• Turkey
1 week

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
1. SHARED (same gender) Standard hostel accommodation
2. Airport Pickup and drop-off
3. One Touristic tour & One trip to Touristic attraction in Istanbul
4. Two meals per day
5. Volunteering Program & location orientation
6. 24/7 in-country local Happiness Volunteers crew support
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
May 25, 2023
May 16, 2023
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About Program

Being the capital of “Greenery” in Turkey, the forest conservation program is saving this title from the destruction of some human’s misplacement of trash and other items. Moreover, having a lot of trees cut down, we hiking around the forests to collect trash and mingle with nature helps reduce the trees cutting.

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Program Highlights

  • Affordable fees from $820 for 1 week
  • Includes accommodation, meals, airport pick up, orientation and 24/7 support
  • Explore the outdoors in Bursa
  • Explore the first capital for the ottoman empire in the world

Program Impact

Making sure our programs sustainable with a green print. We make sure to place more than 200 volunteers every year. We maintain a consistent level of progress in our programs. There is a cap number of volunteers of every program too to make sure that the program is functional and sustainable.
Happiness volunteers programs are funded by the volunteers themselves while we make sure that we can make sure the fees are optimal. Therefore, we are not creating any financial burden on the destination we volunteer at.
At our accommodations, we take proper measures to effectively use energy and water consumption. Also, we reduce the usage of non-environmental friendly products in cleaning around the accommodation.

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Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
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  • Impact 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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Ali Ramadan
Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful Team and Program

I was lucky to have mer the founder who managed my experience from A to Z. I really apperiated all the details given to me From the day I register to the day I received my certificate. The founder is very friendly and down to earth person. The program is full of amazing views and great weather. The food 😋 were delicious. Accomodation clean and staff were friendly. The program is flexible so they accepted me resting for a day instead of hiking. Airport pickup was fun as we had to move from Sabiha Airport to Bursa which is like an 1 and 15 mins by bus but then the views were stunning.

  • Suitable for whose who loves walking only.
47 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Treasure moment

A treasured moment is meeting lots of new people from around the world and living together for a week and also at the end getting a certificate. The biggest impression the program had on me was being able to grow as a person by becoming more confident and going out of my comfort zone. Just do it and go outside your comfort zone, you’ll be surprised what you can do when put in the situation and the feeling at the end when you know you’ve helped clean the forest is amazing. Doing out part of saving mother earth is amazing.

49 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing views

The program is so much fun and full of outdoor activities for nature lovers. We cleaned the forests from plastics. The local team is very supportive and kind. The accomodation was great and clean. The highlight for me was the program views! It was stunning. I came during winter thinking that I will not see green but here I am; I saw so many green trees, land and amazing nature. The food is just delicious, deserts are outstanding and cheap. I bought so many souvonirs and gifts as the prices are pretty low.

  • Country beauty
  • Local team
  • Accomodation
48 people found this review helpful.
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