DSWF Ambassadors Play Key Community Role

Community Ambassadors play a key role at the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, raising money for our work and spreading awareness of our fight to save endangered species.

Val Green is our volunteer Community Ambassador for the Midlands – she visited The Rotary Club of Carlton near Nottingham this month, to give a talk about the wildlife we work so hard to protect.

Val Green at Carlton Rotary Club
Val Green at Carlton Rotary Club.

The Rotary Club said: “What an interesting talk! Val showed us some great slides of rhinos, elephants, pangolins, snow leopards, painted dogs, lions, tigers etc and gave us facts and figures about how some of our much loved wildlife are dwindling in numbers. What a worrying situation.

“She explained some of the work the Foundation is doing in so many countries in Africa and Asia to fight wildlife crime, to work with rangers and local communities to bring awareness.”

Talks to community groups are just one of the ways that our Community Ambassadors help our work. They also run stalls at major events, organise fundraising activities, support the Foundation at its own events and spread the word about DSWF.

Amanda Butler, DSWF’s Community Fundraising Team Leader, said: “Could you be a DSWF Ambassador like Val? Or do you have other talents – chatting to people, baking cakes or extreme sports? Our team needs you!

“There are plenty of counties across the UK who would love to have their own Ambassador, sharing a passion for wildlife and the work of DSWF. Each ambassador has their own unique way of supporting DSWF, so please join us and do your bit to help save wildlife around the world.”

If you’re interested in finding out more about how you can get involved in DSWF’s work, please contact Amanda by emailing her at Amanda.butler@davidshepherd.org