18 and over

Renovation and landscaping of Math Village education center
Sirince, Izmir       June 26 - July 9, 2016


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 between June 1st and September 15th.

The volunteers' tasks in this project include construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening and classroom cleaning. The volunteers will also work in the kitchen of the non-formal education center and help the staff with preparing and cooking meals, setting up tables and serving food to the students during courses.

Math Village was created by a university professor aiming to endear math to young people. The village is already 9 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 student dormitories until May 28th. After May 29th, 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: Izmir

Age range: 18 and over

All available dates for this project:
May 1 - May 14, 2016
May 15 - May 28, 2016
May 29 - June 11, 2016
June 12 - June 25, 2016
June 26 - July 9, 2016
July 10 - July 23, 2016
July 24 - August 6, 2016
August 7 - August 20, 2016
August 21 - September 3, 2016
September 4 - September 17, 2016

Organising a summer camp for children and youth in Denizli
Civril, Denizli       July 8 - July 22, 2016

Volunteer project: Civril town has hosted international volunteer projects for the past two years. The impact has been very positive and the municipality is going to host 2 different groups this year for a summer camp project. If you are a talkative, friendly and smiling person, you are welcome to join the camp and practice English with the local kids and youngsters in the 13-23 age group.

The summer camp will have different sport sessions and practicing English will be an additional part of the program. Although volunteers will mainly focus on practicing English, any additional talent will be appreciated. Volunteers who can play an instrument, organize a drama, teach indoor/outdoor games, will be preferred. Volunteers are also expected to make a presentation of their country and culture. But the most important part is speaking English. This project offers very close contact with the local people.

Special requirements: An intermediate level of English and some teaching experience is required. A motivation letter with a Skype ID must be sent together with the application form.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in a kindergarten. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary.

Location: Civril is a town in the west of Turkey. The nearest city is Denizli.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 18 and over

All available dates for this project:
July 8 - July 22, 2016
July 22 - August 4, 2016

Renovation and landscaping of Math Village education center
Sirince, Izmir       July 10 - July 23, 2016


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 between June 1st and September 15th.

The volunteers' tasks in this project include construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening and classroom cleaning. The volunteers will also work in the kitchen of the non-formal education center and help the staff with preparing and cooking meals, setting up tables and serving food to the students during courses.

Math Village was created by a university professor aiming to endear math to young people. The village is already 9 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 student dormitories until May 28th. After May 29th, 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: Izmir

Age range: 18 and over

All available dates for this project:
May 1 - May 14, 2016
May 15 - May 28, 2016
May 29 - June 11, 2016
June 12 - June 25, 2016
June 26 - July 9, 2016
July 10 - July 23, 2016
July 24 - August 6, 2016
August 7 - August 20, 2016
August 21 - September 3, 2016
September 4 - September 17, 2016

Family project: Support the work of the Zoo in Egirdir
Egirdir, Isparta       July 10 - July 20, 2016

Volunteer project: This is a special volunteer project for families. One adult and a child can join but bigger families are also welcome. Kids up to 14 years old, travelling together with an adult volunteer are welcome.

The volunteers will work in the town zoo. They will have various duties: cleaning up the cages, landscaping, painting fences, etc. Families are also welcome to help in the kitchen or cook for the group.

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: The volunteers will stay in a dormitory. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary.

Location: Egirdir is a lovely, peaceful and traditional town by a lake and has hosted many volunteer camps in the past. It lies in the south-west of Turkey. The nearest city is Isparta.

Terminal: Istanbul

Extra fee: 50 Euro per adult and 30 Euro per child

Support the work of the Zoo in Egirdir
Egirdir, Isparta       July 19 - July 31, 2016

Volunteer project: Egirdir municipality has hosted many international volunteer projects in the past. The town owns a zoo and a tree nursery and both need the help of the volunteers.

The group will work in the town zoo and will help clean up the cages, landscaping, painting fences, etc. Some days will be spent in the tree nursery, planting flowers in small sacks.

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 a dormitory, sleeping bag and mat are not necessary.

Location: Egirdir is a lovely, peaceful and traditional town by a lake and lies in the south-west of Turkey. The nearest city is Isparta.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 18 and over

Counseling and leading activities for groups of children in a summer camp
Yeni Sakran, Izmir       July 20 - August 5, 2016

Volunteer project: Summer camps for groups of children will be organized in a youth center by the seaside. Each camp lasts one week. In the first week, we will have a group of Turkish kids aged 10-14, and the main theme will be photography. In the second camp, we'll have Turkish and international teenagers aged 14-17, and the main theme will be film shooting. The funds raised by such camps are used to support disadvantaged kids to have a holiday in the same center in the following weeks.

