open shop ambassador program

The Be in Bakersfield ambassador program aims to connect community members to the mission of Be in Bakersfield. 

From its conception, Be in Bakersfield has aimed to be grass roots, local, and authentic. For this to succeed, a diverse group of community members are needed to help cast vision, advocate for our community, and provide opportunities to connect. 


The ambassador program seeks to leverage the talent of our local community by connecting individuals to the work needed to further our mission. Initially the following ways to connect have been identified: 

  • Individual connections: Be a welcoming voice to individuals moving or contemplating a move to Bakersfield

  • Events: Be an integral part of providing events and experiences that promote connection

  • Storytelling: Help tell our story and provide content for a variety of social platforms

  • Collaborations: Help identify strategic partners by industry within our community


Open Shop

The first ambassador initiative to launch is our monthly Open Shop. 

The last Wednesday or each month (Beginning September 26th), The Be in Bakersfield core team invites ambassadors to attend our weekly meeting to be an integral part of planning and executing an upcoming activity, article or collaboration. 

Space is limited to 3-5 ambassadors. At the end of each meeting, a task force will be formed to complete a single project. 

When: Last Wednesday of Each month @ 4:00 PM 

Where: 1508 18th Street, Suite 208 


How to connect

To sign up for an Open shop meeting, please fill out the form below or send an email to, letting us know which category you'd like to participate in.  

Have an idea for a future Open Shop? Please fill out the form below or send an email to We value your ideas and are always looking for ways to collaborate and support positive work being done in our community. 


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Join in on the visioning, planning, and helping take Be In Bakersfield to the next level!