Join our Nonprofit as a High School Ambassador

Enhance your resume as you change the world

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About Changing The Present


We channel to nonprofits and schools some of the $450 billion Americans spend each year on birthday, wedding, and holiday presents.


We do that by making the experience of a donation, given in a friend's name, feel like a rewarding present and an appealing alternative to buying yet more "stuff." We provide tangible charitable gifts (preserve an acre of the rain forest, fund an hour of cancer research, etc.), personalized printed greeting cards, wish lists and registries, gift cards, etc. This slideshow provides an overview of our program.


Imagine the impact we can make together as more and more people adopt this more meaningful type of giving!

Feed a child

Preserve the wilderness

Stop sexual abuse

Shelter animals

Your Role as a Campus Ambassador


We are recruiting high-performing students to join us as School Ambassadors. Here is your chance to use your skills, talent, and creativity to make the world a better place.


You will grow awareness of and engagement in our program, thereby helping generate more funding for nonprofits nationwide to accomplish their missions.

Provide books for children

Why be a Student Ambassador?


-- Make a tremendous positive difference in the world.
-- Enhance your resume with a record of achievement and community service. We will gladly provide a letter to report your community service hours.
-- Take on a leadership role, and gain useful life experience, which can be applied to your future career.

Support mental health



-- Commitment of at least two (2) hours per week for the summer or for the full academic year.



-- Be currently enrolled in a high school

-- Have an outstanding academic record and a proven history of leadership
-- Be active and involved in activities at your school and/or the surrounding community

Combat blindness

Your Activities as a School Ambassador


As a School Ambassador, you will spread awareness of, and promote engagement in, Changing The Present among students, student organizations, teachers, staff, alumni, and parents, as well as among nonprofits and other schools in the surrounding community.


You will:

-- Use social media to promote Changing the Present.

-- Harness existing communications channels (the school newspaper, newsletters, social media accounts, and morning announcements).

-- Engage with leaders in student government, clubs, teams, and other organizations.

-- Post flyers, host information sessions, and use guerrilla marketing tactics.

-- Invite nonprofits and other schools in the surrounding community to register, so they can capture new funding.

-- See if you can start a Changing the Present club at your school.


The Changing the Present Student Ambassador Manual will provide detailed instructions, message templates, digital graphics, downloadable flyers, and other marketing assets for your use.

A Community of School Ambassadors


We will have multiple Campus Ambassadors at each school, so you can collaborate, work as a team, and celebrate your successes together.

If You Join Us, You Will


  • Get the satisfaction of making a big positive difference in the world as we channel to nonprofits some of the $450 billion Americans spend each year on birthday, wedding, and holiday presents.
  • Use your skills, talent, intelligence, and creativity to make a difference.
  • Assume a leadership role on our team.
  • Learn a tremendous amount.
  • Have a great time working with other students at your school.

Provide safe drinking water

Other Opportunities with Changing The Present


We have a wide range of other internship and volunteer roles, including

-- Interns and Volunteers at our office or remotely

-- College Ambassadors nationwide (please tell your older friends and siblings).



Our Team


Here are a few of the wonderful students on our team. See what they and others say about working with us.:

Apply Now!


Just send the following to HS-ambassadors [AT] ChangingThePresent [DOT] org:

-- your cover letter, resume, and transcript

-- the social media accounts you manage

-- the links to the wish list and the profile page you create on our site


Thank you very much! We look forward to hearing from you.