DFD Ambassadors serve as representatives of DFD in their local areas. They give presentations to a variety of groups in their areas, telling them about our special work. DFD Ambassadors are entrusted with the responsibility of representing DFD in a professional manner and raising the awareness of DFD's mission and programs.
History of the Ambassador Program
Our DFD Volunteer Ambassador program was announced in our November 2010 newsletter, the Canine Listener, and we were thrilled with the response we received. We currently have over 30 Ambassadors that have been screened, trained, and are giving presentations in their areas. Just like we had hoped, when they do one presentation, someone invariably comes up and asks them to talk to another group that he/she belongs to - what a fantastic ripple effect!
Application & Screening Process
All of our Ambassadors fill out an extensive application and then go through screening that includes a background check. Once approved, each new Ambassador is sent a detailed manual with information about DFD, frequently asked questions, a Power Point presentation to show (if they choose to), and a supply of various forms and papers to hand out. We want our Ambassadors prepared so they can do the best possible job of representing DFD.
If you are interested in becoming a DFD Ambassador, you may use the convenient webform below to contact us for an application.
The goal of our Ambassador program is to have volunteers who are able to help us spread word about DFD and the many life-changing and life-saving services our specially trained dogs provide. The second step is, then, for the Ambassador to encourage these people to help DFD by becoming part of our DFD family and making donations - large or small - to help us continue and grow.
Would YOU like to help?
Currently we have California, Oregon, Washington, and North Carolina fairly well covered with Ambassadors, but we would like to get more Ambassadors from other parts of the country. If you enjoy public speaking, and if you would like to volunteer to help DFD in this special way, please fill out the webform below to request an application.