The Executive Director for the Care Pregnancy Center of the Eastern Panhandle has some simple advice for anyone that has ever considered helping out at a care pregnancy center: “The best volunteers are the ones that show up.”
After being in her role leading the CPC in the Eastern Panhandle for the past year, McGovern has come to understand that being a volunteer isn’t about having special skills or being dynamic in any way. It’s about caring enough to show up and be honest with people. In light of her realization she penned a short op-ed for the Family Policy Council of West Virginia in which she encourages people to just “show up” and put feet to their words.
ABC’s of Pregnancy Center Ministry: Volunteers
by Valinda McGovern
What does it take to be a pregnancy center volunteer? Do I need any special training? What qualities do I possess that I could use to help someone in a crisis pregnancy situation? What if I don’t know all the answers? [Continue reading]