What is meant by IDF Social Ambassadorship? What do Social Ambassadors do?
A Social Ambassador is a Goodwill Ambassador.
Some of the areas they can help in are:
Why do we need Social Ambassadors?
Who can be a Social Ambassador?
Where should a Social Ambassador be?
IDF social responsibility programmes.
A planned promotion is the need of the hour. A complete communication plan that helps reach state-wise, district-wise areas and going further down to towns and cities or a group of villages etc. is required. The untapped areas that present potential have to be explored. It is no doubt a Herculean task and things have to be planned by jointly working on the same and generating ideas. Ad-hoc arrangements as at present may go on as stop gap arrangements.
When is the Social Ambassador needed?
Social Ambassadors are urgently needed everywhere. Goodwill creation is the basic need. This will lead to acceptance of IDF philosophy and will help provide further support in various ways.
What’s in it for Social Ambassadors?
The reward in terms of fulfillment of social objectives and making a difference in people’s lives is incomparable to any monetary rewards/ incentives. The perks at IDF include a greater awareness of one’s capabilities and hidden talents or potential.
A free hand is given in generating ideas. Even the sky’s not the limit! Creativity and novel ways of accomplishing tasks are encouraged.
A platform for social work is provided. It is a forum for exchange of ideas and helps in the contribution towards humanitarian causes.
As we learn and discover newer things about society and ourselves, we grow as human beings. It leads to a heightened awareness of one’s self and helps in all-round personality development.
There are opportunities to work on various existing and new projects of IDF. It facilitates interaction with other Social Ambassadors, Volunteers, IDF employees and 3rd parties. This fosters team spirit and synergy.
A chance to interact with other NGOs, IDF’s partners or collaborators, schools, colleges, corporates etc. is provided. Thus, liaising with people from different walks of life helps build strong interpersonal skills.
There’s a lot of learning – helps develop skills in various areas: event management (complete planning, organizing, executing and monitoring); budgeting (forecasting the expenditure to be incurred, collecting funds, disbursement and maintaining accounts for the same); coordinating and delegating (overseeing the entire plan or program and effective allocation of work); negotiating (with partners or any other party to obtain a cost effective plan); promotion (tele marketing; meeting people directly through door-to-door or other means; creating awareness); providing feedback and sharing experiences (through the media e.g. writing press releases, writing in Joint Action, spreading the message through Facebook, Twitter or the blog).
It’s all about giving – whether you are able to devote your time, whether you are able to expend all energy and effort, whether you are competent to get in funds, whether you can lend a helping hand and a cheerful smile; any such contribution is welcome at IDF. Opportunities to serve are endless.
How will society at large benefit?
Most children and patients dealt with yearn for attention. Your time, presence and support can make a world of a difference.
Contribution in terms of creating awareness can help in spreading health awareness about causes close to IDF like leprosy, TB, cancer, HIV Aids and blindness. Help in the area of education provides a future to the underprivileged children in society. Schools are educated about IDF and this helps in generating funds. Your contribution and help in setting up and carrying out work at the Bal Gurukuls provides a ray of sunshine and hope to those less fortunate. Awareness is knowledge and knowledge leads to action.
Rural development is also one of the areas of focus at IDF. You can contribute to rural development through help with training programmes conducted. Rural well-
being for women through social and health welfare are other areas of work. This helps provide opportunities of self-employment to the people in rural areas.Together, we can make a difference and bring about change!
Those desirous of becoming an IDF Social Ambassador may write to [email protected] OR [email protected]