Want to get involved in a big way?

Become a Community Ambassador!

What is a Community Ambassador?

Ambassadors are our representatives in your communities.

They are people who believe in SPI’s work in lifting up displaced people through community, education, and enterprise and want to share in the responsibility of making our work sustainable.

Community Ambassadors take action to enrich SPI by bringing higher visibility to our work and sustainability of programming by fundraising among their networks.

But what do you have to do?

There are so many ways you can support SPI.

Our most successful ambassadors make a commitment of time and planning, combined with a bit of passion and creativity to make amazing things happen for SPI.

With our mentorship you’ll bring our work to your community, raise awareness, and ramp up financial support to ensure our longevity.

We can help you reach a personal goal like running your first marathon in the name of Small Projects Istanbul, host an event in your network, or even bike from Lisbon to Istanbul raising awareness along the way like Community Ambassador Alumna Nick and Caleb!


SPI boys make fast friends with Nick and Caleb after their epic bike ride across Europe to reach our community center in Istanbul. After 70 days and 4,287 miles they raised $2,700 dollars to support SPI programming. Bravo!

What do you get?

As a Community Ambassador, you’ll have a unique opportunity to make a real difference in displaced people’s lives. We will be by your side to mentor you as you take action, to reach the highest potential. Our Community Engagement Kit equips you with the practical tips and know-how you’ll need to launch your initiative and tools for promotion like print-outs, posters, balloon’s and t-shirts as needed personalized to your event needs.

You’ll get to see SPI’s work behind the scenes, scale up your own fundraising efforts with hands-on support from our communications team, and many useful tools in our Community Engagement Kit.

Our commitment to you

You will receive support and collaboration in developing ideas and bringing them to fruition in your role as Community Ambassador.

-We will help you to set targeted goals toward fundraising outcomes and celebrate your success as you meet fundraising benchmarks along the way.
-Meetings and Skype sessions with the SPI team to plan events, share feedback, and chat.
-A featured guest blog post about the fabulous work you’ll do to make SPI an even brighter community.
-A chance to be featured in our newsletter.
-A network of other brilliant Ambassadors that support one another to share insights and tips they’ve used along the way.

Do I have what it takes to become a Community Ambassador?

1) Are you determined to support SPI in your community?

2) Do you feel strongly about the work SPI does to bolster empowerment and integration for the displaced people in Istanbul?

3) Are you passionate about leveraging your networks and local resources to host an event, raising funds for SPI, and engaging awareness and support on social media?

4) Do you want to help our community turn Istanbul into a home with opportunity?

If you answered yes to all four questions then you can be a Community Ambassador! Come join our community!