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YL ONLINE VOLUNTEERS
Online Volunteers are strong part of our team.
They run our engine room. They are our workhorses. Our Angels. And Friends. Many stay connected in heart and spirit long-term, some stay connected to our quest.
Our global staff collaborates closely with you, seeks to involve you strongly for your favorite activities, give you a good time, experience, evolve skills and keep learning curves, challenges, impact, benefits, references and certificates in balance. Some of our members have been inspired and empowered to change careers. Many of our global staff are volunteers also; please have patience and compassion 🙂
OUR TEAM SPIRIT

PASSIONATE ABOUT POSITIVE CHANGE

Our team members are driven by heartfelt passion for positive change, the love for our Earth and being able to make a contribution to healing our societies, people and planet. This is our most important asset for our work (view skills), uplifting communication, reliability and cooperation.

A SENSE OF SERVICE

Our aim is to HELP amazing hero/ines scale their groundbreaking initiatives for people and planet.

FREE FROM EGO AMBITION

We work only with people who join us for THE CAUSE, not for adding a good name, logo and reference to their CV. We care very much for our volunteers: to give them a good time, uplifting vision, insights and staff meetings, as well as personal reference letters, official United Nations Online Volunteering certificates for those joining us via the UNOV program. As we do not always have open projects and  receive a lot of requests (up to three per day), we have to be highly selective.

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QUICK & RELIABLE COMMUNICATION

Online Volunteering – out of sight out of mind in different time zones and buzy lives – requires solid, swift and reliable communication. It is INDISPENSABLE that our online volunteers (A) respond within 1 or 2 days to our emails and (B) commit to the hours specified for the task. Of course, there’s the good life, surprises, exams, family matters, holidays… everything is flexible, in good spirit and can be negotiated. Negotiated means – communication. Keep in mind : We have to rock our mission!

A SPECIAL SKILL

The core of our work is to communicate the wonderful work and spirit (!) of the people pioneering amazing solutions. It is this spirit that resonates through their stories, videos, messages and speeches and that inspires other people to rise and take action also. Therefore, it is necessary that our team members involved in writing and translation connect with and feel this spirit also; the trick is to saturate and charge oneself with this spirit by immersing oneself in their presence through their authentic VIDEOS and stories. Our routine training for this is The Discovery Tour.

GET TO KNOW OUR WORLD

Take THE DISCOVERY TOUR and read ABOUT YL. These two sections are an initiation to the cutting edge phenomena of youth leadership, sustainability solutions and our offers. This TRAINING equips our members with the knowledge, passion and vision to inspire audiences of all kinds with NEW knowledge.
TYPICAL ACTIVITIES & MAIN PROJECTS
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RESEARCH & WRITING

Spreading Positive News is central part of our work. We have twelve years of experience, won prestigious international awards, trained and involved hundreds of online volunteer journalists, launched positive news magazines for several continents and in several languages. Our writers produce for our Online Magazine (view details), as well as short stories on hero/ines. (5+ hours per article)
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TRANSLATION AND EDITING

Our Translation and Editing work is essential to our mission, and very exciting, since it deals with short SUCCESS STORIES OF HERO/INES, fit for use in EDUCATION, and with high potential for inspiring impact on people and planet. The stories can also be challenging, since the amazing passion / spirit / terminology typical of this new breed of North American changemakers is unknown to most people and thus new for their language and culture! (5+ hours per week during projects taking 4-16 weeks)
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COMIC ARTISTS

We are turning our hero/ines’ stories into comics to make their divine example available to the very young, at homes, kindergartens, primary schools and public libraries. Artists can join us for a single comic. We like this series to be diverse. The style is to have an organic touch and a sense of beauty, which leaves enormous room for creativity, from pencil to digital, just not clinical. The layout is simple; 12 pages, each with one large image and two sentences; we provide the storyboard. No need to explain how lovely and precious this is. Your work is a gift to the world. Are you joining? (20+ hours per project)
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SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS

We have a bunch of contents that we can nicely edit (intro blurbs), polish up (graphics, facebook posters etc) and promote to various user groups, via our community of changemakers, teachers, youth groups, citizens, as well as cross-post to online media platforms and blogs, connect to news media, and also connect with action calls, major organization’s campaigns and petitions, our tools, media, live events and fundraisers. Wow, a ton! All we need is people rocking this, with a focus on their favorite role. (5+ hours weekly)
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ONLINE EVENT MANAGERS

