Advocate, champion, ambassadors

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I am curious about the titles I see.....advocate, champion, ambassador? What is the difference in all these titles people have in regards to Compassion?
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Crissy Stevens-Yarborough

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KristenH, Champion

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Advocates are those that volunteer with Compassion to find sponsors for kids. They are the ones speaking at churches, volunteering at events, etc.
I have no idea what a champion or an ambassador is though.
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Hi Crissy! These are all volunteer positions and opportunities to get involved in supporting Compassion's mission of helping children in poverty.

As KristenH described, an Advocate is a monthly child sponsor or financial contributor who volunteers to help raise awareness of the needs of the children that Compassion serves and encourages others to get involved by presenting Compassion's ministry in many different forms and also helps to staff sign-up tables at nearby Compassion events. You can find out more about volunteering as an advocate on this page on Compassion's website.

A Champion is related to this support community and is someone, just like KristenH :), who volunteers, mostly on nights and weekends while the Compassion offices are closed, to help answer questions that other sponsors may have when they are able to. Champions in this community are chosen by the Compassion staff.

A Compassion Ambassador is someone who is a public figure and creative communicator, like a musician, a speaker, or an artist, who partners with Compassion to help raise awareness of Compassion's mission and helps to find sponsors for children in Compassion's Child Sponsorship Program through their art or music or whatever type of creative activity they are involved in. You can find out more about Compassion's Ambassador program here.

Good question! Have a great rest of your weekend! :)
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KristenH, Champion

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lol I never even noticed we had titles :D thanks for explaining Adam!
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How do you select a Champion?  What are the requirements?
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Hi Angelee! We want this community to be a place where sponsors and others that are interested in our ministry, are able to quickly and easily get answers to questions they have or issues they’re experiencing. Our desire is to provide excellent service to all of you who are selflessly and sacrificially blessing the children we serve in our program. Because Susan and I are unable to provide assistance 24/7 on this forum, we have been blessed by other sponsors who have expertise and knowledge of our ministry and a desire to take the time to share that and answer questions sponsors may have while Susan and I are not in the office.  

We don’t necessarily have a bullet list of items that one is required to have in order to be a Champion on our Get Satisfaction community. We select Champions based on one’s history and experience with our ministry, how the individual has responded to inquiries in the past and how often they chime into conversations and if their responses are accurate and have correct, up to date information. Champions show they have a passion for and are excited about ineracting with and responding to supporters. If we are ever interested in making a sponsor a  champion of the page, we always contact the individual directly to see if it’s something they would be passionate about pursuing with us. But no matter if someone is a champion or not, we love the community that’s being built here and always welcome feedback and interaction from our sponsors as your experience is so helpful to people who are just getting started with Compassion and want to know more!  

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