Murat Şentürk, a sociologist of urban studies, is Associate Professor at Istanbul University. He received a Sociology MA [Life Strategies of the Indigent: The Districts of Küçük Mustafa Paşa and Balat (Istanbul) as Cases in Point] and a Ph.D. [Urban Intervention in The City of Istanbul] from Istanbul University, Department of Sociology. In 2013, he was Visiting Scholar at the City University of New York (USA) The Graduate Center (Center for Place Culture and Politics). In the 2022-2023 academic year, he carried out his research titled "Creating Inclusive and Resilient Communities in the City by Volunteering", supported by TÜBİTAK, as a visiting scholar at the University of Sydney the School of Geosciences. He is the director of the Center for Sociological Research, Urban Studies, and NGO and Social Responsibility MA Program. Volunteering Academy and Be Volunteer İstanbul in Istanbul University was established by Şentürk with his friends. Şentürk, who supports different NGOs and civil initiatives in the field of volunteering, is currently continuing his active volunteering activities at the 65+ Elder Rights Association. Şentürk is the editor of the Volunteering and Working with Volunteers book and conducted the Turkey Volunteering Research. His research projects are supported by TÜBA, TÜBİTAK, and EU, and Şentürk's current research focuses on the relationship between local governments and volunteering. He is a member of the steering committee Marmara Urban Forum (Marmara Municipality Association), the science board of the City Thought Center (by Esenler Municipality), and a member of the jury of Urban Studies Awards (by Zeytinburnu Municipality).