We're looking for driven young people who are ready to make a change.

Are you passionate about making change? You're tired of waiting, but don't know where to begin? Or maybe you already are working on a solution, and are ready to bring your project to the next level?

Find out which program would fit you!

Making an impact

Access to education and opportunities is key. Our programs will provide you with the training and resources to mobilize your community and build practical solutions.

Join a community of driven, young people

You’ll get to meet passionate young people from all over the world, from Turkey to South Korea, Australia to Nigeria, Mexico to Sweden. A community of over 2600 volunteers working to create a better world.

We believe anybody can make change

Our programs are designed to foster growth. We want to empower young people to drive sustainable solutions regardless of what country, stage of life, or problem they are trying to solve.

We're a global community of young people solving some of the world’s most challenging problems.

Case Study: Ana Leticia's story as a SDG Coordinator

“As an SDG Coordinator, I feel that I have the support of SDSN to reach out panelists and guests... SDSN is a wonderful platform for youth,” that comes “with a sense of friendship, family, and cooperation.”

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Case Study: Caleigh's story as a Solutions Innovator

"I’m incredibly proud of the work we have accomplished to date, acknowledging that there are some SDGs that we are unable to fulfill through our work. That said, through concerted efforts to listen to the needs of our artisans and customers, we aim to be as impactful as possible."

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Case Study: Danielle's story as a SDG Coordinator

“Obviously it matters if we can save the planet, but that’s not why I do it. I do it because it’s the right thing to do. I’m passionate about seeing people be reconnected with each other and with nature.”

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Learn about the SDGs

Don't know where to begin? We have programs and resources for beginners.

Hub Member

Passionate about global issues, but don't know where to begin?

If you are a university student looking for a way to get involved in sustainability, join our SDG Students Program as a Hub Member!

Hub Member

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SDG Students Program

  • Focus Area:

    Introduction to sustainable development

  • What you'll get:

    Learn an introduction to sustainable development and wok together on community projects

  • What you'll need:

    No prior knowledge needed

  • Time Involvement:

    Casual

Start your journey today.

Join an SDG Hub
Lead community action

We'll provide structured training, to enable you to teach your community or build a solution.

SDG Coordinator

Are you a student leader looking for your next opportunity?

Join our global network of SDG Coordinators working towards mobilizing your campus-driven action.

SDG Coordinator

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SDG Students Program

  • Focus Area:

    Campus Leadership

  • What you'll get:

    Lead education and action towards the SDGs on your campus

  • What you'll need:

    Student related leadership experience preferred

  • Time Involvement:

    24-month volunteer term

SDG Coordinator Recruitment opens annually May.

Find your local Hub
Network Coordinators, Local Volunteers

Localize the SDGs at a national or regional level

Our Youth Networks cover 30 different countries, across 21 Regional/National Youth Networks. Each Network is led by a Coordinator who focuses on localizing the SDGs in their region.

Network Coordinators, Local Volunteers

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Youth Networks Program

  • Focus Area:

    National/Regional strategy

  • What you'll get:

    Drive action towards the SDGs at a national or regional level

  • What you'll need:

    Student related leadership experience preferred

  • Time Involvement:

    12-month term

Get in touch your your local network.

Explore our regional and national networks.
Fellow

Lead urban change. Help us build the cities of the future

Join our Local Pathways Fellowship - a 10-month journey where you will explore pathways for "localizing" (global) SDGs and targets, exchange knowledge and ideas, and work to engage local stakeholders in a dialogue around pathways towards a better future for your fellow citizens.

Fellow

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Local Pathways Fellowship

  • Focus Area:

    Sustainable urban development

  • What you'll get:

    Identify a challenge in your city, and create an MVP solution

  • What you'll need:

    Some prior knowledge in urban issues

  • Time Involvement:

    10-month online program

Applications open annually in October.

