“High school made me realise how important education was. It made me realise that my education was mine… Education was my super-power. Education was the one thing that could help me achieve my dreams.” – Nyibol, a 2018 One Girl Ambassador.
“The older I get, the more I realise I don’t want to be a witness to the world, I want to be active in it and help make a change – to make the world a little better for someone else, whether that’s on a small scale or a massive scale.” – Megan, a 2018 One Girl Ambassador.
“I read somewhere once that you should do the thing that lights a fire in your belly and for me, this is it.” – Olivia, a 2018 One Girl Ambassador.
These are just some of the incredible reasons applicants have given about why they want to become a One Girl Ambassador.
Introducing Bec, our Ambassador Manager
As this is my first year as Ambassador Manager, every step of this process for me is new and exciting – but my absolute favourite part has been reading all of the amazing applications that have been flooding in since we opened up applications a few weeks ago.
So if you’ve had a peek at our website, or seen our latest Ambassador videos and are trying to decide if this year will be your year, now is the time to apply! I know how easy it can be to procrastinate, or think “Oh, I have plenty of time!” But spots are limited and with half of them already filled – there’s no time to hesitate!
To make this decision even easier for you, here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions, which might give you the final push you need to submit that application!
What’s so special about being an Ambassador?
When you become a One Girl Ambassador, you’re not just a fundraiser, you become a key leader for our movement by joining an amazing community of passionate individuals all around the world. Our Ambassadors are part of our extended family and get access to exclusive training, ongoing speaking opportunities and the chance to be the face of our movement!
I’m a student wanting volunteering experience, can I put this on my resume?
You most definitely can! Not only are you raising funds and awareness for girls’ education, you’re developing your fundraising, advocacy, social media, project management and communication skills in the process.
I really want to be an Ambassador, but I’m worried about the time commitment – is this a full-time role?
Our Ambassador program is totally flexible and has no set amount of contact hours. Most of our Ambassadors are balancing work or study so we totally understand how busy life can get! The only commitments our Ambassadors make is to undergo online or in-person training during July and to fundraise $3,000 between August and October.
Some Ambassadors build their fundraising into their daily life by wearing their dress at things they do already like work or school, while others choose to organise events or take on challenges. So it’s totally up to you to figure out how you would want to raise the money and how to fit it in with your schedule.
I don’t live in Australia, can I still be an Ambassador?
Absolutely, as our online training platform is accessible from anywhere! We have international Ambassadors every year and they always blow us away with their achievements.
I’m under 16, can I be an Ambassador this year?
We absolutely love that there are so many young people out there who are so passionate about girls’ education! We are so inspired by the amazing things that our young supporters have achieved and continue to achieve.
Unfortunately this year we are not accepting applications from people under 16 years of age. We do however have support and resources available for young people who want to get their schools or communities on board to fundraise during Do It In A Dress, so if that’s you please get in touch!
You definitely don’t – but it’s a great way to attract attention, conversation and donations! Ultimately it is up to you to decide how, when, and where you will wear your school dress.
Raising $3,000 seems pretty scary, do I have to do it on my own?
Raising $3,000 can seem like a totally intimidating goal, especially if you’re flying solo, but the best thing about becoming an Ambassador is that you have access to support every step of the way! You also can use your own networks, friends and families to create teams that fundraise together. We have seen year-on-year that people who create teams absolutely smash their fundraising goal – like these champs here who raised over $8,000!
We’ve had so many amazing applications already and we only have 200 spots available, so make sure you don’t miss out get your application in ASAP!
By becoming a One Girl Ambassador, you will be joining a movement of people who are passionate, inspiring and instrumental in changing the lives of thousands of girls and their communities across Sierra Leone and Uganda.
I can’t wait to receive your application. Applications close on the 6th July 2018, so apply today!