Volunteer

We depend on the generosity of people like you to carry out our mission. Our volunteers are the voice, heart and hands of our ministry to women and men who need Alternatives.

All you need to get started is:

  • A heart for women, men and their unborn children
  • A willingness to learn
  • An attitude of service and acceptance

For more information, contact us through our Volunteer Form or call us at 303.298.8815.

Client Services Volunteer Opportunities

Client Advocate
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.

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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?

Yes, comprehensive training classes, based on Equipped to Serve by Cyndi Philkill, will equip you with crisis counseling skills. Classes are scheduled three times a year. Homework includes reading and self-study.

Equipped to Serve Training Schedule

Dates
February 20, 21 and 22, 2019
Training includes all three days*

Times
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day

Location
TBD

Tuition
$65 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.

For more information, contact us through our Volunteer Form or call us at 303.298.8815.


Helpline Volunteer
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 unintended 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.

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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.

Counseling After Abortion Group Facilitator
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.

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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.

For more information, contact us through our Volunteer Form or call us at 303.298.8815.

Mobile Clinic Driver
Get behind the wheel of our Mobile Testing Clinic, a 36-foot RV converted to provide services throughout the Denver area. You will drive the vehicle from its storage location to a scheduled service location and park it for its daily service shift. Previous experience driving a large vehicle is required. Alternatives will provide drivers with training specific to the operation of our Mobile Clinic.

For more information, contact us through our Volunteer Form or call us at 303.298.8815.

Special Event Volunteer Opportunities

Event Ambassador
Through your relationship network, you can introduce us to friends who share your desire to promote life with Alternatives. You might host a gathering in the comfort of your home, office or church. Simply request our Hosting Kit with blank invitations and complete instructions on how to organize your gathering.

Special Event Volunteer
Put your organizational skills to work in preparation for our special events. We host several throughout the year, including An Evening of Alternatives each fall. Help us get the details in place as we welcome nationally known speakers and talent to inspire guests and raise funds for the ministry of Alternatives.

For more information, contact us through our Volunteer Form or call us at 303.298.8815

Relationship Opportunities

Church Ambassador
You can help strengthen support for Alternatives by serving as a strong connector and active liaison between Alternatives and your pastor and church community. You’ll receive orientation and helpful resources to support and engage your church. We invite church participation throughout the year including at various events and to honor the Sanctity of Human Life each January. To explore the benefits of a church relationship with Alternatives, contact us through our Volunteer Form or call us at 303.298.8815.

Financial Ambassador
You can help advance the life-affirming mission of Alternatives through personal gifts of financial support as well as by introducing Alternatives to like-minded personal and professional contacts. To find out how you can be involved, contact us at 303.298.8815 or by email.

Relationship Ambassador
You can help expand Alternatives’ outreach in the community by making introductions to those in your circle of influence including schools, businesses and personal and community networks. To learn more, contact us at 303.298.8815 or by email.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Email Prayer Team
You can provide vital support for Alternatives by keeping us on your prayer list. When you sign up for our Email Prayer Team, we’ll add you to our distribution list for weekly and urgent prayer items.

Layette Closet Organizer
After the birth of her baby, a client receives a gift of a newborn layette which we call a baby shower in a bag. Volunteers help us process layette donations. Tasks include recording, sorting and organizing baby items and preparing the layette gift bags.

For more information, contact us through our Volunteer Form or call us at 303.298.8815.

Metropolitan State University of Denver Student Volunteer
Students attending Metro State University can serve as officers of Alternatives’ Student Organization on the Auraria Campus. You can volunteer a couple of hours per month to help promote our life-affirming presence on campus and enhance our services to the student population.

For more information, contact us through our Volunteer Form or call us at 303.298.8815.

Receptionist
Your welcoming face provides a warm greeting to a client as she enters our office. You’ll then begin the client in-take process with her. In between clients, you will answer the phone and offer limited administrative support to Alternatives staff.

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What is a typical shift like?

As a receptionist, your service may include:

  • Greeting clients who come in our offices.
  • Providing clients with their initial paperwork.
  • Answering the telephone while sitting at the front desk.
  • Supporting staff with projects while serving as a receptionist.

Is training required?

Training is provided on-the-job for our receptionist volunteers.

For more information, contact us through our Volunteer Form or call us at 303.298.8815.

Ultrasound Clinic Sonographer
Through an ultrasound, you can offer a window into life. It provides an opportunity for each woman to learn about fetal development as she considers her pregnancy options. This volunteer role requires sonography experience and any of the following credentials: MD, PA-C, NP, RN, RDMS.

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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.

For more information, contact us through our Volunteer Form or call us at 303.298.8815.

STD Clinician
Our STD Testing provides women with a risk assessment and consultation. We offer health care and treatment plans based on the test results. This volunteer role requires a licensed RN, NP, PA-C or MD.