Applications are invited for the World Literacy Foundation (WLF) Ambassadors Program 2021.
About the Program
The WLF Ambassador program is NOT a paid position in the organisation and is NOT a job opportunity. The program is a platform to develop your leadership skills and cooperate with other literacy advocates around the globe to help raise awareness about illiteracy in the world.
The 5-month program will be delivered ONLINE. You are not required to travel or attend any on-site events. You will need access to a computer and a good internet connection. Every year, the WLF Ambassador Program supports one of the organization’s literacy projects. All funds and advocacy efforts will go towards a nominated project selected by the ambassadors.
- Location: Worldwide
- Start date: May 31, 2021
- End Date: November 5, 2021
- Training method: Online
- Certificate of completion upon closure of the program for participants that fundraise for the World Literacy Foundation
Who can Apply?
We are looking for young people that meet the following criteria:
- Be 16-year-old or older
- Have a deep passion for literacy, human rights and social causes
- Be a native English speaker or having an advanced level in English
- Have access to a computer and internet connection
- Have the availability to contribute 30 hours of service across the 5 months to complete the program
- Leadership and public speaking skills preferred but not essential
Why become a WLF Ambassador?
- Take on a volunteer role within a global organization to advocate for literacy
- Gain leadership, communication, fundraising, and PR skills
- Make a positive impact on the education of disadvantaged children
- Join a network of individuals that are motivated to eradicate illiteracy
- Have your voice heard through WLF website, social media and mainstream media
How to Apply?
You need to make a 30-second video introducing yourself and telling us why you want to become a WLF Ambassador. The link to submit your video will be available here from March 22 to April 2, 2021. You will receive the outcome of your application by April 26, 2021.
- › March 22 – April 2: Expressions of Interest (EOI) submission
- › April 5 – 23: EOI evaluation
- › May 10 – 23: Profiles assessment
- › May 24: Letter of acceptance
- › May 31: Level 1: Introduction to WLF and the Ambassador Program
- › June 14: Level 2: Education and Literacy in the world
- › June 28: Level 3: Leadership Skills
- › July 12: Level 4: Advocacy
- › July 26: Level 5: Fundraising Strategies
- › August 9 – October 11: Fundraising and advocacy activities
- › September 8: International Literacy Day Celebration
- › October 18: Final report submission
- › November 5: Program closure
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