World Vision Youth Ambassador Program 2014
Deadline: September 12, 2014 | Views: 77
What is a Youth Ambassador?
As a World Vision Youth Ambassador, you will have the chance to champion your vision for a more just world. You will lead your peers and the wider community in pursuing true global citizenship.
As a Youth Ambassador, you will motivate and inspire other Australians to ensure no child goes without their basic rights to food, water, protection, education and healthcare. We are seeking 17-24 year olds who are passionate about galvanising the Australian community to eliminate extreme poverty and its causes.
As part of the program, you will travel overseas in early 2015 to meet and learn from children, families and communities who live with the daily reality of poverty and injustice. On return, you will share your experiences in schools, churches, universities, on social media and elsewhere to empower others to make a difference.
What will you gain from being a Youth Ambassador?
You will face new challenges and have the chance to develop new skills and capabilities. From November 2014, Youth Ambassadors will:
- develop skills in public speaking, creative storytelling, media and communications, and advocacy
- attend a kick-off summit
- develop a community impact plan to influence Australian hearts and minds
- receive mentoring and coaching from World Vision staff
- travel overseas to see World Vision’s work first hand
- influence Australians, particularly young people, through talks, workshops, and social and mainstream media
- learn about World Vision’s development, advocacy and humanitarian emergency work
- join and learn from our esteemed Youth Ambassador alumni
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking applicants who:
- will be aged between 17 and 24 on 1 January 2015
- enjoy meeting people and sharing what stirs them
- get excited by creative and innovative ideas
- are keen to learn new skills and challenge themselves
- have demonstrated leadership for a cause they are passionate about
- are genuinely interested in issues of global poverty and injustice and want to see change in the world
What is the time commitment?
Being a Youth Ambassador is a voluntary role that extends over 12 months.
You should expect to commit three to seven hours a week over the course of the year. During peak activity times (summits, overseas trips and speaking commitments), this may increase. We will support you in finding the right, healthy balance.
How do I apply?
To apply click here.
- You must complete all relevant fields at each of these four steps:
- Provide basic personal information.
- Complete the short answer questions.
- Complete the tick box questions.
- Upload a letter of support from someone who knows and has seen your passion for eradicating poverty and injustice (not immediate family).
Short answer application questions
You will need to answer the following questions in a maximum of 250 words each:
- Why are you inspired to do something about ending poverty and injustice in our world?
- How have you demonstrated your passion and leadership to end poverty and injustice?
- What are you hoping to learn or gain in your role as a Youth Ambassador?
- If selected as a Youth Ambassador, how will you uniquely influence Australians to join the movement against poverty and injustice?