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Turkey Turkey: Outdoor Sports Fest (GSM05)

Dates

25/06/2021   -   09/07/2021

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Festival
Sport
Cultural

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
18
Still room for
9 Male + 9 Female
Languages spoken
English, English
Nearest terminal
Erzincan Bus Station
Meeting point
 
Wi-Fi
Yes

Work

In this camp, volunteers will help with the preparation phase of Erzincan Kemaliye International Culture and Extreme Sports Festival and daily activities during the festival. Volunteers will deal with auxiliary works about the organization of the festival, visitors, professional and amateur athletes.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in double-rooms of the dormitory. Meals will be provided ready at the dining hall of the dormitory and the designated restaurants

Location and leisure

Kemaliye has been a place where different cultures have lived since its foundation. Traces of this common culture are also reflected in the details. The houses located between one thousand and one shades of green formed by mulberry, walnut, plane, poplar trees offer the most beautiful examples of harmony between the natural environment and the architecture. The first thing that strikes you in Kemaliye, a small and charming town situated in a valley stretching between deep canyons, is the wooden houses and the mallets on the doors of these houses. Kemaliye houses and door knockers, which describe the history and sociological structure of Kemaliye for thousands of years, are one of the most prominent features of the city. The mountainous structure of Kemaliye provides a very convenient environment for the performing of nature sports. “International Culture and Extreme Sports Festival” is held every year in Kemaliye. Within the scope of the festival, windsurfing, base jumping , sportive rock climbing, river sports (canoeing, and rafting), Lake Sports (water skiing, rowing), mountain biking, outdoor sports such as trekking activities are carried out, and to watch culture and art exhibitions, all nature and culture lovers visit the hidden paradise Kemaliye. Volunteers will have the opportunity to play nature sports and learn new sports, meet international professional athletes and enjoy the festival as part of the International Culture and Extreme Sports Festival. The volunteers will have the opportunity to explore Kemaliye in their free times and learn about the making of traditional foods of Kemaliye, the opportunity to take a boat trip in the canyon and they will be able to learn the history, nature, cultural and natural beauty of Kemaliye.

Project hosted by

This year we will organize the voluntary work program for the first time, which will be held in cooperation with Kemaliye Foundation of Culture and Development (KEMAV) and GSM. For more information about KEMAV please visit the website https://www.kemav.org.tr.

Requirements

Ready to do outdoor sports?

Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being Climate Action
Turkey Turkey: Happy Life Village 2 (GSM02)

Dates

02/07/2021   -   16/07/2021

Feedback from 6 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Educational
Renovation

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 34
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
5 Male + 5 Female
Languages spoken
English, English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
Mersin Train Station
Meeting point
 
Wi-Fi
Yes

Work

In this camp, volunteers help nature and environmental protection and sustenance works in Happy Life Village and in other regions. Volunteers assist with the development of the projects such as trekking tracks, hiking and cycling paths/(routes); by examining the location, coordinate and endemic plant species, they issue a track guide. For this reason, volunteers who do orienteering sports, have experience and interest in outdoor sports and who are topographical/environmental engineers or have the knowledge of mapping(map) will be preferred. In addition, volunteers carry on a work on digitial media activities to present/introduce recently built Happy Life Village. For this reason, volunteers who are communication professionals and have the knowledge of digital media will be preferred.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will stay in a sweet guesthouse of Happy Life Village that belongs to Municipality. The guesthouse has shower, toilet, air conditioning and bunk beds as well. Volunteers will eat their meals in the Down Café where individuals with Down Syndrome work at. Food will be prepared by the cooks of the Down Café. In this way, both volunteers’ food needs will be met and employement and socialization process of individuals with Down syndrome will be supported.

Location and leisure

Mezitli is one of the biggest and most beautiful Mediterranean district of Mersin which is one of the most beautiful touristic cities of Turkey. Mersin and Mezitli are the primary province and district among the provinces and districts in Turkey that are mostly preferred on the purpose of sheltering by refugees who came to Turkey due to the civil war in Syria. In this region, that has a coast on Mediterranean with full of palm trees, where many cultures and communities live together, there are also many natural and cultural heritages belonging to the Ancient Roman and Hellenistic Period. “Woman Producer Markets”, implemented by Mezitli Municipality of Mersin, ranked first in “International Guangzhou Urban Innovation Awards” that was held in China. Mersin-Mezitli Municipality ,which is among Turkey’s the most successful municipalities due to the intensive efforts it has shown on social innovation and urban studies, is the host of this camp. Mersin-Mezitli Municipality that comes forward with its social and economic supports for individuals with disabilities, down syndromes, autisms, children, elderly, asylum seekers etc. and its sustainable environmental projects, is one of the most important factors that make this region attractive.

