About the Coastal Ambassadors

The Southeast Coastal Ambassadors are a special group of volunteers that are actively engaged and educated in the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s work and projects. Ambassadors serve as representatives of the federation at festivals, programs and other outreach events. Ambassadors have the flexibility to participate in events of their choosing whether it be our education programs, outreach events or restoration efforts. Benefits of being an ambassador include monthly trainings, special field trips and recognition through T-shirts and name tags.

At the end of each month, the federation hosts an evening program meeting at the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center. The program is designed to be fun and interactive, allowing volunteers to socialize with one another while learning more about the work of the federation and the coastal environment.

Those who wish to become Coastal Ambassadors are required to attend an orientation session held at 5:30 p.m. before the evening program meetings. Ambassadors are required to attend at least three trainings per year and represent the federation at a minimum of three events. This program is for people 16 years or older.

Register for an upcoming training
Wed 20
Responsibilities
  • Develop a personal elevator speech to engage people on the work of the federation.
  • Greet people and hand out federation publications at events and programs.
  • Direct people to federation staff for questions you are unsure of.
  • Collect emails from people interested in learning more about the federation and volunteer opportunities.
  • Coordinate with the coastal outreach specialist on event details, scheduled shifts and any set up/break down of equipment and materials.
  • Check monthly e-mails to sign up for shifts you are interested in and able to work for upcoming events. 
  • Once program participants attend the orientation, three trainings and volunteer at three events, they will receive a coastal ambassador T-shirt and nametag.

To learn more about the Coastal Ambassador program contact Bonnie Mitchell, coastal outreach specialist, at bonniem@nccoast.org or 910-509-2838 ext. 204.