Connect with your fellow Idealists!

Photo credit: JD Hancock, Creative Commons/Flickr

Photo credit: JD Hancock, Creative Commons/Flickr

The Idealist community is a vibrant collection of individuals looking to make the world a better place. We’re the staff and board members of multinational organizations and the weekend volunteers at small local charities; we’re social workers and development professionals; social entrepreneurs and students. We cover every issue, and we’re in every country.

In this series, we’ll meet some members of Idealist who are out to do good in the world. You can get to any of their profiles by clicking on their picture. Then just click Send a Message to reach out!

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Heather James is a board member at the White Roof Project. She’s looking for fellow energy sector professionals to collaborate with in New York City, so shoot her a message if you’re so inclined.





Robin Canfield makes short documentaries on changemakers in the developing world. Know someone he should profile? Or are you a media student who’d like to work on a film about social change? Get in touch!



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Henry Suarez Monje has worked and volunteered for over 12 years in case management, counseling, ex-convict reentry, domestic violence, substance abuse, and homelessness. Considering a career in these issues? Henry’s got lots of wisdom to share.



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Brylee Lamb is a clinical psychologist who’ll be traveling in Latin America for the next year or so. She’d like to volunteer with youth or victims of trauma. Let her know if you have any recommendations!



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Kim Davidson is the writer of this very blog post! I work on Idealist’s community engagement team. Have you found a great opportunity, met someone awesome, or discovered useful resources on Idealist? Tell me all about it!


Are you looking for advice? Or partners and collaborators? Do you have knowledge to share? Create a profile to offer your expertise to the community and to connect with people who can answer your questions, partner with you on a project, or help with an idea you’ve been developing. Include information about your past work and what you’re looking to get involved in. Happy connecting!

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Comments (3)

  1. April writes:
    February 1, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Awesome post, Kim! Idealist is a veritable font of great people ready to make connections and do good things. Let’s get together!

  2. Juliane writes:
    February 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Hey Kim,

    just stumbled across this website/blog in my job search and instead have been inspired to donate my time. You say in your post that Idealist is in every country, but the only other blogs are in French and Spanish. I am bilingual (German and English) and would love to start a German Idealist blog or help with translation, etc. Is this in the works and who should I connect with to make this happen?

    Thanks so much!

  3. Dania Toscano Miwa writes:
    February 19, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    This is a great post! In Minnesota I’ve been trying a few variations of this, and there are a ton of young professional, and other groups attempting to do this very thing. Thanks for the post, I’d love to talk to anyone who’s looking for a volunteer opportunity in MN, especially serving on a Board of Directors for an org.

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