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16 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
10: Environment protection
Construction / Environment
Number of volunteers:
Free places for Males:
Free places for Females:
Free places last update:
29 Aug 2019
18 - 30
18 - 30
Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:
Description: We are organizing this workcamp in cooperation with Bademler Village Culture and Art Assossiation and this year will be the fifth time of our cooperation.
Type of Work: Volunteers will work with Bademler Village Culture and Art Assossiation to raise awareness on intercultural dialog and solidarity. In this workcamp, the volunteers will build a walking trail and a running trail in order to support sports and healthy life, and place fitness equipments next to the trails they build where the public could do sports freely. The volunteers will assist professional workers throughout the workcamp. The walking trail and the running trail will be built in a timberland.
Accommodation: As every year, volunteers will accommodate with the hospitable and volunteer families in Bademler Village, and they will have healthy and homemade meals prepared by the families. The volunteers can take lunch boxes and bring them to the working area. 1 volunteer, 2, or 3 volunteers will be staying in one house. There will be room, restroom, and bathroom in the houses.
Approximate Location: Bademler Village linked to A(zmir which is located in the west region of Turkey and the third biggest city of the country, is one of the most interesting villages in Turkey with its culture and very typical traditions. It is 10 km to Urla, and 60 km to A(zmir. The theatre hall of the village was built in 1969 and today, both the residents and the audience are quite interested in theatre. Throughout the day, the residents of the city work in farms and serums, but in the evenings most of them have become the actors on the theatre stage. There will be a festival during the workcamp in Bademler, and volunteers will have the chance to participate and enjoy. This village is also famous for its typical wedding ceremonies and the Sea Festival where the entire village gs to the seaside and spends 1 or 2 days under the tents. http://www.cittaslow.org/networkVolunteers will learn how to prepare food for upcoming winter from villagers, participate in daily life of the villagers, and join to traditional village wedding ceremonies. In their free time, volunteers will have the chance to visit cultural and natural beauties of Bademler Village.
Organization Description: GSM - Youth Services Centre, was founded in 1985 in Ankara in order to contribute to the personal, social, and cultural development of young people, and to support their active participation in social and economic life.
GSM considers the young people as the primary resource and the most dynamic part of the society. GSM believes that the active participation of young people in the social life contributes to the continuation and the development of social infrastructure.
GSM, makes effort for the development of youth work and youth policies with a right-based approach so that young people can become individuals who looks to the future with great hopes.
GSM, deals with its all programs, projects, and activities within the framework of the basic principles of global education and youth work with a pedagogical approach. It is at the forefront of the studies on the mental, emotional, spiritual, personal, social and cultural development of young people.
GSM works under 5 main areas;
VOLUNTEERING: Volunteering is a social initiative aimed at helping or meeting a social need and is a unique learning process that contributes to the personal and social development of young people. In addition to the benefits obtained from the voluntary work, the young people involved in the voluntary work; develop skills in problem-solving and communication, learn teamwork, be more tolerant in the social life, cooperate and helping one another, have a better understanding of the society and the world, gain new life experiences, increase self-confidence, and also develop value judgements. GSM is an active participant of International Voluntary Service movement and an implementor of European Solidarity Corps Programs.
YOUTH WORKS: Youth Work is defined as social, cultural and educational studies which are aimed to create a learning environment designed to enable young people to discover and realize their potential. Youth Work is an educational process that takes young people into the center, which expresses different types of activities and approaches that will enable their personal, social and emotional development in line with their problems, needs, expectations and rights. GSM deals and carries out its all programs, projects and activities with a pedagogical approach within the framework of the basic principles of Youth Work, and it contributes to the development of youth works with the youth and education programs that GSM organizes.
YOUTH POLICIES: National Youth Policy can be summarized as the goverment’s commitment on enhancing life standarts of the young people and making opportunities for them and implementing these commitments.
Sustainable, inclusive and holistic youth policies that will enable the active participation of young people in social, political, artistic, cultural and economic life have the potential to contribute to the solution expectations and needs of youth and their problems.
GSM makes efforts to improve civil society dialogues for the development of Youth Policies and takes part in the related platforms.
YOUTH INFORMATION: Youth Information, is a learning method which develops skills of young people in making positive life choices and making the right decisions, also including the education.
Youth information; is a learning process that supports the development of youngsters’ abilities; their access to beneficial services, opportunities, and possibilities; and their active participation in social and economic life.
GSM helps young people to learn their problems and needs, and also makes it easier for them to find solutions. GSM tries to reach young people as many as possible using effective and appropriate ways; creative and innovator strategies, methods, and tools for the needs of different groups; and it serves as a “Youth Information Center”.
GLOBAL EDUCATION: GSM-Youth Services Centre is Turkey National Coordinator of the Council of Europe North-South Center, the Global Education Network.
Global Education; is a holistic approach deals with the increasing links between local and global realities.
Global Education which aims to improve participant global citizenship, intents people to understand the world issues, gain knowledge and skills for global problems in the basis of values and behaviors towards the global issues.
Global Education helps individuals to understand the complication of the world; be aware of contradictions; understand that there is not one particular solution for complex problems, and think critically.
It creates a reflexive educational process for the development of these competences; and for individuals to become active global citizens. Transformative learning enables a common vision for a world which is more fair and sustainable for everyone.