Are you a student who wants to make a difference in the lives of orphaned and abandoned children? There are many ways in which you can help support our work: SOS Youth Ambassadors are volunteers that raise awareness, advocate for children and organize fundraisers. Fill out this form and send it to [email protected] to become an SOS Youth Ambassador today!
Why not host your own fundraising event? To see how to start, click here. Get as creative as you can and use your talents and skills to help raise money to support our work.
About SOS Youth Ambassadors
Youth Ambassadors have the opportunity to help ensure that children all over the world have loving homes, quality schools, medical care, and hope for the future – something many of us take for granted. Youth Ambassadors connect with others from across the country on special campaigns and projects.
In 2015, this includes joining forces with the Canadian Senator Jim Munson to ensure that young people from coast to coast share their views on why and how children without parental care must be integrated into the post-2015 United Nations sustainable development framework.
Meet Some Youth Ambassadors
Need some inspiration? See what these young people have done in their partnerships with SOS:
Hewan Wossene is a former student at the SOS School in Hawassa, Ethiopia. She now lives in Canada, and is raising funds to support the community that raised her. She will be visiting Ethiopia, and through her experience in film-making, she will be documenting her trip in a video.
Capri Everitt is a determined 10 year old girl with a powerful voice. She has travelled to 80 countries to sing their national anthem, raising her voice to help children without one, through SOS Children’s Villages.
Capri holds the Guinness World Record for Most national anthems sung in their host countries in one year. Click here to support Capri!
Divine Usabase grew up in the SOS Village in Muyinga, Burundi and later attended the Herman Gmeiner International College in Ghana. Now a student at McGill University, Divine has been a speaker and guest of honour at various events in Montreal and Ottawa where she shares her story.
What Would You Do?
- Raise awareness
- Participate in social media campaigns and organize fundraisers
- Speak up for children and youth in need, and present a fresh perspective
- Participate in the UN development debate, and share your ideas with the Canadian Senate
Why Do It?
Getting involved not only benefits the children of SOS Children’s Villages but can make a big contribution to your own success.
Here are some more reasons why:
- It feels good to know that you are making a difference.
- You can gain transferable skills through hands on experiences. Your involvement may lead you to discover and refine skills you didn’t know you had. It will grow your ability to communicate, advocate, think critically, organize, and manage events.
- Studies suggest that greater school involvement results in higher grades and a better learning experience.
- Organizing and participating in school initiatives and volunteer work looks great on your résumé!
- You will have the opportunity to build friendships and develop your network.
Please contact [email protected] for more information and resources, and to sign up as an SOS Youth Ambassador.