We are now recruiting frank ambassadors! Fill out this form to sign up! You must attend the meeting on either January 7 or 8 to be an ambassador. Meetings will be held at 6pm in Weimer Hall, the AHA Lab.
Who are frank ambassadors?
frank ambassadors are motivated, passionate students seeking to be a part of one of the top nonprofit conferences in the nation. Volunteers are professional, creative and eager to represent the frank brand as well as the College of Journalism and Communications and the University of Florida. We seek out terrific ambassadors – about 150 of them each year. Without them, frank would simply not be the success that it is. We will be recruiting frank ambassadors in the fall!
Do I have to be a UF student to be an ambassador?
No, you can volunteer for a position if you attend another university. We have even had a few high school seniors serve as ambassadors. The one requirement to be a volunteer is that you must currently be enrolled as a student. We encourage you to be an ambassador for at least one year before you register as an attendee. If it’s your senior year and this is your first time hearing about frank, you can request an invitation to attend here.
What do I have to do before the conference?
There will be a meeting that you will be required to attend before the conference. The meetings are designed to get you acquainted with the frank brand and to help train you in your volunteer position. You will have an opportunity to sign up for more than one position and are encouraged to have more than one shift if possible.
What are the volunteer positions available?
See the list of volunteer positions here.
Other things I should know as a frank ambassador:
There’s not a dress code, but we encourage you to dress casual and smart. Nothing fancy, but not jeans and T-shirts! Comfy shoes as you’ll be walking around and downtown streets are bumpy!
You will need to get downtown on your own. Sorry, we don’t have any transport, but there’s plenty of buses going that way.
If you aren’t familiar with downtown Gainesville, you should get to know it somewhat before the conference. This way you can speak knowledgeably when franksters ask you for advice on a restaurant, directions, or the like.
If you miss a shift, you must let the person in charge know.
You will have an opportunity to network – do your research on the franksters. The list is posted on our website and updated frequently.
You should have your own business cards.
While you shouldn’t be directly asking someone for a job, you can cultivate conversations and connections that may lead to jobs in the future.