Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the core of our organization and they are the real changemakers. 

Our programs are run with a great help provided by a team of dedicated volunteers, who are ready to share their skills and experiences. So far, we hosted 100+ volunteers from different parts of the world.

Come volunteer with Small Projects Istanbul to give a high contribution  to our community.

Youth Empowerment
Volunteers Maggie & Simon from Seattle, US during one of their excursions with the attendees of our youth empowerment program.
Volunteer Appreciation
Our 2018 volunteer appreciation event.
Kids Fun Time
Volunteer Merit Kupper from Germany during our kids fun time program session.
Home Work Club
Volunteer Sana from Syria during one of our homework club sessions.
Math Club
Volunteer Ilayda from Turkey during a Math club session.
Our summer 2018 program kicks off with an Origami workshop organized by Origami for Cause. The children patiently learned how to make different creative shapes and forms of origami
Homework Help
Volunter Nida from Turkey helps children from our community in their school homework

Who are we looking for?

currently, we are looking for volunteers for these activities:

  • Kids’ Fun Time: Wednesdays 5.00 – 6.30 pm (open to all nationalities). Kid’s Fun Time is an activity where kids have the chance to develop their skills through basic handicrafts skills
  • Homework Club: (open to Turkish speakers only)
  • Translations: (open to Arabic and Turkish speakers only) sometimes, we need help of Arabic/Turkish native speakers who could support us in translating workshops and documents to English

Important to know before applying

  • Familiarize yourself with our values and guidelines and policies.
  • Be ready to commit to 2 months at least on a weekly basis.
  • Though our center is open 7 days a week, most of our activities run during evenings on weekdays (Monday to Friday). 
  • Be ready to co-work in a team of volunteers.
  • We are not able to provide any financial compensation, nor accommodation or logistical support to our volunteers.

Volunteers Stories

3 Steps Application Process

1- Get to know us

read our volunteer opportunities and familiarize yourself with our guidelines and policies.

2- Read the guidelines

Please make sure you read the guidelines below carefully.

3- Submit the Form

Finally, please submit the application form below and make sure you mention as much details as possible.

Volunteer Application Form

Your Name (Required)

Your Email (Required)

Your Age (Required)

Phone (Required)

are you currently in Istanbul? (Required)

If not, when and for how long will you be in Istanbul?

Address (Required)

Emergency Contact (Required)

Emergency Phone (Required)

What is your home country? (Required)

What languages do you speak? (Required)

What is your professional / educational background? (Required)

Do you have any experience or skills relevant to volunteering with SPI? (Required)

Do you have any known medical conditions or health issues?

If yes, please describe:

What is your exact availability? (e.g., Wednesdays 12:00-6:00, all day Saturday and Sunday) (Required)

why do you want to volunteer with us? (Required)

which from the above mentioned activities you would like to participate in? (Required)

what are your expectations towards volunteering with us?


By submitting this form, I desire to work and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer for Small Projects Istanbul (SPI). I hereby freely and voluntarily, and without duress, execute this Waiver under the terms, notes and guidelines mentioned on SPI volunteer page.

I agree

By checking the above box I agree that I have read and understood the

I understand and agree that this Release and Waiver of Liability will have the effect of releasing, discharging, waiving and forever relinquishing any and all actions or causes of action that I may have or have had, whether past, present or future, whether known or unknown, and whether anticipated or unanticipated by me, arising out of my participation with and involvement with SPI.

I (and parent/legal guardian if volunteer is under age 18) have carefully read this release, and understand and agree with all of its terms and conditions.