Welcome to the ReVi Family!

Thank you for your interest in joining us in Izmir.

We're a group of Syrian, Turkish and international volunteers with the goal to help the refugees with sustainable job opportunities and solutions. We're currently working with families in Izmir (Turkey) who plan to stay in Turkey.

We started our activities in January 2016 and as the situation changes, so does our focus and the kind of activities that we do.

We work with these families in the long-term, so it's important that they know our group. That's why we ask that all volunteers commit to a minimum of one week volunteering with ReVi.

If you do live in Izmir, you're welcome to join us part-time.

We have had volunteers from all over the world. And everyone is welcome to join us. You don't necessaily need to have any particular skills, just the willingness to help. Arabic or Turkish language skills isn't necessary, but always helpful.

If you're planning to do a fundraising online using ReVi's name, it's important that you talk to us first! Please send an email to Felipe.

We DO NOT allow photos or interviews with the families. Please respect that. No journalists, no filmmakers, no researchers, etc. are allowed to join our family visits.

We ask that all volunteers respect that and be vigilant of other people trying to do it. This will hurt the trust of the families and everything that we're trying to do here. It's very important.

If you're a journalist and would like to interview us, please feel free to send us an email.

Make sure you're following our activities on Facebook!
ReVi FB Page

A snapshot of everything that we do. We post one picture every day of one of our activities on that day.

ReVi FB Group

That's where we communicate about our plans and more details about our activities.

ReVi FB Info Point Group

Where volunteers can share ideas and questions to other volunteers.

So, how can you help us?

We strongly believe in self-sustainable solutions and we're working on two empowering projects: knitting and bead jeweleries (bracelets, necklaces, earrings.) We're looking for volunteers who can help us in those projects. Here's how:

1) Join us in Izmir so you can meet the families working in those projects. You can see their work and give us feedback on what do you think would sell better. Help us with new designs, help us with colour combinations, help us with new product prototypes, etc.

2) While you're here, you can see the results of some of the products you helped designing. Help us with marketing: let's take good photos, share them on FB, Instagram, find different online marketplaces where we can sell them.

3) When you're ready return home, take sample products that you can try to find local stores/partners to sell them.

So, please take a look at our online store to familiarize yourself with our current products and see how you might be interested in helping while volunteering in Izmir.

Other volunteering opportunities

Besides our knitting and jewelery programs, you can also help us with small workshops with the families or the children.

What's NOT acceptable...

If you have any of these skills or experience, join us: handcraft skills, web development, marketing, sales, project management, writing, photography (for products only), videography (for products only), graphic design, social media expertise...

Ready to join us? The first step is to send us your application. Click on the button below to continue.

What happens next? (1) Somebody will get back to you via email within 48hrs. (2) You sign up and join one of our new volunteers meeting.