Our youth Center is a nonprofit and public body organization, established in 2009 in Konya, Turkey. Our organization works on youth activism, youth mobilities, intercultural and interreligious learning. Our mission is to provide the benefit of the youth to the humanity combining all of their capacity of production on track participation of democracy, is based on the principal the voluntariness and the transparency. We are working with young people to discover their potential and motivate them in order to improve their personal development through leisure activities, active use of free time, non-formal education and informal learning. And, to get into the act in the national and international area for contributing and serving to the Turkish Republic raising awareness about our country's historical, social, cultural, scientific, strategical and geopolitical knowledge without any profit-making purpose.
The Youth Center develops and implements projects invarious local, national and EU programs. Different project activities involve a larger number of volunteers. Our vision is to provide to the today's youth, which is the future's public director, the participation to the individual, social, cultural, scientific, artistic and sporty activities and the opportunity being able to speak knowledgeably or authoritatively about everything.
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
We are the biggest Youth Center in Konya, and the volunteers have a lot of chance to do everything. We have hobby courses, sports areas, a cinema with a lot of volunteers. So the volunteers (who will come with Workaway) have a chance to get in communication with our local volunteers whom they are coming from different part of Turkey with a different background and also from abroad. Konya is a university city which has 5. Also, our youth center's location is so near the biggest university of Selcuk University, Konya.
So the Workaway volunteer will have;
-To have a chance to know more than 1000 people,
-Different local courses,
-Have a network with Turkey.
-To get know about the city of Mevlana, Konya.
What do we want from the volunteers?
- Being active in the field of youth work,
- Have creative ideas about youth works,
- Help on local and international projects such as related to refugees, entrepreneurship and voluntary projects.
- Have an ability to teach or do practice in another language -especially in English,
In a dormitory which is near to youth center within walking distance.
In our youth center, we have a cafeteria and a kitchen as well. You can eat here and in the dormitory as well. We can make it certain in terms of point of you.
2 meals a day will be offering. The volunteers help 4 days and the rest 3 days will be off. We will cover the accommodation include the off days as well.
Workawayers can do a lot of things;
"Some of AVMs and shops",
"A famous village in the center",
"The second biggest lake in Turkey is Beyşehir in the city of Konya"
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4 days a week, 3 days off