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OSPREY COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS 

About Osprey Community Ambassadors

Osprey Community Ambassadors (OCAs) design and facilitate opportunities for UNF students to participate in high impact, community-based service experiences in the Jacksonville community.  OCAs will contribute to the university-wide commitment to community engagement by participating in hands-on opportunities and intentional training by collaborating with their peers and the Jacksonville community.

OCAs will…

  • Develop meaningful and professional relationships with community partners
  • Cultivate their capacity to facilitate group conversations, lead reflection, and mentor peers
  • Gain skills in project development and implementation

OCAs serve as peer mentors for various Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) initiatives. This is a year-long commitment that begins in May and concludes in April of the following calendar year. OCAs are considered extensions of CCBL and are treated as paraprofessionals.

Expectations

  • OCAs will participate in all training sessions, programs, courses, meetings, and initiatives as determined by CCBL.
  • OCAs will conduct training sessions and presentations about Community-Based Learning.
  • OCAs will assist with Day of Service events for UNF members to participate.
  • OCAs will support data entry for co-curricular community engagement, via OspreyImpact.
  • OCAs will partake in training at various points throughout the year.
  • OCAs will assist with marketing of co-curricular engagement opportunities and CCBL initiatives.

Qualifications

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Current good standing status as an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at UNF
  • Knowledge and passion for community service, community development, and various social issues
  • Demonstrated leadership on UNF campus or in Jacksonville community
  • Self-motivation and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to lead a group of peers by creating a comfortable, safe, and inclusive environment

If you have questions, or would like to learn more about being an OCA, please contact the Center for Community-Based Learning, (904) 620-3545 or unfcares@unf.edu.