Youth Ambassador Programme

The CIVICUS Youth Ambassador Programme is one of the most innovative programmes of CIVICUS Youth, aiming to create a global community of exchange and learning between activists from all over the world, to bring about powerful transformation in the world. It is an international and diverse group of support, action, peer learning, and collective leadership, which exists to globally raise awareness about national youth movements as well as to co-create, and connect practices and decisions related to meaningful youth engagement in civil society from a local to a global level.

CIVICUS is seeking 1 young inspiring changemaker from each country to form the first-ever Youth Ambassadors community, creating a global community of +150 activists ready to instill social change. As a YAP member, you will be volunteering for a global network that is trailblazing the field of youth engagement in civil society and improve your skillset in social transformation, community building, and intercultural communication. Empowered by your experience and strengthened in your capacity to implement cooperative action globally, you can take your activism to the next level.

Selected youth advocates will receive networking opportunities, leadership development support, and access to a global network of highly accomplished young changemakers.

How to apply?

If this opportunity is what you have been looking for, and you would like to take on this voluntary role, check the eligibility criteria, terms of reference, and frequently asked questions, and apply before 30th October! Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

Still not sure if this is the right opportunity for you? Contact the YAP coordination team at to answer your questions.

Important Dates

  • Applications open: 1st October 2021
  • Applications close: 30th October 2021
  • Finalists announced: 30th November 2021
  • Virtual onboarding: 8th December 2021

If you are selected, you will also have the opportunity to engage in additional networking opportunities to increase the visibility of your initiative, build local and global solidarity, and mobilise funds.