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The GiLE Foundation offers many opportunities to those who connect with our mission. Our internationally diverse team shares a common passion to empower young adults, and we offer several benefits in exchange for your voluntary contributions.
Curious About the Benefits of Volunteering?
Curious About the
Benefits of Volunteering?
**Note: This depends on the regulations of your university. See FAQs below.
We have several project teams and volunteering roles that you can get involved in.
Click on an area you are interested in to see the available roles.
If you are experiencing any problems during the application process, then please contact [email protected] for assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions:
We are looking for people who are dependable and who are able to consistently offer a regular, weekly commitment for at least six months. We have a diverse and international community, so it’s also important that you are open-minded and that you can communicate well in English.
No, the default situation is that all of our Contributors don’t get paid. However, there are several benefits you can receive in exchange for your voluntary contributions for the GiLE Foundation. These include having a sense of purpose, developing new skills, building up your CV, being part of an international community, expanding network, and, given the duration and impact of your contributions, a certificate of appreciation and/or letter of recommendation.
Not necessarily. We are open to collaborating with volunteers across the globe, as some of our tasks can be performed remotely.
Those volunteers who are living in Budapest are generally required to meet in-person at least once per month. However, depending on the nature of the project or volunteering activity that you are involved with, you may need to meet and engage with your project team more frequently.
It’s difficult to say because it depends on your specific role. For example, content creators may be required to produce content at least once or twice per month, whereas the contributions from event organising are dependent on the number of GiLE events, for example.
Put differently, your regular contributions are more task-specific rather than time orientated. However, we do require Contributors to be able to set aside a minimum of 4-hours time commitment.
It is possible to receive doctoral credits for your contributions at the GiLE Foundation. However, it firstly depends on the academic regulations of your particular doctoral school.
The activities that can potentially qualify for doctoral credits are:
- actively supporting the publication process for our GiLE Journal of Skills Development (GJSD), and
- actively supporting the organising process of our GiLE4Youth International Scientific Conference, which is scheduled to take place at the Changemakers Youth Forum during in Sept/Oct each year.
It is possible to receive a small scholarship from your university for your community-related activities with the the GiLE Foundation. However, it depends on the regulations of your particular university.
Sometimes the university covers this scholarship directly, and sometimes it’s covered by the HÖK Student Union at your university.
**Please note that the management of the GiLE Foundation will only support those Contributors who provide meaningful support to the activities of our foundation on a consistent basis.
If your application is successful, then you will be required to sign a legal agreement with the GiLE Foundation in order to comply with the national regulations.
We try our best to make everyone’s volunteering experience enjoyable and rewarding. The agreement describes what you can expect from us and it also highlights the minimum standards of professional conduct that we expect from you.
Please note that the provisions of the Hungarian Public Interest Volunteer Act (Act LXXXVIII. of 2005) is not applicable in respect of your contributions and collaboration with our foundation.