Become an Ambassador

The application period for the 2015 Ambassadors program has officially closed. If you are interested in the program and did not get a chance to apply this year, we encourage you to check back with us next year in order to be considered for acceptance into the 2016 cohort.


Experience the power of financial inclusion firsthand

Accion’s Ambassadors Program is a volunteer program that sends dedicated individuals to host institutions to experience the impact that microfinance, impact investing and financial education can have on the lives of the working poor. The program is individually funded and offers volunteers unique and customized exposure to the work of Accion’s partner institutions in the field.

How the Program Works

  • Ambassador placements are made to fit the unique skills and interests of qualified candidates, as well as the needs of our partners.

  • Ambassadors attend an intensive training session at Accion’s headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts that covers essentials as to what to expect in the field, an introduction to microfinance and Accion’s work, and how to document field experiences through blogs and photographs.

  • Ambassadors travel to an Accion partner institution for a minimum of eight weeks. (Longer placements are also available).

  • Once in the field, Ambassadors work independently or as part of a team. There is no “typical” Ambassadors assignment.

Benefits to Ambassadors

  • Customized training and networking opportunity with microfinance pioneer Accion.

  • Valuable work experience in the financial inclusion space at leading MFIs, fin-tech start-ups, and Accion programs in the field.

  • Future networking opportunities through the Ambassadors alumni network


E-mail with questions, or to request more information about the program.


Visit our ambassadors blog to read firsthand accounts of the work our volunteers do to advance financial inclusion around the world

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