The main part of the SLV.Global Ambassador role is to raise awareness of SLV.Global at your university or college. This can be done in a variety of ways, so there are varying levels of commitment to fit around your busy schedule.
Use this as your go-to guide during your time as an SLV.Global Ambassador, everything from the tasks to payments are explained here.
It's important to remember that to be a successful SLV.Global Ambassador you'll need to collect the contact details for everyone that you speak with at any of the below events that you organise or host. For each of your contacts who applies to join one of our placements, we will compensate you for spreading the SLV.Global love so liberally.
SLV.Global Ambassador Payments
Below is the SLV.Global Ambassador payments structure which we have designed to ensure that you are getting compensated for all of your hard work.
Click here to see an example!
|£50||✅||Claudia organised an info session at her university in September, which was hosted by SLV.Global staff|
|£50||✅||Claudia got an email sent round to all students promoting the info session|
|£50||✅||Claudia represented SLV.Global at the Psychology Careers fair|
|£50||✅||Claudia got an article published in the Tab (student publication)|
|£50||✅||Claudia arranged a sponsored quiz night for the Psychology Society|
|£50||✅||Claudia hosted her own info session in February targeting masters students|
|£225||✅||Claudia collected 120 contacts throughout the year and 45 submitted an application form - woop!|
|£625||🙌||The total amount Claudia made from her time as a SLV.Global Ambassador|
As mentioned previously, there will also be the opportunity for bonuses along the way too, so keep your eyes on your inbox and on the SLV.Global Ambassador Facebook group, as we will contact you to let you know about these epic opportunities. Sound good? We thought so too! We're SO excited to have you on board as one of our Ambassadors and can't wait to see all the creative and cool stuff you get up to.
Ambassador payments are processed at the end of every month and you will receive an email with a breakdown of how much you are going to be paid. You should therefore expect to receive the money in your bank account at the beginning of the following month.
Once you’ve been assigned your SLV.Global Ambassador Supervisor and had an initial phone call, we can get your SLV.Global Ambassador Starter Pack sent off in the post for you. The starter pack will contain flyers, posters and everything that you'll need to complete the following tasks and earn that first £100. There may even be a few surprises! If you do not receive your pack after your phone call with your SLV.Global Ambassador Supervisor, please get in touch and let us know.
Once you have completed the 4 tasks below, please fill in the SLV.Global Ambassador form on your SLV.Global Ambassador portal and we will pay you for your hard work!
✓ Put up posters & flyers
This can be in the Psychology or Careers department with your contact details on - you could also put up posters to promote any events that you are planning. Include your email address and a sign up sheet for students to express their interest in the placements and we can email them with more information. We will be able to provide you with a poster template that you can edit to make relevant to yourself and your university. You can always ask a lecturer if you could put them in a lecture hall for students to pick up.
✓ Give us a contact from your school or college
We have found that it sometimes takes a while for a future volunteer to decide to join us on placement, so we are going to start letting 16-18 year olds know about our opportunities sooner rather than later! So that we can get the ball rolling, it would be great if you could provide us with the contact details for a Psychology tutor or department head that could help us to spread the SLoVe!
✓ Shout out in a lecture or seminar
Let you lecturer or professor know you want to give SLV.Global a quick shout out in one of your lectures or seminars. You can provide students with a brief description of SLV.Global, let everyone know that you have been out on a placement and that if anyone has any questions they can get in touch - you will be able to find all of the information that you need on your portal. Leave some flyers with your email address on for people to collect as they leave. You can find a short set of slides on your SLV.Global Portal that you can add your own pictures to and use in a lecture shoutout.
✓ Upload 15+ contacts
After completing a lecture shout out, event or even just putting up posters, you will start collecting those all important contacts! As soon as you have contacts you can upload them to your contact list on your SLV.Global Portal, and we will take care of the rest! Don't forget to upload them as soon as possible though, so we can send you some ££$$! Remember, the more contacts the better!
SLV.Global Event Ambassador
Fancy stepping it up a gear? Becoming an SLV.Global Event Ambassador is the best way to earn some extra cash at the same time as telling your fellow students about what we do and what your experience with us was like. All of the following are additional event opportunities available for you to get cash money from us to say "thank you"! If you want to get creative, please do! We’re always keen to hear about new ways to reach students and spread the SLV.Global word.
Along with compensating you for each event you take part in, we will also send you an SLV.Global Event Ambassador Pack, with extra merchandise to help you promote your event. If you are keen to get involved in the below tasks just fill out the form on your SLV.Global Portal.
✓ Host an info session
Give fellow students more information about our placements and an opportunity to ask questions by holding an info session. To get the ball rolling, book a lecture hall or tutorial room to hold the info session in. Just fill in the short form on your portal with the session details and we can take it from there.
Alternatively, if you don’t fancy speaking in front of students you can work behind the scenes and organise an information session by booking a room to host it in, help to promote the talk and we will be able to organise someone else to speak at it.
✓ Get an email sent out to fellow students
See if one of the Psychology or careers department members can send an email to all Psychology students with information about SLV.Global and our placements. Please include your contact details so that students can get in touch with any questions they may have. Let us know if you are planning on sending out an email, as the content needs to be approved by the team, and ensure that you include your profile link so that we can track if anyone requests more information or applies to join a placement. This task will be limited to one email sent per semester.
✓ Source a sponsored event
Find an event at your university that we can sponsor and help us to organise the sponsorship requirements. This could be anything from a pizza party, to a fundraiser for a mental health charity, to an event with the Psychology Society - try to be as creative as possible! You can put posters up, hand out flyers and put our logo and links on any social media or emails that promote the event.
✓ Publish an article
We love reading about your placement and of course seeing your photos - universities love it too! Your article could be posted on a student website, the university press or a website dedicated to Psychology. So that we can make sure that your article is as best as it can be, make sure to send us a draft before it is published, otherwise you may miss out on $$$! Click here for a few examples.
✓ University organised fairs & event
We regularly get approached by universities and societies inviting us to various fairs and events that take place throughout the academic year and we love to send SLV.Global Ambassadors to represent us! However, as you spend more time at the university than we do, you might be the first to hear about an event. If so, please get in touch with us before agreeing to go as we may be out of place at a general careers fair, being a volunteering organisation.
Any university organised events need to be approved before any payments can be made. To do this, we need at least 2 weeks notice of an event. We want each of your events to be as successful as possible, and this time leading up to the event can be used to do some extra advertising to make sure the event is as well attended as possible. You would be welcome to go to an event if you really want to but we wouldn’t always pay you to go - it could be a fantastic opportunity for you to collect contacts, which we would pay you for if any apply.
The event could be careers, volunteering or psychology-focused and are a great opportunity to chat with students and to tell them about your time with us on placement.
✓ Above & beyond
Feel free to hold any additional information sessions, activities, events, fairs - the list is endless! The more you do the more you get, it’s a win/win situation! If you choose to do any additional events, try to speak to a different group of students, maybe another year group? Whilst the majority of our volunteers are from a psychology background and still studying or newly graduated, we still love to speak with postgraduate students or students who are studying subjects such as Education, Sociology, etc. Just let us know what you are planning on doing and we will be able to help where we can and ensure that you get any payments you’re due.
Please provide your SLV.Global Ambassador Supervisor with all of the event details, minimum 2 weeks before the big day! We need these details ASAP so that we can help you to be as successful as possible within the SLV.Global Ambassador role.
Complete any of the necessary pre-event forms on your SLV.Global Ambassador Portal so that we know what you’re planning!