An advocate is "one who defends, who pleads another's case, or who calls for one's aid." This volunteer role is for Compassion financial contributors* who choose to commit their time, talents, and influence to help children in need.
*Financial contributors are those that commit to give a minimum of $240 annually through Compassion's various programs and funds.
To use your gifts and influence to raise awareness of the needs of impoverished children and encourage others to respond to the biblical mandate to love the poor.
You're welcome to contact the Advocate Network anytime by calling (800) 336-7535 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We believe that the best advocacy is initiated and pursued by the Advocate and we're ready to serve you as you "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves."
- Be a consistent witness for Christ. Christ comes first in this ministry. We encourage you to conduct yourself in a Christlike manner, be in community with other believers for worship, and participate in the study and practice of God's Word.
- Initiate activities to change lives through Compassion. Advocates increase the awareness of the needs of impoverished children around the world and promote Compassion as one solution to meet those needs. You will represent Compassion ministries within your sphere of influence for the purpose of releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name. This is accomplished primarily through the acquisition of sponsorship commitments and fundraising. These activities may take many forms, including presenting Compassion's ministry to local churches, individuals or groups, participating in marketing campaigns, and placing sponsorship displays and posters. The most effective activities may likely be those you create to utilize your own strengths, gifts and passion.
- Staff sign-up tables at Compassion events. While being an Advocate will largely consist of generating personal opportunities to present the ministry, you are also encouraged to staff the sign-up tables at Compassion marketing events held in your area. Events include church activities, concerts, conferences, festivals and radio marathons. You may also be contacted about helping other Advocates or groups with their Compassion presentations.
- Engage in training and enrichment opportunities. Remaining well-trained and keeping current with changes in Compassion's ministry is vital to effective advocacy. Therefore, all Advocates are encouraged to complete initial training, participate in ongoing Web- and phone-based training opportunities, and attend local, regional, national and global events designed to enhance your effectiveness.