Family in Istanbul looking for English native speakers, Turkey



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  • Description


    My name is Senem. We are a family of 3 who live in a historical detached house in Kuzguncuk (which is a historical, lively, and authentic small village by the Bosphorus) on the Asian site of Istanbul - myself, my husband and my daughter. My daughter Asya is 10 years old. Kuzguncuk is very centrally located and it is easy to reach to the European site by ferry from Uskudar which is 5 minutes (by bus/dolmus) from Kuzguncuk.

    My husband, Kerem studied Business Informatics and works as a Business Intelligence Analyst at a bank, he also makes jewelry. I am a pharmacist and working for a pharmaceutical company. We are a working couple and looking for volunteers while Asya is at home. We are an open minded and easy going family. We love traveling, biking and camping.

    Please note that for the adaptation of our child, we can only accept volunteers who is planning to stay at least 2 weeks and we can accommodate individuals, therefore our space is not suitable for more than one person. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Babysitting and creative play

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will have a chance to experience the life style of a working family living in Kuzguncuk which is a historical, lively, and authentic small village by the Bosphorus. They would also learn about the history and the politics of the country, enjoy the friendly neighborhood and the delicious Turkish cuisine.

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  • Help


    The main tasks will be helping Asya learn English by speaking with her, playing with her and reading a book before bed. You will work a maximum of 5 hours per day with 2 days off every week. Off days will be planned individually with the volunteer. Our preference will be Fridays and Saturdays and this will be flexible according to our plans or the plans of the volunteer. Working hours will start at around 16:00/17:00 PM and finish around 21:00/22:00 PM.

    We are not a very demanding family but we would appreciate help doing light chores.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will have a loft room overlooking our daughter's bedroom. The volunteer's room is on the 3rd floor and our daughter's room is on the 2nd floor. You will be sharing the bathroom and kitchen with us. We will prepare the meals or when needed we can provide food for you to cook. We do have a unlimited internet access.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Istanbul is a great city with lots to see and lots to offer. Just come and explore : )

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 264378583722