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The AUA Network
The America’s Unofficial Ambassadors Network is a community of past, current and future volunteers who are interested in building people-to-people partnerships between America and the Muslim World. Members of the AUA Network will share impactful experiences, have access to resources and mentors, and participate in webinars on issues related to international development, America and the Muslim World, effective volunteering, and more! The AUA Network is the conduit for everything you need to know about building peace and making a difference in the lives of others through volunteering in the Muslim World.
The AUA Network is easy to join!
1) Find your appropriate grouping below
2) Click on the link to fill out a short application
3) Join our LinkedIn group.
Once you have submitted your information, an AUA team member will review and confirm your application, and then grant you full access to the AUA Network.
1. Future Ambassador: Individuals who commit to volunteer at least one week in the Muslim World. Future Ambassadors may be paired with a mentor and will receive access to all AUA Network events and resources.
2. Ambassador: Individuals who have completed at least a week of service in a Muslim majority country. To achieve member status in the AUA Network, Ambassadors will do at least one of the following:
- Write a blog post about their volunteer work and/or about building cross cultural partnerships
- Mentor a Future Ambassador
- Post pictures or video of their service to the AUA blog
- Give a public presentation about their service
- Add to the resource page of the AUA website
3. Ambassador Mentor: Individuals with experience in volunteering or working in a field of human development (such as education, health, or human rights). Ambassador Mentors commit themselves to mentoring a future ambassador through AUA’s structured program, providing guidance before, during, and after a volunteer’s service. Some Ambassador Mentors present a webinar topic for the AUA Network on their field of expertise or a specific experience.
4. Peacebuilder: Individuals interested in supporting the AUA mission, but who are not able to volunteer abroad in the upcoming future or commit to mentoring a Future Ambassador. Peacebuilders host an event or presentation, financially support a Future Ambassador, host a 20,000 Dialogues event, or create blog posts about building peace between America and the Muslim World through volunteer service.
Join the AUA Network today – it only takes a few minutes and the difference of our work can change lives!