Q: What is the role of an ambassador?
A: Ambassadors advocate for Call to Freedom by hanging posters and pull-tabs as well as communicating Call to Freedom’s values and mission to businesses / organizations.
Q: What do I do if I approach someone to hang materials and they say no?
A: It is good to be prepared to hear “no”. It is important to remain cordial in all your interactions, even when met with resistance. Accept the “no” and thank them for their time. It may be wise to start by asking folks you have some sort of connection with to have a good experience before approaching unfamiliar businesses.
Q: Do I have to dress professionally?
A: There is no set dress code for ambassadors, but we do ask that you dress respectfully. Dress in a way that communicates your seriousness about Call to Freedom and our mission.
Q: Where should I hang the pull tabs?
A: We recommend hanging the pull-tab posters in discrete locations, where an individual could feel comfortable taking a phone number without fear of embarrassment or repercussions. The inside of bathroom stalls is a great place to hang pull-tabs. To be equitable, please hang pull-tabs in areas where any gender could access them (i.e., both men’s and women’s restrooms).
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: You will need to bring along posters and/or pull-tabs, which we will provide for you in person or in the mail. You will also need to bring your own tape to hang the materials. Painter’s tape or electrical tape work well, as they do not leave a residue.
Q: How do I know if I should hang a Spanish or English pull-tab?
A: Use your best judgement. It would be appropriate to hang Spanish pull-tabs in areas where there are several Spanish speaking patrons.
Q: Do I need to ask before hanging pull-tabs?
A: Yes, please approach an employee at the business you are hoping to hang pull-tabs or posters to share your desire to hang posters and explain why you are hanging them.
Q: What do I do if someone asks a question I don’t know how to answer?
A: Please refer any individual with further questions to contact Call to Freedom staff. Isabella Oliver, Community Engagement Manager, is a great resource to connect folks who have further questions you feel uncomfortable or unequipped to answer.
Q: How often am I expected to volunteer as an ambassador?
A: We ask that you volunteer by hanging materials quarterly, or 4 times a year; however, this is very flexible! Hang materials as frequently as you are able, just be sure to track and report all the time you spend volunteering as an ambassador.
Q: What do I do if I need more materials to hang?
Contact Community Engagement Manager – Isabella Oliver – and she will mail you more materials or schedule a time for you to pick more up.