Apply as coordinator
Activist Handbook is looking for change-makers who are not afraid to think big. We want to train 350 million activists. But we do not have funding, and only a small number of volunteers. Help us take on this challenge!
Please read this page carefully before applying! Not ready to make a big time commitment? You can also contribute in other ways.
All over the globe, green, social and progressive change-makers are trying to make a positive impact. But they often lack the skills to do so effectively.
Science shows that change happens when 3.5% of the population takes action. In 2050, there will be 10 billion people on this planet. That's why we are going to train 350 million activists.
To achieve this goal, we built an online knowledge-sharing platform. It works just like Wikipedia: everyone can edit our articles. This way, we allow activists across countries and movements to exchange their experiences with change-making.
We train about 6000 new activists every month. Our guides are read by change-makers across the globe.
We have written 450+ guides and collected 4.7K external resources.
Only a small number of people are writing and translating articles. We want a diverse crowd to contribute to our guides, because activism is different in every country.
Many activists don't know about Activist Handbook yet. We want more change-makers to make use of our free learning materials.
Our team of active volunteers who can support and train writers is small. We want to grow our capacity so that we can scale up our project.
We are looking for people like you to take on these challenges!
How can I help?
We will find a role that fits your experience and interests. Most importantly, your role should contribute to these two objectives:
📝 Get more people to contribute to Activist Handbook
📢 Increase the number of people reading our guides
For example, these are some ways you could help:
Welcome and support new contributors
Train new writers and review their contributions
Reach out to other movements to promote Activist Handbook
Organise projects that help us scale up (for example, getting together a team that can organize an international meetup)
Feel free to suggest another way you think you could be of value to our team!
Who are we looking for?
Coordinators spend at least at least 4 hours per week on Activist Handbook. They are part of our team for a period of at least 6 months.
If you are unable to commit this amount of time, we recommend you to check out our other ways of contributing.
Anyone can join our team. Let us know what kind of experience you want to bring into our team and what you would like to learn more about.
Activist Handbook is all about learning, so we encourage you to step out of your comfort zone.
We do expect coordinators to have made a few edits on our website. If you have not done so yet, check out our guide on how to start writing for Activist Handbook.
We expect members of our coordination team to show initiative and to be able to work independently.
Nobody will tell you what to do. We are all equal members of this team. We support each other and take responsibility for our part in the project.
Apply as coordinator
We would love to get to know you! Send us an email if you are interested in joining our international coordination team: [email protected]
Make sure to include:
Your motivation for wanting to join our team
Your skills, experience with activism and things you would like to learn more about.
If you would just like to write for Activist Handbook, you do not need to apply. Read our guide on how to contribute instead.
This is what the application process looks like:
Send us an email: Let us know you are interested!
Video call: We schedule a video call to get to know each other. We will tell you a bit more about Activist Handbook. And we discuss what kind of experience you would like to bring to the team, and what skills you would like to develop further.
Decision period: We will give you one or two weeks to get familiar with our organisation and your role, before committing to stay for a longer period.
Integration period: We will help you get started by providing you with some training. We will add you to our team group chat and refine your role (with clear responsibilities and expectations).