• Turkey
    • Istanbul
1 to 6 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Love Volunteers registration fee, plus program fees starting at just US$659 for one week.
Program fees cover airport pickup, orientation, accommodation, meal allowance, program coordination and 24/7 support.
The Love Volunteers registration fee carries a lifetime alumni membership
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers
What's Not Included
Airfare Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Sep 20, 2023
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About Program

The historic city of Istanbul is a rich melting pot filled with people, religions, and cultures from all walks of life. From World Heritage sites to the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and so many more sightseeing opportunities, there is never a dull moment in this bustling metropolis.

Among this hive of activity, however, is a city with a large percentage of people living in poverty. Exacerbated by millions of refugees entering Turkey each year, many families are struggling to survive day-to-day as they experience severe hardship and marginalization. Even education can be haphazard at best, with children from poorer families often dropping out and falling into the poverty cycle unless they receive the dedicated support they need. That's where you come in!

Current programs include:
Refugee Student Support
Childcare and Development
Agriculture and Farming

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Program Highlights

  • Work with some of the millions of Syrian Refugee families who have fled to Turkey!
  • Work alongside locals in their quest to help the Syrian people assimilate into the Turkish population!
  • Assist children in need on our wonderful Childcare and Development Program!
  • Get your hands dirty on our sustainable Agriculture and Farming Program!
  • Explore one of the most fascinating and enchanting cities in the world - while making a REAL difference!

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Questions & Answers

Hi Mehfooz, Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 3 weeks. Longer stays on a single project cannot be accommodated, but volunteers are welcome to combine multiple projects in order to extend their stay in Istanbul but this is subject to availability and individual visa conditions, which are not accommodated by love volunteers.