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Organisation : ShelterBox Australia

Location : Australia

Time required : Approximately 1-2 hours per week

Duration of project : 2 year commitment

Sector : Overseas Aid & Development

Posted on : 17 Sep, 2019

About the role

Ambassadors are an integral part in the success of ShelterBox Australia and are the face of ShelterBox in their community. Ambassadors are committed volunteers that share the ShelterBox story and inspire others to support our work through arranging presentations in their communities.

Ambassadors meet with organisations including service clubs, workplaces, schools and community groups and then introduce those audiences to ShelterBox – thus building awareness of the organisation through their public engagements and fundraisers.

To best represent ShelterBox our Ambassadors need to learn about the organisation, the different types of aid we deliver and the details of how we operate so that they can accurately represent us. We equip Ambassadors with the materials and training resources they need to represent ShelterBox in their communities. Ambassadors are highly committed and are actively involved in multiple activities throughout the year and commit to a minimum of 2 years as an Ambassador.

Requirements of a ShelterBox Ambassador

  • Good communicator; enjoy being part of a team; friendly and reliable; and above all have enthusiasm for spreading the word and rallying support within your local community
  • Complete the volunteer application process
  • Agree to adhere to ShelterBox policies and procedures
  • Must provide own transportation to meetings, events and presentations
  • The ability to organise and deliver engaging presentations
  • Ability to arrange fundraising events
  • The ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Have regular access to the internet
  • Physically capable to lift (or help lift) a ShelterBox, ShelterKit and put up a display/tent
  • Able to respond quickly after a disaster (e.g. fundraise at short notice, provide a short talk/presentation in response to an international disaster)

Ambassador Responsibilities and Duties

Ambassadors are the face of ShelterBox in their community and are therefore trusted members of the ShelterBox team. Ambassadors can create their own volunteer experience but are required to arrange regular presentations and fundraising events to ensure they build awareness of ShelterBox. It is a requirement that Ambassadors actively arrange presentations and set themselves an annual fundraising goal.

  • Actively arrange at least 6 ShelterBox presentations annually (with the help of your team and the Volunteer Program Manager)
  • Set an annual fundraising goal
  • Arrange fundraising events and presentations throughout the year to gain donations for

    ShelterBox from clubs, community and youth organisations – this is the key to being able to respond to as many families in disaster as possible. Suggested goal is $5000 annually.

  • Promote your activities and those of your team through your networks, local media and social media/ShelterBox newsletters
  • Inform and encourage community members to actively participate in and donate to ShelterBox
  • When speaking with Rotary Clubs promote the Club Champion program with the understanding that this will work towards the long-term sustainability of ShelterBox

About the organisation

Organisation name : ShelterBox Australia
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Ambassador via Pro Bono Australia.


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