International Youth Ambassador

Lovelight is looking for two young adults to become international youth ambassadors. They will travel to Riviersonderend, South Africa and support the youth there in leading a “YOU style” rally/camp to empower the youth and transform their lives through self-esteem, teamwork, and opening hearts. Ambassadors should be flexible to changing plans, open to growth and understanding, and willing to engage with the community.

The IYAs will become immersed in South African culture, gain valuable experience to help foster compassion and inner wisdom and make lifelong friends across the world. LoveLight will support the training in volunteering and international service through respected adult leaders and organizations as the IYA becomes part of a dynamic team.


  • Be between 18 and 21 years old on December 1, 2018
  • Must have attended IYOU at least once within the past four years including 2017
  • Available to travel between December 26th, 2018 – January 9th, 2019
  • Participate in video calls and attend one planning weekend – TBD
  • Have or obtain a valid Passport for international travel with at least 2 blank pages for visas


IYA_group_2014While in South Africa, the International Youth Ambassadors will have their costs covered by a LoveLight scholarship, including: ground transportation, housing accommodations, meals, special events, and guides (worth approximately $2,000 per person).

Ambassadors are responsible for their own roundtrip airfare to Cape Town, South Africa, approximately $1,500 to $2,000, as well as snacks, souvenirs and additional unforeseen expenses such as medical or dental expenses while on the trip. Airfare non-refundable deposit of $400 will be due by September 15, 2018.  Airfare must be paid in full by December 1, 2018.

How to Apply:

Applicants must read the LoveLight Volunteer Manual.  In submitting the application, you are agreeing that you have read and understood the document.

Frequently Asked Questions about the International Youth Ambassadors are available here.

Notification about applying will be sent to the email address used to register for IYOU in the past three years.


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