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  • 62
  • 114
  • 330
  • 1,539
    hour volunteered
  • 7

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Istanbul & I

Date of foundation 2016
Internet site www.istanbulandi.com
Cause Empowerment, Youth
For Profit or Not For Profit Not For Profit
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Mission & Activities

We envision a world where volunteering is an accessible opportunity for all global youth


Social Impact:

We believe that by offering the resources and network to young people, we are better equipped to make a positive impact to our communities. Through an intersection of combined strength of the youth and immediacy of action, we hope to be able to achieve a social impact which will benefit the specified target groups. That intersection is the first step to realizing one’s individual social impact, and that individual actions matter in creating change.

Bridging Global Youth:

Our model values diversity and inclusivity within volunteer youth communities. Young people have the opportunity to volunteer and develop programs within a community that is inclusive regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and legal status. Volunteering within a diverse environment is a unique opportunity for young people to develop the necessary communication and leadership skills in an integrated world.


Our programs aim not just for short-term social impact, but to empower disadvantaged communities. We believe that everyone has the right to a dignified life. By introducing programs in digital literacy, language skills, resume building, mobile application development, storytelling and more, we hope foster capacity-building opportunities for underprivileged people.


We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to volunteer; therefore, our approach is to make volunteering accessible for everyone regardless of their background. Fostering a volunteer culture can be an agent for social cohesion and community building across all demographics. In addition, by using tools such as social media to collaborate and consult with NGOs, we seek to cultivate a culture of volunteerism in spaces that are not accustomed to the volunteerism concept.

Community Engagement:

Our collaborative and inclusive approach to volunteerism gives us the unique opportunity to establish positive and ongoing relationships with a wide range of communities.


Main figures & Metrics

  # volunteers # projects # NGOs partners Budget Expenses
2016 (Sept) 130 16 7    


Source of funds

So far, our projects have been developed through grants from US Embassy and International Medical Corps. 

In the future, we will keep relying on grant and project development to fund our activities. 

Board & staff

Volunteer coordinatorTeymour Ashkan
Volunteer coordinatorAhmad Gharibeh
Volunteer coordinatorWaseem Al Sharqy
Volunteer coordinatorJasmina Mulic
Volunteer coordinatorAhmed M. Shaltoot
Volunteer coordinatorKousai tashani

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