Frequently Asked Questions
Who can serve as an Ambassador?
Anyone who believes in the Shatterproof mission and is passionate about educating others about the impact of addiction can apply to be an Ambassador. Candidates may include those in recovery, family members who have been affected by addiction, and passionate individuals who want to make an impact in their communities. Ambassadors are expected to have a fluid understanding of the organization’s mission, vision, and strategy. They should be able to persuasively articulate these elements in order to encourage more people to join the Shatterproof movement. They should also have the flexibility to travel in and around their local city and/or state during the work week and on weekends.
Why serve as an Ambassador?
Serving as an Ambassador will be a rewarding experience for anyone inspired by our mission to reduce the devastation the disease of addiction causes to families.
What are the benefits of being an Ambassador?
Benefits to joining the Shatterproof Ambassador Community include:
- Becoming a part of a supportive, united, hopeful and mission-driven community
- Access to helpful resources and Shatterproof staff support
- High-level experiential learning and ongoing professional development
- The opportunity to present at local (and possible national) speaking engagements
- Networking with other Ambassadors, experts in the addiction/recovery community, and everyday people who have been impacted by drug and alcohol addiction
- Recognition on the Shatterproof website, social media, and other communications
What kind of assignments are Ambassadors asked to complete?
Ambassadors may be asked to:
- Speak or give presentations
- Provide testimony to help with state and national advocacy efforts
- Share your story on video or with the press
Ambassadors will be asked to:
- Volunteer at Shatterproof events
- Assist in Shatterproof fundraising efforts
- Identify opportunities for Shatterproof event participation
- Engage in social media and blogs
Shatterproof will provide all of the resources and tools needed to ensure success. It is the responsibility of Ambassadors to make sure they stay well informed of Shatterproof’s progress, since they will be serving as a liaison between the organization and the general public.
What kind of commitment does the Ambassadors Program require?
Ambassadors are able to dedicate as much or as little time as they are able. Ambassadors may find there are several requests to get involved over a short period, while at other times there may be lulls without many requests.
Shatterproof may ask Ambassadors to attend an event on our behalf, while other times, Ambassadors will find local events on their own and identify ways for Shatterproof to be involved.
As part of the commitment to be an Ambassador, we expect Ambassadors to do the following:
- Represent Shatterproof at events and/or host educational or networking events
- Have regular online social media presence supporting the Shatterproof messages and programs
- Attend online professional development sessions