What is a Community Ambassador?
Community Ambassadors are local volunteers that represent the City of Myrtle Beach and surrounding communities. Their role is to serve as the community liaison, providing direct support to community visitors while creating awareness of events and opportunities within our community.
The Community Ambassador Program (CAP) is a way for our most active and dedicated community leaders to get more involved with their community. This safety program is designed to bridge the gap between community residents and out of town guests. It is also intended to bridge tensions in the community due to cultural or linguistic differences. Administered by the Myrtle Beach Police Department in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and community-based organizations, this program was initiated for community leaders and advocates concerned about their public safety. This program will attempt to create a better living environment in the Myrtle Beach area and surrounding communities. Ambassadors will engage in special community projects and assist the city in providing a safe community to work and live.
Ambassadors are expected to:
- Commit to one year of service
- Positively represent our community by providing a visible and non-enforcement safety presence
- Educate and inform residents about city resources and community events
- Promote collaboration and civic participation among all residents
- Recruit other Community Ambassadors
- Alert city departments of safety hazards and maintenance issues
- Assess and support community-driven efforts for safety outreach, education, and information
- Help disseminate information to the general public by participating in programs that are coordinated by the City of Myrtle Beach
- Knowledge of the Myrtle Beach area
- Ability to impart information to local residents and out of town guests
- Strong organization and communication skills
- Possess a passion for serving the community
Prospective Ambassadors are required to attend a mandatory orientation session prior to being accepted into the program. Orientation takes place twice a year – once in the fall and another in the spring. An application of interest must also be submitted.
Questions? Contact Jodi William at 843-918-1303.