Join our Team

We have an inspiring team that is international and diverse. We are collaborating to empower youth and local communities, and we are all motivated to be part of something that is bigger than ourselves.

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Are you passionate about youth engagement?
Do you connect with the GiLE Foundation’s mission and activities?
And do you want to tap into your sense of purpose by giving back?

Are you passionate about youth engagement?


Do you connect with the GiLE Foundation’s mission and activities?


And do you want to tap into your sense of purpose by giving back?

If yes, then look no further! The GiLE Foundation offers several volunteer opportunities where you can contribute your time and skills, in exchange for meaningful non-monetary benefits.

The Benefits of Volunteering With Us?

The Benefits of Volunteering With Us?

Get a sense of purpose

Be part of an international
community

Expand your network

Develop new skills

Build your CV with volunteer experience

Receive a Certificate of Participation

**Note: This depends on the regulations of your university. See FAQs below.

Available roles:

Available roles:

Someone who can regularly draft communication and create engaging content using the latest digital tools, to effectively promote our projects and events.

Someone to provide internal assistance for team members, help with planning and organising events, and support our youth engagement efforts in general.

Someone with experience in grant writing to support our efforts to secure funds for our Changemakers Projects and mentorship programmes (Erasmus+, Bethlen Gabor, international foundations, etc.). Financial incentives are included for successful grant applications.

Someone who is passionate about social media to assist us with coordinating social media posts, tracking analytics, and boosting engagement.

Someone to create visually appealing and user-friendly websites, support our efforts to create digital products, and assist with the deployment of the latest digital technologies that can support out projects.

Someone who can support our efforts to coordinate our network of 18+ youth organisations. This includes coordinating communications, maintaining our joint events calendar, and tracking engagement among members of the network.

Available roles:

Click on an area you are interested in to see the available roles.

Volunteer Application:

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 per week regarding their time commitment.

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.

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.

Events, Marketing & Communications

The following roles are currently available:

The role consists of:

  • Manage pre-event planning of events, including assisting with the promotions, logistics, and general management of events, workshops and training courses.
  • Liaise with (strategic) partners, youth networks and key contact persons where relevant.
  • Manage feedback loops and produce post-event evaluations and content to inform future events.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • High level of organisational skills
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Time-management skills
  • Flexible, target-driven, and proactive.

The role consists of:

  • Launch and coordinate fundraising campaigns to support the projects and activities of the organisation.
  • Further develop an internal guideline document that briefly summarises our various types of fundraising techniques.
  • Perform risk management to minimize any risks related to fundraising.
  • Continuously explore creative ways to raise funds, including continuously searching
    for potential donors or fundraising partners.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills,
  • Excellent way of expressing ones thoughts, and having persuasive tactics.
  • Good written and research skills to prepare compelling concept notes to help generate funds.

The role consists of:

  • Assisting with the preparation, promotion and management of scientific conferences (hybrid).
  • Keeping in contact with speakers and presenters.
  • Managing and coordinating event logistics on the day of the event.
  • Producing post-event evaluations and feedback to inform future events.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • High level of organisational skills
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Time-management skills
  • Flexible, target-driven, and proactive.

The role consists of:

  • Assist with the development and constant review of the brand and marketing strategy.
  • Ensure that the organisation’s branding and artwork for all its activities and projects is
    consistent and appropriately aligned with the Brand Standards Guide.
  • Consistently promote the organisation, its projects and its activities in an effective
    and efficient manner, together with a team, through a unified brand voice.

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Creativity; and attention to details;

Content Creation
& Design

The following roles are currently available:

The role consists of:

  • Produce written or verbal content that is clear and persuasive for our target audience for various platforms in a way that is consistent with our brand strategy and voice (articles, blogs, podcasts, newsletter texts, etc.).

  • Assist with the development of creative ideas and concepts for advertising, social
    media, or crowdfunding  campaigns.

  • Help drive brand consistency across all communication platforms

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Experience in copywriting for multiple social media campaigns.
  • Creative and curiosity.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with team members.
  • High attention to details.
  • Creative copy writing experience an added bonus.

The role consists of:

  • Designing unique marketing material that’s aligned with the creative direction and overall brand of the foundation and its projects.
  • Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements where required.
  • Ensure that the overall branding and artwork is maintained appropriately and consistently across all platforms and for all marketing and promotion material.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Demonstrable design experience across various platforms with design applications, software and technologies, such as Canva, Quark Xpress, InDesign or Illustrator, and photo-editing software such as Photoshop.
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details;
  • Ability to translate campaigns into a visual creative direction

The role consists of:

  • Edit professional videos that are creative, engaging, and appropriately designed for our target audience.
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency.

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications required, however, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages.
  • creative mind and storytelling skills.

The role consists of:

  • Launch our TikTok platform, grow our audience, and maximise user engagement and growth goals with high performing content.
  • Developing creative video content from scratch/available content
  • Stay on top of recent platform trends and how they could be used to promote the organisation.

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Experience in making TikTok or short video content creation
  • Creative and curious.
  • High attention to details.

The role consists of:

  • Proof-read and correct documents and texts for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors
  • Verify factual correctness of information (e.g. dates and statistics).
  • Check and adjust text for style, readability, clarity and readability;

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Familiarity with the proofreading techniques and tools;
  • Attention to details;

Website, Developer &
IT-related roles

The following roles are currently available:

The role consists of:

  • Create custom web experiences with the latest web technologies.
  • Ensure that the website is appealing to the target audience and catches attention.
  • Design accessible web user interfaces (UI), enhance platforms with custom style sheets.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Experience with building visually appealing websites from the design standpoint.
  • Experience in using common CMS systems, like WordPress and Drupal.
  • Comfortable with CSS and preferably has a basic understanding of popular web technologies and frameworks.
  • High level understanding of web design concepts, UI principles
  • Basic experience in app UI design (for example the UI builder of Android Studio).

The role consists of:

  • Keep website fully functional at all times, inform colleagues of any expected downtime.
  • Deploy and update WordPress ecosystem components.
  • Make sure the site’s user interface is easily accessible for most users.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Thrives in the WordPress ecosystem, is aware of new trends and has a good command of the most popular web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript);
  • Has a UX-first mindset, is able to create modern and accessible wireframes/concepts and iterate fast on ideas;
  • Can develop complex webpages using Theme Builders like Elementor or Divi;
  • Has experience in creating webpages with WordPress, using plugins;
  • Is able to provide technical support to all users of the website(s).