The Ambassador Program at Queens Botanical Garden
The Ambassador program is a select group of 12 to 15 people who represent their community in Queens, speak the language of that community, are active in its affairs, and have demonstrated leadership.
An Ambassador’s duties aren’t burdensome but they are important. First, an Ambassador represents and speaks for the Garden whenever he or she attends community affairs. Second, Ambassadors report back to the Garden their community’s needs and suggest ways the Garden can better serve their community.
Although an Ambassadorship is a volunteer position, it has many rewards:
· Excellent social, political, and business networking opportunities;
· Increased stature within your community;
· Great learning experience;
· A valuable professional credit for your resumé;
· Consideration for promotion to the Queens Botanical Garden’s Board of Trustees;
· Other Garden perks.
Most important of all, Ambassadors assist the Garden in its primary mission of promoting sustainability and global culture. In doing so, Ambassadors will make a valuable and significant contribution to improving the world they leave to their children and grandchildren. To be an Ambassador, you must:
· Speak your community’s language;
· Be active in community affairs;
· Attend a three-hour orientation at Queens Botanical Garden;
· Attend a dinner with the Garden’s Board of Trustees;
· And attend four meetings per quarter in your community – these can be business, fraternal, religious, or governmental meetings.
Queens Botanical Garden deeply appreciates your interest in the Ambassador program. We believe it will be one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences of your life. Thank you very much for your consideration.
Executive Director, Queens Botanical Garden
To apply, please send a Letter of Inquiry to Darcy Hector, Director of Marketing & Development.