Living With Fibromyalgia - Online Support Group

Looking for Moderators: Who Comes to Mind?

Can you think of someone who would make a great moderator here on your Ben’s Friends community? You perhaps? Or maybe someone else on this forum who is understanding and supportive of others? This is a great time to give back to your Ben’s Friends community while staying safe, and staying home.

What does a Ben’s Friends Moderator do? Simply put, they do what they can to make the community a good place to be. They participate in conversation, and they encourage others to participate as well. They are watchful, so that the community stays supportive and safe for everyone.

Don’t know how to be a moderator? No worries! Ben’s now has self-paced online training at Ben’s Friends U to help you develop the skills. Learn something new while you’re locked up! (We’d love to tour you around Ben’s Friends U virtual campus, but security is too tight there.)

Time commitments a problem? We have volunteer moderators who put in an hour or so a week, while others spend more time than that. And remember, this is volunteer work that you can do anywhere you have a computer or a smart phone and internet access.

As you know, we also have Moderator Support, a team of dedicated people who are always there for you, and who are happy to pitch in whenever Moderators need a hand.

We’d love to have you join the “Mods”. If you’re thinking, “Maybe…” have a look at this additional information sheet. Ask your community moderator, or click on ModSupport avatar on this site to send us a message. Clicking on the “About/Contact” tab just below the banner will also allow you to send messages directly to those people.

This thread is open for discussion as well, if you have questions or comments that others may be interested in.

TJ, Seenie, Merl and Sharon

Your Moderator Support Team (“ModSupport”)

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Hello Ben I would be interested in becoming a Moderator if I am not too old I am an 80 year old retired nurse interested in people and helping them with their answers to heir health problems if I can.
Regards Annette.

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Annette, Davey mentioned your name to us as well and we’ll be in contact soon!


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Like Seenie said, anyone can become a Moderator. I try to be active as I can for us fibro sufferers. It doesn’t require you to be glued at your computer. I find it therapeutic to give advice based on experience to other community members. I also enjoy keeping our community safe by making sure only people who are seeking help like ourselves can join us. I’m just one cog in the wheelhouse and every little bit helps. Please consider being a Moderator and we always welcome questions. I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe!