Calling All Alumni Volunteers
Here is all you need to know about becoming a CMMB Ambassador
So, you’re back from serving in the field! Some of you have been back weeks, others months, others years. And no matter how long it’s been since you served, where you served, or what you did, we still need you!
The truth is, the best way to find highly skilled, committed volunteers is by asking our former volunteers to help spread the word by becoming a CMMB Ambassador.
Field volunteering is only ONE way to get involved with CMMB! Your experiences speak directly to the work we do and the individuals we serve. Your stories have an impact beyond your experience in the field!
While you were in the field, you likely shared stories about your experiences, about the challenges and joys you encountered along the way. These stories were (and continue to be) one of our most valuable resources at CMMB. They provide a firsthand account of what life is like for the people we serve and why our work is so important.
Sharing stories is critical for our volunteer recruitment efforts, and also for helping us grow our global family. When people understand the need, they are more likely to get involved. And now that you are back, we need you to continue to raise awareness by sharing your stories, following us on all social media, and speaking to other interested volunteers!
There are so many possibilities when it comes to raising awareness, and CMMB is happy to help facilitate however we can!
The Easiest Way to Spread the Word?
This is probably one of the easiest ways to help. As you know, we continuously shares stories and updates from volunteers in the field on our social media platforms. When you like, share, or comment on our stories, you help spread our content to a wider audience!
How One Volunteer is Spreading the CMMB News!
During a trip home from the field, CMMB volunteer and Aurora Fellow, Joanna Oleksik, decided to reach out to her college and a few other people, unsure about whether or not people would be interested to learn about what she was doing. To her surprise, a number of people (including magazines, see above) responded, wanting her to share her story. She participated in a series of speaking events and was even featured in a magazine! These public events are key to recruiting professional and qualified volunteers who can make a real difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. Don’t be shy (or too humble). Tell your story!
If search for “volunteer opportunities” in google, you get 328 million results! That’s a little daunting. That’s why a voice from a friend can be really helpful. And, that’s where you come in. When you tell your friends, colleagues, universities or colleges about us, you help them and us! You help them find a trustworthy organization and you help us connect with other highly-skilled professionals.
Here are just a few of the amazing volunteers who came to CMMB thanks to referrals from people like you.
If you know someone who is interested in volunteering and bringing their skills to the field, please let us know! Remember, you don’t have to be a doctor or a nurse to serve, we are looking for public health professionals, communication and operation experts, allied health professionals, and people with experience in development and research to join our team.
We know…fundraising is challenging. It’s hard to ask people for money. But without it, there is not much we can do. Like UNICEF said, “Like us on Facebook and we will vaccinate zero children against polio.”
Dr. Helene Calvet Went the Extra 100 Miles To Fundraise For CMMB!
This past summer, Dr. Helene Calvet was in the process of training for a 101 mile bike race. Around the same time, she was preparing to attend the CMMB volunteer orientation as a guest speaker. After already volunteering on two medical mission trips, Dr. Helene had been looking for a way to continue her contribution to the communities CMMB serves. That’s when the idea hit her – what better way to combine her two passions (biking and volunteering) than by making her race a fundraiser! She contacted CMMB with her idea, and we helped her put together the resources to make it happen! We weren’t kidding when we said, Dr. Helene really did go the Extra 100 Miles.
Are you interested in fundraising?
Please complete the questionnaire below to inform our Volunteer Program team that you are interested in supporting us with one of the initiatives above or with one of your own!
After you click SUBMIT, our team will review it and reach out to schedule a time to discuss this opportunity with you.