Risky is defined as “having the possibility of failure, danger, or loss.” Volunteering at The Pregnancy Network is risky. Quite the volunteer recruitment strategy, right? Come Volunteer at The Pregnancy Network and experience failure, danger, and loss like you never have before! There’s a reason I’m not a recruiter. But let’s be honest—diving headfirst into
Sarah spends many Saturday mornings outside the abortion facility in Greensboro. She volunteers as a Sidewalk Advocate with The Pregnancy Network. A decade ago, she visited the same abortion facility under much different circumstances. Today, she bravely visits the same sidewalk she stood on so many years before. She’s there to show women love and
Meet Carrie, a Peer Advocate at The Pregnancy Network. Her role is to meet with women and provide support and counsel during appointments. Though the training process for this volunteer position is lengthy, she says she is passionate about providing encouragement to women in the community—because she’s walked in their shoes. Encouraging Others Carrie walked
It’s early on a fall Saturday morning, temperatures just barely above freezing. As I pull into the entrance next to A Woman’s Choice, the abortion facility in Greensboro, I’m met by a wall of thirty rainbow-colored vests—the abortion center escorts. Mixed among them, I see Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center’s team of Sidewalk Advocates in bright
He came that Saturday morning because his pastor asked him to come. His church was a part of the Love Life prayer walks outside the local abortion facility, but he’d never been until now. To be honest, it never occurred to him to attend. He knew he was “pro-life,” but not much more than that.
The air is thick and heavy. The North Carolina humidity plays a part in that, but here—in this place—there’s something else that accompanies the heaviness. A weightiness. A presence. A tension. Something that feels…wrong. An abortion facility has that kind of effect. A Place of Heartbreak In July of 2018, GPCC’s sidewalk advocates stepped foot
The idea of “peer advocacy” is intimidating to some, and confusing to others. What do we mean when we talk about peer advocates, and what actually happens inside an appointment with clients at the pregnancy center? We dive into this topic on our most recent The Empowered Advocate podcast episode, The Advocate and the Appointment.
We’re excited to share with you our latest episode from The Empowered Advocate podcast, Sidewalk Advocacy: An Insider’s Look. On this episode, we interview Carla Stowers, team leader for the GPCC sidewalk advocacy team. She gives an insider’s perspective of what takes place on the sidewalk outside of an abortion facility in Greensboro. Carla shares
We are hiring a Volunteer Coordinator. Please see the position description below for details. If you are interested in applying, please email your resume to our Associate Executive Director, Carter Mundy, at email@example.com. Carter will respond within a week to communicate next steps in the process. Position Summary The Volunteer Coordinator responsibilities include recruitment, training,
This week we had our All Leader Gathering. This is a time when we get all our volunteers and staff together for encouragement, training, and to have a good time with one another. To create a healthy culture in any organization, it’s so helpful to get to know the people you’re serving alongside. There’s something