We are a non-profit activity center for children with special needs in Cappadocia, Turkey. If you want to spend a wonderful time with children with special needs in a magical Cappadocia and witness one of the best sunrise and sunset in your life then this opportunity is for you.
This is a great place to learn about the culture of Cappadocia, Anatolia, and Central Turkey… The area of Cappadocia is a place that still carries the Anatolian culture. On our land, we have locals working from nearby villages, and we help with each other’s work.
Helping with projects encouraging creative thinking, volunteers are encouraged to be as creative as possible. We work as a team and our brainstorming meetings are a place where all kinds of great ideas are shared. This is a place for those who want to gain more experience working with children, boosting their creative ideas, and bringing their creative projects to life.
What type of host are you? 🏡
What are you looking for help with?
- Animal keeping 🐓🐴
- Babysitting 👩🍼
- Building 🛠
- Charity Work/Fundraising 💰
- Cleaning 🧹
- Computer/Web 💻
- Teaching/Language Exchange 🧑🏫
- Farming/Gardening 🌿🐄
- General Help 💁♀️
- Writing ✏
What’s the mission of your community? 🎯
We are a non-profit organization providing creative workshops for children and adults with all types of special needs. The first of its kind in Cappadocia, it encourages the development of imagination, creativity, and skills through music, art, theatre, handicraft, drama/dance, and sports in a less traditional/institutional environment. We have students of all ages with physical and mental special needs who attend the academy from traditional government and private rehabilitation centers. They participate in dance, yoga, music, animal therapy, art, play, library, and handicraft workshops. We encourage physical activity in our garden and riding the Academy’s horses.
How many volunteers could you host? 🎎
- More than two
Our academy can host 14 volunteers during the winter time. However, for the summer season, volunteers can also stay outside in their tents or their tents. Thus, we can host at least 20-25 volunteers during the summer season, which is running from May to September.
When would you need volunteers? 📅
- All year long
How many hours of help per day? ⏱
- 4-5 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week? 🌒
- 5 days per week – 2 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations 📝
We bring good people and good causes together. Find a cause that lights you up. Connect with what matters to you. Discover a way to give back that’s meaningful to you. Create more value for our mission. Give us your SUPPORT and we give you our LOVE!
We are looking for volunteers to lead Creative workshops for our kids and adults with disabilities:
- Music workshop leader
- Painting workshop leader
- Theater workshop leader
- Photo and video workshop leader
- Animal-care workshop leader
- Gardening workshop leader
- Yoga workshop leader
- Dance workshop leader
- Language workshop leader
and leaders from similar areas.
Besides children’s care, we also have a small farm and ecosystem and we encourage cleaning, and activities and help with animals and the garden.
Someone who can help with little tasks with the animals on our farm, we have donkeys, horses, sheep, dogs, cats, pigeons, chickens, and geese. (Taking care, feeding, and cleaning)
We are open to all other skills which bring a new scope of learning.
The project is to help children and adults with disabilities by offering them artistic support through art workshops (music, painting, craft creations, play …), animal therapy through riding lessons (horses), and their contact with nature through the vast and beautiful natural environment, farm and vegetable garden. It would be also useful for us to have professionals from hypnotherapy and adaptive riding.
To help them to social inclusion by strengthening their creativity and artistic expression. And promote artistic encounters between able and disabled people.
Make a change and better acceptance of others regardless of differences.
- Support intervention artists and volunteers through art with mental, physical, and socially disabled kids and adults.
- Provide artistic workshops (dance, music, theatre, visual arts, cinema, yoga, handcraft…)
- Organize artistic shows fulfilled by kids and adults handicap bearers (for the open-air cinema).
- To create awareness about disability rights.
Are accommodation and food included? 🏠🍜
Yes, we offer food and accommodation
We have a dorm on the farm; breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided, and we have veg and non-veg food. our fruits and veggies come straight from our organic garden! Please keep in mind that fruits and veggies are available during the season😉 If it is off-season, we buy them from the market. For the meals, we are all responsible and it is teamwork.
What type of accommodation can you provide? 🏕
- Dormitory/shared rooms 🛌
- Tipi ⛺
- Tent 🎪
Diet – nutrition information 🥗🥤
We have different kinds of dishes in one meal. We all have Turkish foods but sometimes volunteers also can cook some foods from their countries. If you are vegetarian you can choose which suits you. You can order if you don’t want to eat what our chef cooked or also you can buy something and cook for yourself. At the farm we all have our work, however, we like to keep the team spirit going, so our meal times are our “get together” times, we ask the volunteers to help with simple tasks in the kitchen with help clear up after the meals, and help with simple cleaning tasks. We simply like to see volunteers “feel at home” and would like to have the same response from our volunteers, too… 🙂
Fees transparency 🆓🔍
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters? 🛂
Maybe. We can help with an invitation letter if the candidate has good qualifications. 💁♀️
Volunteers’ benefits 🏆🏅
- Human experience
- Wonderful setting
- Accommodation and food
What to do in your free time 🚴🚣🦒
In your free time, you can go for hikes in the stunning valleys of Cappadocia; if you are an early bird you can watch the sunrise from the infamous viewpoint of Göreme which is situated just behind our farm… For animal lovers, we have donkeys, horses, sheep, dogs, cats, pigeons, chickens, and geese living on our land.
On your day off you can visit the villages nearby, visit the pottery-making workshops in Avanos, or spend time in town, which is a 10-minute walk from our farm.
Smoking is only allowed outside and far away from kids. Alcohol and drugs are completely forbidden in the academy. No parties are allowed from the people outside. We can do birthday, farewell, or welcome parties for the volunteers.
Our academy is situated in the stunning Görkündere Valley in Cappadocia/Turkey. In the winter time, Cappadocia is very cold, and fewer work compared to the summer season. Thus, in the summertime, more work is needed for farm and animal care. The lunar landscape and fairy chimney rock formations provide plenty of inspiration. Our workshops are situated in several natural cave rooms on top of which is our organic garden. If you think that you are good at gardening, it would be a pleasure to teach us and the kids about gardening.
How to get to your site ✈ 🗺
By plane, you can fly to Nevşehir or Kayseri and then take a shuttle or a bus.
Is there internet access? 🌐
Yes! We have internet access.
CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧
If you are interested you can contact us.
Website: Little Prince Academy
Or you can directly fill out the application form.
Hostname 📛 Little Prince Academy
Host Email ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org
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I would love to learn more about this opportunity. It sounds amazing!
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I would love to learn more about your place. Best regards.
Hello Karolina! 🙂
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