Young Ambassadors Programme
Right from the moment we set up It’s Good 2 Give we wanted to encourage giving –
- of time,
- as well as money.
We have had Young Ambassadors for over 4 years – now we are taking this to a new level. We want to give them experiences and training and peer support. All with an aim to have young people representing It’s Good 2 Give and showing them how volunteering can be fun and very good for you! We’d love to see some of our Young Ambassadors become Young Trustees of our or another charity in the future.
What will we give them?
Learn event organising, public speaking, retail, customer service, communication, negotiation.
The really young ones will help at events, and with artwork and with physical challenges – eg designing Christmas cards, posters, leading a team in the Kiltwalk, or cycling in Pedal for Scotland.
Older YA’s will be encouraged to mentor the younger ones and will be paired up with them at events.
Each Young Ambassador must:
– commit to 2 hours each month for training and more in the run up to events.
– aim to organize and host an event together
– help at It’s Good 2 Give events
– maintain a log book
The Young Ambassadors will be able to count the hours volunteered with us as part of other initiatives like Jass, Duke of Edinburgh, Saltire award.
This will be a very exclusive Programme. We are a small charity and want to do our Young Ambassadors proud, so will take a maximum of 20 Young Ambassadors ranging in age from 7 (we already have Alfie Byrne as our Youngest Ambassador and he is a great help to us) to 20.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) recently published this article and I think it is great news for our Young Ambassadors that employers are picking up on the fact that volunteering is excellent experience.