The most crucial element for the main activities of NGOs is the volunteers: the workforce. ‘Volunteers’ are human capital who carry out social responsibilities by adding value to volunteering activities without requesting any wage/pay or income/profit in return. Volunteers devote their time to a cause they believe in for a short or long term and they help guarantee the sustainability of social change projects and are a leading force in social change.
“Be the change” is our call. Many young people from Turkey and all around the globe join us without a second thought, knowing that our arms are wide open for them unconditionally. They wish to be happy and make others happy. They voluntarily help with all their hearts and minds – these are unique individuals both in heart and mind.
Whatever we say about volunteering does not help describe how important volunteers are for social change. There is always a new change and transformation story at the Dreams Academy.
At Dreams Academy Kaş volunteers work in the designated fields and departments. The fields and the definitions of volunteering vary.
The volunteers actively assist with all the activities (workshops and sports activities) of the participating groups. Volunteering force plays an important role in the kitchen where the daily nutritional needs of the participants and volunteers are prepared. The volunteers are also responsible for the general outlook and cleaning of the facilities on the academy as well as the overall environment of the facilities. The volunteers who work at the office are responsible for the office work, guiding the visitors, and promoting the AYDER Shop products. Their assistance is also valued at the riding school. The watering, caring for the fields, harvesting and such are also taken care of by the volunteers.
The volunteers volunteering for DA Kaş are provided food and accommodation by us. We can currently accommodate 44 volunteers. The Academy also functions as a social innovation center; therefore, all sorts of experiences would be beneficial for self-improvement.
Why volunteer for Dreams Academy Kaş?
- To support those with disabilities or those who are socially disadvantaged
- To experience an alternative village life
- To gain experience in ecological life
- To enjoy volunteering and altruism
- To meet new people
- To witness the healing power of art and love
- And if you are also dreaming about a life without obstacles.
We keep an open house at the Dreams Academy. When you want to help without any expectations to receive anything in return, you know that you have taken on a long and challenging journey – you have asked yourself “Why can I not be there for change?”, have taken a step forward to solve a complicated and impossible-looking problem. You have already said “Count me in.”