Questions about working or volunteering for Greenpeace

Page - June 23, 2006

Rainbow Warrior at sail during the transit to the Philippines.

How can I help out on one of Greenpeace's ships?

To apply for a position as a crewmember on one of our ships, send a CV to:

Greenpeace Marine Services

Ottho Heldringstraat 5

1066 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

List any marine certificates you posess, and specify as many skills as you can. Do you speak several languages? Are you a certified diver? A professional cook? A wonderful musician? A photographer, videographer, carpenter, plumber, or engineer? Is your passport current and what's your availability?

We are always looking for motivated, skilled and experienced crew but as you can imagine we also receive many applications each day. Give us as much information as you can, and good luck!

How can I get a job with Greenpeace?

Take a look at our job vacancies and there are also job vacancies listed on our national office sites.

How can I help Greenpeace?

There's lots of ways you can help. You can find out about jobs with the organisation and with our national office sites. You can also contact your local Greenpeace office to find out if you can volunteer.

You can become a financial supporter if you are not already. Email to us :

Thailand :

Philippines :

I'm just a kid, what can I do to help?

Log in regularly to the Cyberactivist section of our website at http://act.greenpeace.org/ to participate in Greenpeace online campaign activities.

Add something to the sig file on your email with a campaign message and a link to a cyberaction. If you make your message really interesting or funny or provocative and change it regularly, people will read it and follow the link. This way, every time you send an email to a friend, you ask somebody else to join in an action.

Make your own newsletter -- ask your friends to sign up and create a distribution list. Send them all or part of the Cyberactivist newsletter and add on other environmental actions from other websites.

Do you have a webiste of your own? Put a Greenpeace banner up -- http://archive.greenpeace.org/banners . See a site where you think a greenpeace banner belongs? Ask the webmaster to post one, and send him or her the link above.

Visit relevant newsgroup and chatrooms and ask people if they've taken action yet. Talk up the issues and get others informed and involved --send them links to e-cards, petitions, and other on-line actions.

Keep your community space home page here at the cybercentre updated with action resources or links to local issues so other cyberactivists can help with things happening in your own town.

Got a local issue that needs attention? Create your own cyberaction and ask the cyberactivists here to help. There's some great information about how to create a campaign at CampaignStrategy.org and the Friends of the Earth Guide to Organising and Greenpeace Australia's guide to community activism.

Know something about computers? Help a friend make the Cybercentre or other Greenpeace page the home page on their browser, so they get Greenpeace news every time their browser starts up.

Download a screensaver by looking here and install it on your computer. If you have access rights, install one on the computers at your school, work, or library to remind others of environmental issues. Make the home pages there point to a Greenpeace issue you care about as well.

You'll also find tips for everyday actions you can take for a "greener" lifestyle here at our Greenpeace Canada site. Oh, and don't forget the power you have every time you buy something. Every time you purchase a product, you vote for that product. Are you voting for products which are friendly to the Earth? Are your friends?

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