The tasks that our volunteers engage in vary greatly by person, country, and campaign. Our volunteers take action on the ground. They do street campaigning, event management, lectures, petitions, protests, and fundraising. When it comes to local campaigning lead activists undertake political lobbying, coalition work, handling the local media, or running a local campaign. They give their local voice to Greenpeace’s international causes.
Specific examples where local volunteers are making a difference include in Cameroon where Green ambassadors are making their university more sustainable, while reaching out to other universities and schools and offering training. Meanwhile in Russia, campaigners are changing the way Russians feel about Greenpeace, by talking about “community allies” and sending volunteer firefighters to put out peat bog fires. Greenpeace UK has a network of political lobbyists, writing to MPs, engaging them in discussion and handing over constituent reports.
Meet some of our volunteers
People like Ibrahima, Robin, Anjali and Hector are part of the movement. Join them and 40.000 others around the world, check out if Greenwire, our volunteering platform has aired in your country or get in touch with aGreenpeace office near you.
Any available volunteering positions at Greenpeace International will be advertised on the current vacancies section of our careers website when they arise.