Volunteer Opportunities in Fort Wayne & Columbia City

All you need to start helping at A Hope Center right now is:

  • an open heart
  • a desire to help others
  • a love for mothers and fathers of unborn children
  • a desire to educate those faced with an unexpected pregnancy about their options – accurately, compassionately, and non-judgmentally

The first step to being a volunteer is to visit A Hope Center. Schedule a Tour today.

In-Office Volunteer Opportunities

Here are just a few of the in-office volunteer opportunities:

Receptionist- The receptionist is a new volunteer position and is perfect for the person who has that warm welcome disposition.  This is a key person on the team, as they usually are the first contact with the client.  They will need to complete all of the training, just as the other volunteer positions.  Greeting clients at the window, scheduling appointments, answering phones, and light clerical work. 

Earn While You Learn Facilitator – EWYL Facilitators act solely as mentors/teachers to clients who have chosen to carry their pregnancy to term. They use a pre-established curriculum and other resources to help clients improve their lives and improve the lives of their families.

Advocate – Female advocates have opportunities to provide peer counseling to women seeking pregnancy and STD testing, and other services. Male advocates provide peer counseling to the male partners of women seeking our services. Both have the privilege to act as a mentor and teacher to long-term clients who wish to grow in knowledge, maturity, and wisdom. Advocates receive extensive training to fulfill this role.

Nurse – A Hope Center is a limited medical facility. It is important to have nurses available on all shifts to provide nurse-administered pregnancy and STD testing. Nurses may also train as advocates to conduct all aspects of the pregnancy test visit with a client.

Volunteer Application: Once you have filled out the application form and submit, the form is automatically sent to the Executive Director, Michelle Schoenefeld.  If you have any questions, you may email her at michelleschoenefeld@ahcfriends.org