Young Women in Sustainable Development Volunteering Application

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Young Women in Sustainable Development. Please use the below form the apply for roles in any of our 5 departments. You will be given the option to select your department preferences at the end of the form. Further information on each of the departments can be found below.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us at

Programs Team - Empowering young women to take action
Through our programs we build the capacity of young women to take action in support of sustainable development. Proving opportunities for them to grow their skills and learn from peers. This team is responsible for creating and running our programs to empower young women.

Advocacy Team - Advocate on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a provide a space for young women to support advocacy
We advocate tirelessly on the SDG’s and issues facing young women as they seek to contribute to creating a inclusive, sustainable future. Young women have a unique perspective on sustainable development and we amplify these voices and issues to ensure full participation of young women in sustainable development and that their unique perspectives are heard. This team is responsible for advocacy to government and other stakeholders through meetings, social media and media outreach.

Policy Team - Input on policy
We believe that strong development outcomes are based on effective, inclusive policies towards sustainable development. As such we advocate with governments at all levels to ensure policy takes into account the unique perspectives of young women on issues facing them and the wider world. This team is responsible for the creation of white papers, policy submissions and other policy related documents.

Grassroots Solutions Team - Support solutions
Young women are at the forefront of innovation to solve the most pressing development issues. We support projects providing solutions to sustainable development challenges from the grassroots phase. This team is responsible for identifying organisations we support, how we can support them in a non-financial way and finding funding to support the projects financially.

Connection Team - Provide a network for young people interested in sustainable development
Supporting each other in our work towards a sustainable, inclusive future is key to ensure that we work across intersectional issues and target sustainable development challenges from multiple sides. We provide multiple opportunities through volunteering, events and social media to connect with other young women seeking to make a positive change in the world. This team is responsible for community building inside YWISD and outside Young Women in Sustainable Development. This includes looking after our internal systems and data, social media community management, overseeing social media channels and overseeing the website.