Young Ambassador Program


Our 2019/2020 application deadline: October 4th 2019

Our Young Ambassador Program was founded to recruit student leaders in Ventura County communities as advocates for advancing Habitat’s mission. The program will focus on the issue of generational poverty - a persistent barrier for future generations in achieving the American Dream. Habitat Ventura invites high school students in Ventura County to apply for the opportunity to work with this small group of high-achieving leaders. For more information, download our flyer HERE.

What are the benefits of being a Habitat Young Ambassador?

HFHVC’s Young Ambassador Program provides: 

  • Leadership development
  • Volunteer hours
  • Experience for your resume
  • Opportunities to establish relationships with community stakeholders
  • Hands-on experience with advocacy and community outreach 
  • Potential letter of recommendation from HFHVC

Who can apply for this program? 

We encourage all passionate high school students from Ventura County to apply for this program. The ambassador group will consist of 7 to 10 students of diverse backgrounds. All interested applicants must complete the online application by the deadline, and interviews will be conducted for our finalists. Students will be selected by HFHVC staff. 

We encourage students of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. At Habitat, we advocate to increase affordable housing and economic opportunity for everyone in need.

What will we do as a team? 

  • Plan and execute HFHVC presentations to Ventura County residents 
  • Coordinate publicity events 
  • Learn about nonprofit management 
  • Advocate for policies that create more housing for low income families 
  • Meet with local elected officials

What are the commitments? 

Ambassadors are required to attend all events scheduled for the program year, which runs from October 21, 2019 to May 31, 2020. Ambassadors are expected to actively participate in our community outreach and meetings with local representatives and attend all team meetings. 

 

Who can I contact for more information?

If you would like more information on our Youth Ambassador Program, call 805-485-6065 ext. 109 0r email hya@habitatventura.org