There are five simple steps to becoming a Community Champion Volunteer. Discover them below.
1. Join a virtual information session
If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion Volunteer, make sure to read the articles about what the opportunity entails, and then RSVP to an information session to learn more.
2. Create a Stitch profile (if not already a member)
If you decide to become a Community Champion Volunteer after attending an information session, you will need to create a Stitch profile and get verified (if you are not already a Stitch member).
Learn how to create a Stitch profile. Learn how to get verified.
3. Create a Stitch Event
Your first Stitch Event should be a social gathering that brings your local community together, for new and existing Stitch members. Learn more about the scheduling and event requirements of hosting your first event.
4. Repeat, repeat, repeat
Growing and engaging your local community takes time and consistency, that's why it's important to host a recurring event for a least 12 months.
Members who attend these regular events begin to feel connected to everyone else and learn how safe and welcoming the community is. And for many of them, that usually means they start contributing more to the community -- attending more events and even hosting some of their own -- which means the community starts to become more active and thrives. That's exactly what we want to happen!
Volunteers should have at least 3 events scheduled on Stitch at any one time.
5. Optional: Create a Stitch Group
Community Champion Volunteers have the option to create Stitch Groups around a particular interest they have, or for their location. Learn more about Stitch Groups.