With local hubs in 170+ countries, Global Shapers support volunteers to impact communities and transform the world. They believe in a world where young people are the key to produce lasting change within their societies.

Members volunteer their time to serve their communities and design actionable projects to impact local inhabitants. By joining a hub, you can be part of a group of people living near you to find innovative solutions for your city's problems.

Be part of an exclusive network of young leaders and learn in peer-based educational programs. Uplevel your leadership skills while you work to improve people's life.

You can join for free by finding a hub near you and apply for Global Shaper membership when you're ready to commit at a worldwide level.

Local members meet in summits, workshops, and more live events to keep the community strong. Participate in virtual conversations with Shapers from all over the world and learn from new perspectives.

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  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2011
  • Founders:

    Klaus Schwab

  • Amount of members: 10,500
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: In Person, Virtual


Knowledge-based society:
Shapers learn and push innovation using high-quality educational resources.

You'll find people seeking to impact local communities and foster a powerful international network.

With Accenture's partnership, Global Shapers has recently launched an Academy to upskill members for improving their leadership careers.

Local hubs:
Follow a local group or apply to become a Global Shaper. With a presence in more than 147 countries and hundreds of chapters to join, you'll find people living near you sharing the same community values.

Global Shapers follow volunteer programs to engage in local chapters and facilitate new connections among new members.

You'll find opportunities to engage with Global volunteers to enhance your leadership skills.

Join a diverse community:
Members participate in challenges to designing actionable strategies and change the world around them. Shapers join their minds seeking to build a better future based on equity and diversity values.

With more than 50 projects, the community plans initiatives to shape local societies into better places for their inhabitants.

Virtual events:
Join thousands of Shapers in online Summits, workshops, and Labs. Discover how collective learning can improve your community by developing peer-based projects.


No requirements.



    • China
    • India
    • Unites States
    • Indonesia
    • Pakistan
    • Brazil
    • Nigeria
    • Bangladesh
    • Russia
    • Mexico
    • Japan
    • Ethiopia
    • Philippines
    • Egypt
    • DR Congo
    • Turkey
    • Germany
    • Thailand
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • Italy
    • Tanzania
    • South Africa
    • Myanmar
    • Kenya
    • South Korea
    • Colombia
    • Spain
    • Uganda
    • Argentina
    • Argelia
    • Sudan
    • Ukraine
    • Iraq
    • Poland
    • Canada
    • Morocco
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Uzbekistan
    • Peru
    • Angola
    • Malaysia
    • Mozambique
    • Ghana
    • Yemen
    • Nepal
    • Venezuela
    • Madagascar
    • Cameroon
    • Côte d'Ivoire
    • North Korea
    • Australia
    • Niger
    • Sri Lanka
    • Mali
    • Romania
    • Chile
    • Kazakhstan
    • Zambia
    • Guatemala
    • Ecuador
    • Netherlands
    • Senegal
    • Cambodia
    • Somalia
    • Zimbabwe
    • Guinea
    • Rwanda
    • Benin
    • Burundi
    • Tunisia
    • Bolivia
    • Belgium
    • Haiti
    • Cuba
    • Dominican Republic
    • Czech Republic
    • Greece
    • Jordan
    • Portugal
    • Azerbaijan
    • Sweden Honduras
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Hungary
    • Belarus
    • Austria
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Serbia
    • Israel
    • Switzerland
    • Sierra Leone
    • Laos
    • Paraguay
    • Bulgaria
    • Lebanon
    • Nicaragua
    • El Salvador
    • Singapore
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • Congo
    • Slovakia
    • Norway
    • State of Palestine
    • Costa Rica
    • Liberia
    • Ireland
    • New Zeland
    • Panama
    • Kuwait
    • Croatia
    • Moldova
    • Georgia
    • Uruguay
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Mongolia
    • Armenia
    • Jamaica
    • Qatar
    • Albania
    • Lithuania
    • Gambia
    • Botswana
    • Lesotho
    • North Macedonia
    • Slovenia
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Latvia
    • Bahrain
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Mauritius
    • Cyprus
    • Eswatini
    • Guyana
    • Bhutan
    • Montenegro
    • Luxembourg
    • Suriname
    • Cabo Verde
    • Brunei
    • Belize
    • Barbados
    • Sao Tome & Principe
    • Samoa
    • Saint Lucia
    • St. Vincent & Grenadines
    • Saint Kitts & Nevis
    • Liechtenstein
    • San Marino


Members meet in local and global hubs to connect with young people seeking to impact the world around them. With more than 400 hubs for joining in, you'll find shapers seeking to change the way people live through collaborative projects.

If you want to involve in volunteer and worldwide projects, you can apply for Global Shaper membership.

Learning Events

Members meet in virtual Summits and workshops to gain leadership skills and plan a better future together.

Shapers join in workshops and Impact Sessions to develop new actionable strategies and learn from experienced members.

Networking Events

By participating in local and global chapters, you can join young Shapers for working together and produce a positive impact. They participate in sustainable development, city engagements, and worldwide scalable projects.

With 3,500+ members, you can be part of an exclusive Alumni network and meet Shapers from all over the world. Members who reach the maximum membership age or minimum years of service to the community receive an invitation to participate.

Alumni volunteer their time to share expertise and facilitate high-value connections within their cities. As they share best practices and collaborate with hub membership, Alumni are a central piece in the community organization.

Content Library

Navigate within the news section to discover the past Summits and events hosted by the community.

Analyze highlights and review community projects.


Discover The Responsible Leadership Academy to learn from 3,000+ online courses. Receive support in your learning journey and build a strong leadership profile.

You'll learn about business and society through 5 learning paths covering a range of trending topics.


Global Shapers are joining to learn how to minimize the pandemic's impact within their local communities. They led 140+ COVID-19 response projects to take action and help people affected by the pandemic.

With more than 50+ open projects planned to build better local communities, shapers actively improve societies using innovative ideas.


"Completed my year as a curator of Dubai Hub @GlobalShapers, a youth initiative of the World Economic Forum @Davos! Grateful to spend it with an outstanding group of leaders from around the world running diverse projects for a better community. " -Aizhan Kapysheva

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