MOSAIC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Come join our cultural blend by volunteering your time and talents!
Whether it be to fulfill a cross-cultural internship requirement, or you desire to have an impactful and life-changing summer, the SPCC offers many opportunities to people who would like to meaningfully serve and culturally learn, "for the good of Antalya and the glory of God." If you are interested in exploring such opportunities, please e-mail us. We would be glad to discuss possibilities with you. And from all of us at the St. Paul Cultural Center, thank you for your interest!
For any of these opportunities and more that are not listed, please email
ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUBS (ONGOING)
The SPCC provides English conversation groups for the local Turkish community and other community members. Participants are from all walks of life, most with knowledge of English but with varying abilities to converse in it. As a native English speaker, you can serve by sitting down with one or more participants and well, conversing! A few thoughtful questions can keep the discussion going for several minutes or even hours, and all the while you'll be helping eager learners improve their invaluable conversation skills.
Many wonderful friendships are built during this time, which allow you to invest in lives far beyond the walls of the SPCC!
PAUL'S PLACE CAFE ASSISTANT (ONGOING)
Paul's Place is the café located on the main floor of the St. Paul Cultural Center. It strives to provide a warm, nurturing place where anyone can come and meet, no matter their faith.
As a café assistant, you'll improve not only your serving and people skills, but also your coffee and smoothie-making abilities! As you work with both Turkish and international staff, your communication skills will undoubtedly be stretched and strengthened. You will meet travelers from all around the world, as well as many Turks, who would be glad to stay a while and practice their English with you. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity for cultural learning and service!
OLIVE GROVE STAFF (ANNUALLY IN JUNE)
Olive Grove's purpose is to provide children and youth ages 8-18 with unforgettable opportunities and challenges to grow as individuals, friends, and followers of God. As a counselor, you will have the marvelous privilege of investing in the lives of these children and youth, engaging with people from many different nationalities, serving, and growing - all on an idyllic stretch of the Mediterranean. We also need support staff: nurses, musicians, lifeguards, boaters, sports leaders, crafters and more!
ADMINISTRATIVE HELP (ONGOING)
If you are the organized, detailed, task-oriented type, we'd appreciate any amount of time you could volunteer. The SPCC hosts conferences, which require diligent administrative work in the weeks leading up to them and during them so that they run smoothly. Likewise, there are always other ongoing administrative needs in regards to communication and record keeping. These behind-the-scenes acts of humble service are essential to the life-changing programs and events they undergird!
The Antalya climate can be harsh on facilities: intense sun in the summer, salt from the Mediterranean Sea, strong wind and rain storms in the winter. Continued upkeep of the grounds and facilities of the SPCC is required. Projects at any given time can include painting outside and inside, landscaping, renovations, maintaining children's play areas, and basic improvements.
Musicians and musical groups may have the opportunity to provide background music in Paul's Place or in the SPCC garden, or even to provide an evening concert for the greater Antalya community. Often musicians are invited to help lead worship at the international church (SPUC).