THE CRISIS PREGNANCY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
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CPC VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
Peer Counselors (Male and Female): Peer Counselors meet one on one with clients as they come to the CPC for testing, pregnancy options, STI testing, and resources. Peer Counselors receive training to listen, educate, intervene with communication skills, and provide a source of physical, emotional and spiritual hope to the individuals and families that seek our services. A weekly or bi-weekly commitment of 3-4 hours is preferred. All training is provided and no prior experience is required.
Earn While You Learn For Men & Women (weekly mentoring program): Once a week, volunteers meet one-on-one with a new or expectant parent. This program teaches clients the fundamentals of parenting and life skills using Biblical truths. For participating, clients earn “family bucks” which they use to shop in our Carol’s Place Boutique to acquire much needed items for their babies and/or families. The meetings are scheduled according to the availability of the mentor and the client.
Medical Clinic Volunteers: Medical professionals who are interested in using their skills to provide women’s healthcare to our clients are needed to provide ultrasounds to abortion-vulnerable clients and other limited medical services to all clients.
Doctors & Nurses: Contact our Nurse Manager to learn about volunteering for our Medical Clinic that offers ultrasounds to abortion-vulnerable clients and other limited medical services to all clients.
Inside Out Dads: Inside Out Dads is a scripture-based program in local prisons and jails. The purpose is to instruct men on how to be better fathers, husbands, and men. Commitment: Inside out program is held several times throughout the year needing weekly volunteers to go into the prison and jails for 6-12 week sessions. All training is provided.
Church Liaison: Represent the CPC to your local church for special events, needs, or concerns of the ministry. Liaisons communicate between their local church and the CPC about our annual Walk for Life, Change for Life, Fundraising Banquet, and Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Commitment varies.
Encouraging Parents Together: Lead a monthly support group to encourage expectant parents. Clients earn a free portable crib or carseat for completing four EPT meetings. Commitment: lead monthly class, communicate with clients and CPC staff. The meetings utilize videos and/or community speakers for instruction. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00-8:30pm.
Special Events: Assisting with the annual, special events of the CPC. Volunteers will help with the planning, coordinating, and/or implementing of the details for these events. Commitment varies.
Board of Directors: The Board is the spiritual covering of the Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Wabash Valley and directly responsible for the financial and spiritual well being of the ministry. Specifically, they oversee the Executive Director and focus on the stability and direction of the ministry. Commitment: Application and interview by special request, quarterly board meetings, and attendance at special events.
Housekeeping: Helping with the weekly upkeep of the facility including sweeping, dusting, and windows (inside only).
VOLUNTEER PEER COUNSELOR POSITION DESCRIPTION
Objective of the position: To reach out to clients in an unplanned pregnancy with the mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ by offering practical assistance in both word and action.
Reports to: The Center Director (or Client Services Director)
- Be a committed Christian who demonstrates a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
- Exhibit strong commitment and dedication to the pro-life position and sexual purity
- Agree with and be willing to uphold the Statement of Principle, Statement of Faith, and policies of the center
- Be able to respect and keep information confidential
- Be dependable, stable, and capable of following through on commitments
- Exhibit a sincere desire to reach out with the love of Jesus to people in distress
- Understand basic interpersonal dynamics
- Be able to identify and adjust to a client’s pace of progress and growth
- Be familiar with scripture pertaining to the sanctity of life, forgiveness, and salvation
- Complete the pregnancy center volunteer training
- Complete on-the-job training
- Provide crisis intervention support for each client in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion through listening and other helping skills
- Provide accurate information on abortion
- Provide information on parenting, adoption, and foster care
- Follow all policies and procedures regarding intake, helpline, and in-office duties
- Offer support, material resources, and referrals appropriate to a client’s situation
- Look for teachable moments with a client in order to share the love of Jesus and His plan of salvation
- Appropriately follow-up with clients according to the policies and guidelines of the center
- Keep up-to-date on statistics and information relating to pregnancy, abortion, and adoption through volunteer in-services, magazines, journals, and newspaper articles
- Keep current on information in the pregnancy center referral system
- Maintain all client records as indicated in center policies and guidelines
- Attend at least 3 volunteer in-services every year
Statement of Faith
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
- We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works.
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Adapted from the National Association of Evangelical’s statement of faith.
We exist to empower women and men to make life-affirming decisions regarding pregnancy, as well as the value of abstinence before marriage through counseling, education, compassionate care, material aid and through the gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
The Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Wabash Valley is the primary organization that comes to mind when an individual faces an unplanned pregnancy, STD or HIV concern.
- Board members, staff and volunteers endeavor to model Christ in every aspect of the ministry and their personal lives.
- We believe and recognize the sanctity of all human life.
- It is our desire to provide spiritual encouragement, biblical counseling and practical assistance to those who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy, STD or related issue.
- We are committed to sharing Christ’s unconditional love, forgiveness, salvation and hope to all clients He entrusts to our care.
- We will not advise, provide or refer for abortions or abortifacients. Rather, we will provide biblical counseling designed to assist women to find an appropriate alternative.
- We will not engage in contraceptive counseling or services. Rather, we will provide abstinence counseling and encourage abstinence as an appropriate lifestyle before marriage.
- We will show love, respect and mutual support to one another as Christ’s ambassadors.
- We recognize the gifts and talents of each person and strive to help them grow and be used of God for His purposes.
- Sharing the Gospel
- Counseling from a Biblical perspective
- Mentoring with caring support
- Abstinence Education
- Pregnancy confirmation with option education
- Sexually transmitted disease screening and education
- Parenting education and material aid
Statement of Purpose
- The Crisis Pregnancy Center is an outreach ministry of Jesus Christ through His Church. Therefore, the CPC, embodied in its volunteers, is committed to presenting the gospel of our Lord to women with crisis pregnancies – both in word and in deed. Those who labor as CPC board members, staff, and volunteers are expected to know Christ as their Savior and Lord.
- The CPC will provide accurate and complete information about both prenatal development and abortion to women with problem pregnancies.
- Because the CPC is founded on the principle that all human life is sacred from the moment of conception, and because abortion ends human life prematurely and unnaturally, the CPC will not advise, provide, or refer for abortion or abortifacients. Rather, the CPC will provide counseling designed to assist women to find an appropriate alternative.
- The CPC is committed to assisting women to carry their unborn children to term and plan constructively for their future by providing both emotional and spiritual support as well as practical assistance.
- The CPC is committed to creating an awareness within the local Christian community of the needs of women with problem pregnancies.
- The CPC will offer assistance to women with problem pregnancies free of charge.
- The CPC will not engage in contraceptive counseling, referrals, or services. However, we do provide abstinence counseling and encourage abstinence as an appropriate lifestyle before marriage.
- The CPC will not operate as an adoption service.
- The CPC will not discriminate in providing services because of the race, creed, color, national origin, age, or marital status of its clients.