Do you want to change the lives of children? Keen to work with one of the biggest not-for-profit’s in the world?

2020 World Vision Sanitarium Ambassador applications are now open!

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

We are seeking three passionate youth advocates to join World Vision as full-time 40 Hour Famine Ambassadors in 2020 (February – August).

These paid roles, based in Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch, will see you create lasting change for children around the world by getting Kiwi kids excited about the 40 Hour Famine. Your journey will start with a trip overseas to one of the countries where we work – seeing first-hand the life-changing work you’re now a part of with World Vision. Then you’ll share your experiences with schools and churches around Aotearoa and encourage them to get involved in making a difference for kids living in poverty by doing the 40 Hour Famine.
This role will not only create lasting change in the lives of vulnerable children around the world, but your own life will be transformed working with and for these kids. You will make change happen for Kiwis, and families around the world by being a part of the global reach and impact of World Vision.

Key skills and experience required:
  • A passion for helping vulnerable children all over the world.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills - confident presenter, ability to connect and engage with different audiences, excellent storyteller, familiarity with Microsoft Office tools.
  • Recent experience leading the 40 Hour Famine in either your school/ youth group/ church setting.
  • Ability to take direction and willingness to work in a team as well as work independently.
  • Willingness to be featured in media and public promotional materials.
  • Focused and committed, with a strong sense purpose.
  • Alignment with the values and mission of World Vision.
  • Requirement to be available for the dates below:
    • December 2019, ~3 days in Auckland for pre-departure training .
    • December 2019, for up to 2 weeks international travel .
    • Mid-January 2020, ~3 days travel debrief and marketing requirements in Auckland.
    • Mid-Feb 2020, contract begins, ending in mid-August.

  • Desirable – prior travel to developing countries.

Apply now!

Complete the form below, applications close Sunday 4th August, 2019.







Tell us about you!*
On no more than an A4-size page, show us why you are passionate about social justice and what impact you created in the 40 Hour Famine 2019. You can use up to 300 words, graphics, drawing, pictures and/or quotes. We want to know what makes you unique, so complete this section in your own way. The only rule is to stay within an A4-sized page. Please upload your masterpiece as a pdf.

Are you camera ready?*
Part of being a World Vision Sanitarium Ambassador is communicating key messages on video. Please record a short video (no more than 2 minutes), of you speaking directly to the camera. This video should clearly display your ability to communicate effectively and authentically. Your video topic: 'Why young Kiwis should participate in the 40 Hour Famine this coming year'.

Letter of recommendation:*
Please upload a letter of recommendation that has been written by someone who has known you for two or more years. They need to have seen you in the role of a leader and communicator. Make sure they include their name, contact number, relationship to you (note this cannot be a member of your family) and how long they have known you. The letter is to be no longer than 300 words providing details around your character, your leadership,communication skills and willingness to learn (any tangible examples would be appreciated).


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