Are you a student or young professional eager to get an inside look at the work of an international organization and get unprecedented work experience? If so, consider joining the 2023 GLF Volunteer Program to work with your favorite GLF team or help out at an event!

The GLF and YIL would like to particularly encourage underrepresented groups to apply for the program.

How to volunteer with us

The GLF is looking for young people (aged 18-35) who are:

  • Passionate about sustainable development
  • Proficient in social media, project coordination, facilitation, digital marketing and translation, among other relevant skills
  • Committed and flexible – we offer a range of roles, from one-off tasks to week-long projects

Note that these are unpaid positions but offer unique work experience at a fast-paced, actionable organization.

How to apply in three steps

  • Take a look at the available roles below.
  • Submit your application by filling out the form in the button below.
  • We’ll be in touch if you are selected!

Why volunteer at the GLF?

Work in a dynamic and fast-paced international organization with partners like the UN, the World Bank and national governments, allowing you to network and build your CV, among other benefits. 

Volunteer roles

There are two categories of volunteers: 


GLF events would not be possible without our amazing team of volunteers who support the preparation and delivery of the conferences. By volunteering during a GLF event, you’ll get the chance to join your favorite events free of charge and become part of the Youth in Landscapes Initiative network

Check our event schedule for 2023 here.

  • RAPPORTEUR: Support the GLF knowledge team in taking notes during sessions.
  • QUOTE & MOMENT CATCHER: Support the communications team in catching the most inspiring quotes and moments of the events.
  • CHAT MODERATORS: Sharpen your facilitation skills by moderating online discussions.
  • LIVE INTERVIEWER: Interview our special guests and speakers live on stream.

GLF team volunteers

  • YOUTH IN LANDSCAPES INITIATIVE: Support upcoming projects tailored for youth.
  • COMMUNICATION: Write guest blogs for Landscape News or run a communication campaign.
  • KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING: Contribute to the design of learning opportunities, or facilitate knowledge exchange among grassroots initiatives.
  • COORDINATION: Sharpen your logistical and event coordination skills by taking a behind-the-scenes look at the GLF.


  • The GLF will review applications on a regular basis and connect with selected candidates when opportunities arise. Selected candidates can choose to accept or decline the offer. 
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The duration and time commitment of the position can vary case by case depending on the responsibility. GLF event volunteers will generally only be required around the time of the specific conference. 
  • Your application will remain in the roster until the end of 2023, and we reserve the right to contact you at any point. At the end of the year, your application will be deleted, and you will need to reapply if you wish to be considered for a volunteer role in 2024.