Volunteer projects


Hayata Sarıl Lokanta

Hayata Sarıl Lokantası is a for-profit restaurant during the day and serves hot meals for free of charge to Beyoglu’s homeless and disadvantaged population at night.


Sokak Lambasi

Sokak Lambası is a sister NGO of Hayata Sarıl Lokanta, one of our other collaborators



Qnushyo was initially established in Yedikule by the Swedish Research Institute to support Assyrian families from Syria on their journey from Turkey to the European Union.

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Youth Leadership

The Youth Leadership & Development Project is a multi-dimensional training program to enhance the leadership skills of youth at Small Project Istanbul as they transition into adulthood.

Social inclusion projects


Language Speaking Clubs

Language Speaking Clubs provide an opportunity for people to practice their language skills.


Book Club

Istanbul&I’s Book Club was created to encourage people to read books and discuss a variety of topics as well as to help people explore different perspectives and foreign ideas.



Skills building and networking are important themes to Istanbul&I’s work, and our workshops represent one of the ways we do this best.



Istanbul&I is excited to introduce a new program titled Connection. In a world where we are more digitally connected than ever but still feel a lack of human connection.

culture night

Introduction to Culture

Living in Istanbul accords us the opportunity to meet people of all backgrounds, statuses, classes, and orientation.



Launched in November 2017, TALK is a public lecture series that seeks to engage young people in a discussion and workshop focused program.


Poetry Club

Poetry Club is designed as a safe space for people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, and levels, who wish to express their emotions and convey their thoughts.


Literary Club

The Literary Club, one of our new projects which is an umbrella club that organizes events related to literature.