NOVA RIF YOUNG AMBASSADOR Volunteer PROGRAM application
The application process for RIF of NOVA's Young Ambassador Volunteer Program has closed for the 2023-2024 academic year. It will reopen in May 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year. We hope you will consider applying then.
Young Ambassador Volunteer Program Details
What is it? It's a chance for you to help us do what we do, based on your interests and time available. Each year, NOVA RIF plans to solicit applications for up to three young people who will then serve during the following academic year in the program.
What might you do? Help us with...
Book collections: Interested in helping collect gently used books and/or distributing them, along with new books, at book donation events? If so, come join us. Wait until you see the joy on a child's face when receiving a book to own!
Fundraising: Fundraising is our most pressing need; all of our funding needs to be raised locally. Might you organize and launch a fundraiser?
Event help and participation: RIF of NOVA hosts a biannual Book It for Books 5K Race/Walk. The next one is in the early planning stages for October 2023. How might you help before the event? Form a team to walk or run. Make signs and posters. Distribute fliers to local businesses. Spread the word on social media.
On race day? Sign in runners. Direct runners/walkers where to go on the running/walking path. Put up signs and balloons. Staff the food or book table, serve water, take photos, and even be Clifford!!! That is a big job, for sure because everyone LOVES Clifford!
Social media expertise: Do you have social media skills? If so, we would use your help to spread the word about RIF of NOVA's many activities!
Research and develop a Resource page: Our website features several Resource pages listed by theme. Each page contains relevant links to children's books about that theme. We would love to feature additional pages on many more themes. Check the drop down links under Resources to learn more. Review these and other website pages and suggest updates.
Create a photo slideshow or movie: Such material would be geared to generate interest and donations via our website and social media.
Author a blog or children's book review: If accepted, your blog, review, or even a regular "column" about children's books could be published on our website and in our newsletter, the RIF RAP.
Interview an author and write a feature: RIF of NOVA has a webpage that celebrates local authors. Interview an author and contribute a story about the author and his or her new book(s)!
Other ideas/proposals: All ideas are welcome!
What's in this for you?
It's a chance to develop skills to note on a high school or college application or resume, not to mention an opportunity to provide a service to our community and make a difference in the lives of NOVA children. In addition, your participation may qualify for school service hours. Please check with your counselor/advisor.
If you would like to volunteer to help NOVA RIF outside of the Young Ambassador program, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.