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Community Expert Volunteering

Join over 980 volunteers who have made an impact on social isolation & loneliness in over 50 cities worldwide.

Thank you for your interest in Community Expert Volunteering with the Stitch Community, a not-for-profit charity dedicated to addressing loneliness and social isolation for the members of society over 50 years old who need it most. 

This article is part of a set of articles about Volunteering at the Stitch Community. If you haven’t read our volunteering overview yet, you should do so before reading on.


Community Expert Volunteering

Community Expert Volunteers are people who have skills or expertise they would like to contribute to the Stitch Community to help make it successful.

In case you’re not aware, the Stitch team itself is extremely small (only 5 employees!) and the fact we’re a social enterprise means we are always likely to be constrained by very limited resources.

We do, however, have a wealth of incredible members who have lifetimes developing unique skills and expertise which can be used to assist the Stitch Community.

There really is no limit to the sorts of things which Community Expert Volunteers can get involved in, but some examples of areas we have had help from members has included:

  • Workshops on mental health run by members with a psychology background
  • Providing technical training sessions to Stitch members
  • Using their professional networks to link Stitch to existing government, health, and community organizations
  • Providing sponsorship and media opportunities through their existing businesses
  • Running online or in-person verification sessions to help new members get verified

I'm interested! How do I get started?

If you meet all the requirements and think that becoming a Community Expert Volunteer sounds like something you would like to do, then please fill out the form below. 

Please make sure to specify how you wish to contribute to the Stitch Community by letting us know in the “Message” section of the form.

Once your form has been received, a friendly Stitch Community team member will be in touch with next steps!