Sponsorship can mean so many things. To me it means a mentor, someone who can show you the ropes, so to speak. Someone who has been in similar situations and knows how you feel and has found a way of life that brings them peace and joy, and is willing to share how they found this way of life with you.
What a sponsor should not do, in my opinion, is demand anything!
A sponsor is someone who suggests, leads, and directs one on their spiritual path, in a general way. The exact path cannot be orchestrated by a sponsor...influenced, yes, but not planned out in detail.
"Don't make goals out of the spiritual path. A goal implies time, working toward something in the future. But the spiritual path is about discovering what you already are. You are the goal. Now come to understand what that means and live it." ~ Unknown author
What does sponsorship mean to you? Have you experienced sponsors who have dictated your daily decisions? How has this worked or not worked for you?