The Meitheal is at the core of us. The Meitheal is a tradition from old rural Ireland where a community would come together in a time of need. Grow Remote was built by many people who donated their time, skills, or even encouragement to the mission.
We grew from a volunteer group to a government-funded, award winning non-profit.
The world of remote work can seem fragmented. As community developers, we felt there was no place to find all of the information in one place. We started to crowdsource everything from the jobs boards to the list of companies who employ remotely. We then made this information available free of charge.
Becoming a Remote Advocate
As we went on, we focused on making public our kit for building local communities. We found that lots of people preferred to become Remote Advocates - individual contributors who wish to make change in their own way. Not everyone has the capacity to lead their local community from the ground up as a grassroots organiser, so we empower you to make change as a Remote Advocate.
One simple conversation can open up opportunities for those who perhaps felt there were no jobs in their town or can dispel the notion that all remote work is freelance work.
Remote Advocates play a pivotal role in the change we want to make in the world. For the first time, individuals can create employment in their community simply by becoming educated on the topic and letting others know about the opportunities available locally.