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22 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019
12: Art, culture and local history
Art / Festival / Cultural heritage
Number of volunteers:
Free places for Males:
Free places for Females:
Free places last update:
26 Jun 2019
18 - 30
18 - 30
Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:
Description: We are organizing this workcamp in cooperation with Isparta-EAirdir Municipality, and this year will be the third time of our cooperation. For more information about our partner, please visit: http://www.egirdir.bel.tr/
Type of Work: Volunteers will work to increase cultural interaction in the organizations and activities of the Classical Music and Motorcycle Festivals held every year in EAirdir District of Isparta City in this workcamp. Classical Music and Motorcycle Festival are two separate festivals. This workcamp involves the dates of both festivals. Volunteers will have the opportunity of working in the organizations and activities of these two festivals.Classical Music Festival is organized to ensure everyone to listen to music, meet with music, and live with music. Everything is done and will be done on a voluntary basis at the festival. The difference from the other similar festivals currently organized in our country is the fact that the festival is completely based on voluntary basis. There is no organization company, no press office, no publicity committee, and no advertising agency. All works are carried out with the support of Egirdir Municipality, national-international volunteers and individual contributions. Motorcycle Festival is a festival held that motorcycle drivers join with their motorcycles coming from all around Turkey every year. In this festival, there are conversations about the philosophical background of motorcycle riding, motorcycle acrobatics shows, competitions, social events, workshops and tours are arranged.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in the guesthouses of the municipality. They will have breakfast and dinner in the dinner hall of the guesthouse and receive food packet for lunch. Meals will be prepared by the chef of the guesthouse.
Approximate Location: EAirdir is known for a special kind of an apple grown in the region and its location among many lakes of various sizes. It is also in Isparta City which is very close to Salda Lake known for its resemblance to Maldives. Volunteers will participate in activities of both of the festivals, enjoy the festivals, have a chance to visit cultural and natural beauties of Egirdir and Isparta.
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.