Picture it – Plan Your Future

Only for the participants with few opportunities! 

Picture it – Plan Your Future is another project coordinated by  Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczestwa Przedsiębiorczości . Together with the partner organization Pi Youth Association (PIYA) (FB) – we invite you to take part in short-term volunteering in one of the oldest cities of the Mediterranean world – Izmir. The mobility is organized by the Turkish youth organization Pi Youth Association which is looking for 3 volunteers.

Say YES to the lifetime experience and apply NOW!

The project is implemented under  the European Solidarity Corps  Programme, financed by the European Commission.

Before applying for this volunteering project you need to enroll yourself at European Solidarity Corps Platform (  https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en  ) and specify your European Solidarity Corps Participant number (PRN)!

where? – Izmir, Turkey

How long will the project last?  – 2 months (59 days + 2 traveling days)

Start date  – January 2024

Number of vacancies – 1 Polish participant

Deadline for submitting applications: 24/12/2023

Coordinating and sending organization :   Foundation for the Development of Entrepreneurial Society

Host organization : Pi Youth Association 

How to apply?  Applications containing a CV and a cover letter in English should be sent by e-mail (email title: Picture it – Plan Your Future) to khatuna.zabakhidze @frsp.eu

The project is financed by the European Commission from   the European Solidarity Corps Program.

Volunteer activities:

Our association’s activities are carried out in three different categories being in local, national, and international levels. Our local works are for the empowerment and support of the youth living in İzmir. Nearly 1,000,000 young people between the ages of 15-29 live in İzmir and the total population of the city is 4.5 million.

As Pi Youth Association, organizes trainings, workshops, and seminars for young people,
especially the disadvantaged ones, in 10 different parts(districts) of İzmir. Moreover, we try to provide opportunities for their personal development, healthy living skills, and inclusion in social life.

The volunteer can take part  in 2 different fields (depends on his/her ability and willingness):

1- Organizing activities for the local youth; Volunteers will organize indoor/outdoor local
activities (Trainings, workshops, language conversation clubs etc.) depends on his/her abilities at our organisation office, municipalities’ youth centers and primary/high schools at the city center and rural areas of Izmir.

2-Taking part at the office team; The volunteer will support ESC/Erasmus+ departments of our office team. (Helping coordinate Erasmus+ and ESC programmes). Promoting Erasmus+ and ESC in local partners and youth centers.

Apart from the exemplary activities mentioned above, we are also open to new training ideas, new workshops, and other suggestions for local youth. You can also mention these suggestions in your application (in your motivation letter) if you wish. 😉

Responsibilities of volunteers:

  • Carrying out the project duties as described in the project description.
  • Writing blogs about their activities for our website.
  • Organizing cultural events about his/her country in local municipalities and youth centers.

If you have those skills, you can also apply for this project as well.

  • Taking professional video for our activities, and video edit for dissemination.
  • Preparing a short movie or video to dissemination our local activities.
  • Taking photos from our activities and prepare English bulletin for dissemination.

Profile of volunteer: 

  • Between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Strong on communication skill
  • Able to communicate in English.
  • Tend to teamwork.
  • Open to work with young people in different religions and cultures
  • Responsible for completing the work properly and on time.
  • Not requesting luxury requirements on the working area and accommodation (Cleanliness and safety are important for us)
  • Creative and open-minded
  • Experienced or interested / enthusiastic volunteers on youth work.

Host organization

Pi Youth Association (PIYA) was established in 2014 to enable young people in Turkey to develop knowledge, skills, positive attitudes, and behaviors. PIYA implements the decisions of the European Union, the Council of Europe, and the United Nations in youth. We also maintain our activities by considering universal sensitivities, global principles, and principles in human rights, participation, and environmental issues.

Our working topics are:
1) Combating the Climate Crisis and Sustainability,
2) Youth Rights, Issues and Participation of Youth,6) Capacity Building of Civil Society (only for youth organizations)5) Dissemination of Volunteering Awareness among Youth,4) Empowering Youth and Youth Workers,
3) Healthy Life for Youth and Youth Workers,

Pi Youth Association’s target group contains all individuals and youth workers between the ages of 15-30 living in Turkey. From the target group, women, refugees, and disabled people have priority. In addition to carrying out activities to support young people’s personal development, PIYA also works on youth rights to solve the problems experienced by young people in our country. 

What do we provide?

  • Henner health insurance during your project;
  • International Travel cost (For both ways)
  • Monthly food money
  • Monthly pocket money
  • Local transportation money
  • Language course.

Don’t miss your chance, take the opportunity and apply today! Stay up to date with available offers and follow our profiles on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

If you want to know more how our current project looks like you can follow the volunteers BLOG: Volunteers in FRSP or follow FB fan-page .

Information on currently ongoing recruitments can be found at https://volo.frsp.eu/enrollments/ .