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Totara Hospice Youth Ambassador Programme

Join our Youth Ambassador Programme today!

The programme is open to students from years 7 through to year 13, as well as school leavers up to the age of 21.

The Youth Ambassador programme provides young people with valuable experience in leadership, public speaking and events. The Youth Ambassadors play an important role in positively raising the profile of Totara Hospice in the local community and encouraging other young people to become involved with Hospice.

Our current Head Youth Ambassador, Fangafua Po’oi, is in her final year of school and taking on her first year as lead after volunteering with us since 2014. She enjoys knowing her efforts are making a difference and the different opportunities it has presented her; including talking to a wide range of people and working as part of a team at events and fundraising initiatives.

I can’t wait to get out there and do more for Hospice at a different level with this new role,” - Fanga’fua Po’oi

Over a 12 month period you must commit to:

  • Volunteering at a minimum of 2 Hospice events
  • Volunteering for 2 shifts at one of the Totara Hospice Community Appeals.
  • Being pro-active in spreading the word of Totara Hospice amongst your peers, family and friends.
  • Engaging in regular communication between the Totara Hospice Fundraising department and other Youth Ambassadors, via email and phone, occasionally meetings and social media, if applicable.
  • Providing input into new ideas for developing awareness and raising funds for Totara Hospice. This could be event ideas, fundraising ideas, video, brochure, Social Media competition or public speaking.

Opportunities and Benefits to Ambassadors:

  • Share new fundraising ideas and drive new initiatives.
  • Meet and greet some of the various staff members that work at Hospice and learn about their roles, plus key supporters and business partners that support Totara Hospice.
  • Develop skills such as communication, event management, compassion and leadership through mentoring.
  • Volunteer and add great value to your CV.
  • Give back to the community and feel a sense of fulfilment in helping those families who need it the most.

To apply to become a Junior Youth Ambassador or a Youth Ambassador you must currently be attending an Auckland Intermediate or Secondary School.

To apply to become a Senior Youth Ambassador you must have left school and be under the age of 21.

Application Forms and Information:

Please fill in the appropriate application form and once completed you can send back:

Scan and email to renee.pickering@hospice.co.nz

Via Post to: 

Attn: Renee Pickering
Totara Hospice South Auckland
PO Box 75560, Manurewa,
Auckland 2243

Or you are more than welcome to drop off the form to:

Attn: Renee Pickering
Totara Hospice South Auckland
140 Charles Prevost Drive, The Gardens
Auckland 2105