FAQs

 

Have a question about We Make Change? We've got answers to some of the most frequently asked questions right here. 

If you are from an organisation, you can find FAQs for organisation here.

 
 
 

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What is We Make Change?

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We give you the power to change the world.

Our platform enables anyone, anywhere to use their skills to make the change they want to see.

We connect purpose-driven individuals with high-impact organisations to develop projects supporting the causes they care about.

 

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How does We Make Change work?

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We connect people from across the world who care about the same causes and enable them to collaborate online to develop projects with organisations that make change happen. Here’s how:

  1. Changemakers - Individuals create a ‘Changemaker’ profile, identifying the skills they have, the causes they care about, and the time they can give.

  2. Projects - Changemakers and organisations create projects that members of our community can apply to join.

  3. We Make Change - We enable Changemakers and organisation to form global online teams with the skills to develop projects that make change happen.

 

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What is a Changemaker?

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A Changemaker is someone who gives what they can to make the change they want to see in the world. It could be volunteering anything from just a couple of hours to a few days a week to support the causes they care about - it’s up to you!

 

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Who can become a Changemaker?

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Anyone can be a Changemaker. Whatever your causes, whatever your skills, whatever time you can give, we enable you to support the causes you care about.

 

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How can I get involved?

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By signing up as a Changemaker, you can get involved in a number of ways:

  • Join a Project - Join one of the range of projects supporting a cause that you care about and become part of a global online team to make it happen.

  • Create a Project - Submit an idea for a project and, if we think it can make change happen, we’ll send it out to our community.

  • Connect with Changemakers - Our invite only Slack channel enables you to connect with Changemakers and NGOs from across the world based on the causes you care about.

  • Get the latest opportunities - Sign up as a Changemaker and we will send the latest projects, ideas and opportunities straight to your inbox.
 

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How is We Make Change different from other volunteering platforms?

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We Make Change is volunteering like never before:

  • Personal - Whatever your skills, whatever your causes, whatever time you can give, we enable you to support the causes you care about.

  • Global - Wherever you are in the world, you can use your skills to make the change you want to see.

  • Social - You can connect with Changemakers and organisations from across the world and collaborate online to develop projects that make change happen.

 

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How much time can I volunteer?

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You can volunteer as much or as little time as you want give. Depending on the projects that are live, that could range from just a few hours a week to a number of days.

 

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How do projects happen?

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We connect people from across the world with the right skills who care about the same causes to develop projects that make change happen. This is the process:

  1. Ideas - Our community of Changemakers and organisations propose ideas for projects that make change happen.

  2. Apply - The projects are sent out to our community of Changemakers with skills and organisations with expertise who can then apply to join the projects.

  3. Make Change - Project Managers form a global team that collaborate online to develop the project and make change happen.

 

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How do I join a project?

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  1. Search through the wide range of current projects.
  2. Apply to join the project using the form at the bottom of the page of the project.
  3. Your application will be sent to the Project Manager, who will get in touch to let you know whether you have been successful within a week of your application.

 

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Who can create a project?

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Anybody can submit a project idea. Whether you’re an individual with just an idea, or an organisation with a project in the works, you can submit your project here.

We’ll consider it and if we think it can make change happen, we’ll help you to make it happen.

 

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How do project teams collaborate online?

 

Project teams use a range of online tools to ensure everyone can have a simple, flexible and fun volunteering experience, wherever they are in the world and whatever time they can give.