Online Moderator Application

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Part of the Live Yes! Arthritis Network, the Live Yes! Online Community connects you 24/7 with those who understand what it’s like. The Online Community offers visitors the ability to browse or participate on our many discussion forum topics such as sharing coping strategies and ways to help prevent a flare up. Visitors can chat and befriend others, and locate in person arthritis related events happening nearby. 

Become a Volunteer Moderator!

Moderator engagement is key to the success of the Online Community and will offer great value for the participants. Below you will find some guidance for ensuring a positive experience for all.


•        Review user-generated content and actively engage

•        Engage members using relevant Arthritis Foundation articles, content, messages and events

•        Process any public complaints, escalating when necessary to the Moderator Team Leader

•        Attend monthly Online Moderator conference calls

•        Remove any postings and/or block users for posts that contain objectionable or inappropriate content


•        Welcome all new members or first-time posters

•        Have fun as you help others with their journey with arthritis, you have so much knowledge and experience to make a huge impact for thousands of people in our community

•        You are a Subject Matter Expert for the newly diagnosed, please engage and change their lives!

The first step in the process is to complete the application below. Individuals will be interviewed and those who successfully complete the screening process will be invited to become a volunteer and serve as a Live Yes! Online Community Moderator. Once all the required paperwork is completed, we will provide you with the tools and training to get started!

We look forward to having you as a Moderator!

If you cannot see this webform, please login or register now using the login link in this sentence.

Please note that this training is provided to US based residents only, age 18 and older.



If you'd like to be a Live Yes! Online Moderator, please complete the form below. 

It is recommended that you complete this application on a desktop or laptop computer and not on a mobile device.



Please provide one reference that knows you well and can attest to your character, skills and dependability (NOT family members).


1. We ask all Live Yes! Online Moderators to make at least a one-year commitment.
2. All Live Yes! Online Moderators agree to complete the initial training (2 hours), orientation program (2 hours), fulfill our ongoing training, annual leadership training requirements and monthly conference calls (1-3 hour monthly).
3. All Live Yes! Online Moderators agree to log into the online community at least once a day.
4. All Live Yes! Online Moderators agree to continue educating themselves about arthritis/related rheumatic diseases, the Arthritis Foundation, and encourage members to get involved in volunteer opportunities.

By submitting this application:

  • I understand that this is an application and not an offer, commitment or promise by the AF to give me this volunteer opportunity.
  • I certify that I have and will provide information throughout the selection process, including on this application for a volunteer position and in interviews that is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge.
  • I certify that I have and will answer all questions to the best of my ability and that I have not and will not withhold any information that would unfavorably affect my application for a volunteer position.
  • I understand that information contained on my application will be verified by the Arthritis Foundation.
  • I understand that misrepresentations or omissions may be cause for my immediate rejection as an applicant for this volunteer position with the Arthritis Foundation or my termination as a volunteer.
  • Further I agree to respect the Arthritis Foundation's proprietary and confidential information and will not use and/or disclose information learned or acquired through my association with the organization including but not limited to organizational documents and training materials.

Once received and reviewed, you will be contacted within 48 hours with next steps.

It is the policy of the Arthritis Foundation to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.

Thank you for completing this application form and for your interest in volunteering with us.



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