Be a Student Ambassador for TEACH at your University!
Position: Student Ambassador
Organization: Time to Empower Africa’s Children (TEACH)
Length of Position: June 2014 – May 2015 with a trip abroad in summer 2015
Hours Required: Approximately 4-6 hours a week
Location: On campus at your University
Compensation: It’s a volunteer position; however, you will gain valuable skills that will help your resume stand out from the crowd, an excellent reference upon completion, experience working with an international charity, and you also have the opportunity to go on your selected international challenge at a reduced rate.
How to Apply: Email Renée at the contact address to request an application form. Completed forms are due by May 10th, 2014 and can be submitted to the email address above. Please include: (University Name) Application Form in the subject line.
About TEACH and the Student Ambassador Program:
TEACH stands for Time to Empower Africa’s CHildren. We are a dynamic, frontline charity focused on “alleviating poverty through the power of education.” Our field projects in Tanzania focus on working with rural youth to equip them with the relevant skills and knowledge necessary to tackle the challenges in their immediate surroundings, uplifting themselves and their community from poverty.
We believe that it is imperative for the youth in Canada to become engaged with today's pressing global development issues. Student Ambassadors are at the heart of TEACH’s operations, and without them, our field work would not be possible. Student Ambassadors recruit and lead teams of about twenty students to assist them in reaching predetermined fundraising goals. A portion of the funds will provide the students with an international challenge– i.e. building orphanages in Ghana or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and the remaining amount will help finance TEACH’s operations in Tanzania. This program gives students the opportunity to work with an international charity and gain valuable experience in the areas of recruitment, leadership, marketing, fundraising, event and volunteer management.
As a Student Ambassador, you will:
Step 1: Choose an international challenge
We have a range of international challenges for you to choose from: volcanoes and beaches in Costa Rica, cycling in Cuba, hiking Machu Picchu in Peru, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, exploring Tuscany in Italy, hill tribes and beaches in Thailand, plus a charity challenge in Asia or Africa.
Step 2: Recruit your team of participants to take part in the challenge
You will need to recruit a minimum of 20 participants to join you. We will provide you with a recruitment toolkit containing hints and tips on how to do this.
Step 3: Manage your team to hit your fundraising target
You will be the primary contact for your group; it will be up to you to liaise between TEACH and your team and ensure fundraising is going smoothly and everyone is prepared for the challenge ahead. We'll provide a fundraising toolkit full of ideas and inspiration on how to smash through your target and a TEACH mentor that will guide you every step of the way!
Step 4: Lead your team and enjoy your trip!
Pack your bag, board the plane, land in an exciting country overseas, and enjoy completing the challenge with your teammates! All your hard work will definitely be worth it!
Qualities in our ideal Student Ambassador:
- Strong organizational and leadership skills
- Enthusiasm and self-motivation
- An outgoing personality and a love for meeting new people
- A University student with at least 1 year remaining in your program
- Interest in supporting youth programs in Tanzania
- An adventure seeker looking to explore
- May 2014: We’ll process applications and arrange Skype interviews
- June – August 2014: Orientation and laying the foundation before it really kicks off in the fall semester
- Sept 2014 – May 2015: Recruitment , info evenings & fundraising. Once the team is formed there will be 3 fundraising deadlines throughout the school year, allowing plenty of time to hit your target!
- June or August 2015: Embark on your 7-10 day trip! As July is peak season, trips generally run during the summer, either in June or August.
Note: If your university has a different academic calendar to the standard Canadian one please contact us and we’ll adjust the timeline above accordingly.