Project hosted by

We will organize this camp in collaboration with Mersin-Mezitli Municipality and this year will be the fourth year of our collaboration. For more information about our partner, please visit https://www.mezitli.bel.tr

Additional comments

For this reason, volunteers who do orienteering sports, have experience and interest in outdoor sports and who are topographical/environmental engineers or have the knowledge of mapping(map) will be preferred. In addition, volunteers carry on a work on digitial media activities to present/introduce recently built Happy Life Village. For this reason, volunteers who are communication professionals and have the knowledge of digital media will be preferred.

Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being Sustainable Cities and Communities
Turkey Turkey: Happy Life Village 3 (GSM03)

Dates

30/07/2021   -   13/08/2021

Feedback from 6 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Educational
Renovation

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 34
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
5 Male + 5 Female
Languages spoken
English, English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
Mersin Train Station
Meeting point
 
Wi-Fi
Yes

Work

In this camp, volunteers help nature and environmental protection and sustenance works in Happy Life Village and in other regions. Volunteers assist with the development of the projects such as trekking tracks, hiking and cycling paths/(routes); by examining the location, coordinate and endemic plant species, they issue a track guide. For this reason, volunteers who do orienteering sports, have experience and interest in outdoor sports and who are topographical/environmental engineers or have the knowledge of mapping(map) will be preferred. In addition, volunteers carry on a work on digitial media activities to present/introduce recently built Happy Life Village. For this reason, volunteers who are communication professionals and have the knowledge of digital media will be preferred.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will stay in a sweet guesthouse of Happy Life Village that belongs to Municipality. The guesthouse has shower, toilet, air conditioning and bunk beds as well. Volunteers will eat their meals in the Down Café where individuals with Down Syndrome work at. Food will be prepared by the cooks of the Down Café. In this way, both volunteers’ food needs will be met and employement and socialization process of individuals with Down syndrome will be supported.

Location and leisure

Mezitli is one of the biggest and most beautiful Mediterranean district of Mersin which is one of the most beautiful touristic cities of Turkey. Mersin and Mezitli are the primary province and district among the provinces and districts in Turkey that are mostly preferred on the purpose of sheltering by refugees who came to Turkey due to the civil war in Syria. In this region, that has a coast on Mediterranean with full of palm trees, where many cultures and communities live together, there are also many natural and cultural heritages belonging to the Ancient Roman and Hellenistic Period. “Woman Producer Markets”, implemented by Mezitli Municipality of Mersin, ranked first in “International Guangzhou Urban Innovation Awards” that was held in China. Mersin-Mezitli Municipality ,which is among Turkey’s the most successful municipalities due to the intensive efforts it has shown on social innovation and urban studies, is the host of this camp. Mersin-Mezitli Municipality that comes forward with its social and economic supports for individuals with disabilities, down syndromes, autisms, children, elderly, asylum seekers etc. and its sustainable environmental projects, is one of the most important factors that make this region attractive.

Project hosted by

We will organize this camp in collaboration with Mersin-Mezitli Municipality and this year will be the fourth year of our collaboration. For more information about our partner, please visit https://www.mezitli.bel.tr

Requirements

For this reason, volunteers who do orienteering sports, have experience and interest in outdoor sports and who are topographical/environmental engineers or have the knowledge of mapping(map) will be preferred. In addition, volunteers carry on a work on digitial media activities to present/introduce recently built Happy Life Village. For this reason, volunteers who are communication professionals and have the knowledge of digital media will be preferred.

Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being Sustainable Cities and Communities
Turkey Turkey: Niksar Heritage (GSM06)

Dates

06/08/2021   -   20/08/2021

Feedback from 6 volunteers

Tags

Renovation
Cultural
Educational

Already accepted volunteers from

Italy

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 31
Max number of volunteers
14
Still room for
7 Male + 6 Female
Languages spoken
English, English
Nearest terminal
Tokat Bus Station
Meeting point
 
Wi-Fi
Yes

Work

Niksar, which is on the UNESCO-World Heritage Tentative List, was the capital of the Danishmend Dynasty in 12th. and 13. centuries. In niksar there are madrasas, lodges, mosques, administrative structures, baths and memorial tombs belonging to this period. Volunteers will work to preserve and promote these artifacts from the period of the Danishmend Dynasty. They will renew the information signs for visitors of Niksara, clean the environment and help with the landscaping of the protected works. In addition, volunteers will conduct digital media studies to promote world heritage sites locally, nationally and internationally.

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will stay at the Niksar Municipality guest house. They will be served their breakfasts, lunchs and dinners in the dining room of the guesthouse. During trips outside Niksar, lunches will be prepared as lunch boxs. Meals will be prepared by the shef in the guesthouse, and volunteers will alternately help to prepare meals, wash dishes and clean the area where meals are eaten.

