Educate and empower refugees women and their children for our non-profit in Izmir, Turkey




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    Dear workawaywer :)

    First of all we have to inform you that due to the corona pandemic, we are currently only able to accept volunteers to a very limited extent. The situation in Turkey is still not easy. There is currently still a travel warning for Turkey and Turkey has also been declared a "risk area" by German government. So, before you apply as a volunteer and plan your journey please consider those facts. As a NGO we are not taking any responsibilities for any cases.

    We, Betül and Markus, are dedicated to support people in need. For that purpose, we established our own NGO in Germany in 2015. Since then we have supporting various projects in Serbia, Italy, Bosnia, Greece and Turkey.

    Our special attention is surrounded around disadvantaged Turkish and Syrian women. For them it is especially difficult, alone and without protection of the family, to create a new, independent life in safety and dignity. Many Syrian women have lost their husbands in war or on the run and live alone as single mothers, with their children together. These women have little chance of providing income for daily life. The conditions are not different for vulnerable Turkish women as well.

    Our mission is strengthening disadvantaged women to make them independent and economically empowered, and inspire the next generation of young female to be confident and strong to support themselves and their children. Within this framework, we decided to establish our NGO in İzmir to improve the quality of life for women by providing them with access to vocational training ; thereby giving them an opportunity to constructively strength their skill with women empowerment workshops and seminars on various topics. Our first vocational training will be on textile. While women are attending training, we encourage them to produce various products; tshirts, bags with organic fabrics.
    We are just starting out, and need highly dedicated and motivated volunteers!

    From November to February, we need volunteers to renovate NGO building and to create safe, friendly areas for women. We are looking for volunteers who have previous experiences in building, construction and renovation. Besides, working experience in the field architecture and civil engineering will be highly appreciated.

    From February, we are looking for two long term volunteers (minimum 2 or 3 months) for the child-care area and for daily operations;

    Child-friendly area supporter : The volunteer who would like to work in the child-care area must have working experience with children. University degree in psychology, child development, sociology or other relevant fields will be prioritized. Also, volunteers will have a three day orientation before day start to work with children. You will be working with children from the disadvantaged and war zone. Therefore, it is very important for you to understand our sensitivity in this matter and be aware of the Do-No-Harm approach.

    Operational Assistant: There will be various tasks to conduct daily activities in NGO; vocational training, seminars, and workshops. Which means that there will always be a need for somebody to facilitate these activities. It would be great to have Arabic and Turkish language skills, If not no problem. Besides that, we expect from you to help out in kitchen as well; cooking for daily meals for women and children.

    Textile expert/Fashion Designer: As our fist training programme will be on textile, we are looking for volunteers who can come up with creative ideas and have knowledge in sustainable fashion. We also expect from you to help out with our social media accounts to be able sell products made by women, with that we can support more women.

    After reading volunteer descriptions, If you think you are not well fitting for each position please do not hesitate to apply. For us the most important thing is the desire you have for empowering women, maybe there will be something you would like countubite!

    If you do not have time for long-term volunteering, you can apply also for short term volunteering (minimum 3 week). At that point, we are expecting you to come up with your own project idea, as an example; yoga, drawing, music classes etc.
    Our Vision
    We envision a world that humans share love, respect each other and build bridges across borders. We believe that we can only reach this vision by assisting a social change and creating a inclusive society in which women have equal rights and are able to access education, and employment opportunities.

    Our Mission
    Our mission is strengthening disadvantaged women to make them independent and economically empowered, and inspire the next generation of young female to be confident and strong. to support themselves and their children. Within this framework, we design projects to improve the quality of life for women by providing them with access to vocational trainings ; thereby giving them opportunity to constructively contribute to their communities.

    Be part of our family :)

    Betül, Pervin & Markus


  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Karitative Arbeit
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We are sure that you will have a great experience during your time in Izmir. You will get in touch to many wonderful people around the world and you will learn many things about the different cultures and religions like the Turkish, Arabic, Syrian and from our other volunteers from all over the world.

  • Arbeit


    If you would like to join us and our educational and empowerment Project for woman in Izmir, it is not necessary to have some specific skills. But it is absolutely necessary that you are very flexible in every kind of help. Help is needed there in many different ways. To run the project we need help in painting the walls, tidy up the house and design our garden. As well we need help in our kitchen, to prepare breakfast or organize workshops for the children in our daycare, in our gardening project, helping in our warehouse and of course in our educational project. If you have specific skills in all kind of textiles you will be a great value for our vocational training.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Arabic: Fließend
    German: Fließend
    English: Fließend
    Turkish: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    You can stay in our volunteer apartment in the heart of Izmir in an area called „Alsancak“. It is a a beautiful and safe place close the sea and the harbor with a wonderful promenade and many pubs, cafes, restaurants and clubs.
    From the beginning of February/march you will stay directly in the project. It is a beautiful old, so called "Greek House" in a wonderful hood called "Buca".

    We have breakfast in our apartment / in the Project and prepare it together. And we have lunch together with our students and children in our Project.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    You will have two off days a week (Saturday and Sunday). In this time you could do what ever you like to do. Discover the amazing City of Izmir with ist long history and many great cultural places or spend time at one of the beautiful beaches at the sea. If you would like to volunteer for us you have to fill in our volunteer questionnaire and we have to have a volunteer agreement. If you get in touch to us we will send it to you.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 221351419447