What is the Ambassador Program?

So what exactly is the ambassador program?  

Safe Harbor Ambassadors are highly trained volunteers who can represent Safe Harbor at community outreach events such as fundraisers, tabling events, speaking engagements and other outreach activities that may arise. Another essential role of the Ambassadors is guiding our outreach efforts for example, helping us identify communities we are not reaching and help us provide meaningful outreach to them. We also rely on the help of Ambassadors for our material distribution efforts, such as taking Safe Harbor brochures and posters to strategic locations. There is a lot of room for flexibility and creativity and we like for Ambassadors to focus on the areas in which they are passionate! We meet once a month on the last Tuesday of the month for team-building and updates on Safe Harbor happenings. These meetings are not mandatory; I also communicate with the group via email to keep everyone up-to-date. 

Based on your interests and schedule, Ambassadors can do any of these activities:

  • Ambassadors can represent SH at short speaking engagements, health fairs and share information about our services with their network 
  • Initiate and facilitate “In Her Shoes” workshops, 
  • Host a viewing party and discussion of a movie highlighting DV
  • Offer to speak to coworkers or other groups you’re active in about DV and SH 
  • Can share ideas for content on our social media and can write on our blog 
  • Survivor Ambassadors can share their stories/ perspectives  
  • Culturally aware and racially sensitive 
  • Attend monthly meetings* 
  • If you have an idea that is not on this list, talk to Ana and lets make it happen! 

 

Goals of Ambassador program 

  • 1) Connect: engage with a wide range of individuals and groups in the community 
  • 2) Educate & Inform: Raise awareness and educate about DV, its impact on individuals and the community, and the various programs and services  
  • 3) Inspire Action: Create a ripple effect of advocacy, action and support for victims and survivors of DV 

 

Expectations (model our guiding principles) 

  • Somethings you can expect from Safe Harbor: 
    • Helpful tools, resources, and ongoing support 
    • Acknowledgment as an Ambassador and advocate 
    • Flexibility to work with Safe Harbor staff to do outreach in ways that fit with your passions and skills 
  • A few things we expect from Safe Harbor Ambassadors:  
    • Be knowledgeable about domestic violence and Safe Harbor services 
    • Be committed to the Safe Harbor Ambassador program  
    • Help guide our outreach efforts  
    • Embody our guiding principles when representing Safe Harbor 
    • Work closely with Safe Harbor staff on outreach activities 
    • Be respectful of each other, of Safe Harbor staff, and community members