Location and leisure

Niksar, one of the important centers of the ancient period, Danishmend Dynasty and Seljuk period, where nature, culture and historical wealth mingled, was established on the slopes to the northwest of niksar plain, where the Kelkit Valley expanded. Niksar is included on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative (preliminary) list with its cultural heritage witnessing the early period of Anatolian Turkish civilization. Niksar, the capital of Danishmend, one of the most important Turkish States of Anatolia, has madrasas, lodges, mosques, administrative structures, baths and monumental tombs that bear witness to the 12th and 13th centuries. This heritage owned by Niksar and its surroundings is bear the Anatolian-Turkish Civilization’s and within a broader framework, Islamic Civilization’s testimony of the scientific, social and economic developments. Yağıbasan Madrasa in the city is the first madrasa in Anatolia besides the fact that the education given here has continued its effect on Anatolian soil for centuries. Until the last period of the Ottomans the manuscripts of the professors who research or teach in this madrasa were used and the students of the professors trained in this madrasa have been taught science all over Anatolia. The Lodges, mosques and palaces owned by niksar are give information about how social and urban building is managed, how resettlement is conducted and how are the settlements is conducted during the settlement of Oğuz tribes in Anatolia. Niksar's legacy is also important in terms of showing that the meeting the social needs of Danishmend's newly resettled families and having all the structures that enable these new families to participate in social life as part of the society and revealing how fast administrative and social structures work. http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/6344/

Project hosted by

Early Period of Anatolian Turkish Heritage: Niksar, capital of the Danishmend Dynasty, will organize International Voluntary Work program within the scope of World Heritage for the first time. Tokat Governor's Office, Niksar Municipality, Capital Tokat People Education, Culture and Solidarity Association (BAŞTEK) and Youth Services Center Association (GSM) will organize this program in cooperation. For more information please visit the websites http://tokat.gov.tr, http://www.niksar.bel.tr/, http://www.bastekstk.com /

Requirements

If you interested in World Heritages, just come!

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Quality Education
Turkey Turkey: Happy Life Village 4 (GSM04)

Dates

20/08/2021   -   03/09/2021

Feedback from 6 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Educational
Renovation

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 34
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
5 Male + 5 Female
Languages spoken
English, English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
Mersin Train Station
Meeting point
 
Wi-Fi
Yes

Work

In this camp, volunteers help nature and environmental protection and sustenance works in Happy Life Village and in other regions. Volunteers assist with the development of the projects such as trekking tracks, hiking and cycling paths/(routes); by examining the location, coordinate and endemic plant species, they issue a track guide. For this reason, volunteers who do orienteering sports, have experience and interest in outdoor sports and who are topographical/environmental engineers or have the knowledge of mapping(map) will be preferred. In addition, volunteers carry on a work on digitial media activities to present/introduce recently built Happy Life Village. For this reason, volunteers who are communication professionals and have the knowledge of digital media will be preferred.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will stay in a sweet guesthouse of Happy Life Village that belongs to Municipality. The guesthouse has shower, toilet, air conditioning and bunk beds as well. Volunteers will eat their meals in the Down Café where individuals with Down Syndrome work at. Food will be prepared by the cooks of the Down Café. In this way, both volunteers’ food needs will be met and employement and socialization process of individuals with Down syndrome will be supported.

Location and leisure

Mezitli is one of the biggest and most beautiful Mediterranean district of Mersin which is one of the most beautiful touristic cities of Turkey. Mersin and Mezitli are the primary province and district among the provinces and districts in Turkey that are mostly preferred on the purpose of sheltering by refugees who came to Turkey due to the civil war in Syria. In this region, that has a coast on Mediterranean with full of palm trees, where many cultures and communities live together, there are also many natural and cultural heritages belonging to the Ancient Roman and Hellenistic Period. “Woman Producer Markets”, implemented by Mezitli Municipality of Mersin, ranked first in “International Guangzhou Urban Innovation Awards” that was held in China. Mersin-Mezitli Municipality ,which is among Turkey’s the most successful municipalities due to the intensive efforts it has shown on social innovation and urban studies, is the host of this camp. Mersin-Mezitli Municipality that comes forward with its social and economic supports for individuals with disabilities, down syndromes, autisms, children, elderly, asylum seekers etc. and its sustainable environmental projects, is one of the most important factors that make this region attractive.

Project hosted by

We will organize this camp in collaboration with Mersin-Mezitli Municipality and this year will be the fourth year of our collaboration. For more information about our partner, please visit https://www.mezitli.bel.tr

Requirements

For this reason, volunteers who do orienteering sports, have experience and interest in outdoor sports and who are topographical/environmental engineers or have the knowledge of mapping(map) will be preferred. In addition, volunteers carry on a work on digitial media activities to present/introduce recently built Happy Life Village. For this reason, volunteers who are communication professionals and have the knowledge of digital media will be preferred.

Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being Sustainable Cities and Communities