A Turkish proverb says that a language is a person.
Burdur Municipality attaches great importance to volunteering. We want to know the world and to be in touch with the volunteers of the world. We have enough opportunities to offer you. Our municipality will strive for you to have a comfortable, peaceful and happy volunteering process. We do not have any financial expectations from the volunteers.
We just want you to teach your culture and language to our youth. We have 1000 employees and they are all very eager to assist you. If you want, you can attend our handicraft courses during your volunteering process. We will teach you as we learn from you. Burdur is a small, safe and friendly city and our city will be much more beautiful with you.
Our city takes place in Lake Region Sought-West Anatolia in Turkey. The history of our city dates back to the Neolithic Ages. Where does the name of Burdur come from? To be honest, the story of the name of this city is very interesting. According to a myth, the founders of the city was Turkmenian clans and they were amazed by the beauty of this area. It is told that they say “heaven is here, hold the door of this city and stay here!” when they first saw Burdur, one of the most beautiful cities in Mediterranean Region with its thousand years historical background and natural beauties.
It has a large campus area. We have Youth Unit, a hotel, a guest house, four restaurants, flower and trees greenhouse, animal shelter, nursing home, social support center, handicraft center, sports facilities, environmental education center, cafeteria. Areas of our institution are protected by 7/24 security and emergency service.
Volunteers will stay in our hotel, our hotel is surrounded by sports facilities by the lake. Meals will be provided by the hotel according to the wishes of the volunteers. Our hotel has friendly staff with accessible, shuttle vehicles. Necessary adjustments and additions can be made according to special needs and requests. It is a member of the World Health Organization WHO Healthy Cities Network , the Association of Historical Cities and the Union of Municipalities. Also Our municipality has a Quality Label for European Solidarity Corps with have 500 young volunteers.
Help with Eco Projects
We want to introduce the natural, cultural and historical values of our city to our volunteers, to pass them on to future generations and to facilitate access to information in the formation of social awareness. For this process, we will plan city trips with our volunteers. Our participants will be in constant sharing with local volunteers. They will work together. Volunteers will bring peace to the world. They will respect each other and understand their culture.
We do not have any financial expectations from the volunteers. We only want our young people living in Burdur to teach the languages and cultures of the volunteers. These learning activities will be implemented in our nursing home, handicraft center and greenhouse.
During the events, our local volunteers, international participants and expert trainers will be together. The responsibility of the volunteers is to support the planting of the greenhouse 2 days and to participate in the speech club we organize for our young people for 3 days on weekdays. There are also dance and singing in speaking clubs. They will teach, learn and have fun. You will have your tree to be remembered with your name in our greenhouse forest. We would love to see you at our lake festival.
The weekends are all for themselves, so they can visit the area and the province. If you want, we can guide you. We live in a beautiful geography, our historical cities are unique, our food is delicious, our people are hospitable and friendly. We think you will love Burdur province very much and we are waiting for you.
This host offers a language exchange
We want this more than anything.
You will stay at the hotel. If you do not want to stay at the hotel and want to stay with our Families, we will get your opinion on this matter. If you plan to stay with our families they will be waiting to host you. They don't charge any fees. Our families will offer you meals, room and private bathrooms. You do not have a volunteer responsibility towards them. You just need to leave your living space clean.
*Burdur is one of the cities that have options to go. First option is to go to Burdur by highway. İstanbul is 545 km away from the city and it takes 6.30 hours to get. If it is not your private car and it is an interprovincial bus travel, the time may up to 10 hours. There are 405 km between Ankara and Burdur and it takes 6 hours. Lastly Izmir is 362 km away from this city and you arrive to Burdur from İzmir in 5 hours. You can arrive Burdur by using this railway.However, there is not an airport in this city. Yet, the ones who want to use air way can pass to Burdur via Isparta Süleyman Demirel Airport. Süleyman Demirel Airport is 34 km away from Burdur.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have the internet at the hotel and in the areas where you volunteer. You can use municipal phones. You can use desktop computers in the training hall in the municipal main building.
We have a suitable plan for the caravan. You can reach electricity and water. Our science campus has a large parking lot. It's completely free.
Our hotel is not suitable for pets, but we can host them in our shelter.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week