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Volunteer

The generosity of caring people, just like you, helps us carry out our daily mission of serving teens, women and men in need of our services and education.

Use your gifts to serve others. All you need to get started is:

  • A heart for preborn children, teens, women and men.
  • A willingness to learn and grow.
  • An attitude of service.
  • A desire to build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.

For more information, read through the volunteer descriptions below and contact us through our volunteer interest form or call 303.298.8815.

a promising future

A Promising Future casts a vision for our high school students and young adults that they can achieve their goals and dreams. Through a custom-written, evidence-informed curriculum, The Diamond Standard, A Promising Future promotes positive youth development, social and emotional learning, life-skills education and healthy relationship cultivation. The team provides classroom instruction, parent workshops and training for local youth-serving professionals. 

Assist the Lead Instructor with classroom set-up in a local high school, develop relationships with students and help them stay on task.

Client Services

Through non-judgmental, compassionate care and medically-accurate education, our Client Services team supports women and men faced with a life-altering pregnancy decision or compromised sexual health

When a woman reaches out for Alternatives, you’ll become her advocate. You’ll listen to her story and seek to understand her concerns. As you offer information about pregnancy options, your goal is to support and equip her to make an informed decision — with the hope and encouragement that she would choose a life-giving option for herself and her unborn child. Male Client Advocates are also needed to serve the men who accompany our female clients.

What is a typical shift like?

As a Client Advocate, your service shift may include:

  • Meeting with clients who come into the office during your shift.
  • Answering client phone calls.
  • Following up with clients.
  • Learning office procedures.
  • Keeping accurate records of client interactions and follow-up plans.
  • Reporting and supervision by our professional counselors.

What is the time commitment involved?

We ask that you make a one-year commitment to volunteer two or three, three-hour shifts per month.

Is training required?

Equipped to Serve, authored by Cyndi Philkill, is our training program to equip Volunteer Client Advocates to meet one on one with our clients as they make informed decisions regarding their unplanned pregnancies through listening to their circumstances and needs. Advocates concentrate on the feelings surrounding pregnancy and offer information and resources that will help clients through the decision-making process. Through skill-building exercises, experiential learning, classroom discussion and role-playing, our Advocates are truly Equipped to Serve!

After you confirm your desire to attend Equipped to Serve, Marissa Meyer, one of our staff members, will reach out and set up this pre-training interview time. Marissa will discuss more details about the volunteer position of Client Advocate, the expectations and time commitment involved, how this fits into your current season of life and answer any questions you might have about the position. It is an important part of the process for you as a volunteer and for Alternatives to be sure everyone attending Equipped to Serve has a deeper understanding of all that is involved in being prepared to sit in the sacred space with our clients and provide options counseling.

Below are the details of the Equipped to Serve Training Session:

Equipped to Serve Volunteer Client Advocate Classroom Training

Date: TBD 2021

On the Job Experiences

As a client advocate in training, you will schedule a series of 3-hour shifts over a couple of months for on-the-job training and client observations. On-the-jobs are available at several of our locations.

Tuition
$70 includes Training Manual and required CO Bureau of Investigation background check
*Two additional in-office workshops are also a required part of the training

Registration prior to training is required.

When you answer calls to our 24-Hour Helpline, you’ll be a voice of support to women who need Alternatives. They may be facing unexpected pregnancy, needing STD testing or struggling from a past abortion. Shifts are evenings and weekends. This is an excellent way to be involved for those who are not able to volunteer in an Alternatives’ office location. Phone calls are forwarded from that Alternatives office to your cell or home phone.

What is a typical shift like?

As a Helpline Volunteer, your service shift may include:

  • Personally answering calls to the Helpline.
  • Keeping a written record of incoming calls.
  • Explaining services offered by Alternatives.
  • Giving locations and directions to each of our offices.

What is the time commitment involved?

We ask that you make a one-year commitment to volunteer two shifts per month.

Is training required?

Yes, a one-day training is required. These dates are scheduled throughout the year. Please call Ofelia Spaulding at 303.298.8815 to discuss the training schedule that works for you.

For women who struggle with abortion loss, you will help create a safe and trusted place to begin the journey of healing. You will invite women to share their stories and encourage one another. Groups are scheduled as needed multiple times throughout the year.

What is a typical group like?

  • Meeting weekly with four to eight women and your co-facilitator in a confidential support group.
  • Using the book, A Season to Heal, as the curriculum for the group.

What is the time commitment involved?

We ask that you make a commitment to facilitate one group of women with a fellow facilitator.

Is training required?

Yes, comprehensive training classes, based on Equipped to Serve by Cyndi Philkill, will equip you with crisis counseling skills. Classes are scheduled throughout the year. Homework includes reading and self-study. In addition, Post-Abortion facilitators will be trained in A Season to Heal and group facilitation.

Support a male client and help him become an involved, committed and responsible father. Mentorship extends from early pregnancy until his child is six months of age. Training provided.

Perform ultrasound scans on pregnant women to determine gestational age, viability and location of the pregnancy. MD, RDMS, NP, RN or DO required.

What is a typical shift like?

  • Providing sonograms to pregnant women to determine the gestational age, viability and location of the pregnancy.
  • Completing paperwork and working with the Clinic Director to serve clients with excellent care.
  • Maintaining standards of clinic procedures.

What is the time commitment involved?

We ask that you make a one-year commitment to volunteer a three-hour shift each month.

Is training required?

Comprehensive training classes, based on Equipped to Serve by Cyndi Philkill, will equip you with crisis counseling skills. Classes are scheduled throughout the year. Homework includes reading and self-study. This crisis training will complement your medical experience to best serve our clients and work with the client services team.

Depending on your sonography experience and credentials, we may require additional training and orientation for use of our ultrasound equipment.

Provide risk assessment and consultation along with a testing and treatment plan and education. MD, PA-C, NP or RN required. Training provided.

ambassadors

Through individual and group connections, our ambassadors help us build a culture of life and advocate for the wellbeing of teens, women and men in our community.

Connect the A Promising Future team to the administration of your local high school to bring The Diamond Standard curriculum to the school.

Join our Community and Campus Outreach team to spread awareness of services to women and men who are highly vulnerable to the pressure of a pregnancy decision and in need of support.

Connect us to your church to bring awareness of our services and how we can support your congregation on issues related to unexpected pregnancy.

Help us raise awareness and funds through ready-made Baby Bottle Bank campaigns, Mom and Baby Gift drives, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns and social media awareness.

Support us through virtual or in-person luncheons, barbecues and meet-ups with our staff, bring friends to one of our offices for a tour or represent us at resource fairs and community events. Training provided.

Help raise awareness in the medical community so we can reach more people in need of our services, support and education

administrative support

Office Support volunteers play a key role in helping us carry out our mission by providing important administrative support for successful operations.

Sort and organize donated items for distribution to new parents and their babies.

Collect and distribute baby bottle banks at churches throughout the Denver area or process and organize bottles in our office.

Assist in-office projects like stuffing envelopes, preparing mailings or making phone calls individually or with a small group.

Transport donated items from to and from our office locations.

Support our staff through the organization and execution of fundraisers and other community events to raise awareness.

prayer support

Join our group of prayer warriors and pray for the current needs of our clients, staff and volunteers through our bi-monthly prayer email and quarterly virtual prayer events. Sign up here.