More opportunities to arise with new Ambassador Program

MentoringWorks hoping to increase community engagement with volunteer position
Published: Jul. 27, 2020 at 8:57 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A new program has been approved at MentoringWorks which is geared toward promoting the mission of the organization and furthering community engagement.

The Ambassador Program is a volunteer position for anyone at least 21 years old and is an opportunity for MentoringWorks to have its ears to the ground in the communities it serves.

Ambassadors will be in the community looking for fundraising opportunities, event, speaking and potential growth opportunities by interacting with the community, other businesses and organizations, or other groups members may serve on.

“We want them to be our voice,” Brady Kerkman, the Executive Director of MentoringWorks, said.”We want them to speak on behalf of who MentoringWorks is.”

MentoringWorks holds two or three fundraisers per year, which will serve as opportunities for these ambassadors to make connections and represent MentoringWorks and the services it provides Clay, Webster, Nuckolls and Adams counties.

Formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters, MentoringWorks will encourage Ambassadors to attend board meetings, do any sort of shadowing and interact with the organization in as many ways as possible.

“It creates opportunities for more programming. More programming means more opportunities to enhance the lives of young adults in Hastings and surrounding communities,” Kerkman said. “So, really, it’s about exploring new avenues.”

The next event for MentoringWorks is Chip In For Kids! 2020 at Elks Golf Course on Friday, July 31.

The program was approved by the Board on Monday, July 20. Anyone interested can call (402) 463-5652.

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