Become a DLS Admissions Ambassador
Interested in being a DLS Parent Ambassador?
We are looking for parents/guardians and family members of DLS students who are interested in connecting with families of current and prospective students, to be advocates for De La Salle in the community. Any parent/guardian or adult family member of a current student or recent DLS graduate can apply to become a Parent Ambassadors volunteer by filling out a brief interest form. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, or other important adult family members are encouraged to apply. Please submit your form if you are interested in being an Ambassador.
What is the level of commitment to be involved in the Parent Ambassador Program?
A Parent Ambassador commits to about 15-20 hours of volunteering for one year. This will include a monthly ambassador meeting and two or three DLS Admissions events or activities per semester. You should plan to attend one training session (listed on the DLS Admissions Ambassador Interest Form), which will provide you with information and resources to guide your efforts.
Do I have to be an “expert” on DLS in order to be an Ambassador?
No. We are looking for Parent Ambassadors who are interested in supporting prospective and incoming families by sharing their experiences and impressions about DLS. Parents want to hear about your perspective as a current parent, guardian, or family member. The Parent Ambassador training session and program materials will provide you with the additional knowledge you need to be a successful guide on various topics.
I am already a member of a parent group (CBA, Dad’s Club, Music Boosters, ETC…). Can I also be a Parent Ambassador?
Yes! Being a member of a DLS parent group increases your effectiveness as a Parent Ambassador. As an Ambassador, you can encourage new parents and family members to become further involved in your particular group.
Does this count for service hours?
Yes, if a family currently receives aid from De La Salle participating in this program will count toward fulfilling those hours.
Why do Admissions Ambassador applicants need to pass a criminal history background check and take the Protecting Gods Children (PGC) workshop?
Criminal background checks and PGC are required for all volunteers (including parents) who may have unsupervised contact with students in the Archdiocese of Detroit. This practice helps to ensure the safety of every student. As a Parent Ambassador, you will spend time on campus with parents, staff and students. At times, you may be paired up directly with Student Ambassadors in an unsupervised situation. The background check is performed using fingerprint scan technology. Completed checks are maintained in a confidential manner. Volunteers may not begin until they have been cleared. No criminal background check or PGC is needed for those who have already had a criminal background check with DLS or taken the PGC workshop.
De La Salle Collegiate High School Parent Ambassador Program
Parent Ambassadors are parents, guardians or adult family members of DLS students who help foster connections and build partnerships with the high school and surrounding communities by working in conjunction with the DLS Admissions Office.
- Provide guidance to parents seeking information.
- Welcome families at DLS events such as Coffee Talks, Open House, Freshmen Family Night or Freshman Parent Orientation.
- Connect with new families who transfer to DLS during the school year.
- Help promote DLS Admissions events.
- Participate in the school’s community outreach events.
- Support the school’s efforts to expand parent and community involvement at DLS and provide valuable feedback from parents to make DLS welcoming to all family members.
Through this program, Parent Ambassadors assist with programs and activities sponsored by the DLS Admissions Office, including:
- Incoming Freshmen Events & Advocacy: Assist with on-campus events for incoming freshmen (Coffee Talks, Open House, Activities Nights, Summer Camps, Parent Orientation, etc.). Assist incoming families with questions and connect them with resources, including other DLS parent groups (CBA, Dad’s Club, Music Boosters, etc.).
- Community Events: Assist with the promotion of programs or events hosted by the school. Including distribution of marketing materials, signs, posters, etc.
- Future DLS Outreach: Assist with outreach initiatives for prospective DLS families in feeder schools (public, private, and parochial schools).
- New DLS Outreach: Assist with outreach initiatives for families who transfer to DLS during the school year (writing welcome cards, etc.).
- Monthly Ambassador Meetings: Attend these meetings to ensure consistent communication occurs, and allow for proper event planning.
Sign up to become a De La Salle Admissions Ambassador by clicking here.