The volunteers will be counseling a group of kids/teens and leading several activities for them. The volunteers will share the responsibilities of the leading team to take care of a group of kids/teens including the trips outside the camp and all kind of activities during the camp.

Please be aware that you will be dealing with the kids/teens through the given and intensive program all day long. You will spend most of your time with them in the camp area with a limited private life. Thus contact with the locals is very limited; however, you will have contact with the people working in the campsite. Volunteers may have fun together only after the kids go to bed and the team covers the daily late staff meeting. Leaving the camp area is not allowed due to unexpected emergency cases. Teamwork is essential. Please, note that only 5 international participants are recruited for this project.

We are looking for communicative, talkative, active, child friendly volunteers to organize activities for kids and teens and to take care of them during the activities. The kids group will learn photography and the teen group will create a short film in the camp with the help of volunteers. Experience in photography and short film making, as well as skills in any sport (like basketball, volleyball, swimming, football, table tennis, etc.), chess, arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, in and outdoor group games is preferable.

Special requirements: A motivation letter with a pass size photo should complete your application form. Please add your Skype address in the motivation letter.

Language: English

Accommodation: In the Youth Centre, in 2-3 bedded rooms with toilet and shower. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary. The counselors will eat together with the group of children they are responsible for.

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

Terminal: Izmir

Age range: 20 and over

Center of the world
Aksehir, Konya       July 21 - July 31, 2016

Volunteer project: When he was asked, the Turkish folk hero Nasreddin Hodja, who has many funny jokes said : “The center of the world is here: Akşehir”. You will hear his funny jokes if you join this project. The local association of social entrepreneurship wish to commemorate Nasreddin Hodja with an international youth meeting and volunteer workcamp. 10 international + 10 local volunteers will work together and will share the social life of the town. This is a unique opportunity for international volunteers to have a close contact with the locals and to observe the traditional way of life. Volunteers are expected to present their country and culture.

The volunteers will spend most of their time socializing and practicing English with the local youth. Additionally, some manual work will be arranged like painting a school or landscaping.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory.

Location: Akşehir is located in Konya province in central Anatolia.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 18 and over

Organising a summer camp for children and youth in Denizli
Civril, Denizli       July 22 - August 4, 2016

Volunteer project: Civril town has hosted international volunteer projects for the past two years. The impact has been very positive and the municipality is going to host 2 different groups this year for a summer camp project. If you are a talkative, friendly and smiling person, you are welcome to join the camp and practice English with the local kids and youngsters in the 13-23 age group.

The summer camp will have different sport sessions and practicing English will be an additional part of the program. Although volunteers will mainly focus on practicing English, any additional talent will be appreciated. Volunteers who can play an instrument, organize a drama, teach indoor/outdoor games, will be preferred. Volunteers are also expected to make a presentation of their country and culture. But the most important part is speaking English. This project offers very close contact with the local people.

Special requirements: An intermediate level of English and some teaching experience is required. A motivation letter with a Skype ID must be sent together with the application form.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in a kindergarten. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary.

Location: Civril is a town in the west of Turkey. The nearest city is Denizli.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 18 and over

All available dates for this project:
July 8 - July 22, 2016
July 22 - August 4, 2016

Renovation and landscaping of Math Village education center
Sirince, Izmir       July 24 - August 6, 2016


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 between June 1st and September 15th.

The volunteers' tasks in this project include construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening and classroom cleaning. The volunteers will also work in the kitchen of the non-formal education center and help the staff with preparing and cooking meals, setting up tables and serving food to the students during courses.

Math Village was created by a university professor aiming to endear math to young people. The village is already 9 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 student dormitories until May 28th. After May 29th, 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: Izmir

Age range: 18 and over

All available dates for this project:
May 1 - May 14, 2016
May 15 - May 28, 2016
May 29 - June 11, 2016
June 12 - June 25, 2016
June 26 - July 9, 2016
July 10 - July 23, 2016
July 24 - August 6, 2016
August 7 - August 20, 2016
August 21 - September 3, 2016
September 4 - September 17, 2016

Protecting the bird habitat at the Red River delta
Bafra, Samsun       July 25 - August 8, 2016

Volunteer project: The delta of Turkey’s longest river Kizilirmak (Red River) lays by the Black Sea coast and hosts 350 different bird speices. The area is very large and some parts are polluted by waste stuff like plastics, metals, etc.

