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Community Ambassadors

SPSFNWA Community Ambassadors is made up of supporters who display qualities of leadership, expertise, wisdom, and community contacts which can build the effectiveness and reputation of the organization.  New prospective members complete an application and then meet with the CEO and may renew annually as often as they wish to remain involved. 

Purpose:

Community Ambassadors serve to unite diverse volunteers who will work together to support and help advance the mission of SPSFNWA by building relationships with community partners and individuals to increase financial support and promote awareness of the organization’s programs and services.

Responsibilities & Expectations: 

Each member is asked to participate in a minimum of four (4) activities to support the organization during the course of the year (striving for more is always encouraged).

Options include:

  • Attend quarterly Ambassador meetings 
  • Participate in applicant interviews (held annually in April, July & November)
  • Adopt recipient(s) for Festival of Giving (annually in December)
  • Support the organization’s fundraising activities 
  • Serve on a volunteer committee
  • Speak on behalf of the organization at community events
  • Serve as honorary hosts of SPSFNWA special events
  • Contribute an individually agreed upon amount annually through a personal gift 
  • Contribute skills and resources for SPSFNWA events and activities
  • Promote SPSFNWA to others who might be interested in supporting our organization

Estimated Commitment: 2 hours, 2-3 times annually. Ambassadors will be asked to renew their ambassador agreements annually. SPSFNWA’s Responsibilities to Community Ambassadors:

  • Volunteer orientation for all members
  • Create and send meeting notices and agendas 
  • Maintain records and notes of all meetings
  • Send quarterly updates regarding SPSFNWA’s current happenings and volunteer opportunities
  • Direct activities and focus of the meetings to ensure alignment with SPSFNWA’s mission, vision, and values 

You can download an application and send it to Tyler B. Clark, Chief Executive Officer, tyler@spsfnwa.org or call 479-254-8550 ext. 111 for more information.

You can download an application and send it to Sara Stripling, Program and Development Manager, sara@spsfnwa.org or call 479-254-8550 ext. 102 for more information. 

SPSFNWA Alumni Network

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA’s Alumni Network is comprised of graduates of the SPSF programs who display qualities of leadership, expertise, wisdom, and community contacts which can be used to build the effectiveness and reputation of SPSFNWA and its current recipients. 

Prospective members complete an application and then meet with the Chief Programs Officer and may renew annually as often as they wish to remain involved. 

Purpose:

The Alumni Network serves to unite diverse graduates who will work together to support and help advance the mission of SPSFNWA by encouraging current recipients, contributing to the sustainability and long-term success of the program, and building relationships with community to increase financial support and promote awareness of SPSFNWA. 

Responsibilities & Expectations:

Each member is asked to participate in a minimum of FOUR activities during the year. The Alumni Network is encouraged to connect with each other as feels appropriate. Activities may include:

  • Attend quarterly (or semi-annual) Network meetings 
  • Adopt a recipient for Festival of Giving (annually in December)
  • Support the organization’s fundraising activities 
  • Serve on a volunteer committee
  • Raise awareness of SPSFNWA throughout the community
  • Speak on behalf of SPSFNWA at community events
  • Contribute an individually agreed upon amount annually through a personal gift if you are able
  • Contribute skills and resources for SPSFNWA events and activities; (i.e., share your story for SPSF’s marketing, help with special events, etc.) 
  • Encourage current recipients and refer applicants

Estimated Commitment: 2-4 hours, four times annually, however more volunteer time is always encouraged.. Alumni are asked to renew their agreements annually.

SPSFNWA’s Responsibilities to the Alumni Network:

  • Volunteer orientation for all members
  • Send quarterly updates regarding SPSFNWA’s current happenings and volunteer opportunities
  • Provide oversight to ensure alignment with SPSFNWA’s mission, vision, and values

Volunteers

Volunteers are pivotal to the success of our students. At SPSFNWA we utilize volunteers to mentor our scholars, serve on our Community Leadership Council and Board of Directors, interview scholarship applicants, and to assist at special events. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization.

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