Ariel Allies

Community engagement & marketing team training program

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Connecting people with disability to inclusive businesses in Australian communities

Vision statement
To create opportunity for overall capacity building, work experience, community engagement and future employment for individuals with disability who partake in the program.
Mission statement
To establish and train a marketing team of Ariel ambassadors (Ariel Allies) who will engage local businesses in-person, assess their accessibility and on-board them onto the Ariel App if they are accessible.

Useful Links

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Ariel App website

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Ariel App explainer video

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Local legends checklist

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Program outcomes

Goal 1

Employment Skills

Pick up Ariel Starter Pack from your Support Hub, search some local businesses in the target area and make a rough day plan.

Goal 2

Communication Skills

Learning how to pitch and sell to business owners, engaging with the general public.

Goal 3

Community Engagement

Engaging with new areas of the community, finding new services, discovering new places.

Goal 4

Public Transport

Catching public transport to a new location of Newcastle each week and navigating new areas.

Goal 5

Health an Fitness

Exploring new areas on foot, getting your daily steps in while working hard and having fun.

Goal 6

Philanthropy

Working toward a movement that will benefit all people with disabilities across Australia.

Goal 7

Work Experience

Participants will receive a certificate and letter of completion for the Ariel Local Legends Program that can be shown to future employers.

Ariel starter pack

Program flow

1. Day Prep

Pick up Ariel Starter Pack from your Support Hub, search some local businesses in the target area and make a rough day plan.

2. Approach

Drive or (even better) navigate public transport to target area (e.g. Cooks Hill) and head to your first business of the day.

3. Assess

Open up your Local Legends checklist on your phone & assess the business's accessibility by checking off the list and capturing photos.

4. Pitch

Ask to speak to the business owner/ manager/staff and show them your accessibility assessment. Follow script available on the Local Legends Checklist and make sure all fields are completed.

5. Thanks

Don't forget to thank them for their time!

Target businesses

Our target businesses are all businesses in our community. We are trying to make our entire community accessible for people with disabilities, so we need every business to practice inclusion for that to happen.

Business Categories

• Access
• Business
• Community Groups
• Supports & Advocacy
• Crisis Services
• Employment Services
• Health & Wellness
• Recreation & Leisure
• Therapy & Assessment

• Daily Living
• Equipment & Technology
• Hospitality
• Retail
•Travel & Tourism
• Education
• Events
• Medical

Contact us

If you’re interested in becoming a Ariel Allie and you would like some more information fill out your information below and we’ll get in contact with you as soon as possible.

We usually respond within 1-2 business days, if you need to get in contact with us sooner, please use one of our contact details above.

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