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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1080 W. Patrick streetSuite 16Frederick, MD 21703

About

To apply, please visit: http://goo.gl/forms/3jXhCK1wgzZ0qU1p1

Time Requirements: At least once per month for 1 shift (usually lasting from 2 - 3 hours)

Location: Varies

Volunteer Coordinator: Tessie Peifer tpeifer@aacfmd.org

Purpose: The AACF Ambassador is the bridge between the community and AACF (the agency). It is essential for the Ambassador to conduct community outreach and/or canvasing so that our community members will gain an understanding of AACF’s services that are offered to them. Knowing where to turn for help is crucial for the success of each community member. As an AACF Ambassador, you have the power to fascilitate relationships on behalf of the agency to help low income minorities blossom into successful and engaged community members.


Benefits to serving as a AACF Ambassador:

  • make an impact in the lives of your fellow community members

  • valuable experience and training opportunities

  • free AACF/event t-shirt(s)

  • developing your rapport within the community

  • professional training and the possibility of moving into a higher leadership role

  • free access to events/food

  • learning about community resources available to you

  • the opportunity to learn, practice, and explore other languages and cultures

  • receive credit for school/ work


Responsibilities:

AACF Ambassadors may engage in a variety of activities including:

  • tabling at community events and/or canvassing in pairs or groups

  • distributing materials related to events or services being offered

  • speaking to community members and answering questions

  • recording contact info from people interested in receiving services/ have additional questions for a staff member/ volunteering

  • picking up the outreach materials for the event and returning them to the office when needed (this is usualy rare-- staff will prepare ahead of time and deliver them to you at the event)

  • completing the simple one page outreach report at the end of the event/canvasing

  • taking photos & sharing them with the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator

Qualifications:

  • 16 years or older (if under 18 it is necessary to have a parent/ legal gaurdian's permission)

  • be inclusive of the people we serve and understanding of varying levels pf socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnic diversity

  • willing to learn basic knowledge about AACF programs and services

  • understand and accept the mission, vision, and core values of AACF

  • friendly, welcoming, outgoing

  • have reliable transportation

  • conscientious of your commitment to the outreach schedule

  • communicative with supervisor, fellow volunteers, and the community members

  • organized and neat

  • provide feedback and report issues as necessary or requested

We are actively recruitng for this volunteer role, because it is crucial to our agency's function. Please note that if you take up this venture, you are committing yourself ot one year of service, and must engage in service at least once per month. Additionally, you must attend an inital training session before starting your term of service. This volunteer role will help you grow both personally and professionally. What you put into it is what you will get out of it. If you work hard to build relationships as an AACF Ambassador, this can open the door to greater opportunities for you and help you to be more connected to the community. For example, you could be asked to serve as an AmeriCorps: A STAR! in Western Maryland volunteer if you are committed to serving regularly and you do a great work.

Skills

  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Public Relations
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week or a total of 4 hours per month
  • special events
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