Live On Skype Meetings, UN Day Webcasts, Tribal Gatherings, Monthly Staff & Team  Calls, Online Intervies, Conversations and Recordings with rockstar hero/ines, changemakers and experts! We seek people to help us unfold our massive potentials by taking responsible roles, and the time to set up the technical framework, timetable and manage the meetings and recordings. Are you up to this? (5+ hours per week)

PROJECT & TEAM LEADERS

have leading roles in specific projects, like our ONLINE MAGAZINE, and PROMOTION, and CROSS-POSTING STORIES ON MEDIA PLATFORMS, and SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY and OTHERS. As we are dealing with innovative contents and services that are highly important and can benefit many user groups, these are VERY EXCITING TASKS; they can be challenging, require time, creativity, learning and be a unique experience and reference. (1+ hours per day on average for 12 weeks minimum)
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ONLINE MAGAZINE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

After three calm years of focussing on print media, we are relaunching our Online Magazine, in partnership with humankind’s leading visionaries in the field – featuring solutions, changemakers, interviews, strategies, free stuff like rocking videos, music, e-books, online and onsite events, aligned with United Nations Days of the month, cross-published as PDF, App and social media. This is huge, of grand long-term value for user groups in schools, media, UN programs and civil society – and it is mighty exciting! (1+ hours per day for 12 weeks minimum)
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GRAPHIC DESIGN & LAYOUT for the MAGAZINE PDF EDITION

We are publishing our (Online) Magazine as PDF, too, or self-printing as BROCHURE / MAGAZINE and WALL DISPLAY reaching entire school communities daily, as well as adult communities at workplaces, offices, cafes and in public space. The PDF version is aligned with UN Days of the Month, thus has a THEMATIC FOCUS, giving it long-term value for many user groups in education, UN programs, civil society and media. Connecting via QR codes with the online version with complete articles, videos and multi-media contents gives us opportunity for attractive, lightweight, cool, fun, avantgarde artistic design. Awesomest! (10+ hours per week for 12 weeks minimum)
OUR MOTIVATION

TRUE LOVE FOR THE EARTH

YL members are motivated by LOVE. Those feeling the pain and outrage of the world acknowledge the need for healing, and WE focus entirely on solutions; this is the new, the secret and path of success.

TRUE LOVE FOR YOUTH AND PEOPLE

OUR community is driven by profound care, compassion, conviction and trust in the goodness and potential of people and the power of one, especially YOUTH, because we SEE and FEEL it from their enormous success stories.

READY TO LEARN NEW THINGS

OUR members are driven by passion, curiosity and challenge of becoming the change the world needs to see, and qualifying ourselves as inspirers, consultants and mentors for our peers, by learning viable solutions, stepping out into the new and trying things we have never done before. Because we’ve seen it work and trust that we can do the same.

GREAT THINGS ABOUT JOINING THE ONLINE VOLUNTEER TEAM

A LEADING ROLE IN POSITIVE CHANGE

By spreading our work, inspiring people, activities and mobilizing support for avantgarde solutions and changemakers, you support not only indidual initiatives, but seed and set in march large-scale transformative mechanisms; especially through connecting the young generation on large-scale to humanity’s finest, and by advancing massive best practices that change laws, industrie, citizenry and culture towards peaceful, uplifting, sustainable models.

ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE GLOBAL TRIBE

As an active member “on the map”, using our media, inspiring application of our methods growing our YL Youth Teams and Teachers community and sparking demand for our Live Services, you become a vital part of our volunteer staff. Your deeds and documentations will become visible part in our global media, your presence will lead to natural inter/action with our global staff, hero/ines, partners and likewise at regional level as your work grows the regional community of changemakers and like-hearted citizens and youth! Exciting!

LIVING CREATIVE DREAMS

As you get familiar with our tools, get to know and interact with our ecosystem of relations, you will encounter ideas, proposals and opportunity for activities close to your heart.
Here is how your work benefits key groups for positive change.

But your work is also a blessing for many other people and groups :

  • public librarians
  • donors
  • kind companies and entrepreneurs
  • organizations
  • journalists
  • and citizens from all walks of life

benefit personally and professionally. Also by

  • enjoying daily uplifting news
  • sharing inspirational stories with family, friends and colleagues
  • knowing of solutions, whenever they hear of depressing problems and hurtful world news
  • tangible hope and trust that the solutions for a sustainable civilization exist and those who decide to live it will achieve it

including you.

WE BELIEVE THAT ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP IN THE YOUTH-LEADER TRIBE ENRICHES YOUR DAILY LIFE IN MANY WAYS. YOUR LOVE AND DETERMINATION FOR MAKING SMALL STEPS CAN HAVE CONSIDERABLE IMPACT ON PEOPLE & PLANET BEYOND OUR IMAGINATION.