Orkun

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  • Description

    Hi Future Hosts and Travel Buddies,


    ------ I am so happy to be back in workaway society. As we all have been suffering our lifes and not able to travel further(sometimes) because of Covid 19 I also had to postpone some of my plans for the year 2021.
    Nonetheless,
    Thanks to this beautiful community I decided to learn about my own country from a different perspective so that I can combine/compare the ideas of being a local and a foreigner.

    Can't wait to experience being a foreigner in my own local town.-------

    Last year I had done a trip around Europe by using this platform.


    This membership is like a visa into social life where ever you are - throughout your journey which you can not provide from a consulate.


    In Germany I worked for a winery (amazing time) for 2 months.
    In Montenegro I run a camp side by myself for a month just one golden retriever and 35 chickens :)
    In Coratia and Serbia I volunteered in some hostels.





    I'm Orkun from Istanbul, Turkey.
    I have studied journalism but over the years I mostly have worked in business tourism field by organizing trade shows and exhibitions around the world including North Africa, Middle East and Europe.
    Between education and work experience, I have participated in long term EVS project (European Voluntary Service) in Germany, Cologne which was the best year of my life and also brought me to this very important and also adventurous decision;

    Doing things willingly and voluntarily!

    I see,
    Volunteering is similar to composing music.
    There are thousands of ways and billions of combinations for us to help each other.

    Sometimes by learning , sometimes by teaching but mostly by understanding each other.

    Sometimes bass and drum , sometimes a whole orchestra.

    I wish to 'compose teamwork' with you very soon!

    Cheers,

  • Interests

    Camping
    Hitchhiking
    Adventure sports
    Team sports
    Cycling
    Hiking
    Charity work
    Sustainability
    Languages
    Art & design
    DIY & crafts
    Writing
    Books
    Music
    Photography
    Astronomy
    Politics / Social justice
    Culture
    Self development
    Events & social
  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    During my voluntary service in Germany ,
    I was supervising and assisting children (5-9 years old) in their free times and homework and at lunch.
    We had lots of laugh , I remember, by playing garden and table games and brain teasers together.
    I was also teaching them English in our free times, in exchange I was learning german from kids :)
    Such a perfect deal!
    Learning should be mutual, I always believe ; no matter with whom you practise.

    Beyond that,

    Good communication skills due to my education
    Self motivation
    Adaptation to complicated life areas and situations
    Playing Guitar and Piano - learnt by myself
    Video and Photography
    Tour Guiding
    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal Care
    Art Project
    Language Practise
    Teaching English and (a bit of) German
    Shopping
    Child Care

    I learn quick.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

    More details about my language interests
    I am quite keen on learning languages. Especially I'd like to learn about the social language of any nationality other than main courses! I can teach Turkish,English and some German. Looking forward to learning Italian as well.

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  • Age

    31

  • Nationality

    Turkish

  • What else ...

    As a journalism graduated person I am into cultural journalism.
    Portraits and photo-interviews are alway in my to do list where ever I go to.

    If I am around any kind of musical instrument - I will take a look, ask questions about and try to play.

    As an eco-friendly and sustainable touring material - my bike and biking cover a fair percantage of my daily life.

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