International volunteers will work together with 10 local young people for collecting waste materials, bird watching and counting, helping to heal wounded birds, landscaping and helping the staff of the center in their daily tasks.
This is a very nice project for nature lovers. We need volunteers who are really enthusiastic, patient and team players.

Language: English

Accommodation: Under supplied tents. Sleeping bad and mat are necessary. You can also bring your own tent if you want.

Location: The Delta is by the Black Sea coast in the north of Turkey. The camp site is very isolated, no night life and no internet is available.

Terminal: Samsun Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Let's make a film
Yeni Sakran, Izmir       July 28 - August 5, 2016

Volunteer project: This is an international thematic camp for the age group 14-17. Teenagers from different countries will create a “group film” in a youth center. The majority of the group will be Turkish teens, but the camp language is English.

The participants will make a short film by using hand cameras and computers. They will use their creativity & express their ideas to write their scenario, act, shoot and direct their films in this project. Besides, the daily program of the project may also include other activities like sports, arts & crafts, creative drama, music, etc. Turkish and international volunteers will be leading or assisting the daily activities.

The Youth center is a place where various voluntary and youth camps are hosted. The campsite is a secure place and participants will not be allowed to leave the camp site on their own.

Arrival and departure: Airport transfer may be organized upon request but only from Istanbul Atatürk Airport (in the European side) on July 28, 2016, Thursday, between 08.00 – 17.00 hours, at the cost of 20 €. The group will depart to the project site on the same evening by an overnight coach together with the Turkish participants and the group leaders.

The teen participants will also be accompanied on their return to Istanbul on the day of August 5, 2016, Friday. The group will arrive in İstanbul in the evening and a hostel bed+breakfast will be arranged for them at a cost of 20 € per night. Thus the return flight tickets must be arranged for the next day August 6, 2016, Saturday from Istanbul Atatürk Airport.

Alternatively, if you can travel alone, you can also fly to Izmir Airport on July 28, 2016, Thursday. The project site is 2 hours by train from Izmir Airport.

Language: English

Accommodation: At the Youth center, in 3-6 bedded rooms with showers and toilets. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary. Food will be served in the center.

Location: Yeni Sakran is in the west of Turkey. The center is by the seaside. The nearest city is Izmir.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 14 - 17 years old

Extra fee: 210 Euro

Making dreams come true for disadvantaged children
Yeni Sakran, Izmir       July 29 - August 12, 2016

Volunteer project: “Children's dreams come true” is the motto of this special project, designed for orphanage children. This camp is sponsored by external funds as well as the funds raised through extra fees of the thematic projects. All accommodation and food expenses of the disadvantaged children are covered by these funds. Two groups of disadvantaged children between 8-14 years old will be hosted in the Youth Centre for one week each.

The volunteers will be counseling a group of children aged between 8-14 years old, leading different activities for them. You will share the responsibilities of the leading team to take care of a group of kids from the beginning till the end of the camp, including the trips outside the camp as well as all kind of activities during the camp.

Please, note that you will be dealing with the kids through the given & intensive program all day long. You will spend most of your time with the kids in the camp area with a limited private life. Thus contact with the locals is very limited; however, you will have contact with the people working in the campsite. Volunteers may have fun together only after the kids go to bed and the team covers the daily late staff meeting in the camp. Leaving the camp area is not allowed due to unexpected emergency cases. Teamwork is essential. Please, note that only 3 international participants are recruited for this project.

We are looking for communicative, talkative volunteers who are at least 20 years old with some skills in teaching basic English and/or sports (like basketball, volleyball, swimming, football, table tennis, chess), arts & crafts, music, dance, drama, in & outdoor group games.

Special requirements: A motivation letter with a pass size photo and Skype ID should complete your application.

Language: English

Accommodation: In the Youth Centre, in 2-3 bedded rooms with toilet and shower. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary. The counselors will eat together with the group of children they are responsible for.

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

Terminal: İzmir Airport.

Age range: 20 and over

All available dates for this project:
July 29 - August 12, 2016
August 5 - August 19, 2016

Making dreams come true for disadvantaged children
Yeni Sakran, Izmir       August 5 - August 19, 2016

Volunteer project: “Children's dreams come true” is the motto of this special project, designed for orphanage children. This camp is sponsored by external funds as well as the funds raised through extra fees of the thematic projects. All accommodation and food expenses of the disadvantaged children are covered by these funds. Two groups of disadvantaged children between 8-14 years old will be hosted in the Youth Centre for one week each.

The volunteers will be counseling a group of children aged between 8-14 years old, leading different activities for them. You will share the responsibilities of the leading team to take care of a group of kids from the beginning till the end of the camp, including the trips outside the camp as well as all kind of activities during the camp.

