Why become an Ambassador?
It's a great way to give something back to our sport by acting as the local "face" of the Orienteering Foundation, promoting what we do and helping gather feedback to influence future policy and actions.
What's involved in being an Ambassador?
Doing whatever helps promote the Orienteering Foundation in your assigned Association, for example (as your time permits), making short presentations at Association or Club meetings / AGMs; discussing the Foundation's activities with other orienteers; seeking, and promoting the idea of making, grant applications. This requires you to keep well briefed about the Foundation's activities and being able to answer straightforward questions, relaying unusual or new questions to the Board for response. A thorough initial briefing is given. There will also be occasional but regular contact from the Board seeking feedback. Ambassadors are not expected to seek donations from current or potential donors.
The Ambassador programme is about to be launched and discussions are being held with various people who have expressed interest in becoming an Ambassador.
To complement our existing trustees we would welcome expressions of interest in becoming an Ambassador from people in the following Associations:
- North West
- Northern Ireland
- South Central
- West Midlands
- Yorkshire & Humberside
To express interest, ask questions or discuss the role in more detail, please contact the Chair (see here).