European Voluntary Service

For Contact Information :

(0 312) 458 90 23

Ziya Gökalp Caddesi No:11 Kat 12 Kızılay Ankara

What is European Voluntary Service (EVS)?

European Voluntary Service (EVS) is an international volunteer programme funded by the European Commission that enables all young people aged between 18 and 30 years for a period ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months.

EVS is free of charge. Travel expenses, accommodation, food, health insurance and monthly allowance are covered. At the end of their EVS volunteers receive a certificate called Youthpass.

Volunteers participate in EVS through a sending organisation in the country where they live and a receiving organisation that receives and hosts them during their period of service.

Çankaya Municipality has been accredited to conduct EVS as coordinator, sending and receiving organisation.

Çankaya as a Capital Within Capital

Çankaya is the metropolitan district of Ankara. Being the headquarters of country's legislative, executive and judicial structure, Çankaya is also centre for political, professional, economic and governmental bodies. It hosts major artistic and cultural activities as well as representing history of new Republic and modernisation movement of Turkey. Its settled population amounting 914,501 (2013) exceeds 2 million by day. Therefore it is seen as a capital within capital.

It is also a centre for education and research with four state and six private universities, including over 100,000 university students. In addition to its own vivid environment, many historic sites such as Cappadocia, the Ihlara Valley, Gordion and Hattusas are within easy reach.

Çankaya Municipality wants to host volunteers who are:

  • between 18 and 30,
  • preferably English speaker to ensure communication during EVS,
  • interested in artistic and cultural activities,
  • tolerant and open to intercultural exchanges and learning from other cultures,
  • ready to spend time with children or teenagers or victims of violence,
  • animal and environment-friendly.

We are able to offer a wide range of activities for a young volunteer to choose from cultural-artistic activities to social welfare activities, from office to field work. Volunteer work will be balanced with training and taking advantage of municipal capacity Turkish courses will be provided.

Contact Information

Çankaya Municipality

Directorate of International Relations

European Volunteer Service

Ziya Gökalp Caddesi No:11 Kat 12 Kızılay Ankara

Phone: +90-312-458 90 23  

Fax: +90-312-458 90 81


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