We’re looking for more Makesense Ambassadors and Kickstarters! Are you up for it?

makesense brings together and supports engaged citizens, passionate entrepreneurs and forward-looking organizations to collectively tackle today’s social and environmental issues.

Makesense is present in the Philippines for 4 years now. Thanks to our community of 50 volunteers in 5 cities of the Philippines and our fulltime team based in Manila, we engaged in real life 3,000 people in social innovation activities, supported the creation of 50 social enterprises and accelerated the launching of 6 social enterprises.

We have Makesense Hotspots and Ambassadors in several cities around the Philippines, and now we are looking for more ambassadors to join existing local hotspots or to kickstart hotspots in other cities

Option 1: You want to join an existing hotspot?

We currently have existing hotspots in the following cities around the Philippines: Metro Manila, Cebu, Baguio, Iloilo, Batangas and they are looking for more people to get involved! Each hotspot runs its own events, campaigns, and specific mobilizations through the creativity and proactivity of its ambassadors and volunteers.

Whether you are an environmentalist, a full-time marketing professional, a proactive student, or a curious and conscious citizen, you are welcome to join the community!

What does it take to be an ambassador?

  • You must be passionate about positive social change. Regardless of your personal advocacies, you must believe in being part of a community that champions social change!
  • Have the time and dedication to organize events and support other individual’s events.
  • Be willing to be trained in the different methodologies, tools, and the history of Makesense globally and in the Philippines.

What do we expect from you?

  • An enthusiastic perspective and energetic attitude!
  • Allocating around 3-4 hours of your time in the week for Makesense related planning, coordination, training, and event attendance.
  • Organizing or co-organizing an event (of any type) at least once every two months.
  • Proactive communication with fellow ambassadors and with the Community Developer.

What’s in it for you?

  • You are joining a vibrant and rich community that has already been established in your city! There are already existing ambassadors and volunteers which you can learn from, exchange with, and train with!
  • Our existing hotspots have already organized events and campaigns from before, and you can add your input, expertise, and resources to create more positive social impact!
  • The opportunity to receive free training on design thinking, social entrepreneurship, as well as free and unlimited access to all Makesense events and workshops.
  • The opportunity to be part and grow your network of passionate and amazing individuals in your city, country, and all around the world. Makesense is present in more than a hundred cities around the world, you can be easily connected to someone in Paris or Mexico.

Do you wanna join the ride? Click down below!

Option 2: You want to kickstart a hotspot in your city?

There are more than 7,000 islands in the Philippines, and yet Makesense Philippines is only fully present in 5 cities for the moment! Our goal is to expand our reach and create more local communities that support and encourage the sustainable development goals and social entrepreneurship.

Whether you’re from Bicol, Bacolod, or Palawan, you know your locality best and your initiative and expertise can be extended to creating a community of enthusiastic and passionate world changers that support and learn from one another.

In essence, signing up as a hotspot ambassador and kickstarter , means you will go through free training to gain a better understanding of the Makesense methodologies and the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Philippines. This will give you the initial tools and training needed in order to start local Makesense “chapter” in your city (somewhere we aren’t present yet) and you will act as initial leaders of the hotspot. As hotspot kickstarters, you will be seen as the first coordinators and mobilization heads!

Ambassadors lead, coordinate, and sustain their hotspots through various makesense events, campaigns, and projects. They will oversee mobilizations in their city, with the support of the makesense full-time team.

What does it take to be a hotspot kickstarter?

  • You’re passionate about social entrepreneurship and want to be part of the change in the the world and in your own cities.
  • You love learning and are excited to test, share, and learn constantly.
  • Managing a project or organizing an event is something you have some level of experience in or is something you’re very interested in.
  • Have the time, motivation, and commitment for Makesense related activities. This means alloting around 5-6 hours in your week to coordinate with the Community Developer, with your fellow kickstarters, and with the initial community in your locality.
  • Loves to network and exchange ideas with like-minded people!
  • Possess a sense of ownership to the makesense mission and to the hotspot you are going to kickstart.
  • Dedicated to sustaining and growing the hub. This means continously recruiting more passionate individuals to be part of the community.

What do we expect from you?

  • An enthusiastic perspective and energetic attitude!
  • Allocating around 5-6 hours of your time in the week for Makesense related organizing, planning, coordination, training, and event attendance.
  • Organizing or co-organizing an event (of any type) at least once every month. You don’t always have to lead the organization of the event, but you must make sure there is a running event every month.
  • Proactive communication with the Community Developer, who will be providing you with tools and free training on the Makesense history, purpose, vision, and tools. We will also be giving you a substantial overview of key facts in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • An initial set of 3-4 passionate individuals who can support and contribute to creating the initial community in your city. These individuals can be some of your family members, friends, colleagues, people you met through networking events, or social entrepreneurs you know.
  • Constant effort to grow the community through recruitment events.

What’s in it for you?

  • You are joining a vibrant and rich community that in your country and in your city! You will be connected to (and even possibly meet) your fellow ambassadors and kickstarters from existing hotspots: Metro Manila, Iloilo, Baguio, Cebu, and Batangas! You will also be connected and be part of an online call with other  kickstar ters from around the Philippines and around the world! (We have kickstarters from many other countries, such as France, USA, Germany, Cambodia, etc.)
  • The opportunity to receive free training on design thinking, social entrepreneurship, as well as free and unlimited access to all Makesense events and workshops.
  • You will be supported in growing the ecosystem of sustainability enthusiasts and social entrepreneurs in your city.
  • You will be recognized as the ambassador who kickstarted the community in your locality.
  • The opportunity to be part and grow your network of passionate and amazing individuals in your city, country, and all around the world. Makesense is present in more than a hundred cities around the world, you can be easily connected to someone in Paris or Mexico.

When I fill up the form, what happens next?

Each process will vary depending on many different factors (such as the existing ecosystem of social entrepreneurship in your city, your various skillsets as individuals, etc.) But in general:

  1. The Community Developer will contact you by the end of the month to get to know you better through an online call (via Skype or Zoom).
  2. Together, you will discuss the current ecosystem of social entrepreneurship and sustainability in your locality, and create a general mapping of the existing initiatives. This will allow us to outline potential opportunities and hesitations.
  3. A welcome call with all ambassador kickstarters will be set (via Skype or Zoom).
  4. Trainings will be scheduled and together with the Community Developer, you will map out the timeline and goals of your kickstarting process.
  5. Initial community building and community event, which will include the support and in-person visitation of the Community Developer (if relevant).

More than any specific skillset, we are most of all looking for individuals passionate about – and who believe in – the power of citizen engagement, community building, and social entrepreneurship!

Do you have what it takes? Sign up below to kickstart a hotspot in your city!


Forms close on 11:59 PM, November 30, 2018.

For any questions, please email the Country Community Developer, Pepper at patricia@makesense.org.

Signing up as an ambassador or volunteer is VOLUNTARY and not full-time. You will be joining a vibrant community of friendly and passionate individuals in the Philippines and around the world. Makesense Ambassadors and volunteers receive support from the Makesense full-time team through tools, training, networking, and skills development. As with all Makesense ambassadors and volunteers, there will be no monetary compensation.