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Volunteer opportunities in Turkey

The land of Turkey has been the birthplace of many great civilizations and is located at a point where three continents - Asia, Africa and Europe - are closest to each other. In Turkey you can see landscapes of incredible natural beauty, sites of great antiquity, and villages with examples of architecture from Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman times. You will also find people in varying economic conditions, with many in need of basics - from adequate nutrition, to education and social services. Volunteers contribute to worthwhile causes while meeting new people, learning valuable work and life skills and becoming part of Turkish community life. Read about a recent volunteer to Turkey

Volunteer Abroad Program Overview — Turkey

Following orientation program you will start your volunteer program. Some available volunteer projects: Working as assistant to teachers in orphanage, public education center, public school or kindergarten; social work for the elderly, handicapped (blinds, schizophrenics) or street kids; working for environmental NGO's; helping to the staff for cooking or distributing donations to whom in need; helping in public medical centers; community work in rural areas such as constructing playgrounds or working in a village primary school, agriculture and field work with villagers.



Where you'll be staying

Throughout your program you will live with a Turkish host family. Host families areChildren carefully selected, volunteer families. You will experience famous “Turkish hospitality” . You will have opportunity to learn to learn and practice the daily lifestyle in Turkey and to meets lots of local people.


Your orientation program will cover basic information about customs, values and daily lifein Turkey as well as tips about learning and living in a different culture. The participants will be informed about the different lifestyles, values, beliefs of people s/he will Volunteers in a fieldencounter during the volunteer community service. Inaddition, the Project

orientation will be covered during visiting the Project site.

Excursions during the orientation: There will be a guided tour in the parts of the old city known as Constantinople. Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Golden Horn and Spice Bazaar will be visited during these tours.

Basic Turkish language classes will be covered during your orientation to enable you to communicate with the locals. There is an optional intensive Turkish Language courses at EIL Turkey's office.

Programs fees 2016*

Length of Stay Cost
4 weeks program US $1,622
6 weeks program US $1,828
8 weeks program US $2,034
10 weeks program US $2,240
12 weeks program US $2,445
14 weeks program US $2,650
16 weeks program US $2,858
18 weeks program US $3,065
20 weeks program US $3,270
22 weeks program US $3,476
36 weeks program US $4,918

Projects available all year round

*Note: The published prices remain subject to change in case of major currency fluctuations. Programs longer than 3 months have additional costs related to "resident permit and additional insurance". Please contact your sending office for additional information.

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Payment Schedule

A deposit of 20% of the total program fee is required with your application. It is non-refundable upon notification of acceptance and is applied to the total program fee.

The balance of the program fee is required 30 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy



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