The Ambassador membership program was established to help execute special WADE functions and represent at events both Distance education institutions and elsewhere. WADE Ambassadors are volunteers who serve without compensation and they are drawn from all academic disciplines. Attempts are made to recruit an equal number of WADE membership from each alumni college and universites.
Duties of WADE Ambassadors
WADE Ambassadors members may be called upon to represent the WADE at social functions and distance education events, to help plan and execute WADE functions; and to serve as VIP handlers.
Ambassadors are expected to study and master information on the WADE and its history, to attend regularly scheduled meetings for continuing training and instruction, and to conduct themselves at all times - not merely during the actual performance of duties - according to the highest standards of personal integrity and decorum.
All assignment announcements will be sent via e-mail. In most cases, you will have 24 hours to respond if you are interested in signing up for an assignment. Because we often have more volunteers than we have spaces to offer, please indicate the following when replying:
Why you would be the best candidate for the job?
Your special interests, language abilities, related fields of study, international experience, etc., that would assist you with a particular assignment.
This will help us select ambassadors for assignments. In some cases, you may just have the time and want to help, and that is okay too.
In short, anything that you can tell us that would assist us in making the job assignments will be greatly appreciated. For most events, we will take names for a backup list, just in case someone is needed at the last minute.
All WADE Ambassadors are required to participate in a minimum of one different assignments. One of these assignments must be a group tour; the other may be a WADE event, VIP tour or any other WADE Ambassador opportunity. We encourage active participation in as many events as your schedule will allow. Ambassadors who fail to comply with this rule may be dropped from the Ambassador membership program.
It is the Ambassadors responsibility to keep track of the number of events in which he or she participates in order to maintain active status in the program. At the end of each specific time, we will review participation records and send an e-mail will be sent to each Ambassador who failed to meet the minimum requirements.