NOVA RIF YOUNG AMBASSADOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
If you are between the ages of 10 and 18, we invite you to apply for our new Young Ambassador Volunteer Program. 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: We would love your help during our next biannual Book It for Books 5K Race/Walk. The next one is scheduled to take place in October 2021. 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!
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.
Other ideas/proposals: 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.
The application is below. The deadline to apply to be a Young Ambassador Volunteer for the next academic year (August 2021-May 2022) is: April 30, 2021. Once we receive your application, we will contact you for an interview. This opportunity is open until filled.