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WE DEFY IS GROWING. WE NEED TOP QUALITY GYMS AND WDF AMBASSADORS.
Volunteer Ambassadors serve We Defy Foundation in a number of capacities and are located throughout the world. They are outreach focused and play an integral role in We Defy Foundation operations. Typical duties may include fundraising, mentoring our scholarship recipients, attracting veterans eligible for the scholarship program, developing partnership leads, or accomplishing administrative tasks.
They are a diverse group with all kinds of backgrounds, including completely civilian, and are the backbone of our organization. Ambassador candidates must commit to organizing or participating in two events per year and sign an annual agreement stating their intent to do so.
The application is provided by an Ambassador Coordinator, who interviews and evaluates ambassador applicants.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer Ambassador opportunities please contact the Director of Operations. Link at bottom of page.
PROSPECTIVE AFFILIATE GYMS
Veterans who are chosen for the We Defy Foundation Jiu Jitsu scholarship are paired with a certified We Defy Foundation Training Facility. These businesses are private Jiu Jitsu schools in the communities near where our veteran athletes live. Generally these programs are well established (operating for at least a year) and have a Jiu Jitsu black belt on the instructor staff.
We vet each partner gym individually to include a review of the training staff, understand how they support veteran integration, and assess their ability to teach and train someone with disabilities, among other things. In general we focus on bringing on gyms in areas where we do not have a strong presence, or where we are aware of a veteran in need who is eligible for our program.
Our partner gyms have helped raise tens of thousands of dollars enabling WDF to fund more veteran scholarships. If you are interested in having your program reviewed as a potential We Defy Foundation Training Facility please email the Director of Operations. Link at bottom of page.