Volunteer in the SDSN Youth Assembly

Volunteer in the SDSN Youth Assembly

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SDSN Youth wouldn't exist without our volunteers. Contribute your skills to a global movement!

Volunteer in the SDSN Youth Assembly

Overview

  • Our global team of volunteers is what we refer to as - the SDSN Youth Assembly. Assembly members volunteer remotely across the world, contributing to a range of diverse skills and projects. Whether you are looking to contribute your marketing chops, or learn about project management - we have something for you!

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Our Impact

Meet the team

Hayley Lam

Project Lead

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Global People & Culture

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Salsabilla Rengganis

Project Officer

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Ana Leticia Rodriguez-Barroso

Project Officer

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Global People & Culture

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Luke Zimmer

Project Officer

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Global Community Manager

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Change the world, one Saturday at a time.

Apply to become a
Remote volunteer

Utilize your skills for social impact

Maybe you're watching the news or concerned about your own country. You want to do something, but don't work in sustainability. Our volunteers come a variety of backgrounds - business, engineering, international relations, psychology - and work together for one goal: shape a more sustainable future.

We think we're pretty cool

We understand that volunteers are dedicating their spare time to work with us. We want you to enjoy being part of the team. So team building, professional development, and social events are core to the volunteer experience.

We're not kidding about changing the world

Assembly members are essential for SDSN Youth to function on a global scale. You'll meet passionate young people from around the world. Join the team to amplify their work, help them accelerate their impact, one Saturday at a time.

Remote volunteer

How to join  

We are always looking for volunteers. Check out the join our team page for current opportunities.

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Your questions about the Youth Membership Program, answered

  • How does the SDSN Youth Executive Team select the member organizations?

    The selection process consists of a criteria list:

    • Youth-led / youth-focused / SDGs
    • A social media platform / established community 
    • Organizational structure / organizational body / team-led structure / designated roles
    • Existing strategic partners/ collaborators
    • Activity and current projects

    Who does the SDSN Youth Membership Program work with?

    Universities, academic and cultural institutions, university teams, student associations, youth-led organizations, research institutions, community initiatives, and digital platforms. 

    What are the benefits of joining the Youth Membership Program?

    • Receive support for promising projects, through research assistance and other means
    • Reach a global audience
    • Get your opinions, campaigns, and initiatives published on our social media, blog, and newsletter, which are distributed to our members and followers worldwide
    • Be recognized as an official Member Organization of SDSN Youth
    • Network with like-minded organizations and individuals
    • Tap into your own potential to optimize your efforts and contribute towards a more sustainable and equal world

    What are some of the opportunities Member Organizations have as part of the program?

    • Attend quarterly conference calls held by Network Coordinators
    • Attend quarterly webinars with leading SDSN figures
    • Actively contribute to the SDSN Youth online platform for Member Organizations
    • Participate in local and global SDSN Youth events, projects, campaigns and initiatives
    • Promote SDSN Youth Membership through your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and mailing list
    • Share SDSN Youth's official logo (provided by SDSN Youth) on your website
    • Follow, like, and share SDSN Youth

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Our members come from different parts of Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific.

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