The Asian Aid Ambassador Program brings together a network of ordinary people who want to do something extraordinary through helping children and their communities by:
- Promoting the work of Asian Aid to others
- Partnering with Asian Aid through creative fundraising activities, and/or
- Using their skills and experience to assist Asian Aid fulfill its mission.
The program empowers people who have a desire to help and provide hope to others in need.
Who can be an Ambassador?
Asian Aid sponsors, supporters and/or donors over the age of 16 can apply to become Asian Aid Ambassadors.
Ambassadors are volunteers.
What do Ambassadors do?
Ambassadors are current Asian Aid sponsors/supporters with a desire to tell the Asian Aid hope story to others.
With our support, you may:
- Want to organise and present short promotional items, such as public talks, PowerPoint presentations and/or screening of Asian Aid materials at places of interests such as churches, schools and/or retirement villages in the vicinity of their residence.
- Distribute and/or display Asian Aid promotional materials in such places of interest.
- Find sponsors for disadvantaged children within their area or circle of influence.
- Set up and operate Asian Aid displays/booths at locations in the vicinity of their residence.
- Help to identify promotional possibilities for Asian Aid in the vicinity of their residence and working with the agency to take advantage of such opportunities etc.
Asian Aid Ambassadors are sponsors, supporters and donors who have a desire to help by using their own talents, skills, expertise and time to raise funds for projects and sponsorship initiatives.
There are many ways you can do this. We are here to help you:
- Organise fundraising activities and events such as concerts, garage sales, fetes, morning teas, dinners, sporting events, sponsored bike rides, walks, fun-runs and camping trips, with proceeds supporting Asian Aid projects and initiatives.
- Donate all, or a percentage of, proceeds from items they have produced themselves such as the sale of music CDs, artwork pieces, books and photographs, arts and crafts, embroidery, clothing and accessories, stamp collections, catering etc. to help support Asian Aid projects and initiatives.
- Represent Asian Aid at organised events such as community fairs, open days, camp meetings and Easter and Christmas events by setting up and operating displays or through other fundraising activities.
We are a faith-based organisation and a supporting Ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. We have the materials you need if you would like to speak in our behalf at church or community events and programs on issues that are relevant to the Asian Aid mission, such as social justice, Christianity and stewardship, best practice international development, child sponsorship, value of education etc.
If you would like to write about such issues for Asian Aid publications, websites and social media sites we would love your submissions.
What kind of support do Ambassadors receive?
Ambassadors will receive the following support from Asian Aid:
- Training as required,
- Display materials,
- Promotional kits,
What qualifications or skills do I need to apply for these volunteer positions?
To become an Ambassador you need to:
- Be an Asian Aid sponsor, supporter or donor over the age of 16
- Be committed to the mission, vision and values of Asian Aid
- Be passionate about social justice, child sponsorship and international development best practice
- Be able to work with children – you will need to contact the office for the requirements but you will required to complete a working with children police check and AdSafe training.
- Enjoy making public presentations and interacting with people
- Be people-friendly
How and when do I apply?
You can apply to become an Asian Aid Ambassador by contacting our office.
How are ambassadors selected?
The criteria used in selecting Ambassadors is:
- Geographic location of applicant. We are looking have Ambassadors who live in different states of Australia and New Zealand.
- Gender and age of applicant. It’s important to have people from different genders and age brackets involved in our Ambassador Program to connect and engage with a variety of people.
- Skill set and current needs. New projects and initiatives, improved procedures and a bigger sponsorship program bring new challenges to Asian Aid every year. Our needs change every year too. Ambassadors will be able to match the skill sets, interests and/or expertise of current Asian Aid needs.
- Time and equipment availability. Asian Aid is blessed by the help we receive – regularly – by so many people who are generous not only with their money, but also with their time. But we would like to be mindful of how much of an expectation is placed on your time. If we feel that you are already contributing significantly in other areas of our work, we might select others to serve as Ambassadors, so that we can look after you.
If you apply to become an Ambassador and are not selected this year, please do not see this as a reflection on your abilities, commitment to and passion for the mission of Asian Aid. The number of Ambassadors is only limited to ensure the viability and effectiveness of the program.
Thank you in advance for your continued and appreciated support of Asian Aid.
Who can become an Asian Aid Ambassador?
Asian Aid sponsors, supporters and donors over the age of 16 can apply to become Asian Aid Ambassadors.
How do I apply to become an Ambassador?
You can apply by filling in this simple application form
Who should I contact for more information about the Ambassador Program?
You can contact us, at [email protected] or on (+61) 02 6586 4250.
Can I become an Asian Aid Ambassador if I am younger than 16 years of age?
You can support Asian Aid at any age. But because Ambassadors need to be able to work with children and drive a car, people under 16 are currently unable to apply to become Ambassadors. But there are other ways you can partner with us. Call us on (+61) 2 6586 4250 to talk about other ways you can support our work.
Do I have to live in Australia to become an Ambassador?
Although the Ambassador Program has been created with Australian Ambassadors in mind, interested supporters in other developed countries, especially in New Zealand, are encouraged to apply to become Ambassadors.
What help will Asian Aid give me once I become an Ambassador?
Ambassadors will receive training as required and promotional resources.
What should I do if I applied but wasn’t selected this year?
Thank you for applying and we are sorry we are not able to run a bigger Ambassador Program this year. Due to lack of staffing and limited promotional resources, we need to keep the Ambassador Program small. We have every intention to grow the program over the next few years.
The fact that you were not selected as an Ambassador this year is not a reflection on your abilities, commitment to and passion for the mission of Asian Aid. The limited number of Ambassadors is only to ensure the viability and effectiveness of the program. We will keep your application on file and consider it in the future. If you would not like us to do so, please let us know.
Thank you again for your continued and appreciated support of Asian Aid.
What should I do if I can’t serve as an Ambassador any longer?
Thank you for the support you have given to us as an Ambassador. Although we are sorry to hear that your circumstances have changed, we understand and are grateful for the support you have already given. Please contact us at [email protected] or on (+61) 02 6586 4250.
How do I report the exciting things that have happened since I became an Asian Aid Ambassador?
We would love to hear ‘Hope’ stories from our Ambassadors. Other friends of Asian Aid would too. You can share any exciting things that have happened in your service as an Ambassador by posting on social media or send through your update and we will update on social ourselves. You can also let us know by emailing [email protected] or calling on (+61) 02 6586 4250, and your stories may feature in the Response newsletter and in the news section of this website.