Our European Solidarity Program Volunteers

TESTIMONIALS OF VOLUNTEERS

  • Marina

    Marina

    My name is Marina, I am 29 years old and I come from Italy. I started in Octuber my volunteering in the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) with LIDOSK organisation, in Antalya. I am really glad to volunteer with them, doing a lot af different activities, and I am really excited to discover this amazing region. I think this is a great opportunity to grow and develop my skills. I am ready for this new adventure!
  • Lorenzo

    Lorenzo

    Hi, I'm Lorenzo from Italy! I'm 26 years old and I'm here to understand myself better, while learning new skills, meeting new cultures and helping however I can. I could say I'm a graphic designer, but I don't think I am what I do for a living. It's easy to fall in the trap of labelling yourself and feeling like your life is set and can't be changed and one of the reasons why I'm here is to prove myself that all of this is false. I love nature and animals, so most of the activities I do revolve around are: collecting olives, planting trees, helping turtles.
  • Musab

    Musab

    Musab Karaga, 20 years old, Bosnia and Herzegovina, I am a new volunteer. I have been here for a month and I have found myself volunteering, especially in the city of Antalya.I came here to try new challenges, and to complete my experiences, I am a big fan of Turkish culture, the inhabitants of that country and of course their food, whoever likes to travel and explore other cultures, Turkey is an ideal country for these things.
  • Lorant

    Lorant

    My name is Lorant Lörincz, I am from Romania. I have good feeling about being volunteer in Antalya at Lidosk. I like the team and activities (for ex. working with olives, animals, and also we have a few sport activities too). Lidosk always offers to me something interesting activities, even in this kind of situation we can be creative and flexible. I have been volunteering in the Lidosk association since 3 months. We are doing a lot of different activities: we collect olives with local people and getting in touch with the Turkish culture, we collaborate with the youth centers in some activities like painting,  collecting trash and we went also in some schools. I am really glad to have this opportunity to volunteer with the Lidosk association because I like to have an experience in different things and I feel good working with them.
  • Nejra

    Nejra

    I come from Bosnia and Herzegovina. I am 23 years old medical student. I started university in Istanbul and now when we have online lectures I got a chance to stay in Antalya as a volunteer for 9 months. I am very glad that we have done so many activites together with Lidoks association and I am happy because some of them are related with my university department. We go to the rehabilitation center to help children with disabilities, as well as we visit a beautiful place full of nature to collect olives, we do plogging and some days we are trying to make schools more suitable for children by painting and making them colorful. Such activities make us really active and while doing them it feels like we are able to give a hand in improving things around us and helping community at the same time.
  • Djuliana

    Djuliana

    Coming here was one of the most precious and successful steps I have ever taken. Before I arrived I had great expectations and thoughts about my volunteering, but in time I realized that this volunteering made me a strong and brave person. I met wonderful people with positive energy , we shared all kinds of experiences, we actively invest in our activities, we are constantly with new expectations and ideas. Above all, I am extremely satisfied with my organization because they are always here to help us, give an advice and make us happy, at the same time they are committed to our activities being productive. I learned many new things, I discovered my talents, I just became what I dreamed of getting up. I hope all this will stay that way and day by day it will get better.
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TESTIMONIALS OF PREVIOUS VOLUNTEERS

  • FRANCESCA

    FRANCESCA

    "Doing something for someone else" was the energy that drove me to come here. I started feeling restrained in my "comfort zone" which was taking me away from the direct contact with nature and its inhabitants. I wanted to change my environment and perhaps I wanted to lose my balance to look for a new one. It was an honor and a pleasure to record this experience and capture with my camera the beauty of this environment. I feel that I have received a gift that I never thought could exist. I felt alive seeing baby carettas being born and swimming in this crystalline sea. I was amazed by the beauty of these places and I will miss drinking cay in the midst of nature. I felt welcomed into a new home. In the end, we are human and the earth is our home. I am grateful to those who made this project a reality. 
  • HANKA

    HANKA

    İ enjoyed in this project because these creatures have an immense and utterly irrational effect on me and I feel blessed when I met them. The female turtle comes ashore, usually on the beach where she herself was hatched, and laboriously makes her way a few metres in land where it digs a deep hole to lay her eggs, numbering somewhere between fifty and a hundred. Then it buries the eggs and returns to the sea to go off to do whatever turtles do.Witnessing the event, the tiny baby turtles appearing from under the sand and crawling straight towards the surf in silent determination, disappearing in the vastness of the sea. Caretta are not a regular or in any way predictable feature of our cruises – but sometimes we are lucky – and maybe you will be, too!
  • DZENETA

    DZENETA

    Volunteering in Lidosk was an amazing unforgetable and full of joy journey! This experience got me on whole new level of self-improvement and self awarness whereby I was able to think rational about mainstream topics of climate change, pollution as where in the core of every single issue is unresponsible human. I've decided to act and to react in order to keep safe nature around me. Lessons are learned, new friendships gained and now my mission can start as the one who will apply everything seen and done here, but in my own country and community. Thank You Lidosk!
  • DZENANA

    DZENANA

    It’s been a life changing experience for me. And this is not just one of those clichés you use when you don't know what else to say. In the middle of all the chaos going on in the world, I had decided to work on this project. I never felt scared to endure this new adventure or chapter in my life because in the back of my mind, I knew how amazing it was to be able to help save an endangered species. The littlest effort could make a big change.
  • AMİNA

    AMİNA

    I am delighted that I had an opportunity to particpate in the short ESC "Sport for Social Support 3" in Antalya during August and September 2020. It was a great pleasure to care about turtles, little cute beings because by being active in environment around us, we have a chance to create the world a better place for our and future generations. Also, through volunteering I realized how we should more appreciate the beauty around us.
  • NEVİN

    NEVİN

    I am from Macedonia. Volunteering in Lidosk about the project Caretta Carretas it was such a different and unforgettable experience for me. I have met a lot of people from different cultures and countries also. I am thankful to the Lidosk organisation for giving me an opportunity to participate in this kind of project, by getting also more aware about the nature how to prevent destroying the mother nature, also the sea animals. It was an magnificent pleasure to be a part of this kind of project.
  • ELMA

    ELMA

    To live in Turkey for two months and to have a chance to do best volunteering ever for me was life changing experience. I think that we have done a lot for the better carettas tomorrow and I am proud because I had an oppportunity to be a part of change and this beautiful project. I will definitely miss waking up in the early mornings and searching for the caretta carettas.
  • TARIK

    TARIK

    Colorful intercultural project on most beautiful coasts in the world. Ten different people, but in the end, one same goal - to save carettas and clean enviroment they live in. Two months of unique volunteering, two months of pure joy for being alive.
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