Activity Station’s Young Ambassadors are young people aged 11-25 who volunteer their time for 12 months. Young people who take part in our Young Ambassador programme are role models and use their life experiences of learning disability, perhaps through having a sibling, family member, a friend with a disability, or perhaps having a disability themselves. Here’s what they do:
Be an advocate
Use their own experiences to communicate and help others understand about learning disability. This can be speaking, for example, at a school, college or university, at a corporate event, at an organised fundraising event, or just informing others day to day as an opportunity arises.
They raise money for Activity Station twice a year (or more!) hosting or taking part in a fundraising activity of their own choice.
Young Ambassadors volunteer their time for a minimum of 12 hours a year to Activity Station or to another community organisation of their choice that is involved with or supports people with learning disabilities.
Share your ideas
They put forward their ideas of new exciting and fun activities and social events for young people with learning disabilities to take part in. Young Ambassadors suggest ways that their ideas can best be implemented and if agreed, they help see them through for Activity Station.
You can follow the work of our Young Ambassadors on our website. It’s fun and helping others makes you feel good too! If you want to find out more about how you can become a Young Ambassador, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our Young Ambassadors
HarryAge 12. Likes football, hanging out with his friends and eating pizza. Well known at his school for talking about disability and became a Young Ambassador in memory of his disabled brother.
Harry and his friends have been busy fundraising for Activity Station. See the extract of Harry’s email to thank all the people that took part:-
Date : 17/07/2015 – 08:50 (BST)
To : undisclosed recipients
Subject : Football tournament and cake sale
My family and I want to say thank you for supporting the football tournament and cake sale for Activity Station. Altogether we raised an amazing amount, the total of £191.53 and the money will be going towards holding activities for people with disabilities.