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Help older adults stay socially connected through online activities

Posted by
The Stitch Community
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Los Angeles, CA

The Stitch Community


New
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Published 3 months ago

Recurring
Weekends
A few hours per month

Do you have a few spare hours every month? Are you 50 or older and want to make new friends while supporting a worthy cause? If yes, then read on!

What is Stitch?

The Stitch Community is a not-for-profit charity that helps address loneliness and social isolation in people over 50.

We're looking for volunteers across the USA to help grow local communities throughout the country, and help more people over 50 connect and stay socially connected. This is exceptionally important, especially now that so many of us are physical distancing because of COVID-19.

About the Role

We're currently looking for Community Champion Volunteers to help create and grow the Stitch community in their local area.

How will they do that? By hosting regular activities and events for their local community over a 12 month period. That’s it!

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, some locations will not be able to host in-person monthly events. That's OK, the activities can be virtual instead until the world returns to normal.

These regular events are fun and informal gatherings where existing and new Stitch members can connect and form new friendships, helping to address and prevent loneliness and isolation.

(Please note, twelve months may seem like a long commitment, but it doesn't usually feel that way, as being a Community Champion Volunteer is actually a great deal of fun and most volunteers keep on doing it far longer than 12 months (in fact most never stop!). We just try to make the 12 month commitment clear so that you understand the community may take some time to become vibrant.)

What are the Benefits?

  • The Community Champion Volunteer position is part-time, so you will still have time to pursue your hobbies, travel and spend time with your friends and family.
  • You'll be granted a premium Stitch membership for free! This gives you unlimited access to the community and its benefits.
  • Volunteering is fun -- meeting new people, laughing, socialising and trying new things is all part of the experience. And while fun, you'll be enriching your own life, and the life of many others. Research has even shown that people who are the happiest are those who do things for others, so prepare to be incredibly happy!
  • Champion a worthy cause: You’ll be helping to reduce loneliness, depression and social isolation in your local community by connecting people with the same interests and needs.

Not over 50?

If you're not over 50 but would still like to contribute to addressing loneliness and social isolation in your local community, then we'd still like to hear from you!

Learn about our range of volunteering options here: https://wipeoutloneliness.org/volunteer/

Interested in becoming a Community Champion Volunteer?

If you are interested, please fill in the very short form via the below link to submit your application. If you do not make a submission via the below link, your application will NOT be considered. 

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE: https://go.stitch.net/idealist-la

We can't wait to hear from you!

Do you have a few spare hours every month? Are you 50 or older and want to make new friends while supporting a worthy cause? If yes, then read on!

What is Stitch?

The Stitch Community is a not-for-profit charity that helps address loneliness and…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

Los Angeles, CA

How to Apply

To apply, please fill in your details at the below link and a friendly Stitch Community staff member will be in touch with next steps: https://go.stitch.net/idealist-la

To apply, please fill in your details at the below link and a friendly Stitch Community staff member will be in touch with next steps: https://go.stitch.net/idealist-la

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