Volunteers are an essential part of the ministry of BsideU For Life. Our volunteers enable us to effectively serve and support our clients during the difficulties of a crisis pregnancy and beyond. Being a volunteer at BsideU For Life has eternal value. Serving in this ministry offers men and women the opportunity to use their God-given gifts and abilities to empower women to boldly choose life for their child and embrace the truth of the gospel. Please prayerfully consider how the Lord is calling you to be involved with this life-saving, life-changing ministry.
Crisis Pregnancy Advocate: Advocates will walk with clients through their pregnancy test, results, and decision-making process. Our volunteer advocates have a unique opportunity to help a woman understand all her choices by sharing the truth about fetal development, abortion procedures and risks, sexual integrity, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. The advocate also has the chance to provide helpful referrals, encourage, and pray with the client. We fully train all of our advocates and require a weekly commitment of 4 hours.
Medical Professionals: Nurses (LPN or RN) or medical assistants – Since expanding our services to include STI testing and treatment, we are in need of regular nursing volunteers to counsel on sexual risk avoidance from a medical standpoint and also discuss the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections as part of the crisis counseling process for pregnant women who come to the center.
Life Skills Class Assistant & Mentor- Support the Life Skills team by attending class. This gives you a chance to participate in class conversations and get to know some of the clients. This is a great way to support our staff while getting to know some of the women we serve. Classes are taught M-F from 10:00am-1:00pm.
GED/Language Arts Tutor: As part of our ongoing effort to edify women after they have made a decision about their pregnancy, tutoring takes place Monday-Thursday. Tutors work with clients in a small-group setting to study current curriculum or complete homework. The main subject covered throughout the year is English/language arts.
Children’s Ministry: Our children’s ministry exists to serve the women of BsideU For Life while they participate in classes and programs. Children between 6 weeks and preschool age are taught Bible Stories, crafts, worship songs, and preschool basics. The Children’s Ministry Volunteer has completed training and a background check. Volunteers in Children’s Ministry must be at least 16 years old to serve. Children’s ministry happens M-F from 9:45am-1:15pm.
Prepare a Meal: Lunch is served every weekday to life skills clients at BsideU for Life and their children. The Volunteer Kitchen Helper will prepare or provide lunch, visit with clients and their children, and help with clean up. This is a great opportunity for individuals or groups to build meaningful relationships with our clients. We recommend anywhere between a weekly to monthly commitment, but one–time opportunities are available as well.
Administrative: There are seasonal administrative tasks like data base clean up, Baby Bottle phone calls, stuffing envelopes, preparing mailers, prepping for events, and various other tasks that are typically on a seasonal to as needed basis.
Donor Relations Support: A person who, after receiving one-on-one instruction about the mission and goals of the ministry, will help with reaching others for the benefit of the ministry.
Event Planning: This person will serve on a planning committee for one of our special events. Responsibilities may include attending planning meetings, contacting potential supporters, designing promotional materials, and being on-site the day of the event. Experience with marketing, fundraising, or graphic design is helpful, but not required.
Event Help: We have three major events throughout the year Golf, Bike, and Banquet. We often need assistance on the days leading up to the event and on the day of the event.
Church Liaison: This person is asked to promote the ministry in their local church family. They help promote their church’s awareness of our services, fundraising events, information tours, and refer potential volunteers to the volunteer coordinator. Click here to receive our monthly newsletter, which helps you stay informed on what is going on at BsideU.
Life Team Leader: We are looking for church members who are interested in starting a Life Team at their church. This is a small group of people who will go through our Making Life Disciples curriculum to help them prepare to care for a woman or a couple who is facing an unplanned pregnancy. This helps prepare your small group to disciple this woman/couple. Life Teams help a woman in need connect with the church at large.
Baby Bottle: Ask about hosting a baby bottle drive at your church. This is a small way your church can collect loose change for the benefit of the ministry. This also gives you an opportunity to talk about the services BsideU offers at your church.
Diaper Drive: If your church is interested in participating in a diaper drive, please email Christe to find out what are the current diaper size needs.
Prayer Ministry: Our ministry would cease to exist outside of the intercession of others. Sign up for our monthly prayer calendar to receive specific ways you can be praying for our ministry.
Grounds and Housekeeping: The grounds and housekeeping volunteer will help with the maintenance of landscape, cleaning of our facilities, and general handyman duties such as changing light bulbs and small repairs.
Organizing baby & maternity clothing: As part of our ministry to women in crisis pregnancies, we are blessed to be able to offer them material support. Our behind the scenes team of benevolence volunteers are responsible for taking inventory of donated items, sorting, and storing them according to our system. This critical volunteer position requires no training and is a bi-monthly or weekly commitment.
Interested in volunteering? Click below to fill out your volunteer application or call our volunteer coordinator Christe at 502-589-9400 x110 or email her at Christe.M@bsideu.org. Once your application is reviewed the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you for a tour and volunteer interview.
- General Volunteer Application – For Pregnancy Center, Life Skills (including childcare and ongoing lunch service) and General Development volunteer applicants
- Short Volunteer Application – For events, grounds & house keeping, bringing a meal for Life Skills, and one time/ short term service projects volunteer applicants
- Group Volunteer Application – For groups interested in serving meals or helping with a general project like cleaning