Tobacco Free Ambassadors are trained peer representatives of the FNU community aimed at supporting culture change of tobacco-free across the FNU Versailles campus. We view ourselves as partners with student organizations, local businesses, our community, and our environment. Our goal is to improve the health of the FNU community by enhancing access to cessation support services and strengthening FNU policy enforcement through peer-to-peer support model.
Tobacco Free Ambassadors demonstrate leadership, professionalism, compassion and the desire to promote and celebrate a healthier campus. Tobacco Free Ambassadors are encouraged to identify and monitor potential "hotspots" as they make non-judgmental approaches, provide education, and are available for dialogue around tobacco use if someone chooses to engage.
Tobacco Free Ambassadors receive empowering training to educate with sightings of smoke and tobacco use on FNU Versailles campus, offer supportive resources, and encourage the "norming" of non-tobacco behavior on FNU Versailles campus. Training will prepare Tobacco Free Ambassadors to approach someone smoking/ using tobacco products on campus, ask them to abide by the policy, and offer locally available cessation products and resources to keep them comfortable on campus while refraining from tobacco use.
The Tobacco-Free Ambassador is a volunteer position.
What is a Tobacco-Free Ambassador?
A Tobacco-Free Ambassador is a Frontier Nursing University volunteer who supports the tobacco-free policy on campus through educating and encouraging members of the campus community about the new tobacco-free policy starting June 1, 2018.
Ambassadors can be students, faculty, or staff.
What are the job responsibilities of a Tobacco-Free Ambassador?
- Work directly with others on campus to educate, promote, and discuss the tobacco-free policy on campus.
- Encourage and empower students, faculty, staff, and visitors to uphold the tobacco-free policy on campus through educational efforts.
- Record anonymous observations about tobacco use on campus to provide data on hotspot areas and changes in use over time.
- Contribute to promoting and continuing discussions about the tobacco-free policy on campus.
- The entire group will meet once per term (virtual).
What are the benefits to becoming a Tobacco-Free Ambassador?
- Build your communication, presentation, collaboration, and creativity skills.
- Meet and work with other student leaders and campus leaders.
- Become a campus leader in promoting healthy lifestyle choices.
- Gain valuable experience demonstrating health communication and leadership.
Qualifications and Experience
- Strong communication skills and a passion for educating and helping others.
- Previous experience is not necessary.
- Must be a student or employee at Frontier Nursing University.
- Prerequisite: completion of the Canvas Tobacco Free Advocate course in Faculty Resources or BT101
How can I become a Tobacco-Free Ambassador?
E-mail Julie Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer on how to get started!