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?
The Asian Aid Ambassador Program includes three partnership categories:
- Promotional Ambassadors
- Fundraising Ambassadors, and
- Asian Aid Partners
Promotional ambassadors are current Asian Aid sponsors/supporters with a desire to tell the Asian Aid hope story to others.
Promotional ambassadors may:
- 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.
Fundraising Ambassadors are Asian Aid sponsors, supporters and donors with a desire to use their own talents, skills, expertise and time to raise funds for projects and sponsorship initiatives.
Fundraising Ambassadors may:
- Organise fundraising activities and events such as concerts, garage sales, dinners, 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.
Asian Aid Partners are selected Asian Aid sponsors, supporters and/or donors with a desire to either act as spokespersons for Asian Aid, or to offer their services and skills to Asian Aid free of charge.
Asian Aid Partners may:
- Be a guest speaker 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.
- Write about such issues for Asian Aid publications, websites and social media sites.
- Endorse Asian Aid as an agency, its mission, projects and initiatives by agreeing to feature on the Asian Aid website, or in advertising, promotional and communication materials produced by the agency, and by promoting Asian Aid through existing networks.
We are looking for people to invite to become Asian Aid Partners. If you would like to be considered, or if you know of someone who should be considered for this category of Ambassadors, Contact Us.
What kind of support do Ambassadors receive?
Promotional and Fundraising Ambassadors will receive the following support from Asian Aid:
- Free training seminar
- Display materials
- Promotional kits
- Merchandise, and
- Travel allowances.
What qualifications or skills do I need to apply for these volunteer positions?
To become an Asian Aid Promotional or Fundraising 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 fill in the Working with Children Check form included in this pack and return it to the Asian Aid office. The online process can be found through the following link specifically for volunteers: CLICK HERE.
- Enjoy making public presentations and interacting with people
- Be people-friendly
- Be able to drive – we will need a copy of your driver’s licence for our records.
- Own a computer and a printer
How and when do I apply?
You can apply to become an Asian Aid Promotional or Fundraising Ambassador by completing this application form.
How are ambassadors selected?
Due to lack of staffing and limited promotional resources, we need to keep the Ambassador Program small this year. We have every intention to grow the program over the next few years.
The criteria used in selecting Ambassadors is:
- Geographic location of applicant. We are looking have Ambassadors who live in different states of Australia, and in New Zealand, if possible.
- 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. The availability of equipment, such as computer, printer and/or camera, would also be taken into consideration.
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 Promotional or Fundraising Ambassadors.
How do I apply to become a Promotional or Fundraising Ambassador?
You can apply by filling in this simple application form
How do I become an Asian Aid Partner?
Becoming an Asian Aid Partner is by invitation only so that we can better match supporters’ skills to the evolving needs of the agency. But that’s not to say that we would not like to hear from you if you would like to become an Asian Aid Partner. Email or call us on (+61) 02 6586 4250.
Who should I contact for more information about the Ambassador Program?
You can contact us, at email@example.com or on (+61) 02 6586 4250.
Why are only six new Ambassador (volunteer) positions available in each category this year?
Although we would love to be able to have as many Promotional and Fundraising Ambassadors as possible, due to lack of staffing and limited promotional resources we need to keep the Ambassador Program small this year. We have every intention to grow the program over the next few years.
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?
Promotional and Fundraising Ambassadors will receive training, promotional resources and travel allowances through the submission of a reimbursement form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on (+61) 02 6586 4250.
What kind of training would I receive as an Asian Aid Ambassador?
Should there be a sufficient increase in the number of new Ambassadors each year, ambassadors will be invited to attend a free training day organised by Asian Aid at a city near you. Alternatively, you will receive relevant material and information to help you in this role.
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 on the Asian Aid Australia Facebook page. You can also let us know by emailing email@example.com or calling on (+61) 02 6586 4250, and your stories may feature in the Response newsletter and in the news section of this website.