What is it?
An ambassador is someone in your school or college who would like to be a representative for the Hospice. We started this scheme in 2013 with the simple aim of giving pupils and students who want to go the extra mile for the Hospice a role, and the recognition they deserve.
It is aimed at senior pupils in primary and secondary schools and college students who want to help. There are a few things that we ask all of our ambassadors to do, such as:
- Visit the Hospice at some point during the year
- Help us raise awareness of the Hospice, for example promoting Hospice Care Week
- Come to one of our fundraising events or organise your own fundraising activity at school, college or in your community
- Learn about the Hospice and the services we offer
- Tell people about the difference the Hospice makes to patients and their loved ones.
What do ambassadors get from being involved?
- They are given a Hospice Ambassador badge to wear with pride
- An achievement certificate for their portfolio
- In S5 and S6, they can gain a bronze, silver or gold award and badge
- Learn skills to add to job applications
- Experiences to add to UCAS forms
- Volunteering opportunities
- Support from our Schools, Colleges and Communities team
- Transferable life skills