Application to become ONE Youth Ambassador in the United Kingdom for the year 2022 is currently open for interested and qualified activists.
In Africa, Europe, the United States, and Canada, ONE has a network of Global Activists fighting against extreme poverty and preventable diseases.
In the UK, the ONE Youth Ambassador programme – a one-year volunteer programme – is looking for passionate activists to join us for 2022. Applicants should be keen to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases. Do not apply if that’s not you.
Roles of ONE Youth Ambassador
Being a Youth Ambassador will typically take a few hours of your time a week. You’ll carry out a variety of creative and impactful actions in support of our campaigning and advocacy work, such as meeting with your MPs, organising local events or attending online conferences.
The volunteer programme will run throughout 2022, and each Youth Ambassador will receive training, access to high-profile events, in-depth policy briefings, campaigning opportunities, 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 bringing about change. Join others and be part of our network of inspiring young activists across the UK fighting for change and a better world.
ONE Youth Ambassador’s Responsibilities
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:
- Online and in-person meetings with decision makers and other relevant targets.
- Attending online and offline events including trainings, conferences and debates.
- Using social media to raise awareness and inspire change.
- Coordinating and delivering local events & presentations.
- Writing letters to newspapers and possibly appearing on the radio or TV.
- Encouraging their communities and the broader UK public to take online and in-person campaign actions.
The following are the benefits of being ONE Youth Ambassador:
- Being part of a group of 65 UK Youth Ambassadors and a Global Activists network of over 1,000 people (from Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, the United States, Canada, Italy, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and France).
- A written confirmation of service and certificate on completion of the program to add to your CV.
- Professional training and practical skills development in the UK Parliament, campaigning for change, media, social media and policy.
- The opportunity to attend exciting events.
- Opportunities to engage with MPs, policy-makers and people in positions of power.
- Reimbursement of reasonable expenses when representing ONE and taking part in ONE organised activities.
Eligibility Criteria for ONE Youth Ambassador
- Applicant should have passion for ONE’s mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, with an interest in international issues;
- Attendance at a program induction and training around February/March 2022;
- Willingness to attend monthly meetings (online and/or offline) and participate in social media actions
- Great communication and teamwork skills;
- Ability to build and maintain relationships;
- Ability to encourage and support others to take part in ONE campaigns;
- Ability to develop strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload efficiently;
- Verbal and written proficiency in English.
How to apply?
Before you apply, please read our Youth Ambassadors information sheet (PDF) for further information about the programme.
To apply, please complete and submit the ONE Youth Ambassador application form. If you are living outside of the UK for the majority of 2022, unfortunately we won’t be able to accept your application.
Deadline for applications:
Sunday, 16 January (end of day).
Applications received after this date will not be considered. Therefore, endeavour to submit yours before the closing date if your are interested and qualified.