There isn’t a time limit to being an Ambassador but there is an age limit. When someone turns 26, they will become #iwill alumni. Each year we will contact all Ambassadors and ask them if they would like to continue with being an Ambassador or join the alumni group.
When you apply, you will be asked which country you will be applying for – England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales.
We would recommend choosing the nation where you spend most of your time. If you are chosen to become an Ambassador, there will be a chance to let us know that you would like to be connected to the work and opportunities in another nation as well.
There is not a set amount of time per week or month that Ambassadors must us use supporting the #iwill Movement. The opportunities offered to Ambassadors are wide-ranging and some will involve an ongoing commitment, others will be one-off. We understand the amount of time Ambassadors can give the Movement will differ at different times of the year and as their circumstances change.
Ambassadors are offered lots of different opportunities, some will be online, and some will be in-person events. Ambassadors can choose what they attend and if you would not like to or cannot travel for whatever reason, there will still be lots of ways for you to support and get involved with the #iwill Movement.
If you do ever travel in support of the #iwill Movement, all travel costs will be paid for you before you travel so you should not have to pay anything to participate as an Ambassador. Any accessibility support will be provided if required.
Yes, definitely! Opportunities for Ambassadors are wide ranging and if you are studying or working there will still be lots of chances, outside of the time you spend doing those important things, to be an active Ambassador and support the #iwill Movement.
While being a #iwill Ambassador is a recognition of the great work someone has done, it is also an ongoing role and so we ask that anyone being nominated is made aware so they can understand what the role will entail and be prepared to take it on if they are successful.
All applications will be told by email on Friday October 15th, on whether your application has been successful or unsuccessful. If you don’t become an #iwill Ambassador this year, there are other opportunities to stay connected to #iwill movement and share your passion for social action.
While we want to support all Ambassadors to continue their social action, becoming a #iwill Ambassador doesn’t come with funding for a social action project. There are other ways being an Ambassador can support you such as training, promoting your social action and connecting with other people doing similar things.
The #iwill fund gives out funding for social action, you can find out more information about the fund here and here.