Apply as a Fellow
Advocate

Train the next generation's leaders in sustainability

Learn key educational frameworks and models, including Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Global Citizenship Education (GCE), and 21st Century Skills.

Advocate

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Global Schools Program

  • Focus Area:

    Bring sustainable development to your school

  • What you'll get:

    Implement Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in your school's curricula

  • What you'll need:

    Must be employed at a primary or secondary school.

  • Time Involvement:

    6-month volunteer term

Sounds exciting?

Apply as an Advocate today!
Get your organization involved

Already have a non-profit? Startup? University? Join our network to accelerate your work.

Member Organization

Helping accelerate your impact

The Membership Program is a network that youth organizations (Member Organizations) join for capacity building, collaboration, to accelerate their own organization’s mission.

Member Organization

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Youth Membership Program

  • Focus Area:

    Non profit leadership

  • What you'll get:

    Build on your non profit's impact via capacity building

  • What you'll need:

    Must be a non-profit related to any SDG

  • Time Involvement:

    24-month term, flexible membership

Applications are open throughout the year, but are processed monthly. Get in touch with your local network coordinator to learn more!

Apply to become a Member Organization
Member Institution

Let us, help you, meaningfully engage students in sustainable development at your institution

Are you a faculty member looking to get your university involved? Sign up your university or research institution to SDSN's global network.

Member Institution

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SDSN Network

  • Focus Area:

    Global network of universities

  • What you'll get:

    Get access to our SDG Students Program on your campus

  • What you'll need:

    Must be knowledge-generating, i.e. they must conduct research, analyses, and/or data collection

  • Time Involvement:

    12-month term, flexible membership

See if your institution is already a member. If your university is already a member, students can directly apply to the SDG Coordinator applications.

Explore SDSN Members
Innovator

Helping you become investment-ready

Every year, we highlight the top 50 youth-led sustainable solutions across the world. Innovators go through our incubator - Investment Readiness Program - to strengthen their founder skillset, and become investment ready.

Innovator

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Solutions Program

  • Focus Area:

    Startup incubation

  • What you'll get:

    Build on your startup to become investment ready

  • What you'll need:

    Must have a startup or working idea

  • Time Involvement:

    16-week online program

Applications open annually in June.

Apply for the Youth Solutions Report
Help accelerate our impact

Collaboration is key! Invest in our work or partner with us.

Partner

Leverage our global network to accelerate your impact.

Partner with one of the world’s largest youth-focused SDG organizations.

Partner

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SDSN Youth Partner

  • Focus Area:

    Collaboration

  • What you'll get:

    Collaborate with us to accelerate our impact

  • What you'll need:

    Must be aligned to our values

  • Time Involvement:

    Flexible

Read about our mission to understand the impact we aim to make.

Connect with us
Investor

Invest in the next generation of sustainability leaders. Clear impact, to create a better world.

SDSN Youth is a global network who educates young people about sustainable development, and how they can contribute.

Investor

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SDSN Youth Donor / Sponsor

  • Focus Area:

    Invest in our work - as a donor or sponsor

  • What you'll get:

    Contribute to youth-focused education and action

  • What you'll need:

    Must be aligned to our values

  • Time Involvement:

    Flexible

Help us make the change we need.

Get in touch today
Join the team

Looking to volunteer with us? Join our passionate global team - it'll be a life changing experience ;)

Remote volunteer

Change the world, one Saturday at a time.

SDSN Youth would not be able to exist without its vast network of volunteers. We're always looking for volunteers to join the global team and help us scale our impact.

Remote volunteer

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SDSN Youth Assembly

  • Focus Area:

    Volunteering

  • What you'll get:

    Contribute your skills to the SDGs

  • What you'll need:

    Passion, willingness to learn, and ability to volunteer with different cultures

  • Time Involvement:

    12-month volunteer term

Join our team!

Explore volunteering roles

Partner

Leverage our global network to accelerate your impact. Work with one of the world’s largest youth-focused networks working on the SDGs.