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BIRTHRIGHT OF NORFOLK INC

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Volunteers staff our Birthright Center, answering the phone and meeting directly with clients. Birthright volunteers will receive orientation and training, with opportunities to attend ongoing training, regional meetings and the Annual Convention.

Birthright volunteers offer friendship counseling; we do not provide medical services. Clients will be able to take a pregnancy test during the visit and discuss the results. Birthright volunteers offer to help clients identify resources and supportive persons (for some clients, the Birthright volunteer is the key source of emotional support!) to help her throughout her pregnancy and to make a plan for her child's birth and beyond.

Volunteering with Birthright is an ongoing commitment, with established practices and guidelines, and with the support of other women and men volunteers in our Center. We would love to meet you and invite you to inquire today about how you can help women throughout their pregnancy. Visit www.birthright.org/norfolkva, then call 757-489-0222 for more information.

COVID-19 information: Volunteers will be expected to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth, and maintain social distancing while meeting with clients or other volunteers. Volunteers are expected to maintain hygiene practices such as proper handwashing, as well as sanitizing the office between clients. Volunteers are asked to cancel a shift if they are ill, have been in contact with a possible or confirmed COVID-19 patient, or have traveled within 2 weeks of the shift date. These and other protocols will be addressed during training.

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About BIRTHRIGHT OF NORFOLK INC

Location:

150 KINGSLEY LN, NORFOLK, VA 23505, US

Mission Statement

Birthright of Norfolk, Inc. is a free, practical emergency pregnancy service whose volunteers offer a gentle, loving alternative to abortion in a confidential, non-judgmental atmosphere. Birthright volunteers aim to help a distressed pregnant mother feel loved, supported, accepted, worthwhile, hopeful, and encouraged. Birthright volunteers fall in step beside our clients with empathy and help them motivate their own inner strength, while taking care not to coerce, because each woman needs to make her own decision. Birthright is a positive response to a mother who doesn't want to be pregnant. Birthright volunteers help a mother bring her baby to birth and put her life back together again. Birthright services are always free, confidential and available to any woman regardless of age, race, circumstances, religion, marital status or financial situation.

Description

Birthright of Norfolk, Inc. was established in 1971 as a member of Birthright International, and has been serving the needs of women and their families throughout Hampton Roads solely through the work of volunteers and the generous support of donors. Our Birthright center offers free pregnancy tests, friendship counseling, referrals for medical care, and other practical help.

At Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. Birthright is available to women for as long as they need us. We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant. Birthright is interdenominational and is not involved in any political activities or lobbying. Birthright's focus is on loving the mother, reminding her that there is hope and ensuring she is not alone.

Birthright volunteers are the heart of our organization and we welcome women and men, 18 & up, to learn more about our charter and volunteer at least 3 hours each week to meet with women in need, at our Birthright center.

Birthright volunteers befriend a woman who is facing an unplanned pregnancy; enable her to choose life for her child; and make a difference in two lives at once.

Crisis Support
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4101 Granby StSuite 201Norfolk, VA 23504

(36.88409,-76.28181)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers are asked to give at least 3 hours of their time each week, at the Birthright Center in Norfolk. Any volunteer may work multiple shifts, and multiple days, if desired.
  • Volunteers will be trained on the Birthright Charter and will be expected to adhere to the Charter faithfully. Volunteers are expected to maintain confidentiality and to avoid engaging in practices that would compromise their clients' privacy.

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