That’s why we established the Living Opportunities Ambassador Program. Our ambassadors play a crucial role in expanding our circle of friends and building a community of support that gives hundreds of people who experience disabilities a chance for independent living and greater quality of life here in the Rogue Valley.
Living Opportunities relies on a person-to-person outreach strategy to build community support for our mission. It’s all about relationships.
We have seen time and time again that once an individual has the opportunity to experience the work we do firsthand, the decision to support us becomes an easy one.
AS AN AMBASSADOR, you will have the opportunity to advocate on behalf of individuals living with disabilities. You can be their voice in the community, informing your personal circle about why it’s so important to include individuals living with disabilities in our workplaces, neighborhoods, and daily life.
For our organization, support comes in many ways—it could be:
• volunteering in our art studio
• donating to support a new initiative
• helping out at one of our community events—the possibilities are endless!
Potential supporters are more likely to attend our learning events if they are extended a personal invite from a friend, colleague, family member, or community leader. This is why the Ambassador Program is so important
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
An ambassador is a…
ADVOCATE By inviting friends, family, and other people in your personal network to our events, you help raise awareness about including individuals with disabilities in our communities.
CONNECTOR You will introduce the work of Living Opportunities to the community, helping us to cast a wider net for potential support.
ENDORSER You share your positive experience to help others feel more comfortable and willing to attend one of our events for the first time.
Your responsibilities include…
Introducing 10 new people to Living Opportunities during the year by having them join one of our monthly Lunch & Learn sessions.
How you achieve this goal is flexible. You could invite two guests to five lunch sessions over a year, or host your own event with 10 new people so all your guests can join in the fun together.
When one of your guests expresses interest in being involved, we hope you will help us build an ongoing relationship by continuing to engage them with the work of Living Opportunities—invite them to volunteer, attend an annual event with you, etc.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Living Opportunities Ambassador!
All Ambassadors will be recognized on our website and in our newsletters to celebrate your outstanding efforts and contributions.
For more information on becoming a Living Opportunities Ambassador, please contact Jim Norris at Jim@livingopps.org.
These Ambassadors play a crucial role in expanding our circle of friends and building a community of support:
Cheryl Baumgarten – Long Term Care, Medicare & Life Insurance Agent – Long Term Care-The Talk
Alexis Hodel – Membership Development Director – The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County
Kathleen McKinnis – Administrative Relations Specialist – Inn & Out Gardens
Rhonda Robertson – Director – Visiting Angels
Juan Salles – SME Coach – SME Pros
Robin Norris– John L Scott
Kendra Smith – Innovative Marketing Specialist – KTVL News10 & CW11 – Sinclair Broadcast Group
Living Opportunities, Inc. was founded in 1974 to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our mission is to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live in the same neighborhoods, work for the same employers, and share in the same experiences to which we all aspire.