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Get Involved - Volunteer or Donate

If you would like to help ACLENet in our mission to save lives, decrease injuries and crippling infrastructure damage from lightning, we'd love to hear from you.  There are a number of ways you can be involved depending on your level of interest and your time, location and expertise.   To start, check out our needs below and on their connecting pages and then send us a note telling us about yourself and how you would like to help.  I promise we'll get back to you to discuss how we can best work together to save lives!  

Too busy to volunteer right now or want a quick and easy way to help? - DONATE!

  • We need people who are as passionate about our mission as we are. If you are interested in forming an ACLENet National Centre in your country, please contact us.

  • An International Affiliate is generally someone in a non-African country who wants to help with our mission, raise funds, and other activities in their countries. Please check out the 'job description' for an International Affiliate and then send us an e-mail if you are interested.

  • Provide funds to protection of schools, development of National Centres and our other activities.  ACLENet is designated as a 501(c)3 non profit by the US government for US donors.  For instance, ACLENet's Australian International Affiliate, Dr Christopher Andrews, is working on similar designation in Australia.

  • We have a whole list of things you can help with if you have expertise in the areas listed on this link.

  • ACLENet is working at many levels to educate the public, teachers, government officials, and others. We also need materials translated into various languages to reach the most people.

  • If you are a volunteer with special skills such as experience in designing Lightning Protection Systems using IEC 62305-1,2,3,4, or doing Arch-CAD or other software, we can use your help. If you are a fundraiser, we can use your expertise. If you want to hold an event, walk or other fundraiser, let us know. Your enthusiasm in making it through the website to this paragraph already proves your persistence and interest - so shoot us an e-mail and we'll see how we can incorporate you into ACLENet's work to save lives.

  • Because ACLENet is an international organization, we need access to grants that fund activities in the countries where we are located, will support development of National Centres, carry forward the research we do, provide lightning protection for schools the the other activities we do. Send us an e-mail

  • Share your ideas. Offer feedback on what we do. We are always looking for better ways to connect, form national centres, raise funds, and save lives.

  • If you are in Africa and experience or know of a lightning incident, please report it so that we can investigate it, if time, funds, and travel conditions allow. Sometimes these incidents, such as this one where 16 were killed and 140 injured at a church in Rwanda, occur in remote or difficult to reach areas. While any information, pictures, etc. that you send may be helpful, we can also guide you in gathering evidence that we can submit to our experts and Research Advisers to determine what mechanisms of injury or how damage occurred and if there are ways to prevent similar incidents.

  • Community Consultant – Help National Centre leaders with their plan based on their request for assistance at any point in the process.

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