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Youth Ambassador Scheme

Become a youth ambassador and make a difference

Join our Youth Ambassador Scheme and become part of a community of like-minded young people throughout the South West.

Working alongside NSSW staff, you’ll develop transferable employability skills while building your self-confidence. You’ll also ensure that student voices from your school are heard, while informing your peers of useful resources and upcoming events. You’ll also provide support to your in-school coordinator.

With a positive attitude, you’ll make a real difference to others in your school by being a role model and a motivating force.

Your role

As a committed youth ambassador, you’ll have the option to get involved in a range of activities, such as peer mentoring, marketing, presenting, and more. As a result, you’ll develop the communication, organisation, and leadership skills that will enrich your CV and personal statement.

Could you see yourself supporting in the following areas of responsibility?

  • Being an aspirational role model
  • Being a promoter of NSSW events and activities
  • Being a presenter
  • Being a community ambassador
  • Being a helper of operations

How about assisting with these tasks?

  • Peer encouragement and gathering feedback
  • Promoting toolkits, online resources and guides
  • Public speaking and assemblies
  • Creating content for communications, such as a newsletter, social media and blogs
  • Updating noticeboards and information zones
  • Printing and organising documents

If becoming a youth ambassador appeals to you, find out how to get involved below.

How can I join?

Your in-school coordinator will decide which year groups will participate in this program for your school. For more information about the opportunities in your school, eligibility, or to make an application, please speak with your NSSW in-school coordinator or contact us directly at nextstepssw@plymouth.ac.uk

If instructed to do so, you may need to fill out one of our application forms which can be found here:

Application for KS4 (secondary)

Application for KS5 (sixth-form/college)

Supporting you

Youth ambassadors will be provided with ongoing support and resources. Your involvement will be recognised by the wearing of a NSSW badge to symbolize that you are a trusted member of our team and are ‘happy to help’.

Each ambassador is given a skills passport so you can map your skills development and job experiences. Each page in the passport is designed to guide you through your different job responsibilities and help you recognise the competencies you are developing in each situation. Use it to review your strengths, concerns and areas of improvement, and as a record for referring to when writing future applications. This log of your soft skills is useful when completing your Skills Map on Careerpilot.

Your in-school coordinator will use the log to comment on your contribution and this will become valuable evidence of your skills and experience.

Download your Youth Ambassador Skills Passport here.

YA blog competition – open until Friday 10th January

Do you have a way with words? Want to show off your creativity and have your work published on our website? How about the chance to win a prize?

We are looking for youth ambassadors to submit a 200-300 word piece of writing in the form of a blog. If you think you’ve got what it takes, click on the link below to find out more.

Youth Ambassador blog competition

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