Short-term volunteering project in Turkey!

Location: Ankara, Turkey

Project name: We Socialized with Culture and Art

Hosting organization: Yedi İklim Culture Arts Education Science and Solidarity Association

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: Primary objectives: To ensure communication and cooperation between our volunteers coming from abroad within the scope of the project and young people and children who are the target audience of our association; Contributing to the creation of a youth profile that adopts the common values of Europe; To support young people with limited opportunities (refugees, economically, socially and psychologically restricted) residing in Ankara and central districts to gain self-confidence, self-respect and easily adapt to the society; To add a new dimension to the volunteering activities of our association and to encourage volunteering activities to local youth through our volunteers from abroad and to increase the volunteering activities in the local area. Project activities: Ensuring that volunteers take courses on toy making; Designing toys, jewelry, hairpins and prayer bead; Gifting of designed products to disadvantaged children; Giving Turkish lessons to refugee children; Ensuring that volunteers take courses on visual design; Designing social media pages; Making an online or face-to-face speaking club activity; Making cultural and artistic trips monthly.

Number of volunteers: 3 volunteers between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project periods:   01/09/2021 to 30/10/2021 (2 months)
                            01/11/2021 to 30/12/2021 (2 months)

Deadline: 15th August 2021

How to apply? – Please fill in the application and upload your CV. You will be contacted in case of successful selection

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food, and transport arrangements: 

You will stay at a house near Ankara city center. At the house, all facilities are available(internet, hot water, natural gas, etc.). We will take monthly kitchen and cleaning supplies. At the working places, we will supply some food for you. Participants are expected to make the cheapest travel arrangements available to ANKARA and we will welcome them at the airport and then we will go by car. Travel costs will be reimbursed until the budget limit, set by the Erasmus+ program. Travel grand per participant is 275 €.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering: 

We look for open-minded and positive people, who are willing to share their own hobbies, passions and experiences. You should be enthusiastic about working with children especially with fewer opportunities. Reasonable English skills are required for communication with refugees and teaching.