Joining the Advocate Network

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I've been volunteering for a while and after working with a current Advocate for a number of events, I feel it is something I would like to pursue as well. However, I can't seem to find much information on the website directing me to where I can find out more about the Advocate network, how to join, or what is required/expected of you as a volunteer in it. Could someone point me in the right direction for this? Thank you!
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Katherine K.

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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Hi Katherine! Thank you so much for volunteering and helping precious kiddos find loving sponsors! While we no longer have an organized Advocate Network, we have created a landing page to help mobilize all supporters to help out in whatever capacity they would like to through Act for Compassion. That is where I would direct you for more volunteer opportunities. Also, I would recommend spending some time reading our blog and website to learn more about the ministry of Compassion if you are interested. Let us know if you have any other questions! We're happy to help! 
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I guess I was mostly looking for more local leadership volunteer opportunities. It seems like the Advocate program had additional in-depth training and more opportunities for being a local liaison for Compassion. Are there opportunities like that still? From the Act for Compassion page, it looks like Compassion moved to more individual opportunities on one's own vs a volunteer level that included more depth and responsibility, but without being quite as demanding as the traveling position or translator position currently listed under leadership opportunities. The normal opportunities to volunteer are still there of course, and I do really like helping at events, but I'm interested in something more if it's out there anymore.
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Susan, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Social Media

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Katherine, I appreciate your heart to help but we regrettably no longer offer the in-depth training and opportunities to be the local liaison for Compassion. You are right that this used to be the case with the Advocates Network. I am so sorry! 
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Is there a reason they moved away from that type of volunteer position? I'll still volunteer as normal of course, it's just disappointing to find out there isn't anything further you can do when there used to be another way to go further in advocacy. 
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Hi Katherine! This decision was made by our leadership team in order to help Compassion best serve our children and supporters. I know it is hard to see the benefit in why they would change the program but overall the decision was made to ensure we serving the best we can as a ministry. We would love for you to become an advocate with Compassion, as we would love to include all those who have a heart to serve with us! 
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