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You can take action for your community, right from home.

We’re back with re_action+!

Get your changemaker’s guide to making real impact:

Build real life skills! ☑️ Advocacy Training ☑️ Creative Problem Solving ☑️ Career Development ☑️ Community Building ☑️ Creative Economy Mapping
Work with orgs on Careers in Social Impact and Education Accessibility! Level up your knowledge about advocacies you care about by learning from people working on the ground! All missions come from real community needs, so you know you’re making a difference.
Team up with new allies and teammates for causes you care about, even after missions. Meet fellow changemakers with virtual get-togethers, game nights, and more!

Let re_action+ serve as your training ground, rookie! Build crucial skills to help you serve your community, right from home.

_how it works?

  • 👏 Open to all agents. No expertise, educational level, or temperature test required to join. 😉
  • ⏰ Sign up anytime! Life happens, we got you. When the time is right, join us anytime between August and November!
  • 💪 Choose your own adventure! Have the freedom to choose your own missions!
What milestones do you go through in re_action+? 1) Online Application, 2) Choosing your Missions, 3) Join Your Community, 4) Kick Off Call, 5) Completing your missions!

You’ve got the potential. We’ve got the missions. You in?

Check out our Calendar of Missions! Mission 1: The mission is to help organize or attend a 4-day webinar series by Devcurate and Makesense on the topic of career development in the social impact ecosystem. Mission 2: The mission is to be trained in running a week-long re_action program in your city outside Metro Manila. Mission 3: The mission is to contribute in creating a Philippine-wide Map of the country’s Creative Economy. Mission 4: The mission is to translate educational modules and materials for better accessibility of students. Mission 5: The mission is to contribute in creating a position paper exploring narratives of poverty in the Philippines Special Mission 5.5: the mission is to use digital literacy and content creation to support family and reproductive health! Mission 6: The mission is to organize the first online Philippine Sensecamp (Social Impact Camp)!
Mission 1: help organize or attend a 4-day webinar series by Devcurate and Makesense on the topic of career development in the social impact ecosystem.
Mission 2: be trained in community mobilisation & running a week-long re_action program in your city outside Metro Manila.
Mission 3: contribute in creating a Philippine-wide Map of the country’s Creative Economy.
Mission 4: translate educational modules and materials to boost learning accessibility for students around the Philippines.
Mission 5: contribute in creating a communications campaign exploring narratives of poverty in the Philippines.
Mission 6: help organize the first online Philippine Sensecamp (Social Impact Camp)!
Special Mission 5.5: Use digital literacy & content creation to support family & reproductive health around the Philippines!

_our success stories

Multiplying small actions to create BIG impact – our tried & tested formula 🧬

Much More Than Water

A fundraising virtual music fest gathering incredible artists to raise funds for 7,000 beneficiary families who urgently need access to water to protect themselves from COVID-19!

  • A Great Cause Needs a Great Ride

    Or: that one time we borrowed a tank to deliver 75 kilos of relief goods to far flung communities in need. Lockdown? No problem. Our volunteers will find a way.

Art for a Cause

Launched by a group of passionate artist volunteers under re_action, Front Line offers art commissions, where 100% of the proceeds go straight to our NGO partners dedicated to helping frontliners during the COVID-19 pandemic!

_who is re_acting?
Concerned citizens, students, teachers, employees, advocates, artists, nurses, entrepreneurs, animal-lovers, coffee enthusiasts – and your crush, probably

_why re_act?

It takes one hour a day (or less!) to change the world for good.

Q: Instead of mindlessly scrolling through social media, what would happen if you spent a few minutes each day with a community making real change, right from home?

What if we could give you the tools to make small steps supporting causes you cared about, and multiply that to create a big wave of impact?

(A: it’ll change your life – and the lives of others too.)

If you have any queries about the program or our events,
message our Community Officer Tracy via tracy@makesense.org 😉

_hear from past agents

“I highly encourage you to join the re_action volunteer program, it gives you a platform to contribute to already existing efforts, and strike the balance between creating impact but also accounting for your current situation.”Yael, Communities Team

“Our volunteer artists are so talented and hardworking, they pour 101% into their art, and without them, Art for a Cause would have lost its purpose. So if you’re considering volunteering (do so) . . . not only are the re_action volunteers very supportive, but you’re also making an impact during the pandemic.” – Rhane, Frontliners Team

“Each and everyone of us has our own ways of helping during this situation. Through the initiative of makesense, you can strengthen your foundation and capacity to make a change and make our world a better place to live in. – Kylle, Mental Health Team

_ frequently asked questions

What is your role as a volunteer?

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• You will be acting to solve fundamental social and environmental issues.
Check the Mega Library of Tasks and sign up for at least 1 mission.
• We’ll ask you to provide updates on your work to your Supermobilizer.
• Learn and collaborate with partner organizations who have been acting on the issues.
• After you hit the ground running, you can opt into community coordinator training and learn how to coach an incoming team as a Supermobilizer – sparking accelerated change!

What did we achieve last year?

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We designed this program so you can help out with only 1 hour a day (or less!). Now, imagine the impact we can create collectively? Here’s our report from last year!

What’s the application process like?

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First, sign up through the re_action+ registration form here! This will be open until November 2021.
Wait for an email informing you about the kickoff call, where you can learn more about your missions and meet your community!
During the kick-off call, we will be orienting you of the different missions you can sign up for. Once you sign up for your first assignment, you can start working on it

What are "Supermobilizers"?

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Supermobilizers are the leaders of the volunteer batches. This means they are your main referents and that the will help guide and oversee volunteers. Each supermobilizer will have 10/15 volunteers under them. As a volunteer, you need to provide your supermobilizer weekly updates. If you have any questions, you can also course questions through them. As leaders of each volunteer batches, Supermobilizers will be organizing calls such as the closing call for the their teams.

I missed the Kickoff Call, can I still join the program?

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Yes of course! However, be sure to watch the recording of the kickoff call to understand program and your role in it.

Can I choose more than 1 mission for the 1 month?

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Definitely! We encourage volunteers to chose more than 1 task. More these tasks, you can also opt to learn more methodologies like the brainstorming methodology, webinar organizing, and many more.

If I have a question about makesense, who can I ask?

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Feel free to message us on our Facebook account, or email our community officer, Tracy, at tracy@makesense.org!

I want to organize a webinar

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That’s great! We’re glad you’re interested in doing that. Many volunteers have organized webinars last year for the re_action program!

Everything you need to know about organizing a webinar details in this document: http://bit.ly/makesense_webinar

I want to organize a brainstorming workshop

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Cool! We’re glad you’re interested in doing that. Many volunteers have organized Hold Ups last year for the re_action program , such as [link to event] and [link to event]

Everything you need to know about organizing a Hold Up is detailed on this video!

How long do I volunteer for?

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The duration of the re_action program is for 1 month. For the whole month, volunteers are to offer 1 hour of their weekdays for their tasks. Don’t worry cause weekends are excluded!

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