Volunteers will collect olives from the trees and pack. But if the olive harvest is low due to the weather conditions (If there will be not enough olive to pick) the volunteers will be requested to do other manual works in the facility.
Accommodation and food
Accommodation is in student dormitories for 6 people with shared toilet and bathroom. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary. Food will be supplied at the center.
Location and leisure
Math Village is a premises near by Sirince where is a small village in the west of Turkey. Please be aware that the center is a bit isolated. No night life, TV or disco is available at the center but there is internet connection. The next village Sirince, which is only 20 minutes by foot, is very attractive and famous for its homemade wines and traditional architecture. The nearest town Selcuk, which is the home of world famous Ephessus open-air museum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mUqg1yBFTo . The nearest city Izmir, is one hour away by coach. Work camp site is safe and secure.
Project hosted by
Math village is a math-summer school located in the nature and owns over 1000 olive trees and harvest about 20 tons of olives per year. The oil produced by the collected olives is used in the kitchen of the summer school.
Volunteers should arrange their arrivals to Izmir Airport on the first day of the camp. Further details about arrival will be given on the info sheet.Volunteers will leave the camp on the last day,after breakfast.
Volunteers should bring proper and non slip boots as the ground might be muddy and some parts of the fields have slopes.