Please, note that you will be dealing with the kids through the given & intensive program all day long. You will spend most of your time with the kids in the camp area with a limited private life. Thus contact with the locals is very limited; however, you will have contact with the people working in the campsite. Volunteers may have fun together only after the kids go to bed and the team covers the daily late staff meeting in the camp. Leaving the camp area is not allowed due to unexpected emergency cases. Teamwork is essential. Please, note that only 5 international participants are recruited for this project.

We are looking for communicative, talkative volunteers who are at least 20 years old with some skills in teaching basic English and/or sports (like basketball, volleyball, swimming, football, table tennis, chess), arts & crafts, music, dance, drama, in & outdoor group games.

Special requirements: A motivation letter with a pass size photo and Skype ID should complete your application.

Language: English

Accommodation: In the Youth Centre, in 2-3 bedded rooms with toilet and shower. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary. The counselors will eat together with the group of children they are responsible for.

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

Terminal: İzmir Airport.

Age range: 20 and over

All available dates for this project:
July 29 - August 12, 2016
August 5 - August 19, 2016

Renovation and landscaping of Math Village education center
Sirince, Izmir       August 7 - August 20, 2016


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 between June 1st and September 15th.

The volunteers' tasks in this project include construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening and classroom cleaning. The volunteers will also work in the kitchen of the non-formal education center and help the staff with preparing and cooking meals, setting up tables and serving food to the students during courses.

Math Village was created by a university professor aiming to endear math to young people. The village is already 9 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 student dormitories until May 28th. After May 29th, 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: Izmir

Age range: 18 and over

All available dates for this project:
May 1 - May 14, 2016
May 15 - May 28, 2016
May 29 - June 11, 2016
June 12 - June 25, 2016
June 26 - July 9, 2016
July 10 - July 23, 2016
July 24 - August 6, 2016
August 7 - August 20, 2016
August 21 - September 3, 2016
September 4 - September 17, 2016

Organizing an English language camp for youth
Seferihisar, Izmir       August 12 - August 22, 2016

Volunteer project: The volunteer project will support a local NGO aiming to socialize disabled people of the area through water sports. They have rented a camping site where they teach swimming, canoeing and diving to disabled people. To raise funds to cover the cost of the camping site, they run an English language camp. Good English speakers are invited to spend 10 days with a group of international youngsters who wish to improve their English in such a camp.

The volunteers will be practicing English through daily activities, games and manual work. They will be organizing and running the daily activities with local and international youngsters. Volunteers must be minimum 20 years old and agree to share responsibilities together with the group leader. Practicing English is the main aim of this camp. Thus, creative volunteers with some experience in teaching, outdoor or table games, music, drama, sport, will be preferred.

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

Language: English

Accommodation: Basic, in camping tents or in huts. Sleeping bag and mat are necessary.

Location: Seferihisar is the first slow city (Citta Slow) of Turkey, located in Izmir Province in the west of the country. The project site is by the sea.

Terminal: Izmir Airport

Age range: 20 and over

All available dates for this project:
August 12 - August 22, 2016
August 23 - September 1, 2016

Dance for Good
Kocaeli       August 14 - August 27, 2016

Volunteer project: If you like to dance, this is your project. Ten international volunteers will be joined by five local participants for a dancing project. The volunteers are expected to perform a show at the end of the project in public. The funds raised from the show will support another project for disadvantaged young people. The main task of the volunteers is preparing the dance performance, but for 2-3 days there will be some manual work as well.

Free times will be spent with several social, sport and cultural activities.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a student dormitory, sleeping bag and mat are not necessary.

Location: Kocaeli is the city next to İstanbul.

Terminal: Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Landscaping project in Lapseki
Lapseki, Canakkale       August 15 - August 30, 2016

Volunteer project: Lapseki is a seaside town which hosted several workcamps in the past. This year the municipality invites international volunteers for some landscaping work in the town. The volunteers will help with different manual tasks according to the needs of the municipality.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dormitory. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary.

Location: Lapseki is a small and calm seaside town in the northwest of Turkey and close to the antic sites Troy, Assos and Gallipoli battle fields. The nearest city is Canakkale.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 18 and over

Renovation and landscaping of Math Village education center
Sirince, Izmir       August 21 - September 3, 2016


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 between June 1st and September 15th.

The volunteers' tasks in this project include construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening and classroom cleaning. The volunteers will also work in the kitchen of the non-formal education center and help the staff with preparing and cooking meals, setting up tables and serving food to the students during courses.

