Cambridge House taking part in the FAST Youth Ambassador Training Session, Ballymena. Photo: Concern Worldwide/Northern Ireland/2019Cambridge House taking part in the FAST Youth Ambassador Training Session, Ballymena. Photo: Concern Worldwide/Northern Ireland/2019Cambridge House taking part in the FAST Youth Ambassador Training Session, Ballymena. Photo: Concern Worldwide/Northern Ireland/2019

Become a FAST Youth Ambassador

Thursday 18 November 2021

Become a FAST Youth Ambassador
Thursday 18 November 2021

Join a dedicated team of volunteers (aged 16 - 18) championing Concern's work in their schools.

What is the FAST Youth Ambassador programme?

When you sign up to become a FAST Ambassador you will take on a sponsored 24-hour food FAST or 24-hour digital FAST challenge, as well as becoming a champion for Concern in your school community to help raise money through other exciting fundraising events or activities to support some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

Why should you become a FAST Youth Ambassador?

  • FAST Youth Ambassadors will be able to take a stand against climate injustice, and the inextricable link to global hunger.
  • An opportunity for personal and enriched development, to support the capabilities of creative thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and civic responsibility.
  • You will have the opportunity to learn more about the work of Concern through a workshop delivered by the Community Fundraising team.
  • You will receive valuable volunteering experience, which will aid with UCAS and job applications, as well as a certificate upon completion.
  • Schools will be provided with a project toolkit with Concern branded materials including fundraising resources, lanyards, and a USB.

 

A staggering 75% of the world’s poorest people rely on agriculture and natural resources for their livelihoods, and increased droughts, storms, hurricanes and heatwaves are making life for the world’s most vulnerable even harder. You can take direct action and do your part to raise awareness and fundraise for Concern Worldwide.

Two FAST Youth Ambassadors from Lurgan Collage and Newry, Ballymoney. Photo: Concern Worldwide / Northern Ireland / 2017
I wanted to make a difference in the world, helping to end hunger. I was also excited to test my own limits during the FAST
Hannah Corr (left) - Lurgan College

Do something amazing and become a Youth Ambassador

Marin and Peter’s story

Hunger has a devastating impact on families, communities and countries – and Marin and her 12-month-old son live this reality on a daily basis.

I feel stressed because there is no food and I worry about what I can feed the baby with.

Marin
Marin with baby Peter in Kenya. Photo: Ed Ram
Marin with baby Peter in Kenya. Photo: Ed Ram

In August 2020, Marin took Peter to a local health clinic, supported by Concern. It was there that the Concern team discovered he weighed just a tiny six kilos – he was at least 2 kilos lighter than the recommended weight for a child his age.

Peter was malnourished and in danger.

After four weeks on a course of therapeutic food (Plumpy Nut), Peter’s weight increased and there was a real difference in him.

When Peter eats the Plumpy nut he is much better than before, and I wouldn’t know what to do if we didn’t receive this support.

Marin

You can help

By taking part in the Concern FAST, you can help us make sure that mums and young children like Jane and Mark-Moses get the food, nutrition and healthcare they need to recover from malnourishment and stay strong and healthy in the long term.

We need your support to help more children like Mark-Moses. Just £60 could make all the difference. It could provide one week of life-saving therapeutic food for five malnourished children.

There has never been a more important time to take part in the FAST for families like this.

Contact our team online or call 0800 032 4001 for more information.

NFI materials being distributed by Concern in masisi, DRC. Photo: Kieran McConville/Concern Worldwide

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  • Our mission is to permanently transform the lives of people living in extreme poverty.

  • When an emergency strikes we are among the first on the ground.

  • We go to the ends of earth to deliver aid where it's needed most.

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