International Volunteer Workcamps  

Types of projects
Volunteer work
Board & lodging
The volunteer group
Free time
Terms and conditions
Enrollment procedure
Join a project now !

Quick links

Other countries
Home page
Download area
Write to us
Middle & long-term projects
Add to 'Favourites'

Canada 416-943-4900
Canada 604-628-7400
Canada 514-316-8500
Canada 780-638-2500
Canada 613-454-5500
USA       646-657-2900
USA       617-841-0400

Let us call you <<click>>

Volunteer opportunities in TURKEY

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




click here for middle-term projects in Turkey

click here for volunteer programs in other countries