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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 the Stitch Community would love to hear from you!

WHAT IS THE STITCH COMMUNITY?

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

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

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

We're currently looking for Community Champion Volunteers (who are at least 50 years old) to help create and grow the Stitch community in their local area.

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

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, you may not be able to host in-person monthly events. That's OK, your activities can be virtual 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.)


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 good 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 YET 50?

If you're not yet 50 but would like to help address loneliness and isolation in your local community, then we'd still love to hear form you!

Learn more about the Stitch Community's range of volunteering opportunities here: https://wipeoutloneliness.org/volunteer/


INTERESTED IN BECOMING A COMMUNITY CHAMPION VOLUNTEER?

If you are interested, please fill in the short form in this link: https://go.stitch.net/vm-reading

If you do not make a submission via the link provided above, your application will NOT be considered.

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About Stitch

Location:

548 Market St #99953, San Francisco, California 94104-5401, AU

Mission Statement

The Stitch Community is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to addressing loneliness & isolation for the members of society over 50 years old who need it most.

Description

Loneliness is considered the "the epidemic of the 21st century", with research increasingly proving that it is far worse for your health than obesity, poor diet, alcohol or lack of exercise.

That's where the Stitch Community comes in.

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

Since 2014, over 980 volunteers have made an impact on social isolation and loneliness in over 50 cities worldwide.

More importantly, a 2019 member survey revealed a 54% reduction in loneliness & isolation among participating members.

Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various locationsReading, United Kingdom

(51.45427,-0.97813)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 50
  • The days and times you volunteer are entirely up to you, as is the number of hours you commit to this volunteering role.
  • To be eligible for this role you must be an outgoing and social person who enjoys the company of others. You must also own your own computer or phone with a camera, as that will be needed when hosting virtual events.

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