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Turkey has been participating in European Voluntary Service (EVS) within the framework of Erasmus+ programme since early 2000’s. Works and procedures in relation to Erasmus+ programme are carried out by Turkish National Agency.
International/national public and non-governmental organizations such as UN Volunteers, EUAid Volunteers, Kızılay (Red Crescent), Search and Rescue Association (AKUT), Young People Ready for Disaster (AFAD Volunteers), Young Earth Doctors, Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Aid Foundation have cross-border volunteering programmes, projects and activities.
Damla Volunteering Movement is a youth volunteering project which consists in engaging Turkish and foreign young students from 18 to 29 studying in Turkey in volunteering activities. The projects includes the volunteers’ cooperation with local people in terms of their several needs where the volunteering activity takes place as well as visits to schools, homes for the aged, distribution of books, aid to farmers in gardening and agriculture. The Project has taken place in 39 provinces in 2019, and engaged 1581 volunteers.
There is no special legal framework for foreign volunteers.