Math Village was created by a university professor aiming to endear math to young people. The village is already 9 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 student dormitories until May 28th. After May 29th, 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: Izmir

Age range: 18 and over

All available dates for this project:
May 1 - May 14, 2016
May 15 - May 28, 2016
May 29 - June 11, 2016
June 12 - June 25, 2016
June 26 - July 9, 2016
July 10 - July 23, 2016
July 24 - August 6, 2016
August 7 - August 20, 2016
August 21 - September 3, 2016
September 4 - September 17, 2016

Painting and landscaping the school garden in Civril
Civril, Denizli       August 22 - September 5, 2016

Volunteer project: A local high school invites volunteers for painting the school garden’s wall and some landscaping work in the garden. This project is in a town where the locals are quite hospitable and the contact with them is really valuable. If you are able to draw pictures on the wall, you are very welcome.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the dormitory of the school.

Location: Civril is a town in the west of Turkey. Nearest city is Denizli.

Terminal: Denizli Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Rock music festival in Bursa
Bursa       August 23 - September 5, 2016

Volunteer project: Nilüfer Municipality of Bursa city is going to organize an International Rock Music Festival for the second time in 2016. A large number of native and foreign music groups and audiences are expected. Volunteers are needed to help with the preparation of the festival. Some of the tasks are setting up tents and stands, garbage collection, removing tents after the festival. Different types of manual work may be requested during the festival.

Apart from the labour contribution, volunteers with talents on video filming, photography, dance, drawing, painting, playing an instrument, street performances are welcome. Volunteers may present their talents and can make their amateur, out of stage performances on the festival ground.

Language: English

Accommodation: Under supplied tents on the festival grounds. Sleeping bag and mat are necessary.

Location: Bursa is a big city in the North-west of Turkey.

Terminal: Istanbul. The group will travel together to the project site.

Age range: 18 and over

Organizing an English language camp for youth
Seferihisar, Izmir       August 23 - September 1, 2016

Volunteer project: The volunteer project will support a local NGO aiming to socialize disabled people of the area through water sports. They have rented a camping site where they teach swimming, canoeing and diving to disabled people. To raise funds to cover the cost of the camping site, they run an English language camp. Good English speakers are invited to spend 10 days with a group of international youngsters who wish to improve their English in such a camp.

The volunteers will be practicing English through daily activities, games and manual work. They will be organizing and running the daily activities with local and international youngsters. Volunteers must be minimum 20 years old and agree to share responsibilities together with the group leader. Practicing English is the main aim of this camp. Thus, creative volunteers with some experience in teaching, outdoor or table games, music, drama, sport, will be preferred.

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

Language: English

Accommodation: Basic, in camping tents or in huts. Sleeping bag and mat are necessary.

Location: Seferihisar is the first slow city (Citta Slow) of Turkey, located in Izmir Province in the west of the country. The project site is by the sea.

Terminal: Izmir Airport

Age range: 20 and over

All available dates for this project:
August 12 - August 22, 2016
August 23 - September 1, 2016

Renovation and landscaping of Math Village education center
Sirince, Izmir       September 4 - September 17, 2016


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 between June 1st and September 15th.

The volunteers' tasks in this project include construction, reconstruction, renovation, landscaping, gardening and classroom cleaning. The volunteers will also work in the kitchen of the non-formal education center and help the staff with preparing and cooking meals, setting up tables and serving food to the students during courses.

Math Village was created by a university professor aiming to endear math to young people. The village is already 9 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 student dormitories until May 28th. After May 29th, 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: Izmir

Age range: 18 and over

All available dates for this project:
May 1 - May 14, 2016
May 15 - May 28, 2016
May 29 - June 11, 2016
June 12 - June 25, 2016
June 26 - July 9, 2016
July 10 - July 23, 2016
July 24 - August 6, 2016
August 7 - August 20, 2016
August 21 - September 3, 2016
September 4 - September 17, 2016

Organic olive farm project
Yeni Sakran, Izmir       November 1 - November 8, 2016

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

Get ready for the olive harvest
Sirince, Izmir       November 1 - November 15, 2016

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.

Math Village needs volunteers to work on the olive yard before the harvest. This involves hard physical work, hoeing the soil, cutting dead branches, clearing and levelling the ground.

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

Olive picking experience in Turkey
Sirince, Izmir       November 15 - November 30, 2016

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

All available dates for this project:
November 15 - November 30, 2016
December 1 - December 15, 2016

Olive picking experience in Turkey
Sirince, Izmir       December 1 - December 15, 2016

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

All available dates for this project:
November 15 - November 30, 2016
December 1 - December 15, 2016

Long-term projects in Turkey