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Volunteer opportunities in TURKEY

Teaching English to kids in Istanbul
Istanbul          October 8 - October 23, 2014

Volunteer project: If you like kids of the 7-10 age group and spending your time with them, this project is a good fit. A primary school in Istanbul invites you to practice English through in and outdoor activities with the pupils. We need creative thinking, child loving volunteers for this project. The school teachers will help you to organize and run the program. You are also expected to assist the teachers in the classrooms.

 

Special requirements: Volunteers must be minimum 20 years old. A motivation letter containing a Skype ID must be sent together with the application form. Applicants will be interviewed via Skype before being confirmed.

Language: English

Accommodation: In a guest house nearby. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary.

Location: Hadimkoy is a developing part of Istanbul but far from the center.

Terminal: Istanbul

Age range: 20 and over

                                                                                                         

 

New Year's olive picking experience in Turkey
Sirince         January 5 - January 20, 2015

Volunteer project: The very first 2015 volunteer project in Turkey welcomes you to collect olives in a natural environment. 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.

The project is open for single parents or families with kids.

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 evening.

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, TV or disco 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: Istanbul

Age range: 18 and over

                                                                                                         

 

Organising activities and preparing a party for kindergarten children
Duzce          May 30 - June 16, 2015

Volunteer project: In this project, we will 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 vey welcome to join. Also some gardening works will be a part of your work.

Special requirements: This is a female only project. 

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 evening.

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

                                                                                                         

 

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