Become a Take 12 Ambassador in Stoke Newington!
By JulieGK | Thursday, February 07, 2013, 13:42
Hackney Ambassadors is a fresh opportunity being offered to young people within the Hackney borough to contribute to the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy by volunteering with the Take 12 Challenge.
Take 12 Challenge is working with Hackney Council and is looking for individuals, aged between 16 and 25, to engage people to get physically active and to access the open spaces and sporting facilities right on their doorstep.
The Take 12 Challenge will be providing group training sessions to help the successful applicants plan the marketing strategies and methods that can be used in and around their local communities.
The Ambassadors will be provided with on-going support throughout the three month period with an e-mentoring system, culminating with guidance on incorporating their role into their CV and experience profile.
High-performing Ambassadors could have the chance to pass on their skills and experiences to the next wave of Ambassadors to be appointed in the summer.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, cabinet member for Health, Social Care and Culture said: "Hackney Ambassadors is a great opportunity for young people to showcase their passion and commitment to the local community and sport.
"Being an Ambassador is a chance to develop your skills and I would strongly encourage all who are interested to find out more and get involved."
Dennis Hone, Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation funding the scheme, said: "The Hackney Ambassadors programme is a great way for people living close to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to get involved in legacy now and help us to encourage people in Hackney to get more fit and active."
For more information visit www.take12.org/challenge. If you want to apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is midday Friday, February 15.