Pacific Northwest Chapter

Youth Ambassadors

The JDRF Pacific Northwest Youth Ambassadors are leaders in the T1D community, ages 8-18, who have a positive outlook on life and T1D. They will have year-round involvement in providing awareness to our community through advocacy, sharing their T1D story and volunteering their time to support JDRF’s mission. Serving as a Youth Ambassador is an incredible opportunity for those who want to use their voice to make a difference in their local community.

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JDRF Pacific Northwest Youth Ambassador expectations:

  • Commit to the annual term July 1 – June 30
  • Attend/volunteer at a minimum of one of these events:
    • Local Type One Nation Summit
    • Volunteer at Gala
    • Virtual Research Updates
    • Virtual Advocacy Meetings
    • Virtual Type One Nation
    • Promise to Remember Me Meetings
    • Community Events (Family Fun Nights, etc.)
  • Participate a minimum of one fundraising opportunity (One Walk, Beat the Bridge, JDRF Your Way)
  • Complete a minimum of one Stewardship Opportunity (Thank You cards, Ride Posters, etc.)
  • Attend Quarterly Youth Ambassador Zoom Calls
  • Attend Youth Ambassador Orientation in July, as scheduled by the chapter

Parents and / or guardians have a responsibility in ensuring their child’s success in the program:

  • Review the application with their child
  • Provide permission to participate
  • Assist, as needed, with program support
  • Provide transportation to JDRF events and activities

The Application has launched! 2024-2025 Youth Ambassador Application

Please submit the completed application no later than June 14, 2024. Once we’ve received all of the applications for this year’s program, we will conduct a review and may reach out to you if we have any questions. Your participation will be confirmed by June 21, 2024! All youth will be accepted, should they commit to the expectations above. 

Please contact Hannah Jilek, JDRF Development Manager, with any questions at, 206-708-2237.

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