05. What is a group on Greenwire?

Every Greenpeace local network has an associated group on Greenwire. Joining a Greenwire group will allow you to see and take part in all upcoming events organised by the network, and will also enable them to email you occasionally to invite you to events.

Groups are spaces for connecting members that have something in common. Search for groups that suit you to get involved. If the sort of group you are looking for doesn’t exist yet, then start your own group. Greenpeace staff and community coaches can give you advice for starting your own group.

There are several types of groups:

  • Local groups: These are for people who can meet up face to face to organise activities in their own towns, cities or regions.
  • Campaign groups: These groups organise activities or projects that support one of the aims of Greenpeace.
  • Interest Groups: These members have a common interest and share information.
  • Skills Groups: Greenpeace needs volunteers with specific skills, such as cooking and painting. Maybe you have a special skill - like music, IT development, graphic design or scientific analysis - and you want to find and organise with other volunteers who share that skill.

Some groups are open - anyone can join. In other groups, the group coordinator will approve your membership request. Some groups are ‘hidden’ and you can only see them if you are invited to join.