Want to know more before you apply?
ACCESS is hosting a one-hour online information session about the role, duties, and commitments required of ACCESS Local Ambassadors. We strongly encourage all potential applicants to attend.
LOCAL AMBASSADOR ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION
(RECOMMENDED FOR ALL APPLICANTS)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, PLEASE PRE-REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW:
ACCESS is seeking individuals throughout California who identify as mental health clients/consumers to participate in our program as subject-matter experts. These ACCESS Local Ambassadors provide insight and guidance to our program on mental health policy matters, attend ACCESS-sponsored trainings and local-level events, and perform local-level outreach, engagement, networking, and advocacy in their home communities.
Local Ambassadors serve as regional representatives of the ACCESS program, expanding mental health advocacy across the state. By recruiting other stakeholders in their communities, Local Ambassadors help us establish and strengthen local advocacy networks, increase stakeholder participation in the community planning process, and ensure county mental health systems incorporate client/consumer voice and choice in local-level policy planning, programming decisions, and services delivery.
ACCESS Local Ambassadors are paid for performing specific outreach, engagement, and advocacy activities. ACCESS also pays Local Ambassadors' travel and lodging expenses to attend certain ACCESS-sponsored events.