Western Kentucky University

ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Student Ambassadors of Service

Ashley in Ghana

 

 

 

Apply by August 15th: Student Ambassadors of Service Applications (download)

Late applications may be accepted until August 22nd. Student Ambassadors of Service retreat is tentatively scheduled for August 23rd!!

Meetings are every other Monday at 5:00pm in Garrett 109 (The Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility)

 

About the Ambassadors

The purpose of the Student Ambassadors of Service (SAS) at Western Kentucky University is to increase awareness of social issues and community needs, while also identifying ways for students to get involved addressing those topics through a diverse set of programs and projects.

Student Ambassadors of Service also serve in an advisory capacity to the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships regarding its initiatives and programs affecting students. The SAS provide feedback on communications and marketing of meaningful service to students. The SAS speak to groups and organizations about meaningful service as well as coordinate programs to raise awareness on issues in the community.

 

Mission

The Student Ambassadors of Service seeks to increase awareness of social issues and community needs, while also identifying ways for students to get involved addressing those topics through a diverse set of programs and projects.

 

Student Ambassadors of Service members: 

Joanna Williams, Eric Wills, Bria Granville, Jazmin Walker, Whitney Marsh, Natalie Majors, Raymond Smith, Katherine Hall, Lejla Mehmedovic, Kurtis Spears, Daniel Banks, Erin Evans and Jennifer Casas.

 

Benefits of Membership:

Students who actively serve as a Student Ambassador of Service may gain valuable skills in the areas of team work, project development, public relations, marketing, and communications. The group is also a great opportunity to develop leadership and decision-making skills. Communication through various forms will be expected regularly, which will prove as an asset in any future career. Students who actively serve with the SAS for two years are eligible to receive the service medallion as recognition during graduation. Incentives are also provided throughout the year for participation in activities.

 

Student Participant Requirements:

Students should be in good standing at Western Kentucky University. Each member of the board is required to participate in two service events per semester coordinated through the ALIVE Center. Each student should speak to a minimum of one organization, class, or residence hall during the year. Students are expected to complete 14 hours of service each year. Service may include SAS activities, service-learning projects, participation in service-related activities, and/or volunteer service.Students are expected to respond regularly to email and/or telephone communication.Students should be available to attend meetings twice a month.

 

Time commitment:

Given the student participation requirements above, Student Ambassadors of Service can anticipate dedicating two hours each month to a business meeting, which equal to six meetings per semester at least one hour a semester to planning and speaking to a group, and hours related to service.

 

Selection process:

Participation as a Student Ambassador of Service is based on the ability to meet the requirements listed above in the description. Students may not be considered to participate if his/her schedule does not allow for attendance at meetings. Students are not expected to have previous experience in community service.

 

Meetings

Meetings are currently scheduled for every other Monday at 5:00pm in Garrett 109, the Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility.

 

Contact:

Those interested serving as a Student Ambassador of Service are asked to contact Aurelia Spaulding at aurelia.spaulding@wku.edu or 270-782-0082.

 Last Modified 5/1/14