Volunteer: Am I ready to work with the Alpha Center ministry?
Monday, August 17 or Wednesday August 19 or
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Alpha Life Resource Center • 313 E. Main St. • Watertown
7 PM weeknights or 9 AM Saturday
Three sessions for veteran or new receptionists, hotliners and counselors, and an opportunity to learn about other volunteering opportunities at Alpha: just choose the one day that’s most convenient for you. If you have volunteered for Alpha, this is what we like to call a “refresher.” If you’ve never volunteered, these sessions are the perfect opportunity for you to hear about what it takes and talk to other volunteers. We’re never high pressure at the Center; we always want the Spirit to be driving your willingness. These approximately two-hour sessions will have us spending some time in the Word, where our motivation and our ultimate Resource is found. We’ll review places and procedures, offer tips and experiences to grow from. We’ll have time for questions and ideas. Is this the right time for you? Come ask others how they fit it in to their schedules and what it means to them to work with Alpha. Perhaps you’ll even find a non-traditional niche to fill to further the work. You don’t need to bring anything to the session...just an open heart. RSVP requested: please call the Center at 261-9207 with any questions or to reserve your spot. We want to be ready for you!
If you would like to donate items that the center needs, you can click here to view the Center's Wish List.
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2. Be a Receptionist. Receptionists greet visitors as they arrive at the center and record basic information such as the client’s name and address. Perhaps she offers to watch children while moms talk with counselors. General office tasks, such as answering the phone and scheduling appointments, clerical help including thank you writing, and light housekeeping duties are her responsibility only as she is willing. Open hours vary five days per week. Time commitment: a 3 hour shift anywhere from once a month to once a week, plus a staff meeting 2 times a year.
3. Be a Counselor. The basic duties of the counselor are to meet and counsel the clients at the center, and to follow up with phone calls and/or letters of encouragement. The counselor offers scriptural based counseling on topics such as chastity, living together, parenting, adoption, abortion, marriage, baptism, and God’s plan of salvation. The counselor’s goals include: making the client aware of her spiritual needs; sharing the good news of Jesus Christ; calming the client’s anxiety by showing Christian love and concern; and educating the client about pregnancy and abortion. Office hours vary five days per week. Time commitment: a 3 hour shift from once a month to once a week, plus 3 staff meetings per year.
4. Be a Hotliner. These dedicated women answer our 24 hour hotline during the hours the center is closed. The calls are forwarded to the hotliner’s home phone. The hotliner answers the phone during her scheduled shift, takes down the appropriate information from the caller, gives directions to the center and schedules appointments. Time commitment: one or more days/nights a month in your own home, plus a staff meeting 2 times a year.
5. Serve on our Board. These men are responsible for the administrative dealings of our Chapter and Life Center. Beside chair, treasurer and secretary, positions include property manager, recruitment, congregational liaison, fundraising, public relations and special events directors.
Click here to download a volunteer application form.
Other Ways to Help
Christian Resources: Heritage House will generously donate a portion of the proceeds from sales made subsquent to clicking on this link: Shop Heritage House
Book Sale: A number of copies of the book Angel in the Waters have been donated to the Center. The entire purchase price of $7 per book benefits the Center when the book is purchased from our receptionist."In its mother's womb, a tiny baby grows, explores the waters, and talks with the angel who is there." The gentle illustrations (by Ben Hatke) and wise words (by Regina Doman) tell the story of that baby and the angel in the waters . . . a story that's sure to delight all young children, because the journey from conception to birth is their story, too.