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Our Best Friends
07 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020
12: Art, culture and local history
Construction / Restoration, renovation
Number of volunteers:
Free places for Males:
Free places for Females:
Free places last update:
06 Mar 2020
18 - 31
18 - 31
Description: This camp will be organized for the first time this year in cooperation with Cide Municipality. Thislocation has an important aspect for GSM. GSM - Youth Services Center made its first internationalvolunteer work program in 1989, again in cooperation with Cide Municipality. For more informationabout Cide Municipality, please visit http://www.cide.bel.tr.
Type of Work: Volunteers will work for street animals in and around the Cide district center during the program.Volunteers will work in the construction, repair, painting and landscaping of animal shelters and hutsfor the Cide beachfront, neighboring neighborhoods and stray animals in the center, and will assistthe street animal care support unit. In addition, they will assist the Municipality Children sEntertainment Center, Age Collection Center and Tourism Information Office.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in tents on the beach. Tents will be provided to volunteers by theMunicipality. Volunteers are required to bring their own mats and sleeping bags with them. The meals will be made by the cooks of Cide Municipality and will be provided with three meals a day.
Requirements: Sleeping mats and sleeping bags.
Approximate Location: Cide, Turkey s most beautiful bays of, is one of the northern districts with mountain and forest. KEreMountains, which is a world heritage and under protection, is located in Cide. Known by YellowWriting, a local women s accessory (a headscarf worn by women and Anatolian culture), this districtis home to numerous natural and historical heritages worth seeing. Cide, which is a cute and smalldistrict, also stands out with its local dishes and handicrafts. You will collect unforgettable memories,make lasting friendships and spend a unique two weeks in Cide, one of the most charming districts of the northern region. Volunteers will enjoy the sea, the forest and the fresh air in this charmingdistrict.
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.