First contact with GLYNSES
Volunteers learn about GLYNSES either through personal connections who are already active members of Lighthouse and have participated in one of our projects or through our Instagram. Our volunteering offers can also be found on our website or on other volunteering platforms.
- If you are interested in participating, you can download the form that you will find at the end of the post and send it via email to email@example.com, with the subject “GLYNSES”.
We will reply to your email as soon as possible and will arrange an informal (video)call to discuss the possibilities for participation in GLYNSES.
How and why?
Volunteers can get involved in two ways:
- As explorers
- As active members in local groups
Volunteers can create or join a local group and/or participate individually as explorers, either physically or remotely. In either case, they will be part of GLYNSES and will be connected to the rest of volunteers. Additionally, they will receive information and invitations to online and physical events organised by Lighthouse, such as workshops, actions, etc.
Participating in GLYNSES is free of charge. The work is voluntary and therefore young people will not receive a payment in their individual capacity. However, Lighthouse will support financially —within its capacities and considering each proposal separately— some of the actions organised by local groups, e.g.: street actions to sensitise against racism, collective plastic clean-ups on beaches, etc.
Lighthouse wants to support initiatives all over the world that work towards social and ecological sustainability in an innovative way. To this end, we offer financial support for the systematisation of their experience and knowledge, and the dissemination of their message and online work. We want to find groups, associations and projects that are making a contribution to the most urgent socioecological challenges that we are facing right now. We want their inspiring, powerful, creative, intelligent, transdisciplinary and holistic experiences to be heard, made use of and even replicated.
In order to achieve this, we need volunteers who can act as “explorers” or “trackers”, who can be Lighthouse’s eyes and ears wherever they are, so that they can find projects that may need our support. This support can be obtained through one of our three programmes: Holding the Key, Open Door or Mapping Initiatives.
This form of volunteering is especially important for Lighthouse in the weeks prior to the submission of candidatures for the annual call of Holding the Key. However, the contributions of discoverers are welcome throughout the whole year.