​​​Akbank Volunteers is a platform whereby we aim to carry out socially beneficial projects together with Akbank employees from all across Turkey, their families, our customers and our business partners. The main players in our volunteering system are the Akbank Volunteers from all over the country. Led by Akbank Volunteers, we work together with local residents, civil society organizations and local authorities, developing projects for social problems, and try to be part of the solution. Our volunteer work, which serves a number of purposes including the generation of social sensitivity and awareness, encompasses different projects every year. With all our projects, we feel the power of Akbank, which has undertaken corporate social responsibility projects in numerous areas from education to culture and art since the day it was established, with us at all times. We the Akbank Volunteers believe that volunteering is a powerful tool for resolving the difficulties encountered in day-to-day life, and it gives us the opportunity to be part of the solution.​

Young Volunteers

Each year, Young Volunteers Project invites university students to volunteer in our community service projects across the country, organized in partnership with the non-govermental organizations (NGOs) and subsequently to be our guests at the Young Volunteers Concert. University students of 18-26 age range can apply the project and have the chance to meet with the NGOs and volunteer in the community service projects.

Young Volunteers Project is organized each year since 2015. In 2018, 9000 university students applied to take place in the Project and finally, 2600 university students volunteered in the 70 community service facilities. Young Volunteers has been extending its impact area each and every year by developing more NGOs partnerships and incorporating more university students. Young Volunteers, that started its journey in 2015 with 400 young volunteers and 3 NGOs' partnership, has ended 2018 with 2600 young volunteers and 10 NGOs' partnership.

In 2018, The project was carried out in partnership with the Community Volunteers Foundation, Yedikule Animal Shelter Society, HAÇİKO, Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association (TURMEPA),  Hayat Sende Youth Academy Association, DEM Association, Darülaceze, Çorbada Tuzun Olsun Association, Down Syndrome Association and  Special Olympics Turkey Association.

University students volunteered for 70 social responsibility projects including cleaning shores, painting schools, helping stray animals, organizing sports activities for disabled children, serving soup for the homeless, organizing workshops for the elderly people of nursing homes.

The University students volunteered in the Young Volunteers Project then came togather at the Young Volunteers Concert which take place at the Volkswagen Arena. The concert is also attended by representatives from Turkey's top NGOs and Akbank volunteers.

The Young Volunteers Project aims to extend its impact area by developing more partnerships with the NGOs and incorporating more young volunteers to the Project.

Now a tradition, calls for application for the Project take place at September.

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