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Gonullu Hareketi Dernegi

(Gonullu Hareketi)

description of organisation

Gönüllü Hareketi (Volunteer Movement) has founded in 23th October 2009 in Bursa, Turkey.MISSIONMaking the volunteering a life style among young people and creating awareness of civic society throughout the public. VISIONBeing a leading and pioneer social entreprise in the youth and voluntary field. VALUES• Volunteering• Reliability• Active Participation • Sensitivity to Social Problems• Open to Change and Development• Researcher Spirit• Result and Solution Oriented Approach • SustainabilityAIMS1) Improving the life quality of young people and support them in being proactive individuals;2) Spreading the idea of social entrepreneurship and creating new opportunities and making related tasks for employment of youngsters;3) Supporting the equal treatment of individuals, empowering their participation in democratic life and help their involvement to the decision-making bodies;4) Enabling individuals, esp. youngsters, to protect their natural environment and keep historical, touristic and cultural values;5) In the adjustment process of EU of Turkey, developing the inter-cultural dialog among young people via local, national and international activities;6) Ensuring the realization and development of youth and civic society activities implemented around the world in our local;7) Providing young people open space to gather in their local and express themselves.TARGET GROUPVolunteer Movement offers social and voluntary opportunities for people in various ages. Acitivities of the organization generally involves young people from 15-30 (from high schools to young working adults). Activities carried by Volunteer Movement's coordination and collaboration involve people from children to adults and seniors. ACTIVITIESVolunteer Movement focuses on four different elements;1) Volunteering: to give volunteering opportunities for all, organizing different voluntary programs within and out of the organization.2) Mobility Opportunities: to give mobility opportunities for young people, working on Erasmus+ project and create different mobility programs.3) Training & Workshops: to increase the capasity of organization and empower activite participation of citizens, creating training moduls and organizing training and workshops.4) Projects: to empower youth in social entrepreneuship, active participation, European citizenship, taking part in decision making process, carrying out several projects.MEMBERSHIPS• National Youth Parlamentary (2014)• United Nations Global Compact (2013)• Nilüfer City Council (2013)• Cultural Innovators Network (2012)• Eurodesk Turkey Local Relay (2011)• Bursa City Council (2011)PARTNERSVolunteer Movement works with local, national and international partners in each program.

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Cultural differences
Social obstacles
Economic obstacles

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
V-for Inclusion vol.1
A total of 24 week(s) during the period
Mar 2018 to Aug 2018
31/03/2018 - 01/08/2018
28/02/2017 closed
“Empowerment of Youth Participation”
A total of 40 week(s) during the period
Dec 2017 to Oct 2018
31/12/2017 - 01/10/2018
30/11/2017 closed
Introducing creative pedagogy for nursery and primary schools
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Aug 2018 to Aug 2019
01/08/2018 - 01/08/2019
31/05/2018 open