Ambassadors are student volunteers that provide education and respectful policy reminders to people seen smoking on campus. They also provide smokers the nearest location off campus to smoke. Ambassadors demonstrate leadership, professionalism and compassion through direct engagement and education to promote a healthier U-M campus.
Ambassadors will be provided with identification materials and a brief training to orient them to the smoke-free campus policy, campus resources to quit tobacco and tips on how to approach smokers. This is a volunteer opportunity. Hours are based on student or staff availability.
There are several benefits to becoming an Ambassador:
- Contributing to the overall health and well-being of the U-M community
- Opportunity to improve communication skills
- Leadership development
- Collaboration with campus leadership
- Potential public speaking opportunities
- Resume enhancement
- Potential for letters of recommendation
“Being a Smoke-Free Ambassador has been one of the most exciting opportunities I have had here on campus. While the primary reason I joined the ambassador program was to do my part in supporting my fellow Wolverines’ wellbeing and health, what has led me to remain with the program is the true difference and impact it can have on the lives of students, faculty and staff. It is always a powerful moment when a person opens up about wanting to quit smoking, and those of us who are Smoke-Free Ambassador can be the “push” they need to begin the process of quitting for good.” — Joe Calabrisotto, student ambassador
If you are interested in being an ambassador, complete the online application below.