The ONE Youth Ambassador programme is a one-year volunteer programme, which is entering its sixth year in Belgium, and we’re looking for passionate campaigners to join us for 2019. Next year presents a great opportunity to garner support from politicians across Europe for key issues such as protecting aid budgets, increasing investment in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the fight for girls’ education, as well as garner support from politicians across the EU ahead of the European Parliament elections in May. you can make a difference in the fight against extreme poverty.
Youth Ambassadors are advocates for The ONE Campaign in their communities and beyond. They carry out a variety of creative and innovative actions in support of our campaigning and advocacy work. In total, there will be around 300 Youth Ambassadors throughout Europe.
The volunteer programme will run throughout 2019, and each Ambassador will receive training, access to high-profile events, in-depth policy briefings, as well as dedicated support from ONE’s campaigns team. This role is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to become more engaged in international development or who wants to develop their skills in creating change.
Being a ONE Youth Ambassador is not a full-time or paid role. It is a voluntary role that will take no more than a few hours of your time every week. Youth Ambassadors are typically between 16-35 years of age but we will consider applications outside this age range. There will be monthly meetings, a launch event, and end of year celebration, which you are expected to attend, as well as opportunities to meet other European Youth Ambassadors.
Youth Ambassadors will have access to a range of campaign and advocacy tools and activities, and will receive support to design and develop their own action plans with the ONE team. They will be expected to deliver a range of actions, including but not limited to:
Only applicants living in Belgium will be considered. The language used in the programme is English, and it is expected that Youth Ambassadors will be in Belgium for the full duration of the programme (from March to December 2019).
ONE values diversity and does not discriminate in its selection practices and during your time as a volunteer. ONE welcomes applications from as diverse a range of applicants as possible.
ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organisation with over 9 million members worldwide that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We raise public awareness and pressure political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programmes that are saving lives, helping to put children in school and improving futures. We hold world leaders to account for the commitments they've made to fight extreme poverty, and we campaign for better development policies and more effective aid. We also support greater democracy, accountability and transparency to ensure that policies to beat poverty are implemented effectively. ONE is not a grant-making organisation and we do not solicit funding from the general public.
AT ONE, WE’RE NOT ASKING FOR YOUR MONEY, WE’RE ASKING FOR YOUR VOICE.
To apply, please complete and submit the form here. Applications close 09 January 2019 at 23.59.