An Extra Life Guild is a group of passionate Extra Lifers who want to get more involved and help strengthen the Extra Life community on a local level. The Guild meets regularly to find ways to help grow the Extra Life movement by registering new Extra Lifers, fundraising critical funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and sharing the Extra Life movement. Guild members are volunteer "goodwill ambassadors" for the Extra Life program and their Children's Miracle Network Hospital. As a guild member, you will have the opportunity to attend local gaming industry events and conferences, chat with other elite members of the Extra Life community and meet some of the kiddos that are treated at their local children’s hospital!
Local volunteers (Extra Life Guild Advisors) collaborate with the local hospital Program Director in recruiting new Extra Lifers, supporting community members, growing the program in their area, and fundraising. Guild members help to generate leads for their hospital to form local partnerships in the community.
Recruiting local Extra Lifers is and always has been the core responsibility of our guilds. Recruitment efforts should be led by the hospital Program Director and the Guild. Recruitment tools are available to guilds in the Extra Life Resource library.
Sharing information is a vital duty of an Extra Life guild. This raises awareness and spreads the knowledge of Extra Life. Sharing our mission on social channels and at conventions helps the Extra Life program continue to grow as a grassroots, community fundraiser.
Fundraising can be done anytime, anywhere! Whether at conventions, local events, live streams, or personal asks, Extra Life guild members should be registered for the current year event and actively collecting donations.
Interested in getting more involved? Join our official Extra Life Discord to connect with Guild members in your area, take a look at our official local Facebook Groups and then click on your city's name below to be taken to the Guild's home page. You'll find their events calendar, image gallery, and discussion forums. Join in and help brainstorm ideas on how to spread the word about Extra Life!