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_introducing the philippines makesense community!

What is the makesense community?

Makesense began with volunteers all around the world who wanted to help social entrepreneurs develop solutions to global challenges. It was their way of taking action on issues that were much bigger than them. Over the years, more and more people and entrepreneurs joined creating a global network of thousands of engaged people!

We are committed to making this community a safe space for all advocates, equipping them with the right tools, and reminding one another that we are never alone in the work we do.

Who are our volunteers?

Put simply, YOU! We believe anyone can be a volunteer, an advocate, a concerned citizen acting on a cause they believe in. No matter where you come from, how much experience you have, or what you fight for – we’ll meet you where you are and help you take it a step further.

Why get involved?

There are many reasons to join the community: meet inspiring change makers, contribute to fighting climate change or to developing circular economy, take action in favor of out-of-school youth, create connections between people, learn about collective intelligence… The best way for you to make up your mind is to meet us and see it by yourself. See what? The makesense spirit!

How can you become part of the community?

Join re_action:
our premier program to respond
to the global pandemic!

Join a hotspot in your city!

No hotspot in your city yet? Make one!

Organize an online event!
You can organize different types of webinars, such as panel discussions, brainstorming workshops, and talks!

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_Frequently Asked Questions

I'm not sure I understood everything. Where can I learn more about makesense?


Because makesense is so versatile and doesn’t fit in any category, it can be difficult to understand what it is. Have a look at the About Makesense page. There, you will find more information on who we are and what we do.

I want to join, but don't have much time to offer. How much time am I required to give?


Each volunteer chooses how much they want to get involved and what amount of time they are willing to dedicate to organizing events and strengthening their local community. Some of them, especially those starting or developing a local community, spend almost 10 hours per week for months connecting with their local ecosystem. Ohers just facilitate events from time to time, volunteering a couple of hours for two weeks and then taking some time away from makesense. All contributions are welcome. Remember: you are the master of your engagement journey within the makesense community!

Do I have to apply to volunteer?


It may depend on the program! All the information for applications should be on the page of the project you’re looking at. But if you want to start your own movement, there isn’t any recruitment process and no application is required. You simply have to contact us so we can talk about it! We believe that everyone has something to learn and something to teach, whether it is personal experience or knowledge. So, if you wish to join us, be our guest!

Can I get paid to be involved with makesense?


makesense is a volunteer community of those passionate about sharing their time, skills, and networks to support impact projects. Nobody in the community makes money as the goal is to keep the community, and its support for entrepreneurs, free and open for everyone. You can make an impact, make friends, and make sense… but not make money 🙂

I'd like to help social entrepreneurs, or take action on a cause as a job. Where can I find opportunities at makesense or at other like-minded organizations?


Here is a list of jobs that make sense, whether it is with us or at other organizations.

What causes is makesense involved in?


makesense is centered on citizen engagement and social innovation, and not on a single cause. We support many interconnected advocacies on global issues because some problems cannot be solved without the others being tackled as well.

There are certain causes that makesense is more heavily involved with, either because of partnerships we have in place or because a community member made it happen! For a month or for a couple of years, activities focused on that cause are organized. Discover all our campaigns, here.

I'm not sure I understood everything. Where can I learn more about makesense?


Great that you know people who want to join the movement! The answer varies slightly on where the person lives:

If this person lives in your city, where you have a Hotspot: invite them to join you! A great first step is typically to attend a makesense event to experience it for yourself. From there, you can invite them to co-facilitate a workshop with you, and then next they can do so on their own. We’d recommend introducing new members in your Facebook group as well as to your Community Developer, too.

If this person lives in a different city that already has a Hotspot: connect them with the Gangsters in that city! Have your friend join the local Facebook Hotspot group and introduce themselves, or reach out to your Community Developer. The local team will help welcome them in!

-> If this person lives in a city without a Hotspot or where you’re not sure if there is one, connect them to your Community Developer, who can help them start a Hotspot or connect to the nearest one.

Lastly, if this person is interested in volunteering with makesense but on one specific cause that we have a mobilization campaign around, they also can join the appropriate Facebook group related to that cause to connect to others around the world with the same passion. We would always recommend, however, that new volunteers connect with their local Hotspots regardless, since it’s largely the offline connections we make with people that are the magic of makesense!

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