Co-operation Ireland will train 500 Co-operation Ireland Future Leaders over the initial five years of the programme. In order to achieve this initial target and to continue to develop the programme beyond the initial five-year pilot to extend its reach and impact, we need your support.
As a charity we rely on donations and are calling on individuals and/or corporates to become programme ‘Ambassadors’ at £/€/$5,000 a year for a five-year period.
In response to the enthusiasm our individual and corporate donors showed for getting involved with delivery with the young people, we created an ambassador programme that aims to harness the wealth of experience, expertise, and creativity that you can provide to enhance the programme learning and experience and for our young leaders.
A dedicated ambassador liaison officer works directly with all ambassadors to keep you up to date and to signpost potential opportunities of interest for you and/or your staff to volunteer. The ambassador programme also allows opportunities for you to co-design programme activities in partnership with our programme staff. While we will recommend set programme activities, we’re always keen to develop new approaches and strategies, in particular exploring opportunities to progress our leaders into potential mentoring, scholarship or apprenticeship schemes in partnership with you.
“It is an absolute privilege to be a Business Ambassador for the Co-operation Ireland Future Leaders Programme.
“Our company volunteers find it hugely rewarding being a part of the programme delivery team and constantly inspired by the level of engagement of the young people involved.
“Carson McDowell has relished the opportunity to act as an Ambassador on the Co-operation Ireland Future Young Leaders’ Programme. The enthusiasm of the participants has been utterly infectious. They have embraced every leadership activity we have introduced to the programme with a wonderful willingness to learn.”
Catherine Carton, Chair of the CSR Committee,
“It has been a hugely rewarding experience meeting the Future Leaders over the last year, and to see the immense potential they have for the future. It is evident the positive momentum this program will have on their personal and professional development and also a lasting positive impact within their local communities.”
Ian McLernon, Julia McLernon,
“It was absolutely amazing to be able to support young minds on their journey to become strong future leaders. They were enthusiastic, curious and hungry to learn. I had a wonderful time interacting with them and listening to their bright ideas, and I look forward to participating in future sessions organised by Co-operation Ireland”
Deesha Gupta, Analyst, Deloitte,
“I-RES is committed to supporting local communities and is delighted to partner with Co-operation Ireland. Over the last year, many of the I-RES team have acted as mentors and ambassadors with students on Co-operation Ireland’s programmes from across the island of Ireland. As well as the skills and knowledge they have contributed to the students, the I-RES team has benefitted from a personal development perspective from the programme and from engaging with its participants.”