VOLUNTEERING IN TURKEY  Location: Izmir, Turkey Duration: 11 months Flexible dates from now  Bona Fides is looking for 2 participants from POLAND who are interested in working with young people and want to organize courses, seminars, workshops etc.

Bona Fides Association and Pi Youth Association are looking for 2 participants from Poland or Polish residents to join our European Solidarity Corps project in Izmir, Turkey and have an opportunity to work with young people and organize courses, seminars, workshops, etc.

To apply please fill this application form: https://forms.gle/74hFfwsju83ieHKdA and send your Curriculum Vitae to the following emails: mariachiara@bonafides.pl and anna@bonafides.pl.

  • Location: Izmir, Turkey
  • Deadline: As soon as possible
  • Duration: 11 months
  • Mobility period:  Flexible dates from now

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

As Pi Youth Association, we work under 3 main topics. These are, “Strengthening the Local Youth”, “Youth Rights” and “Youth Problems”. Our efforts towards strengthening the youth includes; courses, seminars, workshops etc. for 15 to 30 year old people and these activities  are being held mostly in İzmir. Each month, we plan these activities and organize them in our  association’s training hall. Currently we organize them online due to Covid-19 but we’re planning to continue our activities physically in the second half of 2021. We also expect to see personal efforts towards our “Strengthening the Local Youth” goal from the volunteers we will host through this project. We will organize spare time activities such as; language workshops, speaking clubs and self-improvement workshops in various areas for them. Just like everything else, these activities also do get planned monthly and organized on a weekly basis. This also includes our work with volunteers. In our activities, we mostly use non- formal learning methods but sometimes we use formal methods too. Our office is located at the center of the city, therefore it’s possible to get there without a vehicle change from all central districts. This allows us to reach so many youngsters in our city which is important for us because, currently almost a million youngsters between the ages of 15 and 29 reside in İzmir. Before Covid-19, we are able to reach out more than 500 local youngsters through our regular activities on a weekly basis. And we plan to to achieve the same in the upcoming period too. Just like our all other activities, the activites we will organize through our volunteers will target local youth between the ages of 15 and 29. Since this target group mostly includes university students, people who benefit from our activities the most are university students between the ages of 18 and 25 and %60 of them are women.

DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITIES

– Each and every volunteer will work together with a project leader and a project assistant (contact person). These two people will support our volunteers throughout their project.

– Each and every volunteer will be provided with mentor support, to get assistance outside of their project activities and to make their lives easier.

– Each and every volunteer will get an orientation training at the beginning of their project. Through this training, they will be informed about; our association, our other work areas, our team, aims and activities of this project, our emergency action plan and lastly, the tools and systems we use as an association.

– Each and every volunteer will be provided with a laptop computer, a worktable and a personal storage to use them in their activities.

– Our volunteers will be provided with the tools and equipments they may or will need during their activities.

– When our volunteers arrive or leave İzmir, one of our members will accompany them on their way to/from airport.

– In the first week of our volunteers’ project time, their respective mentors will accompany them on their way to the office.

– We will keep the track of residence permit appointments for our volunteers.

– Our volunteers will also have Cigna Health Insurance.

This is our weekly schedule for our volunteers during their project:

MONDAY

-Off Day-

TUESDAY

10.00 – 11.00 Volunteer-Mentor Meeting

11.00 – 12.00 Scheduling Weekly Activities

12.00 – 13.00 Writing Blogs

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 16.00 Preparation for the Activity

16.00 – 18.00 Organizing Speaking Clubs for the Local Youth (English/Polish)

WEDNESDAY

10.00 – 12.00 Digital Design and Photography Training

12.00 – 13.00 Writing Blogs

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 16.00 Preparation for the Activity

16.00 – 18.00 Organizing Speaking Clubs for the Local Youth (English)

THURSDAY

10.00 – 12.00 Digital Design and Photography Training

12.00 – 13.00 Writing Blogs

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 16.00 Preparation for the Activity

16.00 – 18.00 Organizing Speaking Clubs for the Local Youth (English/Polish)

FRIDAY

10.00 – 12.00 Turkish Language Course for volunteers

12.00 – 13.00 Writing Blogs

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 18.00 Volunteers’ Individual Project Time

SATURDAY

10.00 – 11.00 Preparation for the Activity

11.00 – 13.00 Workshop events for the Local Youth (Thematic)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 16.00 Preparation for the Activity

16.00 – 18.00 Workshop events for the Local Youth (Thematic)

SUNDAY

-Off Day-

ACCOMMODATION AND OTHER ARRANGEMENTS

TRAVEL
The ticket travel from Poland to Turkey will be reimbursed following the rules of European Solidarity Corps projects.

ACCOMODATION AND FOOD

The organization will provide to the volunteers pocket money and food money, so accomodation and food are covered.

PROFILE OF THE VOLUNTEERS

The volunteer has to be between 18 and 30 years, with: good integration capability; willingness to share experiences and cultural habits. The organization is looking for someone with strong communication skills, a person who deeply desires to stay with young people trying to improve their reality. The participant should be open mind, creative and enthusiastic person, all of these features are necessary to work with younger!

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