Volunteer Spotlight Amer Alahmar Amer is a web developer by day and a voice engineer by night. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and he is part of another NGO called Consortium for Health Action. Since he joined Istanbul&I on April 27, 2021, he has been participating in […]
Volunteer Spotlight Sajad Safajooee Sajad is from Tehran, Iran. He has been working as a professional graphic designer since 2011 and as Istanbul&I’s graphic design officer and art director for the past three years. He has been a member of the Communications Team since it was first created and in […]
Volunteer Spotlight Ulduz Madatkhanova Years ago, I attended an international party organized by Istanbul&I. Since then, I started following the events and news of the organization. Every step taken by brave members of Istanbul&I inspired me to become a part of this great team. I’ve always loved watching and discussing […]
Volunteer Spotlight Bashir & Melis Melanie Melis Büyük is a Master’s student of Political Science and International Relations at Boğazici University. Bashir Sadiq is an intern doctor at Medical Park Hospital and has been an active volunteer since November 2020. Melis and Bashir both regularly volunteer at Yedikule Animal Shelter […]
Volunteer Spotlight Ahmad Alhasan Ahmad is a Psychology student at Middle East Technical University. He joined Istanbul&I in 2017 as the youngest volunteer in the NGO. He first co-managed the Storytelling Expeditions and soon after founded Istanbul&I’s first Book Club. In 2019, he co-founded Poetry Club, which he’s been managing […]
In Istanbul&I, there are several educational programs that aim to support the next generation. We work in collaboration with various local organizations to expand our reach!
Language Speaking Clubs provide an opportunity for people to practice their language skills. Currently, we run regular Turkish, English, Spanish, and French Speaking Clubs. We focus on improving speaking abilities while still providing structure in our lessons. Participants are divided into small groups based on their language level. Each group […]
During Ramadan, we hold free community Iftar dinners accompanied by various social activities in the disadvantaged neighborhood of Tarlabaşı. Many of the neighborhood’s residents are migrants and minorities in Turkey. Our volunteers play and do creative expression activities with children until the azhan, when we break bread with the community […]
Istanbul&I sends volunteers to partner organizations to help their food distribution. Our current partners are Sokak Lambası Derneği in Fatih and Hayata Sarıl Derneği in Taksim.