This is a unique work camp for nature-lovers and back-packers. The Carian Trail is Turkey’s longest footpath passing through villages, beaches, ruins and rugged coastline around the southwest corner of Turkey. This spring, a group of international volunteers will be cleaning parts of the walking route in Bozburun and Datça Peninsulas and other areas mainly on the coastline for 3 weeks. The work consists of clearing lots of scrub, waymarking and making paths. Volunteers need to be prepared to walk several kilometres during the work each day and to work with sharp tools. You should bring old clothes and good boots. Waymarking leaders will be Joseph Favre-Felix and Onat Alan, who led last year’s group at Hoyran on the Lycian Way. There may be other local helpers as well on some days.

Work:  Clearing scrub and bushes on paths. Waymarking, route-clearing, garbage-collection along the walking route. We would also like someone to photograph or film activities on the route and make a blog or short film.

Accommodation: Mostly wild camping (sometimes on beaches) or sometimes a village house or pension. Sleeping-bag and mat are necessary; you can bring your own tent if you like. 

Food: Materials and food will be supplied by the organizers or local authorities. Volunteers will be responsible for preparing meals for the group by daily turns. 
Location: A great majority of the route follows the coastline, passing through small villages near Marmaris, Datça, Akyaka and Bodrum. On your off days, you may be able to visit the town centers, beaches or ruins. 

Meet: Closest airport is Dalaman, then Bodrum. We will be meeting in Akyaka on the afternoon of 22 April. Akyaka is on the main bus route from Dalaman Airport to Marmaris and the bus takes 1 hr to Akyaka. At the end of three weeks, 13 May, we will drive from Bodrum to Dalaman and we can leave you at either Bodrum or Dalaman Airport. Volunteers can join for 2 weeks or for 3 weeks.

Note: If you are interested, please get in touch by sending a brief resume together with a cover letter explaining why you’re willing to attend (+your previous volunteering experiences if you have) to this address; Thank you in advance.


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