Akbank Volunteers

​​​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.​

The Good State of the City

Akbank endeavors to add value to our society with the Akbankers’ “Akbank Volunteers” volunteer system, which includes our families, customers and business partners. Our “The Good State of the City” volunteer project expands the scope of the volunteer work that we have been doing with Akbankers for years. Organized for the first time in 2015, this project invited university students to participate in our public benefit initiatives across the country, and subsequently to be our guests at the Akbank Jazz Festival’s most popular concert. “The Good State of the City” generates huge interest among university students every year, and the participant quota is filled within days of the initial application announcements on social media. In 2016, the project’s second year, we invited 500 students to take part in public benefit projects and our applicant quota was reached within two days.​​

The project was carried out in partnership with the Community Volunteers Foundation, the Friends of Yedikule Animal Shelter Society, and the Clean Sea TURMEPA Association. The project offers young people the opportunity to choose and shape the social responsibility initiatives they participate in, based on their interests, as well as to be introduced to civil society organizations operating in different areas and to learn more about these civil society organizations.

Through Akbank’s partnership with civil society organizations, young university student volunteers clean shores, paint schools, help stray animals and organize activities for children in care. Every year over thirty social responsibility projects are implemented in Istanbul as well as in 25 other cities. The young volunteers then let off steam after all their hard work at the Akbank Jazz Festival’s most in-demand concert. The concert is also attended by representatives from Turkey’s top civil society organizations and Akbank volunteers.

Now a tradition, the “Good State of the City” project continues this year to work with young volunteers.

You can visit http://www.akbanksanat.com/sehriniyihali​ for more details.