Youth Ambassador Programme


Youth Ambassador Programme


 

The Rotokare Youth Ambassador Programme is an extension of our Education and Volunteer Programmes. Aimed at students in year 6&7, we look for students with a passion towards their environment, and with the communication skills to inspire and inform people from their local communities into action - as well as being a youthful advocate for Rotokare.

This is a year long training programme, and each year there are limited places, we therefore ask interested students to apply midway through term 2 for a term 3 start.  To apply we ask for students to fill in an enrolment form, read over the contract and other relevant documentation (below), and then present their passion and current knowledge of conservation in a way that demonstrates their communication skills.  This is open to interpretation, some students write a short story, others use PowerPoint, video, song or art work.  From this students will be shortlisted and invited along to participate in a group interview process.

Successful applicants attend special ambassador workshops where they will expand their knowledge and compassion towards conservation and biodiversity in a hands-on, fun, and inspiring environment. They will meet like minded students and make new connections. Workshops will cover a variety of topics; from kiwi, to invertebrates, and even public speaking. At each workshop they will physically make something relating to the topic being discussed (a “prop”) that will become part of their “talk-kit” for when they give public presentations. 

Upon graduation of the training programme our Youth Ambassadors will be another voice in the community, from giving talks and presentations at their respective schools, to talks with local community groups, even guiding our popular Night Tours, or helping at school holiday programmes and open days.  They will bring a fresh-faced, youthful approach to our volunteer network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2016/17 round of Youth Ambassador Trainees is now underway

 

For more information for the 2017/18 round of Youth Ambassador Trainees contact us:

 

educator@rotokare.org.nz      or     06 764 8500