Call for an EVS- “Open new gates” in Turkey

Call for an EVS volunteer for a short term project for 2 months in Turkey







What: European Voluntary Service

When: 04.04.2019-03.06.2019

Where: Mersin, Turkey

Host organization: Third Eye Associaiton of Mediterranean (TEAM)

Akdeniz Üçüncü Göz Eğitim ve Gençlik Derneği (Third Eye Education and Youth Association of Mediterranean – TEAM) is situated in Kazanlı – Mersin – Turkey.

T.E.A.M. was founded in 2009 in order to protect the wild and natural life with the local community and youth in and around Mersin. We especially care alot with the Sea-Turtles (Caretta-Caretta and CheloniaMydas), which leave their eggs on the coast of Kazanlı-Mersin and are under the risk of extinction. We act as an EVS coordinating organisation in Mersin (sending and hosting volunteers), give training course to youths, build up awareness and European citizenship by volunteering. Our organization is promoting international and intercultural values, also youth initiatives and projects in the local community.

Voluntary criteria:

– Between 18-30 years-old;
– To communicate in English;
– Create and apply activities;
– Predisposition to teamwork;
– Participation in voluntary activities;
– Being open to learning and sharing

Role and Tasks of the volunteer(s):

-to clean the beaches in Mersin area where is the nesting area for the sea turtles (main activity)
-to reduce discrimination and raise voluntarism awareness in local community by performing a multinational project with environment
-to give a framework for personal development and intercultural learning-by working and living within a team of different EVS volunteers
-to give to the volunteer a chance of initiative, creativity, and taking responsibilities in a multinational team
-to offer an alternative way of life and non-formal education (“place of reflection, action and experimentation”)
-to experiment a large scale of “concrete ” activities in the field of our manual and social project to stimulate self-confidence, autonomy and give a chance for new positive experiences.
-to raise European awareness and active citizenship by putting solidarity in concrete actions
-to learn to live together with other volunteers in the same apartment, with respect and tolerance towards the others and responsibility and autonomy for the common duties (cleaning, cooking etc.)
-to get new personal skills (art, language, organisation etc…)

The volunteer will participate in projects and activities like going outside with the students and volunteers, assist the organization on various festivals and activities, participate in national festivals, presenting the organization, and the culture.

Food & Accommodation:

Host organization will provide food and simple accommodation for the volunteer. The food budget will be arranged according to number of volunteers in the project and TEAM will provide a market, grocery and butcher for the shopping, the volunteers are responsible to cook their meal 2 by 2 each weekdays for all.
If a Volunteer asks for  personal food budget individually He /She will receive 85 TL per week.
The volunteers will be accommodated in  flats. The flat is situated near the project area.There are 2 flats and each flat has 2 bedrooms, living room and all other facilities. Tere is internet, fridge, oven and kitchen tools, washing machines..etc in one of the flat.
The volunteer will share the common space and the bedroom  (4 people in 1 bedroom). Flats are mixed with the genders but the rooms are separated. The Volunteers must respect the flat rules, neighbours and neighbourhood.

Expected learning outcomes:

European Volunteer Service is based on the principals of non-formal education. This gives learning opportunities outside schools, universities, and other similar institutions.
Without doubts, the volunteer will learn a lot during your project, and sometimes about the things he/she could not even expect from the beginning. In order to make the volunteer’s learning as efficient as possible, he/she has to take the responsibility for it, and to put clear aims, about what he/she wishes to learn, and how to achieve it.
The volunteers will be supported in the following and evaluating their learning process that will result in a recognized at European level certificate Youthpass.

Application procedure: If you think that this is an opportunity for you and would like to get more active in the activities of Third Eye Association of Mediterranean from 04.04.2019-03.06.2019, send us your motivational letter and CV at

Deadine for applications: 05.03.2019

Participation fee for CYA Krik: 300 MKD

For any additional questions, contact us at



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